NEC Chamber Singers + Erica J. Washburn: Beyond the Night Sky

NEC: Jordan Hall | Directions

290 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA
United States

The NEC Chamber Singers present a program of works which follow the progression of night, from dusk to dawn, revealing the mystery, beauty, and strangeness we find there.  Texts are drawn from the Bible, Finnish folklore, Stephen Hawking, Octavio Paz, and others.

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This is an in-person event with a public live stream.

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  • NEC Chamber Singers
  • Kai Otake, cello
  • Jiawei Gong '23 MM, conductor
  • Wanrou Tang '23 MM, conductor
  1. Josef Rheinberger | Abendlied, op. 69 no. 3 (1855)

  2. György Ligeti | Éjszaka (1955)

  3. Eric Whitacre | Water Night (1995)

    • Jiawei Gong '23 MM, conductor
  4. Johannes Brahms | In stiller Nacht, WoO 34 No. 8 (1864)

  5. Cheryl Frances-Hoad | Beyond the Night Sky (2017)

    • Edward Ferran, tenor solo
    • Corinne Luebke-Brown, Madeleine Wieders, and Riccardo Lucas Hernandez, solo trio
  6. Ēriks Ešenvalds | Rivers of Light (2014)

    • Yoomin Kang and Riccardo Lucas Hernandez, soloists
    • Wanrou Tang '23 MM, conductor
  7. Samuel Barber | To be sung on the water (1968)

  8. Marie-Claire Saindon | Constellation (2018)

    • Chloe Thum, Madeleine Wiegers, Edward Ferran, and Nicholas Ottersberg, solo quartet
  9. Cecilia McDowall | from Night Flight (2014)

    I. New Moon
    III. Before Dawn

    • Kei Otake, cello
  10. György Ligeti | Reggel (1955)

  11. NEC Chamber Singers

    The NEC Chamber Singers is an auditioned ensemble, open to all majors at NEC, of 24-28 musicians who perform challenging works from all style periods, with a particular emphasis on 19th-21st century a cappella works. The choir rehearses three times a week and experiences choral music-making in an intimate ensemble setting, typically in the round. Each NEC Chamber Singer is a musician seeking to understand the principles and nuance of superior choral artistry so that they may be prepared for professional opportunities and expectations outside of the Conservatory. The choristers diligently prepare their music outside of scheduled rehearsals which makes the brief time spent together musically invaluable. The ensemble typically performs eight to ten times each academic year: on campus in the Conservatory’s Jordan Hall and at off campus venues in and around greater Boston.

    Emelia Marie Boydstun
    Kayden Carter
    Ashley Chen
    Kathryn Fernholz
    Edward Ferran
    Agne Giedraitye
    Jiawei Gong

    Killian Grider
    Riccardo Lucas Hernandez
    Chenzhejun Jackie Hu
    Weza Jamison-Neto
    Yoomin Kang
    Molly Knight
    Corinne Luebke-Brown

    Nicholas Ottersberg
    Anna Poltronieri Tang

    Margaret Storm
    Longfei Flora Sun
    Wanrou Tang
    Chloe Thum
    Kazuki Tsubakida
    Calvin Wamser
    Madeleine Wiegers
    Yumeng Xing