An American Landscape: A Chorale Concert
St. Patrick Co-Cathedral
November 16, 2019 | 7:30 pm
November 17, 2019 | 3:00 pm
Join the Billings Symphony Chorale and listen as their powerful voices fill the beautiful St. Patrick Co-Cathedral under the direction of Dr. Steven Hart.
The program includes traditional shaker and spiritual melodies, and Randall Thompson’s Frostiana. The Massachusetts town of Amherst commissioned Thompson to write a piece commemorating its bicentennial in 1959. Amherst, known for its association with Robert Frost, suggested using poems written by Frost. Frost and Thompson knew each other for some time and admired each other’s artistry. It was decided that Frostiana would be a setting of Frost’s poetry, chosen by Thompson for the occasion.