Triumph of the Spirit

Music by Bernstein, Glick and other Jewish Composers

Carleton Dominion Chalmers Centre

The powerful Triumph of the Spirit by Canada’s Srul Irving Glick headlines this concert. It is a five-movement song cycle drawing from biblical and modern texts whose uplifting message is hope and thanksgiving for the life we are given. Also featured is a group of enthralling shorter works drawn from the Jewish tradition by contemporary composers as well as the Late Renaissance composer Salomone Rossi.

The concert closes with Leonard Bernstein’s mesmerizing Chichester Psalms, an ode to joyful music entwined with contemplative imagery of devotion and reliance on a Creator and the pleasantness of shared community.

The OCS will be joined by Ottawa countertenor Ian Sabourin, instrumentalists from the Ottawa Music Company and Matthew Larkin on piano and organ. 

Prayer to the Shechinah – Andrea Clearfield (1960– )
Triumph of the Spirit – Srul Irving Glick (1934–2002)
Reunion – Karen Siegel (1980– )
Libshaft – Rona Nadler
Haleluyah – Salomone Rossi (1570–1630)
Chichester Psalms – Leonard Bernstein (1918–1990)

Gabrielle Gaudreault
OCS Artistic Director & Conductor
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Ian Sabourin
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Matthew Larkin
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Timothy McCoy
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Jonathan Wade
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Caroline Léonardelli
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