AVE premieres Televised Address on Civil Rights
Artists’ Vocal Ensemble premieres my new piece, Televised Address to the Nation on Civil Rights, based on JFK’s famous speech of the same name from 1963. The work, for SSAATTBB chorus and electronics, is being performed on the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination. The text is taken entirely from his speech, heard in a call and response format that contrasts the chorus with the White House recording of Kennedy giving the speech.
Also on the concert:
- Herbert Howells: Motet on the Death of President Kennedy
- Benjamin Britten: Hymn to St. Cecilia
- Johannes Ockeghem: Requiem Mass
- Alonso Lobo: Versa est in Luctum Cithara Mea