Fall choral concert in Batavia features The Trance

Trance Fall Concert Program

The Trance Vocal Ensemble, a Cincinnati-based elite chamber vocal ensemble of 24 singers, will perform Friday, November 8, at the Batavia Armory Town Hall. The concert is at 7:00 p.m. and is free.

Established by Director Scott Wyatt in January 2018, The Trance specializes in 8-part à cappella sacred repertoire and also performs celebrated classical works and more modern works. The Evergreen Center is presenting the concert.

Sacred Repertoire

1. Praise the Lord – by Rachmaninoff (2nd Mvmt. of All Night Vigil) Russian
Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYvw7jm-lsw

Text: Bless the Lord, O my soul, blessed art thou, O Lord. O Lord my God, thou art very great. Thou art clothed with honor and majesty. Blessed art thou, O Lord. The waters stand upon the mountains. Marvelous are thy works, O Lord. In wisdom hast thou made all things. Glory to thee, O Lord, who hast created all.

2. O Nat Lux – by Morten Lauridsen
Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AI9P6HoiJy8

Translation: O Light born of Light,
Jesus, redeemer of the world,
with loving-kindness deign to receive
suppliant praise and prayer.

Thou who once deigned to be clothed in flesh
for the sake of the lost,
grant us to be members
of thy blessed body.

3. My God is a Rock – Arr. by Alice Parker & Robert Shaw
Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yVQvDVDb8w

4. In Christ Alone – Arr. by McKay Crockett
Men’s Piece
Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQCpxt0XRoc&fbclid=IwAR0AB-tBIrCYWA_G3E9QNv7ij9fvBQXN-R6dlNRIMMbioFTYOFe0nN8DyTk

Secular Repertoire

5. Glow – by Eric Whitacre
Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MwDDK3jodw

6. Lullaby - by Daniel Elder
Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4ej8sOShJg

7. Days of Beauty – by Ola Gjeilo
Women’s Piece
Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQKdwodfljQ

8. The Rose – by Ola Gjeilo
Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ph44oJ7WpGU

9. Only in Sleep – Erik Esenvalds
Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvPynMI6Umc

10. Tshotsholoza
Zulu/Ndebele (South African)

Text: Go forward, Go forward from those mountains on this train from South Africa

Go forward, Go forward You are running away, You are running away from those mountains on this train from South Africa.

11. The Awakening - By Joseph M. Martin
Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KV9ZTd-e4M&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR305IhTRVR4AZu919fWC77EaWwxPnNWyZN4LnhrVOSCzE5IuRLb3zgaT80


Joint hymn-singing with audience
(Trance Members go out and sing w/ Audience)

Amazing Grace
How Great Thou Art
Be Thou My Vision
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
In Christ Alone
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
It is Well with My Soul

Other concerts schedule this fall are:

7:00 p.m. Fri., Oct 25:
Native American Flute and The Polished Brass Quintet

7:00 p.m. Sat., Nov. 23:
The Burning Caravan

7:00 p.m., December date to be announced
Cincinnati Christmas Chorus

The Evergreen Center for Nature, Arts, and Music is located at the former home of Santoro Engineering Company at 1501 Old State Route 74, Batavia, Ohio 45103. Information about the Evergreen Center, the concert series, and donation opportunities is available from Angelo Santoro at angelosantoro935@gmail.com, or at the Center’s address.