Spring Concert 2024
Sunday, April 21, 2024 at 3:00PM through 5:00PM
The Cappella Cantorum Masterworks Chorus Spring Concert will take place at 3pm on Sunday, April 21, 2024. Please save the date, and watch for tickets coming soon!
This concert will feature The Peacemakers by Karl Jenkins. “The Peacemakers is dedicated to the memory of all those who lost their lives during armed conflict, in particular innocent civilians,” writes composer Jenkins in his preface to the musical score.
The Peacemakers sets words of peace from iconic, world-changing figures such as Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King, along with other inspirational quotations of Mother Teresa, Albert Schweitzer, Anne Frank and the Dalai Lama. Also included are religious texts from the Bible, the Qur’an, St Francis of Assisi and Bahá’u’lláh, and the poetry of Shelley, Malory, Terry Waite and Carol Barratt. One line from the Persian mystic poet Rumi sums up the ethos of the work: ‘All religions, all singing one song: Peace be with you’.
The Masterworks Chorus and Cappella Orchestra will be conducted by Simon Holt, Music Director of Cappella Cantorum and the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme, as well as the Founder and Artistic Director of Salt Marsh Opera. As a special feature, the Masterworks Chorus will be joined for the concert by the Select Singers choir from Lyme-Old Lyme High School, under Choral Director Kristine Pekar.