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A Mere Matter of Life and Death

SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2018 AT 5 P.M.

“Music is the thing known in the present life which most strongly suggests ecstasy and infinity” – Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis

Composed in 2014 and rescored two years later, James Whitbourn’s “The Seven Heavens” is a musical portrait and biography of the Oxford medieval scholar C.S. Lewis, perhaps best known for his Narnia Chronicles. The seven-movement work is based on seven spiritual symbols that become a series of lenses through which we view his life. The 1985 Requiem of fellow Englishman John Rutter is one of the best-loved and most widely performed choral works of the twentieth century. The eclectic texts in Latin and English are meditations on the themes of life and death, inspiration and solace.


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A Mere Matter of Life and Death

With Chamber Orchestra

Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 5 p.m.

Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St, NW (Metro Center) “Music is the thing known in the present life which most strongly suggests ecstasy and infinity” – Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis

Composed in 2014 and rescored two years later, James Whitbourn’s “The Seven Heavens” is a musical portrait and biography of the Oxford medieval scholar C.S. Lewis, perhaps best known for his Narnia Chronicles. The seven-movement work is based on seven spiritual symbols that become a series of lenses through which we view his life. The 1985 Requiem of fellow Englishman John Rutter is one of the best-loved and most widely performed choral works of the twentieth century. The eclectic texts in Latin and English are meditations on the themes of life and death, inspiration and solace.

– The Seven Heavens (James Whitbourn) WASHINGTON, DC PREMIERE

– Requiem (Rutter)

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