A "Treble Send Off" to our Beloved High School Seniors - June 2020
Lessons & Carols 2017
A Service of Lessons & Carols 2017 at Vassar College Chapel
Caldwell and Ivory's “Hope for Resolution: A Song for Mandela and DeKlerk”
Composer Sean Ivory wrote, “Paul and I wrote ‘Hope’ in 1994 to commemorate the end of Apartheid and the beginning of reconciliation in South Africa. It is dedicated to the memory of Nelson Mandela, who struggled long and hard against inequality and strove for meaningful dialogue between the races." The score honors two men Nelson Mandela and Frederik Willem de Klerk and their reconciliation work.
In this performance at Vassar College, the Treble Choir (middle school and high school youth) sing an English Christmas carol in their gentle, sweet voices. Then the Vassar College choirs and Cappella Festiva fold in with the South African anti-apartheid liberation song Thula Sizwe (in Zulu). Both songs weave together as one, in hope for resolution, no longer separated by race or class.