Appearances

May18

A Second Simplicity

St. John's in the Village, 218 w. 11th street (Waverly Place), New York, NY

A return to simplicity – and the possibility of sharing its joyful wisdom – is the subject of this concert. Externally resembling some elements of childhood naiveté, the simplicity of the second half of life, deepened by life experience, is able to live happily with paradoxes, doubts, and mysteries. Ember turns to the life wisdom offered by such disparate sources as Rabindranath Tagore, Ysaÿe Barnwell and Stephen Sondheim among others – and draws upon the extraordinary solo talents for which the Ember singing family is known. Tickets in advance online for $20; at the door for $25. Seniors/students, $15; children 18 and under are free of charge. For more information go to www.EmberEnsemble.org or call 888-407-6002 Ext.5.

May19

A Second Simplicity

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 94 Pine Street, Montclair, NJ

A return to simplicity – and the possibility of sharing its joyful wisdom – is the subject of this concert. Externally resembling some elements of childhood naiveté, the simplicity of the second half of life, deepened by life experience, is able to live happily with paradoxes, doubts, and mysteries. Ember turns to the life wisdom offered by such disparate sources as Rabindranath Tagore, Ysaÿe Barnwell and Stephen Sondheim among others – and draws upon the extraordinary solo talents for which the Ember singing family is known. Tickets in advance online for $20; at the door for $25. Seniors/students, $15; children 18 and under are free of charge. For more information go to www.EmberEnsemble.org or call 888-407-6002, Ext.5.

Past Appearances & Concerts

The inaugural concert of Ember’s When the War is Over season was the east coast premiere (November 2017) of composer John Muehleisen’s But Who Shall Return Us Our Children? – A Kipling Passion. It looked at the impact of wartime loss on a single family (that of Rudyard Kipling)- yet by extension to all active military families. 

The same ensemble presented an encore performance of John Muehleisen’s 90-minute oratorio, Pietà, in March of 2015. It is a commissioning partner, along with five other organizations, in bringing forward the sequel oratorio, to be premiered in the 2017-18 season. 

In May, 2017, Ember performed the first documented performance of Embracing All by the late Grammy-winning composer, Stephen Paulus in a concert titled, All Things Possible. The concert also featured the world premiere of two choral works by Wayne Eastwood and the late Robert Schuneman. It celebrated human ingenuity as the answer to the world’s need for clean, efficient energy.

 

The Ember Ensemble Brings its Annual Holiday Concert to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, December 2018

Ember Thriving Through the Years: Wisdom from the Foxhole concert, November 2018

Ember Safe for Democracy concert, May 2018 
Ember Where Poppies Grow concert, March 2018