CARITAS – Our 2016 Summer Series!
Since 2003, Musical Associates: A Chamber Chorus in Lancaster, PA has delighted audiences with choral programs ranging from Medieval music to the present day. Under the direction of Emery DeWitt, this 36-voice auditioned chorus is unique in that it rehearses and performs only in the summer months, allowing area professionals the opportunity to hone skills and enjoy challenging repertoire without the pressures of the fall and spring academic seasons.
For 2016, our concert series was entitled CARITAS, a Latin word that is usually translated as “charity,” but also has the connotation of “love for all” and “preciousness.” We chose the title because the concert featured several works by Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo (pronounced “Yay-lo”), including his three settings of the various verses of the Latin hymn Ubi Caritas. The concert also featured two works by Mississippi composer James Slater, including this new version of his Come, Lead Us Gently. Enjoy!