Gonzaga University Concert Choir: "A Child of Our Time"
The 65 singers of the Gonzaga University Concert Choir and 40 professional instrumentalists of Incendo Music Ensemble present a dramatic performance of Michael Tippett’s A Child of Our Time. Composed in 1939-1941, this secular oratorio is inspired by events in Germany: the arrest of a young Jewish refugee for assassination of a German diplomat and ensuing Kristallnacht. Tippett’s composition uses five African American spirituals interspersed throughout the work to convey hope in the face of oppression. A pacifist message of reconciliation and understanding underscores the drama, engaging with issues of our time and leaving listeners with a sense of hope and purpose.
Performed in English with supertitles and projected imagery.
Stephen Paulus, Hymn to the Eternal Flame (5 minutes)
Michael Tippett, A Child of Our Time (65 minutes)
Amy Porter, soprano
Taylor Hillary Boykins, mezzo soprano
Tommy Bocchi, tenor
Charles Wesley Evans, baritone
Timothy Westerhaus, conductor
Ticket Prices: $18 adult , $8 student. Tickets may be purchased with personalized service at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague Avenue, or by calling 509-624-1200. They are also available online and at all TicketsWest outlets.
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The performance of A Child of Our Time has been made possible in part by a SAGA grant from the Spokane Arts Fund.
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