The Deer and the Nightingale
This spring ViVoce Womens Chorus , is celebrating its 10th anniversary with two concerts to welcome summer. The concerts will include songs from Bolivia, Ecuador, Romania, Bulgaria, Xhosa (Africa), North America (Shaker tradition and others), Renaissance Italy, France and the British Isles. This internationally diverse music weaves a story of enchantment and transformation, anchored in three versions of Psalm 42: “Sicut cervus” (Palestrina), “Njengebhadi Libhadula” (Xhosa), and “Another Psalm 42″ (Gabrael St Clair).
ViVoce’s stylistic range runs from Renaissance polyphony (“Sicut Cervus,” by Palestrina, “Il bianco e dolce cigno,” by Jacob Arcadelt, and “Kyrie” by William Byrd), to “Bring Me Little Water, Sylvie,” a Huddie Ledbetter song arranged by Moira Smiley and “Boquita de cereza,” a folk-based song from Bolivia as performed by Jatari.
Saturday June 18th (7:30 p.m.) at
St. Michael & All Angels Church, 1704 N.E. 43rd Avenue
& Sunday June 19th (4:30) at
Eliot Chapel, First Unitarian Church, 1011 SW 12th Street
Vivoce consists of 16-24 singers and performs two concerts a year celebrating the seasons through music under the direction of Jamie Webster. The concerts feature folk music from around the world, poetry and storytelling. The group performs in vibrant costumes at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in the Hollywood Neighborhood of Portland.
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