Myths and Hymns: Chapter 3 - LOVE

MasterVoices
Online
Concert
Location: 
https://www.youtube.com/c/MasterVoicesNY/featured
Event date: 
14 Apr 2021 to 30 Jun 2021
Start Time: 
6:30pm - YouTube Premiere with Live Chat on 4/14/21
Conductor / Keynote Speaker: 
Ted Sperling/Conductor

The central project of MasterVoices’ 2020-2021 season is a virtual rollout of award-winning composer Adam Guettel’s theatrical song cycle, Myths and Hymns, in an online staging conceived by Ted Sperling. Inspired by Greek myths and a 19th-Century Presbyterian hymnal, the 1998 cycle is a kaleidoscopic collection of musical genres as it explores the nature of faith and longing in a secular world. New short musical films will illustrate the protagonist’s attempt to seek answers in four ways – through Flight, Work, Love, and Faith. The four chapters of this personal voyage will be released in free digital installments throughout the winter and spring.

The central project of MasterVoices’ 2020-2021 season will be a virtual rollout of award-winning composer Adam Guettel’s theatrical song cycle, Myths and Hymns, in an online staging conceived by Ted Sperling. Inspired by Greek myths and a 19th-Century Presbyterian hymnal, the 1998 cycle is a kaleidoscopic collection of musical genres as it explores the nature of faith and longing in a secular world. New short musical films will illustrate the protagonist’s attempt to seek answers in four ways – through Flight, Work, Love, and Faith. The four chapters of this personal voyage will be released in free digital installments throughout the winter and spring.

Watch anytime starting Wednesday, April 14 at 6:30 PM EST.

After the launch, Chapter 1: FLIGHTChapter 2: WORK and Chapter 3: LOVE will remain available for on-demand streaming on MasterVoices YouTube channel  until June 30, 2021. There is no registration or sign up required to view the performance.

The third chapter, LOVE, explores the possibility of finding fulfillment through relationships with others. Hero and Leander evokes the sounds of the roiling waves that stand in the way of the lovers’ union, and ultimately prove their ruin. Come to Jesus intertwines the story of a young couple’s dissolution because of an unwanted pregnancy with the haunting hymn text of the title, and the chapter ends with the wistfully humorous and self-involved How Can I Lose You?

Featured Artists:

Dianne Drayse Alonso, Nina Bernstein, John Brancy, Dove Cameron, Victoria Clark, Drew Gehling, Cheyenne Jackson, Shereen Pimentel, Lori Wilner, Earl Womack, Ted Sperling and The MasterVoices Chorus.

For more information visit: https://www.mastervoices.org/events/mythsandhymns-chapter3/

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