ASTER Women's Choir Sings of War and Peace
Apr 14, 2018
The theme of ASTER Women's Chamber Choir's Spring concert is a timeless one, which has inspired great poetry and music throughout time. Two local composers, Sara Flores and Alex Craig will have pieces premiered. The Flores piece, Untapped Peace, features original words and music and answers a child's questions about war.
The Craig cycle, War Songs Revisited, is a set of pieces setting poems by 12th century Chinese poet, Kao Ch'i, American poets Edna St. Vincent Millay and Amy Lowell, and English poets, Rudyard Kipling and Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Comtemporary choral composers Ruth Morris Gray and Kim André Armesen have set How Like a Winter, from Shakespeare's Sonnet 97 and by Even When He is Silent a text found written on a wall of a concentration camp after World War II. These poignant pieces will surely touch the heart of those in the audience.