Scott Kellermann: Thank you for a ‘deeply moving event’ |

Scott Kellermann: Thank you for a ‘deeply moving event’

“Our times are known before Thee, Lord grant us strength to die;” one of the poignant verses from Sierra Master’s Chorale and Orchestra’s performance of Karl Jenkin’s “The Armed Man: a Mass for Peace” on May 17.

This emotional and spiritual concert kindles the emotions of war and the aftermath of destruction. A variety of religious traditions, poems, and poetry are intricately woven through the melodies.

Looking around the audience, appreciating the diversity of political convictions present, I was struck by a community coming together, all equally absorbed by the music, prose and inner intention to promote peace,

Even though much of the music was achingly sad, I found myself unexpectedly touched with joy and hope. It was a delight to share this as a community listening as one audience, absorbing each vibration that passed generously through the conductor, singers, and musicians to resonate in each heart.

Thank you Sierra Master Chorale and Orchestra for an opportunity to engage in a deeply moving event.

Dr. Scott Kellermann

Nevada City

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