Dear Heart of Humanity Community,
We’ve been looking forward to sharing our 2020-21 season with you. When the COVID pandemic made it impossible to present our live concerts as planned, we spent the summer working with our performers to find ways to bring our Heart of Humanity concerts directly and safely into your home.
A Time for Life
Entitled A Time for Life, the second season of our Heart of Humanity concert series explores our profoundly important role as stewards of the earth. We had planned to embark this fall on this journey through nature with a live concert by award-winning vocal ensemble, Cappella Romana, performing Oregon composer Robert Kyr’s stunning A Time for Life.
For our winter concert, we were excited to bring Grammy-winning soprano Estelí Gomez to Ashland for a duo recital with her longtime collaborator, guitarist Colin Davin.
And to close out the season, we were going to present a spring collaboration with the professional Portland-based choir, Resonance Ensemble to premiere a new work by our resident artists—with music by me, Ethan Gans-Morse, and poetry by Anima Mundi co-founder Tiziana DellaRovere.
Now that COVID has prevented us from producing these concerts live in Ashland, we’re excited to offer them to you as professional videos.
Changing with the Times
Over the first half of 2021, we’re bringing all three of these concerts to you as high-quality videos that you can watch from the comfort and safety of your home. In the weeks ahead, we’ll be announcing more details about the creation and the roll-out of these videos. Thank you for your patience and flexibility.
Six Feet Apart: Stories of Resilience and Transformation
For the third of the three concert videos we’re creating, we’re partnering with Resonance Ensemble, a Portland-based choir that shares our mission to address urgent social problems through music. Together, we’re creating Six Feet Apart: Stories of Resilience and Transformation, a new choral oratorio that harnesses the power of music, poetry, and art to amplify diverse voices and foster collective healing in Oregon during the COVID-19 pandemic.