One Voice Mixed Chorus presents. This anniversary concert celebrates the many diverse voices that make up the chorus along with. Jewish synagogues, and certainly our performances last spring for Chorus America and Minnesota. Your voices are a key part of the One Voice story. Thank you for helping shape One Voice into.
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This is an uncommonly enterprising and wide-ranging programme, offering music by composers from many nations and backgrounds. As we shall see, some of the pieces unashamedly address political issues. Quite a number of the composers may be unfamiliar to readers, as they were to me. It begins and ends quietly but achieves an imposing cenral climax. The vocal writing is very convincing. The Taiwanese-American, Vienna Tang is one of those who addresses an issue of our time — the potential for intrusion into our privacy by information companies — in her song, The Hymn of Acxiom.
The pieces by Yngwe himself and by his fellow Swede, Ulrika Emanuelsson, were both written for this choir and for the two percussionists, Daniel Berg and Fredrik Duyling, who comprise the Rhythm Art Duo. Of the two pieces my personal preference is for the Emanuelsson, which is sung in Swedish. The percussion is used in some very interesting ways and Yngwe uses a wider range of instruments than does Emanuelsson. In fact his setting is quite restrained and thoughtful. I liked it very much.
His Lacrimosa is an interesting composition in which the male voices sing the Latin words from the end of the Dies Irae against a keening soprano line, mainly sung by a soloist. In De profundis by the Filipino composer, John August Pamintuan the basses sing the two Latin words of the title over and over while the female voices, later joined by the tenors, sing an agitated, teeming setting of words by Lorca.
The words, I imagine, are her own. We read in the notes that the song is about the treatment of indigenous people. Ravel and Barber are much better known composers. I admire enormously the control which these Swedish singers exert, both when the music is loud or soft.
I felt that one problem with this vocal performance is that Jan Yngwe takes the music too swiftly, thereby missing some of the poetry. Jan Yngwe has chosen three pieces that show him at his best. O salutaris hostia is an utterly gorgeous piece. It includes testing parts for two soprano soloists.
The other two pieces are settings in English of words by Sara Teasdale. The effect is beguiling. He uses the glasses again in Stars. Here the glasses are used to create a very beautiful, gentle halo of sound around the voices. This aura of sound, coupled with exquisite vocal writing creates an effect that is utterly magical. I have reservations about some of the repertoire in this programme though others may well disagree with my subjective view.
What I hope there will be no disagreement about is the quality of the performances. This is, quite simply, 61 minutes of outstanding singing. This is an expert choir who blend together wonderfully and who create a sound that consistently delights the ear.
Several solo parts are taken by choir members and without exception these solos are expertly sung. All praise to them, too, for promoting contemporary choral music in such a committed fashion. Thierry Machuel [3. Jan Yngwe Hide and Seek [4. Donate and keep us afloat.
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