Thanks to Musica Concordia for singing my hymn, Powers of Heaven, yesterday at St. Cecilia’s Church in the Fox Chase section of Philadelphia. The hymn is a setting of an evocative Advent text by Michael Tavella; we’ve used it in church a few times already.
Cellist Elena Smith singingly played the quite oboistic obbligato, written a couple of years ago for her older sister, oboist Priscilla Smith. Time to hear this on horn before too long, I’d say.
Jacqueline Smith is the founder and director of the ecumenical choir. Thanks to Rudi Trickel, Fathers Bonner and McCabe of St. Cecilia, the parishioners and community who came to listen, and of course all the wonderful singers of Musica Concordia!