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Chorale performs ‘Sacred Veil’

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    The Master Chorale is thrilled to perform for live audiences Eric Whitacre's "The Sacred Veil." David & Kendra Goodwin—Courtesy

New Hampshire Master Chorale
Published: 11/19/2021 1:08:46 PM

The centerpiece of the New Hampshire Master Chorale concerts on Nov. 20 and 21 is “The Sacred Veil,” a new piece by the celebrated composer Eric Whitacre with lyrics by Charles Anthony Silvestri.

The concert-length work, published in 2019, deals with the most basic human questions: Where do we come from, and what happens to us when we depart this life?

Performances will be on Nov. 20 at South Church, 27 Pleasant St., Concord, at 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 21, at the Congregational Church in downtown Plymouth at 5:30 p.m. Attendance will be limited to allow for distancing, and audiences are required to wear masks. All singers are fully vaccinated.

The concert features the acclaimed 30-voice Master Chorale conducted by its founding director, Dan Perkins. Cello soloist Harel Gietheim will collaborate in The Sacred Veil.

The concerts will also include a piece written in the early days of the pandemic called “Light Beyond Shadow,” by Dan Forrest with lyrics by Paul Wigmore. Perkins says the piece “is meant to be a warm, comforting, accessible response to ‘The Sacred Veil.’ ”

Tickets can be obtained through nhmasterchorale.ejoinme.org/Tickets.

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