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Friday, February 28, 2014

Some of my poems to be sung at Harvard tonight 

Dear Friends,
Some of my poems will be included in this concert originating from Harvard/Radcliffe tonight at 6 p.m. Mountain time (8 EST).  Here is the information:


This Friday's RCS/HGC Junior Parents Weekend Concert will stream live from Sanders Theatre beginning at 8:00pm.

If you're not fortunate enough to be in town for the 6th Annual HGCF Alumni Sing & Dinner, you can still have the wonderful experience of witnessing this concert live over the internet.

Unfortunately, due to copyright issues, we cannot record the video for later viewing. So, you'll need to clear your schedule and plan to join us LIVE from Sanders Theatre this Friday, February 28th at 8:00pm.

Use the Comments section to let us know you're online. We always love to know who is watching and from where.

Click on the graphic above or enter the following URL into your computer's browser to access the live stream:


NOTE: The video will not be ready to stream until the 8:00pm concert time. If the video appears to freeze up at any point, try refreshing your browser to restart the stream.

The Radcliffe Choral Society and
The Harvard Glee Club
Andrew Clark, Director of Choral Activities Beth Willer, Resident Conductor Harris Ipock, Resident Conductor
present the
Junior Parents Weekend Concert
Sanders Theatre Harvard University Friday, February 28, 2014 8:00pmHaec Dies
from Grandualia (1610)
William Byrd (c. 1540-1623)
Craig Hella Johnson (b. 1962)
Carson Cooman, '04 (b. 1982)
Stella Fiorenzoli, '15 (b. 1993)
arr. Doug Andrews
Frederick E. Weatherly arr. Peter Knight, edited by Stella Fiorenzoli
as performed by Pentatonix edited by Stella Fiorenzoli
arr. Hannah Mohd Amri
Southern Folktune arr. David N. Johnson
American Spiritual arr. Moses Hogan
Emily Coolidge Alice Hunnewell-Hemmens
Beth Willer, Resident Conductor Joseph Turbessi, Pianist
Dorothy Poems 1. Don't Make Lists
A Prayer Before Sleep, Op. 816
Dorothy Poems 2. I Cannot Tell You
August 26, 1970
World Première
Dorothy Poems 3. Order of Melchizedek
The Water is Wide Michelle Chang '14, soprano and Rachel Johnston '14, alto, soloists
Dorothy Poems 4. Until Even the Angels
Danny Boy Run to You Cups/When I'm Gone Mashup
The Lone, Wild Bird Veronica Behrens '15, soprano, soloist
Ride On, King Jesus Carol Meuth '14, soprano, soloist
Beth Willer, conductor Radcliffe, Now We Rise to Greet Thee

Haec dies quam fecit Dominus: exultemus et laetemur in ea. Alleluia.
-text from Psalm 117:24 from Dorothy Poems
-texts by Dorothy Walters
Don't Make Lists
Every day a new flower rises from your body's fresh soil. Don't go around looking for fallen petals in a fairy tale, when you've got the golden plant right here, now, shooting forth light from your eyes, your awakening crown.
Don't make lists, or explore ancient accounts. Forget everything you know and open.
A Prayer Before Sleep
I am placing my soul and my body On thy sanctuary this night, O my protector. Turn not thy back upon me. For though, who art both kind and just, Be keeping me from harm this night and always.
-text by Alexander Carmichael from Carmina Gadelica, Vol. I (1990)
August 26, 1970
We Took to the Streets Like a River
We took to the streets like a river flowing into history. Women. Women who have borne the world's children. Women who are jailed for whoring and for loving. Women who will not be fouled, fooled, or frightened anymore. Women from the Grecian urn; truth and beauty made flesh. Women like tribal queens. Women from the sounds of silence from the sun's first beam from the wind's hot advances and the sea's murmuring.
This is the day that the Lord has made: let us be glad and rejoice in it. Alleluia.
from Dorothy Poems
I Cannot Tell You
I do not know if god is a thing or a process, or a being or a presence.
I cannot tell you how the world was constructed, or when it began or by whom.
I cannot unravel the tables of meaning, the diagrams and the scales of comparison, the charts and the long explanations of everything that has ever been.
What I know is this:
this moment, this kiss, this infinite longing, endless loving and being loved by no one who has a name in a place that does not exist.from Dorothy Poems
Order of Melchizedek
Know who you are. Do not debase the name. Carry it in your heart, a root flame of love. Walk through the world in silence. The moment will come. The sign will be a soft stirring of wings, a gold shimmer of air.
from Dorothy Poems
Until Even the Angels
What the heart wants is to follow its true passion to lie down with it near the reeds beside the river, to devour it in the caves between the desert dunes, to sing its notes into the morning sky until even the angels wake up and take notice and look around for their beloved. *

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