Reconstruction

Third Practice presents the world premiere of Composer-in-Residence 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, October 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM - Augustana Lutheran Church, 2100 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC
Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 5:00 PM - St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1914 Ballenger Creek Pike, Point of Rocks, MD
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 12:10 PM - Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G Street NW, Washington, DC
Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 6:45 PM - Baltimore Basilica, 409 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD

All concerts are free and open to the public – a free-will offering will be collected.