Boston Choral Ensemble premieres Timothy C. Takach's "A Depth We Cannot Sound."
As the winner of Boston Choral Ensemble's 2011 Annual Commission Competition, Takach wrote a new piece to a poem by MN poet James Togeas. The result is a stunning, 6-minute work for SATB chorus, marimba, vibraphone, and tom.
From BCE's website:
Join BCE and conductor William Cutter as we conclude our 10th anniversary season with a BANG! To help us celebrate, BCE has invited two of the most talented members of New England's percussion community to join us for this concert. This program of music for percussion and chorus will include the premiere of "A Depth We Cannot Sound," by Timothy C. Takach, winner of our 4th Annual Commission Competition.
Program note excerpt:
"As a composer, I am inspired by the combination of science and mystery, the known and the unknown, fact and myth. James Togeas has captured the beauty and mystery of nature in his poem Ã¢Â€ÂœScripts.Ã¢Â€Â He presents powerful, incessant natural forces as languagesÃ¢Â€Â“the air recites in hexameters and wind is chiseling ideograms into rock. As I was preparing to set this text for choir and percussion, it was very natural to translate this language of nature into rhythms for the vibraphone and marimba. These two instruments paired together embody the combination of beauty and power so finely put forth in the poem."
- Timothy C. Takach, 2011
Friday, June 3rd, 2011
8:00 pm at First Church Cambridge
Sunday, June 5th, 2011
2:30 pm at Old South Church, Boston