The Choral Arts Society of Southeastern Wisconsin is proud and excited to present the U.S. premiere of The Cry: A Requiem for the Lost Child by contemporary English composer Adrian Snell on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 7 PM in Siebert Chapel, Carthage College, 2001 Alford Park Drive, Kenosha, WI. This event will open their 2012 – 2013 season.
The Cry is an act of remembrance for those affected by the loss of life or childhood due to violence. Through this work, feelings of anger, grief and helplessness are transformed into feelings of hope, healing and peace. “Adrian, with author Murray Watts, has woven the authentic words of children who have suffered war, conflict and ethnic cleansing.”(http://www.adrian-snell.com/biography.php)
The piece is scored for orchestra, chorus, and vocal soloists, and texts come from voices of children ranging from the World War II era to the present. The
Searcher, despairing, becomes The Searcher after truth. The Lost Child, beset by challenges, finds hope and belief in a worthwhile future.
CAS will be joined by student musicians from The Prairie School, Patricia Badger Director. Solo violinist Rebecca Engstrom, Wisconsin’s own, collaborated on the
composition and the world premiere, and will perform with CAS. Vocal soloists are Leif Olsen (The Searcher) and Talia Engstrom (The Lost Child). CAS Artistic Director James Schatzman will conduct.
The Choral Arts Society of Southeastern Wisconsin is in its 26th season under the direction of James Schatzman. Over 60 singers comprise this auditioned volunteer community chorus, whose repertoire has included recognized major
works, as well as innovative new ones. They provide exposure to and performance of diverse styles of choral music to benefit the singer and the community. Please
Tickets: Adults $15, Seniors $12, Students $5. Tickets are available at Personal Touch Florists at 4060 N. Main
St., and at 5445 Spring St., Racine and will be sold at the door. Contact the CAS by E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 262-634-3250.
This season of the Choral Arts Society is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts, and by a grant from the Racine Arts council. Support
for this program comes from the Racine Community Foundation.