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State Singers Concert: “Sacred Veil”
November 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cancer has touched the lives of millions of people throughout the world. This piece, “The Scared Veil” searches for understanding and solace. As in 2021, we invite the broader community to share your stories of loved ones who suffer from cancer and those who fought “the good fight” against this disease. In the composer’s words: “The Sacred Veil” is a 12-movement work and the most recent collaboration between Eric Whitacre and poet/lyricist Charles Anthony Silvestri telling a story of life, love, and loss. Silvestri’s wife, Julie, died of ovarian cancer at age 36 in 2005, leaving two young children. Including texts from Silvestri, Whitacre, and Julie herself, the intimate, compelling score tells a story of courtship, love, loss, and the search for solace. Although inspired by this extraordinary and moving friendship, the piece does not mention Julie by name and shares a very human journey –one that so many of us can relate to.