A Festival of Psalms

Saturday, 4:00 p.m.
May 11, 2019
Nevins Hall
Memorial Building
150 Concord Road

Tickets may be purchased at the door.

Abounding Inspiration

The Chorale's "festival" program rejoices in the musical diversity and beauty created by composers who for centuries have been inspired by Psalms. Hear Latin psalms by Vivaldi and Porpora, accompanied by a string orchestra. Experience the mystical pieces by Arvo Pärt, sung in Church Slavonic. Become seduced by the sumptuous music of Bruckner and Brahms (in German), and Renaissance music by Salamone Rossi, as well as 20th century compositions by Simon Sargon and Louis Lewandowski – all sung in Hebrew. Of course, there will be lots of singing in English, too, including "Durham Jazz Psalms" by Will Todd.

Here's a partial list of music from our "A Festival of Psalms" program:

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
In exitu Israel
RV 604
(in Latin, with string orchestra)

Niccola Porpora (1686-1768)
Lauda Jerusalem (Psalm 147)
(in Latin, with string orchestra;
for Sopranos and Altos)

Arvo Pärt (1935-)
Zwei slawische Psalmen
in Church Slavonic, Psalm 117 and Psalm 131, a cappella)

Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)
Psalm 23, WAB 34
(in German, with piano)

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Schaffe in mir, Gott (Psalm 51), op. 29, No 2
(in German)

Salamone Rossi (ca. 1570-1630)
Haleluya. Haleli nafshi (Psalm 146)
(in Hebrew, a cappella))

Simon Sargon (1938-)
Psalm 8
(in Hebrew, with piano)

Louis Lewandowski (1821-1894)
Halalujoy, halalu el b'kod'sho
(Psalm 150, in Hebrew)

Will Todd (1970-)
Durham Jazz Psalms

Directions and Parking

Click "More options" in the following map for directions. There is a free municipal parking lot behind the Memorial Building in which Nevins Hall is located. The entrance to the lot is on the Union Avenue side. Additional parking is available in metered spaces along Concord Street and Union Avenue. Handicapped access is via a ramp on the Union Avenue side of the Memorial Building.