CONCORA's 2019 - 2020 Season
Ivory, Wood & Steel
The theme for this year’s season was inspired by the title of one of my favorite books, Jared Diamond’s immensely popular 1997 Guns, Germs & Steel. Diamond explored the ways in which the deployment of these three powerful items allowed Eurasian culture and might to spread throughout the globe. In our six concerts this year, we look at how Ivory, Wood & Steel—materials fundamental to the production of so many different instruments—have inspired composers to write choral music with varied and fascinating accompaniments. The season spans three centuries, from the Bach Mass in B Minorto a new work commissioned for CONCORA from Andrey Stolyarov.