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Sensational soprano Christina Pier performs Barber’s dramatic Knoxville Summer of 1915, and we hear Society of Composers Region II Conference winning composer Dinah Bianchi’s Chasse Noir.   After intermission, acclaimed baritone Tim LeFebvre joins Christina Pier and the Syracuse University Oratorio Society to perform Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem (Grant Us Peace).   Premiered in 1936, and utilizing text of Walt Whitman, Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem was performed dozens of times in the years leading up to the start of World War II.

 


PROGRAM

ROSSINI: William Tell Overture 
BIANCHI (Society of Composers Region II Conference Winner): Chasse Noir 
BARBER: Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Op. 24 
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Dona Nobis Pacem 

 


 

 


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