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Sixth Anniversary: Songs of aspiration, achievement and celebration

  • Trinity Lutheran Church 11200 Old Georgetown Rd Rockville, MD, 20852 United States (map)

Six Degree Singers, Artistic Director Rachel Carlson, and Assistant Artistic Director Katelyn Aungst invite you to attend our upcoming concert series celebrating our Sixth Anniversary as an organization — featuring songs of aspiration, achievement and celebration! The program will premiere six new works by young American choral composers from around the nation — and each new commission will be paired with fantastic, familiar compositions for choir, including Samuel Barber’s “Under the Willow Tree,” Eric Whitacre’s “Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine” and Stephen Paulus’s “When Music Sounds.”  We hope to see you there!

Buy tickets for this concert online here.

Special thanks to David T. Scott & Associates for their generous support for this concert series!


It Takes a Village, Joan Szymko (b. 1957)

Flame and Shadow, David Archer (b. 1985)

            * winner of the 2015 SDS Young Composers Competition *

Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine, Eric Whitacre (b. 1970)

When Music Sounds, Stephen Paulus (1949-2014)

Peace (A Love Song), Russell Nadel (b. 1983)

Three Shakespeare Songs, Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

1.      Full Fathom Five

2.      Cloud Capp’d Towers

3.      Over Hill, Over Dale

--- intermission ---

Dawn, Mary Montgomery Koppel (b. 1982)

We Are Such Stuff as Dreams are Made On, Scott Gendel (b. 1977)

Under the Willow Tree, Samuel Barber (1910-1981)

Then the Music Stops, Josh Perry-Parrish (b. 1979)

When You Wish Upon A Star, arr. Nancy Wertsch

A Good Play, Michael Fili (b. 1987)