The first year we sang "Be Music, Night" by Bradley Ellingboe was in 2007. Although our recording of that year's concert failed, we do have this recording made under Bradley's direction last year:
"This piece was written in a 'white heat of creativity.' Often it takes me two weeks from start to finish to create a choral anthem, but in this case, I wrote it in one sitting during my mother’s final illness. The poetry talks about someone halfway between this world and the next, which is represented by the piece’s tonality rocking between D major and F major."
It is based on a poem by Kenneth Patchen:
|Persons of the Day: Our Accompanists|
We have been calling out several accompanists through these emails, but thought they also deserved a complete listing (we hope) as persons of today:
Accompanied entire performances: Kaye Turner, Fay Maynes, Jim Berry, Kevin Memley, Alla Artimova, and Jeffrey Paul.
Assisting in performances: Patrica Berry, Stephen McKersie, and John Karl Hirten.
Rehearsal Accompanists: RuthE Wells, Yvonne Wormer, Barbara McElroy, and Martha Wall.