Each year, Solaris proudly fulfills its mission to serve the community through music, by presenting a concert to benefit a local non-profit organization. This Shining Night 2018 is for the benefit of STEPS To End Domestic Violence, for the second year in a row, to help provide a financial boost to this worthy organization. Free concert; attendees are encouraged to make a contribution to STEPS.
The ensemble will perform together as well as in smaller groups and as soloists – a smorgasbord of talent! This free concert will feature vibrant choral works including Richard Stoehr’s expansive Crossing the Bar, Morten Lauridsen’s lovely Sure on this Shining Night, and a sneak preview of our spring 2018 presentation, Carmina Burana! Also featured will be a delightful array of vocal solos and small group selections showcasing the broad talents of Solaris’ members.
Saturday, February 3, 2018 @ 7:30pm at College Street Congregational Church, Burlington, VT.
ECHOES: THE CHORAL MUSIC OF RICHARD STOEHR – Hosted by St. Michael’s College Fine Arts Department
Solaris joins musical forces with Counterpoint and Bella Voce choruses to showcase the rarely heard choral music of Richard Stoehr, a highly respected Viennese composer, author, and teacher. Forced by the Nazis to flee Austria in 1939, Stoehr continued his art at Saint Michael’s College (1941-1950), now the repository for his many works including seven symphonies, two operas, choral music, lieder, numerous chamber works and solo piano music, as well as half a dozen widely used textbooks. During his 50-year career as a teacher, his students included Herbert von Karajan, Erich Leinsdorf, Rudolf Serkin, Samuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein and Marlene Dietrich. Solaris, under its Artistic Director Dawn Willis, will perform Stoehr’s magnificent Crossing the Bar and The Great Adventurer. FREE admission.
SUNDAY, February 18, 2018, 3:00pm, McCarthy Arts Center at Saint Michael’s College (More Info)
Wonderful comment posted online during one of our Holiday Lights concerts:
“We came to see our cousin sing, and have been sitting in rapt attention for the first half. We can’t wait for the second half! I don’t think there is any better compliment than a 10 year old and 12 year old exclaiming ‘This is awesome!’, and I agree.”