Portara Fall Concert – A Prayer for Peace



A Prayer for Peace
The Musica Sacra Mundi Concert Series

Sunday September 18, 3:00 pm
The Temple (Congregation Ohabai Shalom)

Sunday September 25, 3:00 pm
St Paul’s Episcopal Church

All are welcome – Suggested Donation $10

Invoking the beauty of the human voice, Portara Ensemble uses choral music as the gateway to elevate and inspire audiences through the transformative power of artistic collaboration. Our September program is the continuation of a series celebrating the music of a sacred world. Drawing from a diverse array of cultural and religious expressions, “A Prayer for Peace” acknowledges our human need for connection that transcends our differences.

The concert will feature music from composers Daniel Elder, Joan Szymko, Frank Ticheli, and many more, including the TN premiere of “The Hope of Loving” (a multi-movement work for chorus and string quartet, with texts inspired by Christian mystics like Teresa of Avila and St Francis) by Minnesota-based composer Jake Runestad.

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” – Mother Theresa


Sorida – Rosephanye Powell

Sim Shalom – Joseph Willcox Jenkins
The Heart’s Reflection – Daniel Elder

Earth Song – Frank Ticheli
Iraqi Peace Song – arr. Lori Tennenhouse

Even a Fist was Once an Open Palm – Elizabeth Alexander
All Works of Love – Joan Szymko

The Hope of Loving – Jake Runestad

There Will Come Soft Rains – Ivo Antognini

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