I look forward to the Chamber Singer performance in sacred space of St. Fidelis Basilica in Victoria. I try to pick literature that makes good use of the acoustics while respecting and enjoying the spiritual overtones of this beautiful place. This year we performed three pieces:
Thou Shalt Know Him by Mark Sirett
Thou shalt know Him when he comes
not by any din of drums,
Nor his manners nor his airs,
nor by anything he wears.
Thou shalt know him when he comes,
not by his crown or by his gown,
But his coming known shall be
by the holy harmony which his coming makes in thee.
Thou shalt know him when he comes. Amen.
(Almost by mistake, we noticed in rehearsal that this piece flowed well with no break into…)
There is Faint Music by Dan Forrest