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The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass

The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass

Saturday, October 27, 2018 7:30PM
Cary Arts Center

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CSC Symphonic Choir
Guest artists: Hank, Pattie & The Current

The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass combines the sacred classical choral tradition with the bluegrass sounds of fiddle, mandolin, guitar, banjo and bass. Composed in 2007, it has become a favorite across the country.

According to composer Carol Barnett, the piece brings “the solemnity of the classical choir-based mass together with the down-home sparkle of bluegrass.” She added that that piece allowed her “the chance to write cheery sacred music — all too rare in a medium rife with staid and even lugubrious settings.”

Joining CSC in this performance is Hank, Pattie & The Current, a Raleigh-based quintet fronted by two veteran NC bluegrass musicians: Hank Smith on banjo and Pattie Hopkins Kinlaw on fiddle and vocals. Joining forces with some of the Triangle area’s most versatile musicians, they create modern acoustic music that weaves bluegrass into the tapestry of jazz, blues, and classical styles.

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