As the spring warms up, SNO will partner with the Choir of St. David's Episcopal Church, led by Dr. Douglas Buchanan, for Bach's Cantata No. 147, Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben ("Heart and mouth and deed and life"). Hailed by the Baltimore Sun as "remarkable" and "offering admirable variety and depth of repertoire," the St. David's Choir offers a wide range of free events in the beautiful acoustic of the St. David's sanctuary and throughout the city. This special concert is a rare chance to hear "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" in a springtime performance. After this cantata, SNO and CSD will perform our final featured world premiere of the season, a "chamber-choral symphony" by composer Ryan Lindveit. Not to be missed!
For two years, SNO has presented the arrangements of other composers created by Arnold Schoenberg and his students in the early 20th Century. This February, SNO will perform the music of the man himself, Schoenberg's Chamber Symphony No. 1. James Lee III will be our featured composer, writing his own extended work for chamber orchestra.
SNO returns, as it does every season, to Emmanuel Episcopal Church for an exciting pair of performances.