IMMORTAL FIRE Program

The Washington Master Chorale concludes its 2020-2021 season with a musical exploration of the composers’ craft, highlighting a cappella masterpieces of the 20th century.

The event features a stirring new work by Joshua FishbeinOut of the Ashes of Holocaust. Fishbein’s composition is based on his family’s moving journey and deliverance from Nazi-occupied Greece to a backyard — decades later — in Baltimore, Maryland.

Also showcased, Ēriks Ešenvalds’s stunning work The Heavens’ Flock and Lili Boulanger’s rarely heard masterpiece Soir Sur La Plaine (Evening on the Plain).

The streaming event was originally broadcast on May 21, 2021. It features a full virtual chorus as well as a socially distanced chamber choir performing in the Church of the Epiphany in Washington D.C.