Four Seattle choirs combined for a virtual concert on Saturday, June 27. Originally planned as a live program for March 2020, the concert was postponed and re-worked due to Coronavirus restrictions.
Hosted by the Radiance ensemble under Markdavin Obenza, the COLLABORATION concert also featured performance video from three guest groups: Graveyard Girls, SoundCity Singers, and Magi Ensemble, and a brief talkback with each group’s director. The event was free and available to the public, but please consider purchasing a “virtual ticket” as you would for an in-person concert.
The concert concluded with a virtual “mass choir” performance of my piece THE TREE sung by members of all four choirs.
You may watch the entire concert (which begins with a 20-minute chat with the board and choir directors) here:
An interactive virtual concert featuring local groups and living composers.Support us by making a donation! https://www.radiance.org/donateLink to PDF program:https://88e89fbc-4813-408a-9d56-d8a323fc3b60.filesusr.com/ugd/79e58a_9b01a5377ed54af5962d2e644efacdf6.pdf
Posted by Radiance on Saturday, June 27, 2020
The excellent performance of THE TREE is available for viewing separately here:
"The Tree" by Greg Bartholomew, from our COLLABORATION virtual concert. Sung by Graveyard Girls (dir. Lauren Kastanas), Mägi Ensemble (dir. Heather MacLaughlin Garbes), Sound City Singers (dir. Johanna Olson), and Radiance (dir. Markdavin Obenza). The music of award-winning American composer Greg Bartholomew is frequently per formed across the United States and in Canada, Europe and Australia. NPR classical music reviewer Tom Manoff called Bartholomew "a fine composer not afraid of accessibility." Bartholomew studied trombone at John Muir Elementary School and piano at Cornish College of the Arts before earning degrees from the College of William & Mary in Virginia and the University of Washington. He sang with Seattle Pro Musica for more than fifteen years and studied violin with Teo Benson. www.gregbartholomew.com *** I love thee when thy swelling buds appear, And one by one their tender leaves unfold, As if they knew that warmer suns were near, Nor longer sought to hide from winter's cold; And when with darker growth thy leaves are seen To veil from view the early robin's nest, I love to lie beneath thy waving screen, With limbs by summer's heat and toil oppress'd; And when the autumn winds have stript thee bare, And round thee lies the smooth, untrodden snow, When naught is thine that made thee once so fair, I love to watch thy shadowy form below, And through thy leafless arms to look above On stars that brighter beam when most we need their love.
Posted by Radiance on Tuesday, June 30, 2020
For more information about THE TREE, visit http://www.gregbartholomew.com/treeindex.html