Choir performs “Sacred Veil”


New Hampshire Choirmaster

Posted: 11/19/2021 1:08:46 PM

The centerpiece of the New Hampshire Master Chorale concerts on November 20 and 21 is “The Sacred Veil,” a new piece by acclaimed composer Eric Whitacre with lyrics by Charles Anthony Silvestri.

The concert-long work, released in 2019, deals with the most fundamental human questions: where do we come from and what happens to us when we leave this life?

Performances will be on November 20 at South Church, 27 Pleasant St., Concord, at 7:30 p.m., and November 21, at the Congregational Church in downtown Plymouth at 5:30 p.m. Attendance will be limited to allow for distancing, and the public is required to wear masks. All singers are fully vaccinated.

The concert features the famous 30-part Master Choir conducted by its founding director, Dan Perkins. Solo cellist Harel Gietheim will collaborate on The Sacred Veil.

The concerts will also include a piece written at the start of the pandemic titled “Light Beyond Shadow”, by Dan Forrest with lyrics by Paul Wigmore. Perkins says the piece “is meant to be a warm, heartwarming, and approachable response to ‘The Sacred Veil’.”

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