NEC Symphonic Choir and Symphonic Winds + Erica J. Washburn and Bill Drury
NEC Symphonic Choir and Symphonic Winds present a joint program saluting the contributions of US veterans.
Kile Smith's The Consolation of Apollo sets the words of the Apollo 8 astronauts as they rounded the moon and saw the earthrise, as well as texts by Boethius describing Phoebus (Apollo) and our place in the universe, and the portion of the Genesis creation text which the astronauts read to the world as we gazed at the earth on the television transmission.
This is an in-person event with a private stream available to the NEC community here: https://necmusic.edu/live.
- NEC Symphonic Choir
- NEC Symphonic Winds
Kile Smith | The Consolation of Apollo (2014)
Thou may'st know, if thou wilt notice
Yes, it's beautiful
Wings are mine
The Sea of Tranquillity
While the bright sun
In the beginning
The stars shine