New Fall 2017 CONCERT!
This fall, Third Practice is recapping Joshua Bornfield's mixed voice arrangement of his work Reconstruction, a choral fantasy on 19th-century American hymnody. This beautiful five movement work looks to the structure of the Roman Catholic Mass for inspiration; as such, we've chosen to intersperse its robust Americana strains with movements from Byrd's immortal Mass for Four Voices. An anthem by early American composer William Billings and a shape-note inspired Psalm setting by Martin Bresnick set the tone for this inventive reimagining of American choral traditions.
Friday, September 8 at 7:30PM - Immaculate Conception Chapel, Mount St. Mary's University, Emmitsburg, MD
This concert is free and open to the public
What the Press is Saying
"[T]he entire evening proved a winner, the singers sustaining vocal energy, unfailing technique and expressive nuances throughout three vastly different works." - Cecelia Porter, The Washington Post
"The performers outdid themselves in showing what local forces with heart can offer. The eight members of the chamber chorus Third Practice did evocative heavy lifting." - Anne Midgette, The Washington Post
"The production was presented by the first-rate Great Noise Ensemble and Third Practice vocal ensemble …" - Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, The New York Times
"The effect was stunning as the large choir in the front of the church was answered by the ethereal voices of Third Practice." - Patrick D. McCoy, Washington Life Magazine