After two years of pent-up energy building – musical and otherwise – the tour to Germany was keenly appreciated by all who participated. David Hill conducted Schola and Juilliard415 in performances of Copland’s “In the beginning” and Haydn’s Schöpfungsmesse (Hob.XXII/13) and Symphony No 6 “Le Matin” in Ehingen, Darmstadt, Jena, Leipzig, Dresden, and Lűbeck. As an encore, instrumentalists and singers alike joined in singing “A Prayer for Ukraine,” composed by Mykola Lysenko with text by Oleksandr Konysky. Watch online a performance of this moving musical prayer for freedom and light, learning and knowledge, and kindness and grace for the Ukrainian refugees in attendance and everywhere.
Group photos by Laurie Ongley
(1) Schola and Juilliard performing in Frauenkirche, Dresden
(2) Schola and Juilliard outside Thomaskirche in Leipzig