The works of African-American composer Florence Price (1899-1952) have only lately been receiving the attention they are due, and her harmonically lush Mass in F for chorus and organ will be juxtaposed against another mass setting by a modern female composer, the “Tongues of Fire” Mass by Cecilia McDowall (b. 1951). McDowall was honored in 2021 by receiving the new carol commission from the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge for their annual Lessons & Carols Service, broadcast to millions on Christmas Eve, and she thus entered the history books as a choral composer of the first rank.
Please note – there will be a post-concert reception at the Sunday, June 4th performance, including light refreshments and snacks. Donors of the Patron level ($25+ annually) and above are invited to attend. If one person in your party is at or above that giving level, the other guests in the party are free to attend. DONATE NOW to secure your spot at this reception!