July 27: 25th – 2018, Runestad, Let My Love Be Heard

Jon Curtis Season of the Day, SOTD - July

Jake Runestad is an award-winning and frequently-performed composer of “highly imaginative” (Baltimore Sun) and “stirring and uplifting” (Miami Herald) musical works. He has been commissioned by some of the leading ensembles and organizations such as Washington National Opera, the Netherlands Radio Choir, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Seraphic Fire, Craig Hella Johnson and Conspirare, and many more.

We also continue our series on Consort's 25th anniversary by sharing photos taken during the concert and reception by Will Toft.

Persons of the Day: Our photographers

We thank all the people who have taken publicity and other photos of the chorus, our concerts, and receptions:
  • Cynthia Scollon - beginning years
  • Sandra Fisk - early years
  • Will Essig - founding member Sally Taylor's nephew, early 2000s
  • Glenda Corstorphine - Phyllis Mart's daughter
  • Deb Pogorzelski - Wieslaw's wife
  • Dom Hanchette - David Hanchette's son
  • Jim Turner
  • David Moon-Wainwright - Natalie's husband
  • Will Toft - Michele Baroody's husband

Today's video is "Let My Love Be Heard" by Jake Runestad.  Poem by Alfred Noyes.

Angels, where you soar up to God’s own light,
take my own lost bird on your hearts tonight,
and as grief once more mounts to heaven and sings,
let my love be heard whispering in your wings.