The Haverford College Concert Artist Series presents the VIVA VOCE CHAMBER SINGERS, conducted by Nathan Zullinger. The two performances will be on Saturday, September 24 at 8 PM, and Sunday, September 25 at 3 PM. Their program “In Uncertain Times” features choral music of Heinrich Schütz and Hugo Distler.
The concert will be held in the Michael Jaharis Recital Hall. Ticket prices are: $20/adults; $15/seniors; $10/students; $5/ children age 7-17, and free to the tri-college community with ID.
For more information: hc-concerts [at] haverford.edu.
The Viva Voce Chamber Singers was founded in 2020 premiering Curt Cacioppo’s Seven Women of Ancient Greek Myth. The subsequent recording, released on Albany Records, received the Ernest Bacon Award for the performance of American music in 2021. Viva Voce is comprised of professional singers from the greater Philadelphia region. Their conductor, Nate Zullinger, is the Director of Choral and Vocal Studies at Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges.
This concert examines the careers and choral music of two German composers separated by nearly 300 years – Heinrich Schutz and Hugo Distler. Both composers made significant musical contributions in their respective generations, and each faced hardship in the form of devastating wars. Schutz will be represented by his “Deutsches Magnificat” and “Singet dem Herrn,” plus other Biblical settings. Four early music specialists – John Walthausen (organ), Heather Miller Lardin (violone), Kevin Payne (lute), and Nellie Smith (cello) – will join the sixteen singers for these selections. Distler will be represented by two significant motets, “Wachet auf” and “Singet dem Herrn,” plus excerpts from his “Choralmesse.” These latter three works will be performed a cappella.