DCINY PRESENTS NYC/CARNEGIE HALL PREMIERE OF ETERNAL LIGHT BY ACCLAIMED UK COMPOSER HOWARD GOODALL NOVEMBER 20, 2016
The concert also features Morten Lauridsen’s beloved Lux Aeterna, and will include numerous participating vocal ensembles from the US and UK
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 — For immediate release - NEW YORK – Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) is honored to present Eternal Light, a concert which will take place on Sunday, November 20 at 8:30PM at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. The performance features the NYC Premiere of Eternal Light by DCINY’s composer-in-residence Howard Goodall, along with Morten Lauridsen’s sweeping Lux Aeterna.
Howard Goodall is a British composer who has achieved worldwide acclaim for his many contributions to the contemporary choral repertoire. He is also an Emmy Award-winning composer with a number of platinum-selling albums to his name, and is known to millions for his popular TV themes, including Mr. Bean, Blackadder and more.
Originally Commissioned by London Musici to celebrate its 20th anniversary, Eternal Light is a requiem composed with a progressive mindset. Goodall, in discussing his work, states that the “traditional requiem text…emphasizes judgment and everlasting damnation for anyone who transgresses… so in an attempt to provide some solace for the living that mourn, I stripped down the old Latin texts to a few phrases in each movement and laid beside them words from English poems from across the last 500 years.”
The concert will also feature a number of participating ensembles from the US and UK, including The Grove Singers of London, Heathfield Choral Society, Hook Choral Society, and Coro Lux among others. Guest conductor Bradley Ellingboe will conduct Lux Aeterna, while DCINY Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Jonathan Griffith will lead the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra for Eternal Light.
Sunday, Nov 20, 2016
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
HOWARD GOODALL Eternal Light: A Requiem
MORTEN LAURIDSEN Lux Aeterna
Sarah Joy Miller, Soprano
Scott Joiner, Tenor
Steven Eddy, Baritone
More information about the concert: http://www.dciny.org/concerts/256112-2/
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Founded in 2007 by Iris Derke and Jonathan Griffith, with its first public concert presented on January of 2008, DCINY is a leading producer of dynamically-charged musical entertainment in renowned venues. With its unforgettable, world-class concert experiences, empowering educational programs, and global community of artists and audiences, DCINY changes lives through the power of performance. Commemorating their 10th Anniversary season in 2018, DCINY is proud to have presented life-changing performances for over 40,000 performers and 170,000 audience members since its inception.
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Howard Goodall : Eternal Light - A Requiem