23 Mar 2019

Thomas LAVOY: Alleluia; Srul Irving GLICK: Haleluya

From Music Alive, 8:00 pm on 23 March 2019
Inspirare at St Mary of the Angels, Wellington

Inspirare at St Mary of the Angels, Wellington Photo: Gareth Jesse White

Thomas LaVoy is a choral singer and his music has been commissioned and performed by choirs around the world. He spent a number of years living in Scotland where he completed his Ph.D and was a choral scholar in the King’s College Chapel Choir in Aberdeen. LaVoy says his Scottish experience greatly influenced his choral writing.

Canada’s Srul Irving Glick champions a Jewish musical voice in his music. In Haleluya - a setting of Psalm 150, the psalmist urges the congregation to praise God with ‘music and dancing’!

Psalm 150 is often known as 'the musicians’ psalm' because it names nine different instruments for praising God with music and dancing. Inspirare sings it in Hebrew.

Recorded 23 March 2019, Wellington Cathedral of St Paul by RNZ Concert

Producer: David McCaw

Engineer: Darryl Stack