CoroAllegro performs Jenni Brandon’s “Peace of Wild Things”, as part of their concert “Music She Wrote” at the Music School of Delaware, 4101 Washington St, Wilmington, Delaware on November 17 at 7:30 pm. CoroAllegro, is a chamber choir in Wilmington Delaware.
This year, CoroAllegro’s fall concert focuses on female composers through time, with an emphasis on living female composers. CoroAllegro celebrates the considerable contribution female composers have made to the choral music canon. The concert features contemporary composers such as Jenni Brandon; pioneers like Alice Parker and Lilli Boulanger; and ground-breaking early composers Vittoria Aleotti and Hildegard Von Bingen. CoroAllegro is partnering with the Delaware Fund for Women, a local nonprofit that makes grants to organizations supporting women and girls in Delaware to sponsor the concert.
CoroAllegro’s artistic Director is Jeffrey Dokken, who also is Music Director of the Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia in Alexandria and Associate Artistic Director of Encore Creativity.
Jenni’s “The Peace of Wild Things” for SATB a cappella with text by Wendell Berry tells of finding solace in the natural world when life becomes complicated and worrisome. Commissioned by the Brandywine Singers of Pennsylvania under the direction of Jonathan Kreamer for their 20th Anniversary, this work reflects on the majesty of nature and what it can offer us in troubled times.