Triumph of the Spirit

Music by Bernstein, Glick and other Jewish Composers

Carleton Dominion Chalmers Centre

The concert opens with Leonard Bernstein’s irrepressibly joyful Chichester Psalms that recalls memories of ancient Hebrew campfire dances and listens in on the elegiac meditation prayer of a young boy (sung by Ottawa countertenor Ian Sabourin). A group of enthralling shorter works drawn from the Hebraic tradition, leads to the powerful Triumph of the Spirit by Canada’s Srul Irving Glick, plus works by several other Jewish composers. The overarching theme is an uplifting message of hope and thanksgiving for the life we are given.


Gabrielle Gaudreault
OCS Artistic Director & Conductor
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