Valentine’s Day Weekend!
Sunday, February 16, 2020
3:15 pm pre-concert talk
For over three years, Grammy®-nominated Skylark Vocal Ensemble has been pioneering an entirely new concert experience that weaves choral music from all ages into engaging stories shared by master storyteller, Sarah Walker.
This year, Skylark re-imagines its whimsical and inventive program inspired by the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen in a dynamic collaboration with composer and arranger Benedict Sheehan.
Together, Skylark and Sheehan present the timeless stories of Snow White and The Little Mermaid in evocative musical form! Sheehan’s new and original scoring blends seamlessly with Sarah Walker’s narrative, stitching together an eclectic and engaging mix of existing music from Ralph Vaughan Williams, Francis Poulenc, Leonard Bernstein, Morten Lauridsen and more.
The two beloved fairy tales are compelling examples of heroines’ journeys in classic literature. Both are centered around spellbinding coming-of-age arcs. The stories, presented here in their less well-known, original structures, feature complex female characters with desires, agency, and strength. For more information and tickets visit https://www.skylarkensemble.org/