The Sonoran Desert Chorale offers the third of its four regular concerts in this year's Virtual Season.
Songs for Humankind will be available at SonoranDesertChorale.org, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27.
The link to the Chorale YouTube channel will go live at that time, and the online concert combines new virtual repertoire and recorded material from previous live concerts, all packaged in a video created especially for the occasion. Program notes will be available on the website and the concert will remain on the YouTube channel throughout the season after the premiere date.
“Songs for Humankind” includes songs of hope and encouragement as individuals collectively move toward better times. From the stirring “Keep Your Hand on the Plow” and the anthem “Bashana Haba'ah (Next Year),” each of these pieces reaches out to touch hearts and souls, reflecting a shared humanity.
Listeners can also hear the Beatles’s enduring “In My Life” and the René Clausen’s “Three Whitman Settings,” comprised of subtle, inspiring poems by Walt Whitman brought to life by this master composer.
The concert closes with the Chorale's virtual performance of “Simple Gifts,” an arrangement of the beloved Shaker hymn.
No tickets required.
The Sonoran Desert Chorale was founded in 1994 and is led by artistic director Dr. Carric Smolnik. The Chorale has engaged in six international concert tours, with performances throughout Europe, including Venice, Rome, Florence, Vienna, Salzburg, Prague, Budapest, Ljubljana, Bayeux, Chartres, Galway, Dublin, and Edinburgh.