Choirs Present "The Distance Between Heaven and Earth"
Loyola Academy Choirs presented their concert, "The Distance Between Heaven and Earth," on Thursday, October 12. The concert explored themes of interpersonal, aspirational, and ethical distance through the words of poets and lyricists from Langston Hughes to Adele and across the music of gospel, jazz, classical, and pop artists.
In preparing the music, students reflected on questions such as: "Where are we now? Where/who do we hope to be? And what do we gain, risk, and sacrifice along the way?"
The program included:
Combined Choirs "Be Like the Bird" by Abbie Betinis "City Called Heaven" arr. by Josephine Poelinitz
Concert Choir "The Dream Keeper" by Rollo A. Dilworth "Fly Me to the Moon" arr. by Roger Emerson
Contemporary Vocal Ensemble (CVE) "Don't Be Seen" by Stuart Chapman Hill "Poor Wayfaring Stranger" arr. by Christi Jones "A Million Dreams" arr. by Roger Emerson
Chorale "Lineage" by Andrea Ramsey "I Will Be Earth" by Gwenyth Walker "Flight" arr. by Ryan Murphy
Chamber Singers "Ad Astra" by Jacob Naverud "Dies Irae" by Ryan Main "Sing Me to Heaven" by Daniel Gawthrop