Live in Studio C: Portara Ensemble | Nashville Public Radio

Live in Studio C: Portara Ensemble

May 19, 2017

Portara Ensemble is ending its season of choral concerts with a program benefiting Nashville's street newspaper, The Contributor. In choosing the music, Director Jason Shelton took inspiration from the poetry that homeless and formerly homeless vendors submit to the paper and the stories of the vendors lives. The concert From Beginning to End: Music of Live, Love and Loss is at 4pm Sunday at Downtown Presbyterian Church, which has long housed The Contributor's vendor office. About 30 members of the choir gathered in Studio C to give us a preview.

Set list:

Aaron Copland: In The Beginning (excerpt)

  • Mary Scheib, mezzo-soprano

Shaker song, arr. Kevin Siegfried: Love is Little

  • Laura Dove Stevens, alto

Gwyneth Walker, with text by e. e. cummings: i carry your heart

  • Horacio Guendulain, piano

Herbert Howells: Requiem

  • Requiem Aeternam I

Jake Runestad: Let My Love Be Heard