In our upcoming Sacred Music concert, Confluence will sing a cappella pieces from past to present.
Pieces from the past include compositions by Gottfried August Homilius and the popular Camille Saint-Saens. More contemporary composers featured are Tom Cleman, Ola Gjeilo, Paul Mealor, Richard Kenneth Fitzgerald, James Whitbourn, Maurice Durufle, Michael McGlynn, Craig Phillips, and Franz Biebl.
Several of the pieces to be presented were composed to honor people or events in history. Michael McGlynn’s “Pie Jesu” was written in 1998, in memory of those who died in the Troubles of Northern Ireland. Paul Mealor’s “Love’s as Warm as Tears” is based on a poem by C.S. Lewis and premiered at the dedication of his memorial in Westminster Abbey in 2013. In 2004, James Whitbourn created a piece in honor of Holocaust survivors, using words from The Diary of Anne Frank. The resulting piece is the only time her family has allowed her words to be used in this way. Confluence is honored to present the “Kyrie eleison” from the larger piece, “Annelies.”
Check out the poster below, and we hope to see you at the concert!