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Livestream: Spartanburg Festival Chorus presents “From Darkness to Light”
November 12, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
The Spartanburg Festival Chorus, under the direction of Keith Jones will be live streaming their fall concert from Twichell Auditorium on Thursday, November 12, at 7:30 pm.
The theme of the concert, From Darkness to Light, came naturally from the trying times in which we find ourselves, and the concert repertory speaks to our time. “A community chorus member, Dr. Al Jeter, suggested the title at our last rehearsal, and it stuck,” said Dr. Jones. “Similar to the recent concert by Converse Chorale, SFC members will sing texts that resonate with the despair of our times, but they also will present texts that celebrate resiliency, optimism, and faith. The From Darkness to Light program will feature iconic texts like Kyrie eleison, Psalm 130 (Out of the depths I cry to the, O Lord…), and Psalm 102 (Hear my prayer, O Lord, and left my cry come unto thee). We also have included a number of less familiar texts from late Renaissance madrigal and verse anthem composers like Thomas Weelkes and Orlando Gibbons. True to the theme of the program, the eleven choral selections move the listener from a place of emotional darkness to one of light, culminating in miniature masterpieces.