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Resonance Ensemble, “Music for All Souls”

Date: 8:00pm PDT October 29, 2011 Location: Agnes Flanagan Chapel

  • Song for All Souls
    Song for All Souls

Agnes Flanagan Chapel

Resonance Ensemble, “Music for All Souls.” Under the direction of Lewis & Clark professor Katherine FitzGibbon, this innovative professional vocal ensemble will perform a moving celebration of All Souls’ Day, with Hugo Distler’s 1934 work Totentanz.  When Resonance Ensemble performed excerpts from this dramatic, inspiring work last season, The Oregonian reviewer James McQuillen raved, “I’d have happily [heard] the Distler in its entirety – not only was it a revelatory work, but the performance was a fine display of what this fledgling ensemble can do.” We heard McQuillen’s - and our audience’s - pleas loud and clear, and we bring you this emotional “dance of death” in its original state: as a compelling fusion of music and theater. A series of 14 meditative choral statements alternates with medieval dialogues between the inhabitants of a village and the omnipresent figure of Death, along with his plaintive violin. The concert will also feature Brahms’s motet “Warum ist das Licht gegeben.” For more information or to order tickets, please Please note that free tickets will be made available to Lewis & Clark students the week of the concert. 8:00 p.m., Agnes Flanagan Chapel.