Deborah Simpkin King, Artistic Director & Founder

Embers’s Concert Season has ended.

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Two Concerts! One Live, One Virtual!

Release

Live Performance: Friday, April 16, 2021 8:00 pm Ticketing Information and Location Details

Live Stream of Virtual Concert: Sunday, April 18, 2021 5:00 pm Ticketing and Streaming Information

Ember, the critically acclaimed choral ensemble of Schola Cantorum on Hudson will present a live and virtual concert entitled Release. They will examine in music that moment in our lives when we pass between what was and what will be.

The concert will begin with Eric Whitacre’s gentle wish for universality through “singing together, standing together...always.”

The cornerstone of Release is Ola Gjeilo’s “Dark Night of the Soul” on texts written in the 16th century by St. John of the Cross. For this piece, Ember singers will be joined by a string quartet from the American Modern Ensemble.

Additional selections include the popular theme from The Mission: “Gabriel's Oboe.” “Under the Willow Tree” from Samuel Barber’s opera Vanessa, “Sing Out My Soul” by Marques L. Garrett, and “Nada te turbe” by Joan Szymko. The concert will close with the uplifting spiritual “Over My Head, I Hear Music in the Air.”

“We learned new ways of living and working; new ways of being human with other humans throughout the pandemic,” remarked Dr. Deborah Simpkin King, Founder and Artistic Director. “Some [of these] we may elect to retain, having learned new things that enhance life. Together, we seek to acknowledge the sense of loss and disorder that we are left with and to make a proactive choice to hold more lightly some parts of life that may have seemed essential in the past.”

Unfolding

Live! Outdoors!


Saturday, September 26, 4:30pm

Boscobel House and Gardens, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison, NY, 10524


Saturday, September 26, 6pm

Boscobel House and Gardens, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison, NY, 10524

Live! Outdoors!

Unfolding

  • Unclouded DayJ. K. Alwood
  • It Takes a VillageJoan Szymko
  • Gilberto Gomez, Baritone
  • RequiemEliza Gilkyson
  • For those who have succumbed to COVID-19
  • 1000 Beautiful ThingsAnnie Lennox
  • Ruston Ropac, Mezzo
  • Sing, My ChildSarah Quartel
  • Anna Willson, Soprano; Mark Aro, Tenor.
  • It’s a Beautiful Day in the NeighborhoodFred Rogers
  • Everyone Suddenly Burst Out SingingPeter Willsher
  • I Dream a WorldDwight Bigler
  • A Million Dreams (The Greatest Showman)Benj Paske/Justin Paul
  • Soloists: Mark Aro, Christopher Howatt
  • John Maderazo, Virginia Steindorf
  • We Are the WorldMichael Jackson and Lionel Richie
  • Soloists: Gilberto Gomez, Blane Shaw, Maria Alu
  • Christopher Howatt, Mark Aro, Christopher Tefft
  • Ruston Ropac, Anna Willson

Kevin Shoemaker, Collaborative Accompanist

Caroline L. Sargent, Percussionist

An Ember December

An Annual Ember Tradition

December 8, 2019

As a time of warmth, giving, and familiar songs and carols, the December holidays inspire dreams and memories. Ember combines heartwarming readings with beautiful music, much of which is familiar. Join Ember and Phoenix Singers in this concert designed to bring both joy and healing. Child friendly and followed by a reception.

An Ember December

An Annual Ember Tradition


Sunday, December 8, 2019, 5pm

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 94 Pine Street, Montclair, NJ 07042

An Ember December

An Annual Tradition in a New Space

Listening

Outside Voices

February 29 & March 1, 2020

Listening

Outside Voices


Saturday, February 29, 7pm

St. John's in the Village, 224 Waverly Place, NYC 10014


Sunday, March 1, 5pm

Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 217 Prospect Street, South Orange, New Jersey 07079

Carpe diem!

Pluck the day [as it is ripe]

Out of an abundance of concern for the safety of our audience

We have Canceled our May Concerts

Please stay tuned for our announcement of an alternative performance.

Listening

Voices from the Earth

May 16 & 17, 2020

Are we able to listen beyond the chatter of human voices hearing the evolving messages uttered by our planet?

Culminating this 25th anniversary season will be a collaborative co-commission by celebrated composers Eric Banks and Robert Paterson that focuses on the global voice of our planet – its natural cycles and human interaction with those cycles. We extend the question, “What peril awaits should we choose not to listen?”

Listening

Voices from the Earth


Saturday, May 16, 7pm

St. John's in the Village, 224 Waverly Place, NYC 10014


Sunday, May 17, 5pm

Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 217 Prospect Street, South Orange, New Jersey 07079

A Second Simplicity

Living with paradoxes, doubts, and mysteries.

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