Vermont Symphony Orchestra

“Across the Vast Eternal Sky:” an afternoon of peace, love, growth, and renewal

Sunlight shines on my face;
This is my grace, to be
Restored, born again,
In flame.

These are the first lines of “Across the Vast Eternal Sky” by renowned Norwegian-American composer Ola Gjeilo, an inspired composition which lends its name to this concert by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra Chorus. Choral Director Dr. Jose Daniel Flores-Caraballo has chosen a program that promises to touch people’s hearts with a message of love and renewal on Mother’s Day. Pianist Noah Palmer and a VSO string quartet accompany exquisite choral renditions by Arvo Pärt, Morten Lauridsen, and Gabriel Fauré, among others. The program is anchored on Haydn’s Missa Brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo featuring soprano Sarah Cullins.

Da Pacem Domine by Arvo Part
Missa Brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo by Franz Joseph Haydn
Sure On This Shining Night by Morten Lauridsen
Te Quiero by Alberto Favero, arr. Liliana Cangiano
The Skylark by Steve Murray
Let My Love Be Heard by Jake Runestad
Cantique de Jean Racine by Gabriel Fauré
Across the Vast Eternal Sky by Ola Gjeilo