Nathan Zullinger conducts "The Seven Last Words of the Unarmed" by Joel Thompson
On Saturday, March 5 at 7:00 p.m., Nathan Zullinger conducts "The Seven Last Words of the Unarmed" by Joel Thompson with Singing City Choir. This Winter Concert entitled "Let's Walk Together" will be held at the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, 13 N. 38th Street, Philadelphia, PA. For more information: singingcity.org/
Saturday, March 5, 2022 , 7 p.m.
Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, 13 N. 38th Street, Philadelphia, PA
Winter Concert–Learn to Walk Together
Presenting the world premiere of A New Day is Rising by Ethan Haman set to poetry by Philadelphia's Youth Poet Laureate Cydney Brown
Michael Brown. Trayvon Martin. Oscar Grant. Eric Garner. Kenneth Chamberlain. Amadou Diallo. John Crawford.
These African-American men are the subjects of Seven Last Words of the Unarmed, a powerful multi-movement choral work by Atlanta-based composer Joel Thompson. Seven movements represent the last words from seven lost lives. Using the text structure of the Joseph Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Christ, each victim’s last words are set in a different musical style and Thompson incorporates the L’homme armé (The armed man) renaissance French secular tune throughout.
With works by Moses Hogan, William Dawson, Matthew Emery, Undine Smith Moore, and Jake Runestad.