KLEI KODESH (SACRED VESSELS)


Thank you to everyone that joined the performance in person or virtually. The recording of this performance is no longer available for on-demand viewing. We encourage you to join us for our next performance.

Originally performed on March 20, 2022 from Church of the Epiphany in Washington, DC, the Washington Master Chorale concluded its 2021-2022 season with this long-anticipated program of works from the Hebraic tradition.

The performance included profound and radiant works from Jewish High Holiday liturgies, an exciting choral work by Chicago-based Israeli-American composer Osnat Netzer, T’filat Geshem (Prayer for Rain), Eric Whitacre’s Five Hebrew Love Songs, and the world premiere of Henry Dehlinger’s Kohelet (The Teacher).

Kohelet is a passionate and thrilling new extended work for mixed chorus and chamber ensemble, jointly commissioned in collaboration with Santa Clara University and the Santa Clara Chorale. The premiere of Kohelet featured guest conductor Scot Hanna-Weir, Metropolitan Opera soprano Danielle Talamantes and baritone Kerry Wilkerson.