Monday, February 22, 2010

Hope - A Review

At the 2nd half of the concert yesterday, the Chorale, Voices Rising, and the Concert Orchestra performed Hope, a piece written by Gary Frye, who is on staff at MYA.

I loved this piece!  First, there was a narration by John Hultman.  The whole thing was inspired by president Obama's speech.  The music was interesting.  I really liked the way the word "hope" sung in 4 part harmony swelled over the orchestra.  I also liked how the orchestra and the singing balanced each other out.  Each part was equally important.  The music filled me with joy and hope.

I'm not sure how to say how much I liked it, except to say that I loved every minute of it.  I want to hear it again.  They are performing it next in New York.  Maybe I should go there to hear it again...

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