The Grammy-nominated Western Wind Vocal Sextet will present "Home For The Holidays - from Darkness to Light," a concert which celebrates Christmas and Chanukah with a rich assortment of holiday music. It is the first NYC mainstage event for the sextet's "new" ensemble, which includes three new members. Organized by themes such as "The Coming of Light," "Miracles," "Holiday Messages" and "Food & Fun," the program explores the deeper meaning of the stories, rituals and festivities of these two winter holidays. Includes the world premiere of "And Yet The Light Returns" by Gerald Cohen, Robert Dennis' setting of Edna St. Vincent Millay’s Christmas miracle poem "The Ballad of the Harpweaver," and Martha Sullivan’s "Lazarus," a setting of Emma Lazarus' "The New Colossus" that is found on the Statue of Liberty. Program also includes Renaissance Hebrew psalm settings by Salamone Rossi; Yiddish, Sephardic and Hebrew Chanukah Songs and Christmas music by César Carrillo, Charles Ives and Francis Poulenc. With: sopranos Linda Lee Jones and Elizabeth van Os, countertenor Eric S. Brenner, tenors Todd Frizzell and David Vanderwal, baritone Elijah Blaisdell and musicians Patricia Davis (violin) and Will Holshouser (accordion).
Venue: Church of St. Luke in the Fields