May 3, 2019 — Voice and Verse, 7:30 pm, University Presbyterian Church, 1776 E Roberts Ave, Fresno, CA 93710
Soli Deo Gloria’s Spring Concert, Voice and Verse, takes place at University Presbyterian Church at 7:30 pm with the pre-concert talk at 7 pm. Soli Deo Gloria is directed by Dr. Julie Carter.
This concert highlights the contributions of female composers or poets from the United States, Canada, and Sweden. Ruth Watson Henderson, Elaine Hagenberg, Gwyneth Walker, Jocelyn Hagen, Joan Szymko, and Agneta Sköld have composed exciting music in a variety of styles that SDG brings to life.
“Reflections from Yad Vashem” by Daniel Hall, is a stunning piece depicting a collection of reflections evoked by the Yad Vashem Children’s memorial in Jerusalem. It features local violist Terry Pauls and percussionist Ethan Foster.
The concert concludes with American spirituals and folksongs. You don’t want to miss the fun arrangements of “So Many Angels”, “Hold On”, and “Let Me Fly”!
There will also be a guest ensemble, the BCC Youth Chorale, directed by Tami Spurgeon.
— Ed Race
… Between the beautiful colors of the singers’ outfits to the eye contact and great facial expressions they gave, it allowed me to be drawn in to their sonic symphony and molded by their tones. If you have the opportunity to hear them, I would highly recommend it! (Click here to read more of this review)
— Kevin Memley