Cantilena is pleased to present Fire Flowers: Hope and Resilience of the Human Spirit on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. at First Parish Unitarian Universalist in Arlington, MA.
The anchor of this concert is Anne Frank: A Living Voice by Linda Tutas Haugen, for which we received the Alfred Nash Patterson grant from Choral Arts New England. Written for women's voices and string quartet, this multi-movement work sets texts from Anne Frank's diary and depicts Anne’s emotional journey while in hiding from the Nazis - a journey of fear, despair, courage, and hope.
In the current state of uncertainty and unrest in our country, "Anne Frank: A Living Voice" offers inspiration for our community. It is a stunning reminder that we can still find beauty and hope in times of great trials. Anne’s ability to find strength and courage, even in the midst of suffering and cruelty, epitomizes the triumph of the human spirit.
Other works on this concert include:
Fire Flowers, Movement 3 from Heart Songs of the White Wampum - Timothy Corlis
In the Time of Silver Rain - Sarah Quartel
I Shall Keep Singing - Brian Holmes
A Hope Carol - David Conte
Light of a Clear Blue Morning - Dolly Parton
Starting Now - Jocelyn Hagen
Through this concert we hope to ignite rich conversations about the parallels between past and present and the lessons that we can apply moving forward. We hope that you will join us for this moving performance!