Featuring the music and poetry of women, “Nature of the Heart” vividly expresses emotions of love, hope, longing, and loss. Themes of remembering and renewal are revealed through melody, harmony, and verse as the imagery of earth’s beauty illustrates the cyclical nature of life.
The concert’s repertoire illustrates the deep connection between the soul and the natural world, from Jayne Swank’s flowing and warm a cappella setting of Emily Dickinson’s poem “My River Runs to Thee” to Jocelyn Hagen’s contemplative and nostalgic setting of Naomi Shihab Nye’s “I Started Out Singing.” Other pieces include Carlotta Ferrari’s a cappella setting of Hildegard von Bingen’s “O ignee Spiritus” (O fiery Spirit) and Sarah Quartel’s “The Bird’s Lullaby.”
The virtual concert will be broadcast on our YouTube channel at 7:00 PM on May 23 and will be free of charge. Donations are welcome.
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