Rachmaninoff “All-Night Vigil”

A unique opportunity to hear the Portland Symphonic Choir perform a choral masterwork a cappella!

Saturday, October 29th, 2016 | 7:30pm  SOLD OUT!
Sunday, October 30th, 2016 | 3:00 pm   SOLD OUT!
Adrianna Hill Grand Ballroom

Artistic Director Steven Zopfi directs the Portland Symphonic Choir in a performance of Rachmaninoff’s “All-Night Vigil.”

Although it is unusual for the Portland Symphonic Choir to perform without instrumentation, Rachmaninoff composed the All-Night Vigil symphonically, treating the choir as an orchestra. This a cappella work features a full symphonic sound. Rich chords and doubled voices add color throughout the work.

Arguably one of the greatest choral works of the 20th century, the All-Night Vigil is the zenith of the New Russian Choral School and laid the foundation for future choral works in similar style to follow. Modern performances of the work often occur in a sacred location; but Rachmaninoff composed the work to be shared with the secular world. Thus it was premiered in a concert hall.

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About the Adrianna Hill Grand Ballroom:

The Adrianna Hill Grand Ballroom is located in the heart of the Cultural District in Downtown Portland and occupies the 2nd Floor of the Historic Pythian Building. This two story ballroom has a beautifully restored hardwood floor and a suspended “U” shaped balcony. It features a 55- foot-long stage, large ornate brass chandeliers and a 35-foot high beamed and vaulted ceiling. Built in 1901, this storybook setting has been completely refurbished, complete with elaborate Old World designs along the sculpted balcony. There is elevator access to the ballroom, and it is across the street from a Max train stop and the City Center Smart Park.

 

Gather your friends and don’t miss this opportunity to hear this beautiful work performed by Portland’s Choir since 1945!