John Michael Boyer, conductor
A musical meditation on Psalm 103 (“Bless the Lord, O my soul”), the Orthodox Vesperal Psalm, and a reflection on God’s glory revealed in creation. The program premieres a new setting of Psalm 103 by six Orthodox composers (Alexander Khalil, John Michael Boyer, Matthew Arndt, Richard Toensing, Kurt Sander, Tikey Zes), including a double-choir motet by the late Richard Toensing, sung in English with the traditional Orthodox refrains. John Michael Boyer, composer and Cappella Romana associate music director, conducts. “Heaven and Earth” is a collaboration of Cappella Romana and the St. John of Damascus Society.
FREE pre-concert talk and discussion with John Michael Boyer (Cappella Romana) and Richard Barrett (Psalm 103 Project) one hour prior to the performance.