Repertoire ideas for a graduate conducting recital on 9/11
Date: June 23, 2012
I am in the process of creating a concert program for my graduate conducting recital (MM Choral Conducting at LSU) this coming fall. My concert lands coincidentally on the anniversary of 9/11, and I find it only fitting that my repertoire loosely reflect the tone of the evening. This would include exploring themes of loss, memorial, prayer, redemption, and forgiveness. I have a wealth of English language choral art songs from the 20th Century that will fit wonderfully, but need suggestions for older reptoire:
Songs from the Renaissance, Baroque, Classic, and Romantic eras that would be appropriate for the evening.
Songs in non-English languages that would highlight the global sense of community found by rising above such a tragedy.
The mixed chorus I'll be conducting is a graduate level ensemble and very capable. Chamber orchestra is also an option.
I would love to hear your ideas. The more creative the better. I am avoiding any repertoire commissioned for 9/11 or specific references to 9/11.