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Spirit of Light
Saturday, December 16th, 2017
Spirit of Light is a celebration in music and song that combines the sacred and the secular in an illuminating new work composed by Tommy Smith. Inspired by the seasonal iconography of The Star, Three Kings, Christmas Night, Winter Snow and the dawning of Christmas Day, Spirit of Light features settings of poetry by eminently humanitarian writers such as Rainer Maria Rilke, Norman MacCaig, Robert Frost, Franz Wright, Jim Heylen and St. Francis of Assisi. The celebrated jazz vocalist Kurt Elling, and ten voices of Cappella Nova will join the SNJO to rejoice in this new music and we warmly welcome audiences, young and old, to share in this extraordinary choral and orchestral jazz experience.