Nature’s Portrait is an intimate portrayal of the music and poetry of the seasons and our environment—from the sky, moon, and stars to the wonders of the Earth. The singers evoke the human presence within each scene, comparing and contrasting the poet’s depictions with nature’s reality. It is an evocative concert in which poetry and music interlace in musical artistry.
Featured works include John Rutter’s Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind based on Shakespeare’s As You Like It, Morten Lauridsen’s beloved Dirait-on based on the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke, and the hauntingly beautiful La Flor de la Miel by Alberto Grau, based on the poetry of Manuel Felipe Rugeles, journalist, political prisoner, and Venezuelan diplomat. In addition, there will be surprises and musical delights sure to please! For tickets and additional information: www.Meritage-vocalarts.org.
Meritage Vocal Arts Ensemble is a renowned choral ensemble noted for excellence in its performances of an eclectic repertoire from masterworks to contemporary choral, often featuring solo performers from among its 50 voices. The ensemble is ably lead by its Artistic Director, Dr. Cristian Grases, who also serves as professor of choral music at the USC Thornton School of Music. * * *