Award winning composer Eric Kitchen’s “Agnus Dei” will be premiered by The Choral Arts Society of Washington at The Golden Hour on Saturday, Nov. 13 in Washington, DC. Performances will take place at 4 and 8 p.m. at Live! at 10th & G (First Congregational UCC).
Kitchen is a former pianist with the Greenbrier Ensemble and played at The Greenbrier Hotel from 1979 through 1982.
The Golden Hour features the Choral Arts Chamber Singers performing the world premiere of Kitchen’s “Agnus Dei” alongside John Corigliano’s setting of the Dylan Thomas poem Fern Hill.
“Agnus Dei” is Latin for “Lamb of God.” The translation reads: “Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us, give us peace.”
In 2000 Kitchen wrote the song cycle “The Olney Avian Verse” which appeared on soprano Deborah Sternberg’s Naxos recording “Birds of Love and Prey” winner of the 2021 DC WAMMIE award for best classical album.
For tickets and information visit https://choralarts.org/the-golden-hour/ or call the Choral Arts Box Office at 202-244-3669.