World Premiere performance of Andrea Clearfield's "Into the Blue", with The Rainbow Chorale of Delaware.
Performance of Andrea Clearfield's "Into the Blue" by the Harmonium Choral Society, conducted by Anne Matlack. The performance began with the poet Susan Windle reciting her poetry for the work.
The Rainbow Chorale of Delaware
Into the Blue is an uplifting work celebrating the marvels of life and diversity through the images of wondrous flowers. Set to a glorious poem by Susan Windle, the singers and listeners are invited to send the colors of their voices out into the world. Nature becomes a metaphor for that which grows, reaches, blossoms, and changes. The music unfolds with lyrical melodies and rich, flowing harmonies, culminating in a joyous Alleluia blessing. The work can be performed in its original scoring with flute, vibraphone, and piano, or with piano alone.
Into the Blue was commissioned by The Rainbow Chorale of Delaware for the occasion of their 10th Year Anniversary in 2008 with support from GALA Choruses. The world premiere was held on May 30, 2009, at the Grand Opera House, Wilmington, Delaware. The composer wishes to thank Ucross Foundation for the time and space in which to write this work.
— Andrea Clearfield