The Chancel Choir of Glenn Memorial UMC presents a concert featuring music and poetry of 19th century Georgia poet, Sidney Lanier, commemorating the 175th anniversary year of his birth. Included in the concert will be Lanier’s poem “Life and Song,” set to music by Steven Darsey in memory of Robert Shaw. Marci Gurnow, of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, will be clarinet soloist with this work. Christina Smith, Jill Hertz Principal Flute with the ASO, will perform a work for flute, Wind Song, composed by Lanier. Also, included will be two art song settings of poems by A. L. Tennyson, “Flow, Down Cold Rivulet,” and “Break, Break, Break,” composed by Lanier. The concert will conclude with Lanier’s “Meditations of Columbia,” a cantata commissioned for the centennial of the United States, set to music by American composer Dudley Buck. These texts and musical works address individual and national morality under the providence of God.
The one-hour concert will be presented in the Glenn Sanctuary, 1660 North Decatur Road, Atlanta. Directions–www.glennumc.org. The concert is free; an offering will be taken. Free parking is available in Emory’s Fishburne Parking Deck, 1672 North Decatur Road. Contact: Nancy Buckhannan— firstname.lastname@example.org, (404) 272-2051
Vocal soloists will be Alexis Lundy, Cynthia Shepherd, Magdalena Wór, Timothy Miller and Lawson Anderson, three-time District 1st place winner and Region Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. The Chancel Choir will be accompanied on piano by Dr. Brent Runnells. Music Director, Steven Darsey, conducts.