February 20, 2022
ST. ANDREW'S UNITED CHURCH
Hearts Afire features settings of the lyric poetry of Sara Teasdale, in a program of contemporary composers.
Including favourite works by Ēriks Ešenvalds (including Stars and Only In Sleep), a reprise of Stuart Beatch’s Your Stars to Hold, and two premieres: Christine Donkin’s Sorrow Into Song, and Katerina Gimon’s Spring Rain, commissioned in 2020. Also music of Trent Worthington, Karen Thomas, Elaine Hagenberg, Frank Ticheli and more.
Hearts Afire was originally planned for April 2020 and cancelled at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.