Sensory experiences aren’t easily expressed in words. What’s the best way to describe the smell of a fresh rose? The arc of a bird soaring over a lake? The complex taste of honey? The delicate feel of a lily? The sound of a fledgling bird’s song? Music, more than any other art form, can communicate these most subjective sensory experiences. A Medieval conductus (a sacred song with Latin text), a Bach motet and an African-American all can express, either figuratively or literally, our sensory experiences.
"A Feast for the Senses" is a musical collage of the five senses. We’ve selected pieces from a wide range of composers, spanning many centuries and cultures, all sharing a common theme: a celebration of smell, sight, taste, touch, or sound.
Performers: Jolle Greenleaf and Molly Quinn (sopranos) Virginia Warnken (alto) Marc Molomot (tenor) and Charles Wesley Evans (bass) with special guests Philip Anderson (tenor) and Hank Heijink (lute).