A New Creation by Rene Clausen
May 10, 2013
The Pilgrim Congregational Choir will present Rene Clausen’s cantata, A New Creation, on May 12th at 10:00 a.m. We are located at 2310 E. 4thStreet, Duluth.
Clausen is a contemporary American composer who serves as professor of music and choir director at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. A New Creation is written for chorus, soloists, and accompaniment. The work uses both English and Latin texts taken from the Bible, the Roman Catholic Mass, and a hymn by George Herbert.
In writing about this composition, Clausen said, “The various movements are attempts to characterize, through music, various aspects of the human/God, God/human relationship. Awe and wonder, unworthiness and doubt, mercy and forgiveness, love, joy, and peace, are all wrapped together in this piece, as indeed these elements are wrapped together in our daily lives.”
The Pilgrim Choir is directed by Dr. Bret Amundson. Pilgrim’s Director of Music, Rachel Kresha, will accompany the choir.