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May 20, 2018
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cochran Chapel, Phillips Academy
Andover, MA 01810
(978) 749-4260
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Phillips Academy Choral Concert

Sunday, May 20, 2018

The Phillips Academy Music Department presents the Academy Chorus and Fidelio Society in concert. The concert entitled, All of Us, was inspired by Craig Hella Johnson's "Considering Matthew Shepard." Johnson was nominated for a Grammy Award for this work. The Choirs hope to encourage us to embrace all people and turn tragedy to hope through music. The concert opens with Hans Leo Hassler's Come All Musicians, exhorting us to "(sing) with full measure," followed by the tenors and basses singing, "we are," composed by Craig Hella Johnson. Next, the sopranos and altos will sing Powell's Still I Rise; a Gospel-inspired composition asserting the strength and determination of women. Other works by Dilworth, U2 and Moses Hogan encourage us to "hold on." The concert will close with All of Us, from "Considering Matthew Shepard." This piece is a call to remember the inherent value of every living being, "What could be the song? Where do we begin? Only in the Love, Love that lifts us up