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Pittsburgh Camerata Concert
October 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
There Was Peace on Earth, and Silence in the Sky
The 30th concert season of Music in a Great Space begins with the Pittsburgh Camerata, presenting There Was Peace on Earth, and Silence in the Sky on Sunday, October 9, at 3:00 p.m.
Hear Pittsburgh’s premier professional chamber choir, under the direction of Dr. Mark A. Anderson, present a program featuring featuring Tarik O’Regan’s Triptych for Choir and Orchestra and Ola Gjeilo’s Sunrise Mass, with a chamber orchestra.
The first movement of Tarik O’Regan’s Triptych, “Threnody” (a wailing ode, song, or hymn of mourning), consists of texts by William Penn, William Blake, and Muhammad Rajab Al-Bayoumi, with portions of Psalm 13. This movement, premiered on its own, was subsequently taken on tour to Jerusalem and the West Bank in December 2004.
Movements II and III were conceived as a contiguous section and premiered as And There Was a Great Calm. Texts of these movements are drawn from John Milton, Roland Gittelsohn, Rumi, ninth-century Indian Bundahishn, Edward Whinfield, William Wordsworth, and Thomas Hardy. The title of the second and third section is taken from Thomas Hardy’s poem of the same name, written at the signing of the Armistice on November 11, 1918.
Tickets may be purchased online at www.pittsburghcamerata.org or at the door. Subscriptions are also available.
Learn more about Music in a Great Space, the concert series at Shadyside Presbyterian Church.