The Burlington Choral Society
Onion River Chorus
Richard Riley, Artistic Director
DEEP IN SONG: Music from and to Ukraine
For the first time, Burlington Choral Society and Onion River Chorus will join in song to perform music from and to war-torn Ukraine. With 100+ voices, the dual chorus will draw from Ukraine’s sacred and folk music traditions, as well as two pieces composed in the last year, to capture and honor the country’s rich choral heritage.
One standout in the program is “At Times I Wonder,” an unaccompanied piece composed by Burlington local Michael Schachter. The hauntingly introspective piece is set to a poem whose lines were famously recited by a Ukrainian soldier standing on a snowy battlefield on the eighth day of the ongoing war. Also featured in the program is “A Ukrainian Prayer,” written by English composer John Rutter at the onset of the war.
Please join us in celebrating and supporting Ukraine with a program ranging from hushed lullabies to ethereal soundscapes to energetic tongue-twisting jigs. Donation information will be available on-site.