2018-2019 Season

Messiah(s) / Messiah Reimagined

Saturday, December 8, 2018, 8:00pm

St. Jean Baptiste Church

Dusty Francis, conductor
Melanie Spector, soprano
Natalie Rumer, mezzo-soprano
David Charles Tay, tenor
Hào Jiang, baritone
Manhattan School of Music Chamber Sinfonia
Collegiate School Upper School Chorus and the UnDutchables

Puer Natus in Bethlehem
Gregorian Chant (Anonymous 14th c.)

Estampie Natalis
Václav Nelhybel

We’ve Got Good News to Tell
Don Besig

Via Olatunji
arr. Wendell Whalum

Ave Maria
Franz Biebl

Messiah(s) / Messiah Reimagined
Georg Freiedrich Händel
Solo movements by Emily Lau

  1. Sinfonia
  2. If all the beasts were gone
    (text by Chief Seattle)*
  3. The beauty of the trees
    (text by Dan George) *
  4. And the glory
    (from Isaiah 40:5)
  5. Feelings of heat and cold, pleasure and pain
    (from the Bhagavad Gita)*
  6. Just as with her own life
    (from the Khuddakañatha Mettã Sutta)*
  7. And he shall purify
    (from Malachi 3:3)
  8. Let children walk with nature
    (from A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf )*
  9. O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion
    (from Isaiah 40:9-11 and 60:1)
  10. Some do not understand
    (from Yammakavagga: The Pairs)*
  11. Even as a solid rock
    (from धम्मपद Dhammapada)*
  12. For unto us a child is born
    (from Isaiah 9:6)
  13. Pastorale
  14. I want to say a few words #1
    (from Ar’nt I a Woman)*
  15. I want to say a few words #2
    (from Ar’nt I a Woman)*
  16. I want to say a few words #3
    (from Ar’nt I a Woman)*
  17. Glory to God
    (from Luke 2:14)
  18. I will not allow
    (text by Sojourner Truth)*
  19. With the new day
    (text by Eleanor Roosevelt)*
  20. I have decided
    (text by Martin Luther King Jr.)*
  21. His yoke is easy
    (Matthew 11:28-30)
  22. Hallelujah
    (from Psalm 146:10)

Celestial Journey

Friday, May 17, 2019, 8:00pm

Peter Norton Symphony Space

Thea Kano, conductor
17th Street Dance, Craig Cipollini & James Ellzy, choreographers
Emma Dickson, soprano
Esther Lee, soprano
Katie Kita, alto
Ryan Chavis, tenor
Monty Maisano, tenor


Laura Barger, piano
Ning Yu, piano
Ian Antonio, percussion
Russell Greenberg, percussion

Jonathan Leshnoff

  1. Zohar
  2. What is man?
  3. Twenty-two Letters
  4. Shepherd Boy
  5. Zohar
  6. Higher than High

Dorchester Canticles
Tarik O’Regen

  1. Cantate Domino
  2. Deus misereatur

Abraham Kaplan

  1. Sing Unto The Lord A New Song
  2. Praise Ye
  3. The Lord Is My Shepard
  4. My Heart Is Not Haughty
  5. O My Son Absalom
  6. So The Sun Stood Still
  7. Out Of The Depths
  8. To Everything There Is A Season
  9. Halleluya, Praise The Lord