At this, a time when “the nations rage,” Bernstein’s remarkable psalm settings remind us “how good, how pleasant it is, to dwell together in unity.” Bach’s cantata, one of his most popular, joyously calls us to fellowship with God—for whom the darkness has no power. Pärt’s fable (for women’s voices) shows how one might achieve divine peace by freely giving to others.
JUDITH BINGHAM The Darkness is No Darkness
S.S. WESLEY Thou Wilt Keep Him in Perfect Peace
ARVO PÄRT L’Abbé Agathon
J.S. BACH Cantata 140: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme
LEONARD BERNSTEIN Chichester Psalms
Featuring soloists Sherezade Panthaki, soprano; Reginald L. Mobley, countertenor; Jonas Budris, tenor; David McFerrin, bass.