Washing of the Water

Saturday, October 8, 2016 | 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 9, 2016 | 2:30 PM
Nordstrom Recital Hall
Preconcert Talks with Members of Chanticleer begin one hour before each performance
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“The world’s reigning male chorus” (The New Yorker) opens Early Music Guild’s 40th Season with a program that explores the power of water to redeem, restore, and refresh the human soul. With works from Renaissance master Thomas Morley, to contemporary Paul Simon, and mighty African-American spirituals, Chanticleer offers an evening of hope through compelling a cappella.

“The singing of Chanticleer is breathtaking in its accuracy of intonation, purity of blend, variety of color and swagger of style.” –The Boston Globe




O Sing Unto the Lord a New Song, Thomas Tomkins (1572 – 1656)
Almighty God, the Fountain of All Wisdom, Tomkins
Shall We Gather at the River, Robert Lowry (1826 -1899), arr. William Fred Scott

Sicut cervus, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c. 1525 – 1594)
Ainsi qu’on oit le cerf bruire, Claude Goudimel (c. 1514 – 1572)
Sitivit anima mea, Manuel Cardoso (c. 1566 – 1650)

I Been in the Storm So Long, Trad. African-American
Super flumina Babylonis, Orlando di Lasso (c. 1530 – 1594)
Super flumina Babylonis, Gavin Bryars (b. 1943)
Deep River, Trad. African-American Spiritual, arr. Moses Hogan

Draw On, Sweet Night, John Wilbye (1574 – 1638)
Hard by the Crystal Fountain, Thomas Morley (1558 – 1603)
Shenandoah, Trad. American Folksong, arr. James Erb

Washing of the Water, Peter Gabriel (b. 1950), arr. Mason Bates
Suzanne, Leonard Cohen (b. 1934), arr. Vince Peterson

How I Got Over, Clara Ward (1924-1973)
Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Paul Simon (b. 1941), arr. Brian Hinman

Hallelujah, Cohen, arr. Peterson
Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah, Trad. Appalachian Chant

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