Music of Hope and Love

Featuring works by Jake Runestad




About This Program

A poignant, challenging, and ultimately uplifting event, the concert will feature three works by one of choral music’s newest leading composers, Jake Runestad, plus music by Beethoven and others. It will also feature student musicians from Panther Creek High School in Cary (Brad Bensen director).

The concert will open with Runestad’s A Silence Haunts Me, a dramatic exploration of Beethoven’s Heiligenstadt Testament, the letter in which the young Beethoven expresses his despair over his impending deafness and resolve to press on in fulfillment of his artistic destiny, and then connect to our own present-day challenges with Please Stay, a musical plea for suicide prevention and awareness. Also on the concert will be Runestad’s beautiful and inspiring The Hope of Loving.


Cary Arts Center
101 Dry Avenue, Cary


Saturday, October 26, 2019


Concert Singers of Cary Symphonic Choir, with guest artists Mallarmé Chamber Players and Panther Creek High School Chamber Choir

Our Guest Artists

The Mallarmé Chamber Players are a flexible ensemble of professional musicians based in Durham, North Carolina, whose mission is to enrich the lives of the community through outstanding chamber music performance.

The groups performs programs that include rarely heard works from the traditional chamber music repertoire that celebrate the diversity in our community by featuring the music of African American, Asian, Latino and women composers.

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

The Concert Singers of Cary
Cary Arts Center
101 Dry Avenue
Cary, NC 27511

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