Dan Locklair’s The Cloths of Heaven for SATB chorus, a cappella will be performed by the Wake Forest University Concert Choir, Brian Gorelick, conductor, on tour in Ireland – Galway on March 9 and 10 and Dublin on March 12 and 13.

The March 9 performance was at Galway Cathedral and March 10 at the city’s Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas. The March 12 concert will be at Dublin’s Christ Church Cathedral and March 13 at St. Ann’s Church of Ireland, also in Dublin.

The composer writes, “My The Cloths of Heaven (A Choral Piece for SATB chorus, a cappella) was completed in September 2013 and was composed for and is dedicated to the Wake Forest University Concert Choir (Brian Gorelick, conductor) in celebration of the Choir’s 2014 tour of Ireland. This approximately three-minute composition is a setting of Irish poet William Butler Yeats’s well-known love poem originally entitled, Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven. First published in 1899 as a part of his third volume of poetry, The Wind Among the Reeds, Yeats’s expressive and provocative poem reflects through both dream and reality his adoration toward the woman he loves.” The score will be published by Subito Music.

All concerts are free of charge. For more information about the Wake Forest Concert Choir, visit http://college.wfu.edu/music/ensembles/choral-ensembles/.

More information about Dan Locklair, including a bio, list of works and discography at http://www.locklair.com.

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