Soli Deo Gloria celebrates with ‘Vibrant Colors’
Soli Deo Gloria, the greater Fresno area’s preeminent women’s chorale, is celebrating a very special anniversary this year: No. 10.
Doesn’t time fly?
To mark the occasion, music director Julie Carter commissioned a piece titled “Immortal Harps” from local composer Kevin Memley. Here’s a description:
Set to a wonderful poem by John Milton, it describes the music of the spheres and the power and splendor of heavenly singing with imagery that overloads the senses. It talks about songs sung before a sapphire throne, celebratory heavenly exclamations, Seraphim playing angelic trumpets while the Cherubic choirs of thousands play harps of golden wires. Memley sets this text dramatically with an exciting rhythmic piano accompaniment and rich choral writing that drive the message home of ultimate harmony between those in heaven and earth.
For a clip of some of the members of Soli Deo Gloria singing on the December episode of my monthly arts talk show, click here.
I’m giving away a pair of tickets to Soli Deo Gloria’s Friday concert. To enter, leave a comment on this post telling me if you’ve ever heard heard the ensemble sing. (Or if you’re shy, just say you’d like to attend.) I’ll pick a winner at random. Deadline is 4 p.m. Thursday, March 22. I’ll inform the winner by email, so be sure to check yours later in the evening.
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I love this group. I think this will be a fun concert to attend.
Awesome, Julie! Knock ’em dead!
I have heard the group once and would love to hear them again. It was a great concert.
The Christmas concert was amazing and I can’t wait to hear them again!