Of Time and Space
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
First United Methodist Church
501 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
On December 21, 1968, NASA launched Apollo 8 into space, where it became the first manned spacecraft to leave Earth’s gravity, orbit the moon, and return safely to Earth. Astronauts Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders thus became the first humans to witness and photograph an Earthrise. They also made a historic Christmas Eve television broadcast, which at the time was the most watched program ever. Some of us remember the absolute thrill of that moment, which just celebrated its 50th anniversary.
On February 12th, under the direction of Dr. Kenney Potter, the Charlotte Master Chorale brings that experience to life with a program that will transport you into the galaxy. Join us as the Charlotte Master Chorale and Chamber Singers share the stage with the Arts Plus Charlotte Children’s Choir in a concert that celebrates human curiosity and our fascination with outer space.
The Consolation of Apollo, by Kile Smith
The effect is an ethereal experience that evokes the wonder of this other-worldly vantage point.
Enjoy the Silence, by Martin Gore, Arr. by Eric Whitacre
Evokes the awe of a wintery and serene night sky.
There Will Be Rest,by Frank Ticheli
Close your eyes and lose yourself in the cosmos.
Stars, by Ēriks Ešenvalds
This piece captures the glowing simplicity of ‘a heaven full of stars’ with ‘beating hearts of fire.’
Charlotte Master Chorale
Charlotte Master Chorale Chamber Singers
Arts Plus Charlotte Children’s Choir
Kenny Potter, conductor
Heather Potter, conductor
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