Fri 4/26, 3:00p Madrigalia presents a suite of songs from their Earthkeeping concert (May 2018)
Madrigalia makes on a second appearance on Performance Rochester with selections from Earthkeeping, concerts performed in May, 2018. The program celebrated the beauty of our natural world, beginning with a poem by Adrienne Rich:
My heart is moved by all I cannot save.
So much has been destroyed.
I cast my lot with those who, age after age,
Perversely, with no extraordinary power,
Reconstitute the world.
This suite of songs begins with David Dickau's "Voices of the Earth," followed by "Spell to Bring Lost Creatures Home" by Rochesterian Dick Swain (arranged by Madrigalia Music Director Cary Ratcliff), and finished with Eric Whitacre's evocative "Cloudburst," which also closed the program. Kevin Nitsch is the pianist.
Madrigalia is well known to Classical 91.5 listeners. They've appeared on Backstage Pass, and the group's "A Cup of Good Cheer" has been a tradition for years on Live from Hochstein. In fact, Madrigalia has been serenading Rochester (and beyond) for over four decades, with no sign of slowing down.
Madrigalia is composed of 18 highly skilled vocalists from the Rochester area. Known for its beauty of sound and artistic excellence, the ensemble presents unique and challenging programs of choral music built around intriguing themes. Their music draws from all times and places, spanning the riches of classic choral styles, the vast range of compelling music being written in our time, and the intriguing musical expressions of cultures throughout the world.
Listen to Eric Whitacre's Little Birds.