Put out my hand and touched the face of God.
- Here is their beautiful performance in The Church of God in Anderson IN on March 21st (easy direct download!)
- You may download a perusal score and read reviews of High Flight on this page.
Now, after a farewell performance in their home base, the Chorale set off on tour to Denmark, Sweden and Finland. Here is their itinerary:
- Sunday, April 25, 7:00 pm St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Carmel, Indiana
- Tuesday, May 11, 19.00 Tampereen tuomiokirkko (Cathedral), Tampere, Finland
- Wednesday, May 12, 17.00 Lakeuden risti, Seinäjoki, Finland
- Friday, May 14, 19.00 Vaasa International Choir Festival, Vaasa, Finland
- Saturday, May 15, 19.00 Temppeliaukion kirkko (Rock Church), Helsinki, Finland
- Sunday, May 16, 18.00 Vihti Kirkko, Vihti, Finland
- Wednesday, May 19, 12.00 Maria Magdalena kyrka, Stockholm, Sweden
- Thursday, May 20, 19.00 Sofiakyrkan, Jönköping, Sweden
- Saturday, May 22, 15.00 Trinitatis Kirke, Copenhagen, Denmark
High Flight is the official poem of the NASA space program. This setting was commissioned by Gregory Ruffer and The Orlando Chorale in 2009 as a tribute to John Perkins. It has since had fourteen performances by four choirs.
If there is a place on your choir’s programme for High Flight please contact me!
Adjunct Professor of Composition:
University of Central Florida
San Francisco Choral Artists
- “….In constant movement, with ceaseless, practically subliminal activity, the voices all around the soloist parse his story into syllable and sound … a unique and moving experience.” (Ken Bullock, ForAllEvents, Thursday, March 25, 2010)
- Here is a recording of their beautiful performance in Oakland (by kind permission of SFCA).
- You may also like to view a perusal score.
- Here is further information on the inspiration for this work.