Coming to you from the welcoming space of Broomfield Auditorium, Ars Nova Singers will present Together/Apart: Awake with Heart, a program of inspiring choral works ranging from the rousing exuberance of Benjamin Britten’s Advance Democracy (in honor of the upcoming national election), to the quiet intimacy of Nathan Jones’ I Would Live in Your Love, a beautiful setting of a poem by Sara Teasdale. The Britten work, though relatively obscure in the composer’s significant choral catalogue, represents a rallying call to “rise as a single being… time to rise up and cry!” amid a world of turmoil. The setting of Teasdale’s poem has been described as “a serene and enveloping choral soundscape.”
The concert will also feature three works by Black American composers, including music by Undine Smith Moore, Carlos Simon, and Marques L. A. Garrett.
Though we’re apart, thanks to modern technology, we can be together. This live-streamed concert (with portions pre-recorded) will be presented with octets of physically-distanced singers, adhering to all current health guidelines. No in-person audience will be permitted; we encourage you to enjoy the performance from the comfort of your own home.