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Dance Project Saint Louis

Psalms, Canticles & Love Songs

On March 24th, Dance Project’s Performing Ensemble will perform at Congregation Shaare Emeth as part of an American Chamber Chorale and Orchestra concert event.

“Psalms, Canticles, and Love Songs” gives St. Louis audiences a unique opportunity to hear a live performance of Handel’s virtuoso setting of Psalm 110, “Dixit Dominus.” Handel’s earliest surviving choral work was written in his first sojourn to Italy as a young man. His mastery of the Italian Baroque string style, a hallmark of Handel’s writing, is evident in this outstanding nine movement work for chorus, soloists, and string orchestra. Also on this program are Randall Thompson’s beautiful “The Lord Is My Shepherd” and John Rutter’s lyrical setting of Psalm 128, “Wedding Canticle.” Eric Whitacre’s “Five Hebrew Love Songs” are settings of poems by Hila Plittmann. Ms. Plittmann, now the wife of Mr. Whitacre, was his fiance at the time these poems were written.

The Chorale is known for inventive programming, frequently combining modern music with historically informed performances of music from the Baroque period.  The Chorale frequently incorporates performers of other artistic mediums into their concerts providing audiences with a fresh and exciting experience.

We feel very blessed to be part of such a beautiful, special event, and are grateful to the American Chamber Chorale for this opportunity.  We hope you can join us!

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