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Christon Carney, Tenor

with Mark Mummert, pianist

Four Songs

poems by Langston Hughes

music by Jean Berger

Online Video Premiere

Sunday, September 20 at 4:00 p.m.

 

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I. In Time of Silver Rain

In time of silver rain
The earth puts forth new life again,
Green grasses grow
And flowers lift their heads,
And over all the plain
The wonder spreads

Of Life,
Of Life,
Of life!

In time of silver rain
The butterflies lift silken wings
To catch a rainbow cry,
And trees put forth new leaves to sing
In joy beneath the sky
As down the roadway
Passing boys and girls
Go singing, too,

In time of silver rain When spring
And life
Are new.

 

 

II. Heart

Pierrot
Took his heart
And hung it
On a wayside wall.

He said,
“Look, Passers-by,
Here is my heart!”

But no one was curious.
No one cared at all
That there hung
Pierrot’s heart
On the public wall.

So Pierrot
Took his heart
And hid it
Far away.

Now people wonder
Where his heart is
Today.

 

 

III. Carolina Cabin

There’s hanging moss
And holly
And tall straight pine
About this little cabin
In the wood.

Inside
A crackling fire,
Warm red wine,
And youth and life
And laughter
That is good.

Outside
The world is gloomy,
The winds of winter cold,
As down the road
A wandering poet
Must roam.

But here there’s peace
And laughter
And love’s old story told–
Where two people
Make a home.

 

 

IV. Lonely People

Lonely people
In the lonely night
Grab a lonely dream
And hold it tight.

Lonely people
In the lonely day
Work to salt
Their dream away.

 

Christon Carney is quickly coming into his own as an emerging artist in the world of opera and traditional concert work. He has received numerous grants and scholarships, and won competitions, including the Orpheus Vocal Competition, Altech Vocal Competition, and Harlem Opera Theater Competition.

 

In 2018, Christon debuted with the Nashville Opera as Giuseppe (La Traviata) and has played the role of Guard (Die Zauberflöte) with the New England Conservatory Opera program. Christon has performed with the Nashville Symphony, Nashville Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Rhode Island Civic Orchestra and Chorale, and premiered several independent operas and orchestral works in principal roles across the country.

 

Christon holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Lipscomb University, and completed New England Conservatory’s graduate program in Vocal Performance, with emphasis on Vocal Pedagogy. During his training, Christon was honored to participate in masterclasses led by Lawrence Brownlee, Ben Heppner and other esteemed guests. Christon is on the faculty of the Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester.

 

SAVE THE DATES FOR THIS 2020-2021 SEASON

8 PM SUNDAY NOVEMBER 8, 2020
Silent Film: Luther (1928) with Organ Accompaniment
Peter Krasinski, Organist / Boston, Massachusetts

4 PM SUNDAY NOVEMBER 29, 2020
The Annual Advent Lessons & Carols

4 PM SUNDAY FEBRUARY 14, 2021
The Annual Transfiguration Day Organ Concert
Nicole Keller, Organist / Cleveland, Ohio

4 PM SUNDAY MARCH 28, 2021
The Annual Palm Sunday Passion
Johann Sebastian Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244

 

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