DISCOVER THE VOICE IN EVERYTHING

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May Festival at the Basilica


April 3, 2022

Program and Description


SUN APR 3 at 8 pm | Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption

Tickets to individual performances on sale March 1, 2022.

ROBERT NATHANIEL DETT: Let Us Cheer the Weary Traveler
GWYNETH WALKER: When Music Sounds [May Festival Youth Chorus Commission, World Premiere]
JOANNA FORBES L'ESTRANGE: King's College Service (Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis)
ROSEPHANYE POWELL: To Sit and Dream
NICO MUHLY: Warm Summer Sun
RYAN O'CONNELL: Down by the Riverside
JUDITH WEIR: Ave Regina caelorum
WILLIAM WALTON: Jubilate Deo
JONATHAN DOVE: Seek Him that Maketh the Seven Stars
HERBERT HOWELLS:
     Like as the Hart Desireth the Waterbrooks
     Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis from Collegium Regale
WILLIAM HARRIS: Bring Us, O Lord God

May Festival Chamber Choir
May Festival Youth Chorus
Xavier University Choir
Robert Porco, conductor
Matthew Swanson, conductor
Michael Unger, organ

Discover the beauty of voices inside the breathtaking gothic spaces of the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption. Robert Porco and Matthew Swanson lead the talented singers of the May Festival Chamber Choir, Youth Chorus and the Xavier University Choir in a wide-ranging program of works inspired by sacred texts.  

Selections of this performance will be recorded and made available to view online after the 2022 May Festival season at a date to be determined.