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|Nova Singers Presents: We Sing Life!|
|News Releases - Music & Entertainment|
|Written by Nova Singers|
|Tuesday, 01 October 2013 07:24|
Nova Singers, under the direction of Dr. Laura Lane, presents two performances of We Sing Life! The first one will be on Saturday, October 12 at 7:30pm at First Congregational Church in Moline, and the second one on Sunday, October 13 at 4:00pm in Kresge Recital Hall at Knox College in Galesburg.
We Sing Life! is a unique and uplifting program celebrating the strength of the human spirit and our ability to triumph over the challenges of life. From the darkness of Barber’s Twelfth Night and To Be on the Water to Randall Thompson’s timeless Alleluia, the audience will hear the full range of human emotion.
Dr. Lane talks about the program: “We Sing Life! is unlike any other program I have undertaken. I wanted to wrestle with the idea of the universal human struggle with adversity. Each of us has known dark times. How do we survive those periods? How do we climb our way out of those dark times into a place of joy? I wanted to take the singers and the audience from the depths of despair to the heights of confidence, faith, happiness and serenity… Spirituals play a major role in this concert. We can all relate to the loneliness of Motherless Child and Hard Trials, and the joy and energy of Walk Together Children and Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel are perfect for the end of the concert.”
For the first time ever, we have invited local artists to paint to a piece of music. Nicholas Digioia of Moline and Julie Swanson Davis of Galesburg will paint while the Singers perform Thompson’s Alleluia. The audience will watch the creation of a work of art, inspired by the voices of Nova Singers!
In addition, students from Davenport Central High School will join the Singers for two selections, as a part of our educational outreach program, Project Sing!
Nova Singers, a professional vocal ensemble under the direction of Dr. Laura Lane, hopes to share our musical soul with you. Nova Singers is known for bringing a wide variety of choral music to its audiences, and for the beauty and charm the singers impart to their music.
Nova Singers’ 2013-2014 season is partially funded by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council.
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