Alchemy – Karen P. Thomas
Chronos Vocal Ensemble
Edmonton, AB, Canada
Jordan Van Biert, conductor
Kim Cousineau, piano
Performed on February 20, 2022 at St. Andrew’s United Church, Edmonton, on the program “Hearts Afire” as part of the choir’s 2021-2022 Season: Rising.
Recording Engineer: Ron Yachimec
Audio Editing: Trent Worthington
Filming and Video Production: Morgan Gold
Lighting: Patrick Marchand
Video and Performance © 2022 Chronos Music Society of Alberta
Text: Sara Teasdale (1884-1933), from “Rivers to the Sea” (1915)
I lift my heart as spring lifts up
A yellow daisy to the rain;
My heart will be a lovely cup
Altho’ it holds but pain.
For I shall learn from flower and leaf
That color every drop they hold,
To change the lifeless wine of grief
To living gold.