Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight

Sunday, March 10, 2024 - 7:00 PM
Church of the Palms
3224 Bee Ridge Rd
Sarasota 34239

Inspired by current events of 1914, poet Vachel Lindsay wrote Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight – a moving depiction of the famous President troubled by the tragedies of the modern world.  Florence Price, African-American composer of the 20th Century, set this dramatic poem in her lifetime but the score was lost for almost 50 years.  Only recently discovered, Choral Artists will be presenting the Florida premiere of this exciting work for soloist, chorus and full orchestra.  Paired with the work will be the Lord Nelson Mass by Joseph Haydn, one of his most revered choral works.  The original title was Mass in a Time of Anguish and the pairing of these two works is a reflection of our own time – a time of anguish and uncertainty.

Featured Singers

Lily Wohl, soprano
Krista Laskowski, mezzo-soprano
Stephanie Jabre, alto
Zachery Stockman, tenor
Jesse Martin, bass

Program Notes

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Florence Price

FLORIDA PREMIERE: Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight

Joseph Haydn

Lord Nelson Mass / Missa In Angustiis (Mass for Troubled Times)