From Captivity to the Holy City

Music for Lent & Easter

Loren W. Pontén, conductor
Opus 7 Vocal Ensemble
Joseph Adam, organ

ALBRIGHT Chichester Mass
PARRY Long since in Egypt’s plenteous land
Never weather-beaten saile
GIBBONS Drop, drop slow tears
BARTOLUCCI Crux fidelis
SZYMANOWSKI Fac me tecum
IVES 67th Psalm
RENER Veni, creator spiritus
BAINTON And I saw a new heaven
STANFORD Coelos ascendit hodie
FINZI God is gone up!
PARKER Hark, I hear the harps eternal.

Praise for From Captivity to the Holy City:

“…Very adventurous…A strong recommendation…Courageous choice of music…Wide and varied program you would welcome in concert performances…Reverberant acoustic of the St. James Cathedral in Seattle…With a nice tonal quality, the male and female voices are ideally weighted to produce a precise balance. At the appropriate points they can bring a nice cutting edge to their singing, and entries have razor-sharp precision…One is impressed by the ease with which they take every musical hurdle.”David Denton, Fanfare, March/April 2001

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