NEC Symphonic Choir and Symphonic Winds + Erica J. Washburn and Bill Drury

NEC: Jordan Hall | Directions

290 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA
United States

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

  • NEC Symphonic Choir
  • NEC Symphonic Winds
  1. 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