The World Premiere of 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 Tuesday, March 4 in Brendle Recital Hall on the campus of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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 immediately following the World Premiere.

The March 4 program will also include British, Irish, and American music, featuring music of Benjamin Britten, O Nata Lux by Morten Lauridsen, and Irish and American folk songs.

Tickets will be on sale at the door for $10 adults/$5 students. Wake Forest students will be admitted free with ID cards. Reserve tickets by calling 336-758-5026. For more information, visit http://college.wfu.edu/music/.

Dan Locklair’s music is widely performed throughout the U.S. and around the world. His catalog includes symphonic works, a ballet, an opera, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral compositions. More information about him, including a bio, list of works and discography at http://www.locklair.com.

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