As the WFC enters their 50th Anniversary season, they celebrate the idea of movement. Movement, as an idea, exists throughout music in a myriad of ways: momentum, tempo, change, renewal, phrasing.
This season, the celebrated chorus will celebrate this idea of patterns, of detail, of movement – the vision of contemporary vocal music and living composers in Chicago for the last 50 years.
Join Austin Williams and Chris Windle, Artistic and Music Director of the choir, as they chat about the ensemble, the music they champion, and this strange intersection that seems to occur between early vocal music and modern, new vocal music.
Morten Lauridsen – O Magnum Mysterium
Thomas Jennefelt – Music for a Big Church; for tranquility
Ken Burton – Many are the wonders
Wally Gunn – Are We Death Now?
Augusta Read Thomas – Alleluia (Midsummer Blaze)