Of Arms and the Man
Sep 16
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Of Arms and the Man

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A quote from Virgil’s Aeneid serves as an apt title for an epic aural voyage that explores the timeless themes of nationalism and war while navigating personal stories of joy and despair. Grammy-winning choir The Crossing brings to life music by twelve contemporary composers whose work examines victory and loss across national and personal borders. Of Arms and the Man presents an enticing program of choral pieces performed by the 24-voice ensemble under the direction of conductor Donald Nally. In keeping with The Crossing’s mission of presenting new works for choir, the program features a world premiere from 2018 Pulitzer Prize finalist Ted Hearne — the nation’s preeminent composer of works of social advocacy — and a rare live performance of David Lang’s “depart.”