On Sunday, Nov. 15, the Farmington Valley Chorale continues its 50th Anniversary year of celebration with a free event, streamed live, featuring Dr. Ellen Gilson Voth, artistic director, in conversation with Professor Kathy Saltzman Romey, director of the Minnesota Chorale. The two will be exploring in depth, Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem, a cantata published, and first performed, in 1936. This is the second in the chorale’s Music in Response series, which features a close look at a piece of music that was composed in time of crisis or, in some way speaks to our vulnerability and coping through such times.
Romey serves as director of choral activities at the University of Minnesota and artistic director of the 200-voice Minnesota Chorale, which serves as principal chorus for the Minnesota Orchestra. Voth, a resident of West Hartford, is a conductor, educator, composer and pianist/organist. She has been the FV Chorale’s artistic director since 2007. The Farmington Valley Chorale performed the Dona Nobis Pacem with orchestra in 2016. For information about the Music in Response programs, and to access the link for this free program, visit farmingtonvalleychorale.org