On Saturday November 21, 2015 at 7:30 PM The Choristers will present Kile Smith’s exquisite Vespers (2008). The choir will be accompanied by world renowned, renaissance band Piffaro, the ensemble which commissioned Vespers. Mr. Smith wrote about his Vespers, “I have loved the Lutheran liturgy from childhood. So I was thrilled when, during discussions with Piffaro, it was suggested the composition be inspired by the musical ﬂowering of the Lutheran Reformation. That idea became Vespers.” While rooted in the 21st century, one can hear Gregorian chant was in Mr. Smith’s ear while he was composing the work. Performing the work requires the singers to have extraordinary focus on unity of vowel production, pitch as well as the independence of each vocal line. The Choristers will be the first non-professional choir to present Vespers. Mr. Smith will be in attendance for the concert and will offer insights into the work.
The concert will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1000 W. Main St., Lansdale, PA. Tickets are Adult: $25 in advance and $30 at the door, Senior Citizen: $20 in advance and $25 at the door, College/High School Students: $5 in advance and $10 at the door. Children under high school age are admitted free.