Mystical Vaughan Williams

The New Mexico Symphonic Chorus and the New Mexico Philharmonic

Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs
Stephen Lewis, baritone
Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem
Stephen Lewis, baritone

Sunday, May 6, 2018, 3:00 pm
First United Methodist Church

Considered by many to be England’s greatest 20th Century composer, Vaughan Williams was a lover of folksongs, ultimately defining the genre of English song. His visionary Five Mystical Songs are based on the poetry of George Herbert, which uses mystical metaphors in devotional verses. Dona Nobis Pacem (Grant Us Peace) brings shifting moods and musical imagery with the crucial message of shared goodwill and survival through the horrific bloodshed of war.