|KO MATSUSHITA||Jubilate Deo|
|GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL||Dixit Dominus|
|GALINA GRIGORJEVA||In Paradisum|
|ARVO PÄRT||Te Deum|
Grant Gershon, conductor
48 singers, chamber orchestra
Two extraordinary settings of sacred texts demonstrate the range of spiritual expression made possible through music. Handel’s Dixit Dominus, one of the composer’s earliest works, is full of vocal fireworks and virtuosity reflecting the composer’s youthful passion. Arvo Pärt’s Te Deum is music of profound humility and faith, conveying inner peace through the resonance of the human voice. Shimmering new works from Ko Matsushita and Galina Grigorjeva round out the program.