With Wesley Ferreira, Clarinet
The Chamber Choir, conducted by James Kim, performs the premier of “Pilgrim’s Soul” by CSU Composition Professor James David. The piece for mixed chorus, clarinet, and live electronics features Dr. Wesley Ferreira and is based on the well-known poem “When You Are Old” by William Butler Yeats. “The idea behind the piece was to merge my love of the clarinet with the dramatic sounds of an acapella choir. The live electronic sounds provide an ethereal backdrop that blends the soloist with the voices, while also invoking images from the text,” said the composer. The Chamber Choir’s program also includes “Missa Brevis,” a five-movement work composed by contemporary Canadian composer, Ruth Watson Henderson. The Concert Choir, also conducted by Dr. Kim, performs works by the master composers, Johannes Brahms and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, concluding with spirituals arranged by Moses Hogan.