Gala Tribute Concert
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Tickets: $20.00 in advance; $25.00 at the door
The music of Peter R. Hallock (1924–2014) provides a sonic feast as Opus 7 Vocal Ensemble, the Compline Choir, and Saint Mark’s Cathedral Boys & Girls Choir, are joined by guest soloists, handbells, string orchestra, organ, brass sextet, and percussion, to delight the ears and stir our senses. Hallock was a mystic, countertenor, composer, organist, and liturgist for ever linked with Saint Mark’s Cathedral, the place where this tribute concert takes place. The program includes music spanning almost seven decades of creative output, including some rarely heard gems: A Brevity for Baritone, “Rachel’s Lament” from Days of Herod, and three songs for children’s voices. Other highlights include Hosanna to the Son of David, an early unaccompanied work not heard in Seattle since 1953, and Dream of the Rood, the only work in which Hallock set text of the Creed to music. At Peter’s request, the first half of the concert closes with To the Supreme Being, performed in a version for string orchestra, oboe, and men’s choir. The concert closes with the premiere performance of Victimae Paschali laudes (Setting III)—the last work Peter composed.
The Peter Hallock Gala
Festival Weekend continues with:
Cathedral Compline Legacy Society, Alumni, and Friends Dinner
Sunday, May 10, 6:00 PM @ Saint Mark’s Cathedral in Bloedel Hall
We will celebrate 59 years of the Compline Choir and share news of the Hallock Institute’s founding; we will also recognize members of the Founders Chorus of the Cathedral Compline Legacy Society and discuss planned giving to the Hallock Institute with choir alumni and friends over a semi-catered dinner hosted by the choirSuggested donation: $20.00 per person. Please RSVP no later than April 27, 2015. Suggested donations can be received via check payable to The Compline Choir, 1245 Tenth Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102, or via the choir’s PayPal account. Contact us if you have any questions.
Alumni + Compline Service
Sunday, May 10, 9:30 PM @ Saint Mark’s Cathedral
Compline Choir and alumni combine to chant the office of Compline featuring music by Peter Hallock.
As always, free!