State Singers Concert: “Sacred Veil”

State Singers Concert: “Sacred Veil”

Music by Eric Whitacre Words by Charles Anthony Silvestri, Julia Lawrence Silvestri and Eric Whitacre

Nov 18, 2022

7:00 pm

9:00 pm


First Baptist Church, Starkville-MS

The Sacred Veil

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 with    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.

For more information, visit: https://ericwhitacre.com/music-catalog/the-sacred-veil.
Sponsor: MSU Choral Activities
Website: www.statesings.com
Contact: Danielle Gaude, Administrative Assistant – Choral: 662-325-3490

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