December 14, 2017

Portland Symphonic Choir: Martin “Mass” & Allan Bevan’s “Nou Goth”

Guest Artistic Director Dr. Richard Sparks presents the Portland Premiere of Allan Bevan’s Nou Goth along with choral masterwork, the Frank Martin Mass.

Join the Portland Symphonic Choir for an outstanding presentation of the Mass by Swiss composer Frank Martin for the first half of the program. This work was written in 1922, but held back by Martin until 1963—he hadn’t planned for it to be performed, considering it, “a matter between God and myself.”

The second half of the program features Canadian composer Allan Bevan’s Nou goth sonne under wode, which is a Good Friday meditation. Dr. Sparks commissioned the work when he was with Pro Coro Canada in Edmonton, Alberta, for the Good Friday concert in 2005. The work is in five movements and features a narrator, soprano soloist (representing Mary), chorus, and a chamber instrumentation written several years later.

Portland Symphonic Choir

$10 - $35

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
147 NW 19th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97209

May 18th, 2018 at 7:30 pm
May 19th, 2018 at 7:30 pm