The Redfern is excited to present one of Northern New England’s premiere professional choirs, Zenith Ensemble, in residence this season. Core members of Zenith will engage in several workshops, chamber coachings and one-on-one lessons with Keene State College Music Department students. The evening concert at the culmination of the residency will include New York composer David Lang’s spine-tingling work, Little Match Girl Passion. The Passion, which includes organizational echoes of Bach, is a Pulitzer and Grammy-winning composition and is a pinnacle work in Zenith’s repertoire.
Themes of this special residency, in alignment with Redfern’s mission, will center around providing rich cultural and community building experience for a broad range of audiences. In the musical program, issues of poverty, food insecurity and charity will be highlighted and discussed in a talk-back after the show.