a science oratorio
The North Cambridge Family Opera Festival Chorus will perform the science oratorio, Powers of Ten by David Haines in its entirety three times during the week of the Second Annual Cambridge Science Festival (April 26 to May 4).
Powers of Ten is a 90-minute choral and multimedia presentation that explores the scales of the universe from sub-atomic to cosmic and comprises 21 brilliant musical selections which are subtle and sophisticated enough to capture the interest of adults while still lyrical enough for a child's ear. Artwork by the younger participants, inspired by the content of the music, will be displayed overhead (along with the lyrics) during the performances, and selected numbers will be complemented by interpretive dance. Performances of the full oratorio:
There will also be a performance of selections from the oratorio on Thursday April 24, 3:00 PM, Museum of Science Cahners Auditorium (admission to Museum of Science required).
Among his many other works, David Haines also composed the family opera The Puzzle Jigs, which NCFO performed this year, and in 2003, and Lifetime: Songs of Life and Evolution, performed by NCFO at the first Cambridge Science Festival in April 2007. David lives in Devon, England.
In addition to the Festival Chorus, Lynne Carter also conducts the Cambridge All-City Choir, the Haggerty and King Open School Choruses, and the North Reading Community Chorale.
The NCFO Festival Chorus consists of more than 100 men, women and children drawn from the community, plus 15 singers visiting from David Haines' hometown of Teignmouth in southwestern England.
Funding provided in part by:
Cambridge Science Festival partners include:
MIT, Harvard University, City of Cambridge, Cambridge Public Schools,
Cambridge Public Library, WGBH, and the Museum of Science