Concert Program
Sanctuary Road
An oratorio inspired by the writings of William Still
Music by Paul Moravec / Text by Mark Campbell
We Are One
Monday, MaY 7, 2018, 8:00 pm


Kent Tritle
conducting Chorus, Soloists
Laquita Mitchell, soprano
Raehann Bryce-Davis, mezzo-soprano
Joshua Blue, tenor
Malcolm Merriweather, baritone
Dashon Burton, bass-baritone
and the Orchestra of the Society

Concert Flyer (PDF)

Program Notes and Biographies
     Notes >>
     Kent Tritle >>
     Chorus >>
     Laquita Mitchell >>
     Raehann Bryce-David >>
     Joshua Blue >>
     Malcolm Merriweather >>
     Dashon Burton >>
     Orchestra >>

     First Tier Box: $90
     Second Tier Box Center: $70
     Second Tier Box Side: $55
     Prime Parquet: $80
     Non-Prime Parquet: $60
     Dress Circle: $50
     Balcony Front: $38
     Balcony Rear: $25


Two timely world premiers mark the close of the Society’s season.

Sanctuary Road, an oratorio inspired by the writings of William Still, music by Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Moravec (“tuneful, ebullient and wonderfully energetic,” San Francisco Chronicle), and text by Mark Campbell,recounts first-hand experiences of journeys toward freedom on the Underground Railroad. We Are One by Juilliard faculty member Behzad Ranjbaran, whose music possesses “radiant luminescence” (Washington Post), presents texts from different time periods, cultures, and languages that reflect on the human desire for mutual respect and peace.

Together, they offer hope that human dignity will prevail.