Photo courtesy of Oglethorpe University Music Department

Tuvayhun: Beatitudes For A Wounded World

Apr 25
Thu, Apr 258pm – 10pm
General Admission$10 adv
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The Oglethorpe University Singers and Chorale, in collaboration with the OU Literature department, welcome guest Poet-in-Residence Charles Anthony Silvestri to campus for the Georgia premiere performance of Kim Andre’ Arnesen’s new setting of his ethereal Tuvayhun: Beatitudes for a Wounded World. The text for the piece is partially in Aramaic, quoting the Beatitudes from the Sermon on the Mount, and in English, featuring poetry by Silvestri. These poems form a response to each Beatitude. Set for an eclectic orchestra, the piece will be performed by the OU Singers and Chorale, who will be joined in their performance by OU Affiliate Artist, Soprano Dr. Wanda Yang-Temko and Baritone Washington Isaac Holmes. Other music on the program all feature poetry or music by Silvestri, including Across the Vast Eternal Sky by Ola Gjeilo, Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine and Sleep by Eric Whitacre, I Want to Fly, by OU Singers and Chorale Director Dr. Timothy Michael Powell, and Each Morning She Walks, featuring music by Silvestri and poetry by Eric Whitacre.


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