Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 3 pm
Concert Conversation with John Birge at 2 pm
VocalEssence Chorus & Ensemble Singers
The Gustavus Choir
Luther College Nordic Choir
University of St. Thomas Chamber Singers
With the power of 300 voices, immerse yourself in the grandeur and romantic beauty of Tchaikovsky’s music. A celebration of centuries-old Russian orthodox tradition,The Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, a precursor to Rachmaninoff’s Vespers, combines lush romanticism with an equally haunting and austere simplicity. VocalEssence and four of the region’s most acclaimed college choirs join forces to recreate the spirit of the premiere performance that Pyotr Tchaikovsky called “one of the happiest moments” of his career. Join us for VocalEssence's 45th season finale for an afternoon of beautiful music that will stir your soul.
“The liturgy of St. John Chrysostom is one of the most exalted works of art. Anyone following the liturgy of the service attentively, trying to comprehend the meaning of each ceremony, will be stirred to the very depth of his being.” — Pyotr Tchaikovsky