To conclude its 61st season, the Manchester Choral Society and Orchestra will present the rarely-performed "Lobgesang" (Song of Praise) by Felix Mendelssohn. Described as a symphony-cantata, the work was composed in 1840 when the composer was only 31 and is catalogued as his second symphony.
The program will also include the New England premiere of "Ruminations" (on Poems of Rumi) by award-winning American composer Jennifer Higdon (b. 1962). Ruminations is like a small book of meditative thoughts on the relationship of music to life.
Susan Consoli, soprano
Janet Poisson, soprano
Michael Dodge, tenor
We have fallen into the place where everything is music.