Last chance to rehearse a cappella pieces!
With only two more rehearsals to go, and tomorrow's being our only one with the orchestra, Friday night focuses on two things: bringing together what was learned in the two sectional rehearsals, and putting the finishing touches on the a cappella pieces.
So today's video features one of our finest a cappella performances, Benjamin Britten's "Deus in adjutorium meum," from Opus 21 in 2014.
Persons of the Day: Concert VolunteersThe concert itself would not be possible without numerous volunteers who help it run smoothly and professionally. Some of the key people who have helped over the years are:
Room preparation: Ralph Kalbus, Bob Friestad, Michael Petersen, Jim Turner, Jon Curtis, Martha Wall, and numerous other singers who helped with set-up/knock down. Sometimes we got help from members of the Church staff, including Karl Roulston (risers) and David Jones (facilities coordinator).
Ticket Takers: Jim O'Brien, Maureen Kalbus, Rich Friesen, Tim Proctor, Terry Scott
Ushers: Chandrama Anderson, Livia Camperi, Jim O'Brien, David Moon-Wainwright, Will Toft, and often we recruit last minute available singer-spouses.
Benjamin Britten was a major force in classical music in England in the last century. Infusing classical forms with contemporary harmonies, he birthed a new sound for his time. The text, from "Psalm 70" is translated by sections so you can appreciate the word painting he created in this exquisite motet.