Providence Singers-Ecstasies Above: A Collaboration with Aurea - In this episode of Conducting Conversations w/ Mike Maino, Mike talks with Providence Singers Artistic Director Andrew Clark and Marketing Director Chris Hauck about their next performance titled Ecstasies Above: A Collaboration with Aurea.
The 30-year-old British composer Tarik O’Regan blends Renaissance and other early music influences with fresh 21st-century ideas. The innovative chamber ensemble Aurea join the Singers for a concert that features O’Regan’s Ecstasies Above, — a setting of Edgar Allan Poe’s “Israfel,” for SATB chorus, two SATB vocal quartets and string quartet. Also on the program: music by William Byrd, Arvo Pärt, Olivier Messiaen and others.
8 p.m. Saturday, June 6, 2009, St. Joseph’s Church, Providence
3 p.m. Sunday, June 7, 2009, Immaculate Conception Church, Cranston