Charlotte SO, Chorale Echo Troubled World: ‘Dona Nobis Pacem’Mar 18, 2022
By Paul Hyde, Classical Voice North America --
With Russian bombs raining down on Ukrainian cities, the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra's stirring performance of Vaughan Williams' Dona nobis pacem could hardly have been more poignant. This towering choral work, not performed often enough, powerfully underscores the tragedy of armed conflict.
Under the superb direction of Christopher Warren-Green, the March 11 concert and sentiment surrounding it combined to make this an affecting, memorable evening in the Belk Theater at Charlotte's Blumenthal Performing Arts Center.