Join host Austin Williams with guest’s Chris Windle (Artistic Director of Williams Ferris Chorale) and composer Kile Smith as they break down Kile’s newly commissioned work by the ensemble. Kile has a lot to say about the fugal nature of his work and how he approaches this older technique to a modern context.
Kile worked with a unique text that heavily juxtaposes the topics of life and death. He explains in the interview how this was a large inspiration for the use of fugue. A large chunk of the program from this concert is also featured on this episode. Please enjoy what the William Ferris Chorale has to offer us and their dedication to new choral music.
Alma Redemptoris Mater – Cecilia McDowall
In the Midst of Life – Kile Smith
Hear My Prayer, O Lord – Sven-David Sandström
Epitaph – Paul French
The Seas Wash in the Hollow of the Heart – Joanne Metcalf