HarvardPress.com: Sounds of Stow Chorus & Orchestra: "I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes" by Adolphus Hailstork, Sun. Nov. 21, 2021, 2 PM, Hale Middle School

 

Adolphus Hailstork


October 29, 2021

After more than a year-and-a-half of silence, the Sounds of Stow Chorus and Orchestra is delighted to announce its first concert of the 2021-2022 season on Sunday, November 21 at 2 pm at the Hale Middle School in Stow, MA.

The program, selected by Artistic Director Barbara Jones, consists of four pieces, all by living composers, and speaks to themes of renewal, reflection and finally, of exuberant release. 
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Adolphus Hailstork’s three movement cantata I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes expresses confidence of help and hope;  asks the ageless question of how long mankind will suffer hardships; then finds an answer through the consoling text of the 23rd psalm.  The work concludes with a joyful, gospel choir expression of Alleluia!  The chorus and orchestra are joined in this dramatic work by renowned tenor soloist Fred VanNess.