Melodia Womens Choir presents Sun, Moon, and Stars, a celebration of the universe as a constant force and source of wonder amid the Earths catastrophic challenges. On the heels of two virtual concerts during the pandemic, Melodia is thrilled to be performing in-person together again, in what will be their first live concert since November 2019.
The steadfast presence of the stars, the moon, and the sun, is a comfort to us, states Artistic Director Cynthia Powell. We know theyre there, that time on their scale is barely fathomable, and the knowledge of their ineffable presence in spite of the exigencies of life on this pale blue dot has a grounding effect on our collective psyche. When we might feel hopeless or frustrated, wondering what the fate of our human race will be, we can look to the sun, moon, and stars for strength, for hope, and for constancy.
The concert weaves together lesser-known works for treble voices, such as Moonplay by Lee R. Kesselman, Songs of the Lights by Imant Raminsh, and Stars by Ēriks Eenvalds, accompanied by tuned water glasses, with more familiar repertoire including Sure on This Shining Night by Morten Lauridsen, Randall Thompsons Choose Something Like a Star, and When You Wish Upon a Star, from Walt Disneys 1940 film, Pinocchio. The choir will also perform I Dream a World by André J. Thomas, one of the pieces Melodia recorded as a virtual choir video during the darkest COVID days.
Rounding out the concert is an instrumental interlude featuring Claude Debussys Clair de Lune, performed by Melodia collaborative pianist Taisiya Pushkar and flutist Francesca Ferrara.
Sun, Moon, and Stars will be presented live on November 21, 4:00 PM, at Holy Apostles, 296 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001. Information: https://melodiawomenschoirnyc.org/melodia-womens-choir-in-concert/
Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors in advance, while tickets at the door are $25: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sun-moon-and-stars-a-live-concert-by-melodia-womens-choir-tickets-189186370527.
A concert will also be broadcast via Youtube on December 18 at 7 PM Eastern for those who cannot attend in person (FREE) Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/melodia-womens-choir-sun-moon-and-stars-virtual-concert-winter-2021-tickets-197903563887.
Visit https://melodiawomenschoirnyc.org/ for more information.