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Journey to Now

This program arises from our collective and individual need to consider how to come back from the pandemic and other life and world events we experienced in the past few years. Many of us were given pause to consider whether we have been living life the way we want to. Our performance features the words and music of living composers whose work is shaped by the issues and questions of today’s world, sometimes reaching into the past to texts and musical techniques that resonate with us still today. Click on the links below to learn more about some of the works on our program!

Part I: The Journey of “I”


I am the World (2022)

Melissa Dunphy

Ang Tren (The Train) (2015)

Saunder Choi

Cor meum est templum (My Heart is a Holy Place) (2001) 

Patricia Van Ness

Seven Songs of the Rubaiyat (1981)

Adolphus Hailstork

Mata Del Anima Sola (Tree of the lonely soul) (1961)

Antonio Estevez

Alleluia (2020)

Elaine Hagenberg

Part II: The Journey of “Us”

The Heavens’ Flock (2014)

Ēriks Ešenvalds

and the swallow (psalm 84) (2017)

Caroline Shaw

You Rise, I Fall from The Sacred Veil (2018)

Eric Whitacre

Consolamini (2016)

B. E. Boykin

a vision unfolding from Anthems of a Crowd, Part I (2018)

Derrick Spiva


Reena Esmail

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