Washing of the Water

Chanticleer (U.S.A.)

St. Dominic's Church

Admission with free ticket

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Music Director: William Fred Scott

Programme highlights (subject to change)
T. Tomkins: O sing unto the Lord a new song
G. da Palestrina: Sicut Cervus/ Super flumina Babylonis
C. Goudimel: Ainsi qu’on oit le cerf bruire
M. Cardoso: Sitivit Anima Mea
T. de Victoria: Sitientes venite ad acquas
O. di Lasso: Super flumina Babylonis
G. Bryars: Super flumina Babylonis
Traditional spiritual/ Arr. M. Hogan: Deep River
Traditional folk song/ Arr. Erb: Shenandoah
P. Gabriel/ Arr. M. Bates: Washing of the Water
P. Simon/ Arr. B. Hinman: Bridge over Troubled Water
L. Cohen: Alleluja

Members of the American Classical Music Hall of Fame


The Washing of the Water expresses the symbolic power of flowing water to cleanse, redeem and restore. These concepts have fascinated composers ever since music was invented. The biblical Israelites sang their grief beside the waters of Babylon, while modern souls yearn for a bridge over troubled water. Join Chanticleer for an inspirational and spiritually uplifting performance featuring works by Palestrina, Victoria, Lasso and many others.


Duration: approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, including one interval

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