A GROUND-BREAKING NEW RELEASE ON THE SONO LUMINUS LABEL
"…gorgeous, evocative, and other-worldly…"
Maggie Stapleton, Second Inversion | Read full review
"…can sway you softly into calm and then all but throw you across the room with sheer harmonic force…Try it with good headphones. You’ll be a little different when Skylark is done with you…"
Porter Anderson, Music for Writers | Read full review
"…Skylark is only recently on the scene, but [their] album opener knowingly reaches in through the ribs and grips the vitals…"
Doyle Armbrust, Q2 Music/WQXR | Read full review
"…musically creative and intellectually rich..."
Lucy Barnhouse, Opera Obsession | Read full review
To learn about the journey of the album, read the Story of Crossing Over in three parts on the Skylark blog
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ALL HALLOW'S EVE
Skylark opens our 2017/18 season with a dramatic evening of music for Halloween. Storyteller Sarah Walker returns to join the artists of Skylark as we present engaging tales of the season paired with evocative musical offerings.
A SKYLARK CHRISTMAS
Join Skylark for its annual journey through select excerpts of the Christmas story from the King James Bible, enhanced and celebrated through timeless carols. This concert series will mark the release of Skylark's debut Christmas album!
Join us for an exploration of the American story through music, with musical and literary vignettes from throughout our nation's history. Skylark will be in residence at Phillips Exeter Academy to rehearse this program, which will include two world premieres by composer Gregory Brown.
SEVEN LAST WORDS
Conceived for Skylark's international debut on the evening of Good Friday at Tenebrae's prestigious Holy Week Festival in London, our program will progress through the scriptural seven last words of Christ on the Cross. This dramatic program will pair uniquely American choral works with choral music from other regions of the world. Skylark will record this album for international release on the GRAMMY Award-winning Sono Luminus label for release in conclusion with this series of concerts.
*Skylark is offering a special tour package for interested subscribers and patrons. Join us in London for the broader Holy Week concert series (with concerts by groups like Polyphony, Tenebrae, The Tallis Scholars, and others), behind-the-scenes tours of choral venues, a conversation with Matthew Guard and Nigel Short, Artistic Director of Tenebrae (and former Kings' Singer), and more. Please contact email@example.com if interested in learning more.
LIEDER & LOVESONGS
During a time when classical instrumental music underwent a remarkable metamorphosis (from Brahms to Stravinsky and beyond), the popular love song experienced a parallel evolution, from the romantic lieder of 19th century Europe to the "American Standard" of the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. This charming program will pair melodies from romantic masters such as Brahms, Schubert, Debussy, and Saint-Saëns with offerings from American songwriters such as Cole Porter and Irving Berlin.
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- Create innovative and meaningful programs of stunning vocal beauty
- Educate and inspire the next generation of choral artists
- Support the careers of the most talented vocal artists in America