Resilience: Music for Troubled Times

Jeannette Sorrell, direction, harpsichord, & program design
Amanda Powell, soprano

A timely new program from GRAMMY® winners Apollo’s Fire and Jeannette Sorrell

London, 1665: A year-long plague held the city in its grip, but haunting folk ballads and laments of Dowland and Purcell wafted from the windows of empty streets. Two centuries later, outbreaks of cholera and dysentery could not prevent Americans – black and white – from singing in joyous harmony at the end of the Civil War. In this new program from Jeannette Sorrell, 10 musicians conjure up these two historic pandemics through music, diaries and poems as we celebrate the resilience of the human spirit. WE SHALL OVERCOME.
This program is performed by 9 musicians standing 6 feet apart. Premiering in Cleveland in October 2020.
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