Live In Studio C: Portara Ensemble | Nashville Public Radio

Live In Studio C: Portara Ensemble

May 18, 2018

As one of Nashville's premiere vocal groups, Portara Ensemble's repertoire spans a wide range of genres and styles. Director Jason Shelton brought the ensemble and one of their diverse programs to the studio in advance of their June 3rd concert, called "Home." The performance will be a benefit for Open Table Nashville, a non-profit organization working to end homelessness. And while the program might cover a range of styles — including a stunning performance of a traditional spiritual and the world premiere of a new work with words provided by members of the ensemble — the pieces are all thematically tied together by the idea of home.  

Set List: 

Anton Bruckner: Locus Iste 

Leonard Bernstein: Somewhere 

  • arr. Robert Edgerton

Traditional: City Called Heaven 

  • arr. Josephine Poelinitz
  • Patrick Dailey, countertenor 
  • David Huntsinger, piano 

Cortlandt Matthews: i remember (excerpt) 

  • words by members of Portara Ensemble 
  • Patrick Dunnevant, dir. 
  • Emily Packard, Cassandra Bailey-Langjahr, Kevin Foster, solos 

Jason Shelton: Saranam 

  • David Huntsinger, piano 

Stephen Paulus: Home

  • Sarah Upchurch, soprano