Stars and Planets
Friday, April 26, 2024   8:00 PM   Chestnut Hill, MA
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Church of the Redeemer, 379 Hammond St
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Details: Join us for a musical exploration of the stars and planets! Organist Peter Sykes will perform his transcription of Gustav Holst's orchestral suite The Planets. Between the movements of Holst's work choral pieces will illuminate a glorious journey through the heavens.

Timothy Takach's Helios reflects on the Greek gods for which the planets are named. Jonathan Dove's Seek Him that Maketh the Seven Stars evokes awe for the divine maker of the stars. Robert Schumann's romantic An die Sterne longs for peace among the stars. Wie schön leuchtet die Morgenstern by Elliott Gyger for adult and children's choirs is a virtuosic hymn to joy and the sweetness of love, identifying Jesus as the "morning star" in a mystical wedding song. Also on the program is a newly commissioned work Starsby Patricia Van Ness on Sara Teasdale's poem of the same title.

Music will take us beyond our small blue planet to the sublime expanse outside the limitations of our ken. Consider our unique place in the enormous solar system, embrace the unknown, and celebrate how precious and irreplaceable our lives are.

Cosponsored by The Seraphim Singers and the Boston Chapter, American Guild of Organists

Peter Sykes, organist, assisted by Victoria Wagner
Jennifer Lester, music director for Seraphim
Heinrich Christensen, organist for Seraphim
Youth Choir, First Church in Belmont
Ian Garvie, music director

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Works by Gustav Holst, Timothy Takach, Jonathan Dove, Robert Schumann, Elliott Gyger, Patricia Van Ness (premier?)
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