“Q” from Star Trek, John de Lancie, provides a spoken prologue to the program

Takach: Helios
(Southwest Premiere)
Beethoven: Ninth Symphony (Finale)

Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, 2022

True Concord Choir and Soloists  |  Alexander Tentser, piano

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A Musical & Visual Exploration of the Solar System

Timothy Takach, composer and True Concord vocalist, has created an epic vocal work Helios, named after the Sun God, a musical exploration of the solar system.

True Concord’s stellar voices take us on an odyssey through the galaxy.

Takach commissioned multiple new poems then added them to existing poems, all chosen to fit and enhance his vision. He combined them with his music; constantly changing textures, soundscapes, vocal techniques and harmonic language, all to spin the tale of the planets, the sun, the sheer enormity of the cosmos.

Helios’s Southwest premiere features gorgeous visuals of the universe projected over the choir, seen for the first time at these performances. This innovative programming is part of what True Concord is known for.

Seek Him in the heavens; Above the stars must He dwell. —FROM BEETHOVEN’ S NINTH SYMPHONY

Complete this musical journey with the Finale from Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with an adaptation of Liszt’s transcription for piano and choir, featuring Alexander Tentser, piano.

“Gorgeous” Washington Post

“The choral singing is superb” Classics Today