LUX: The Dawn from On High by Dan Forrest
Oshkosh Chamber Singers, directed by Herb Berendsen, is teaming up with Oshkosh West and North High Schools' Chorales to perform LUX: The Dawn From On High. This is Dan Forrest’s third major work for chorus and orchestra, (after Requiem For the Living and Jubilate Deo). The five-movement work explores various facets of LUX (Latin for “light”), in texts ranging from ancient liturgical chant to Scripture to modern secular love poetry. The music of LUX, written in 2018, was inspired thematically and spiritually by these profound texts; visually by the light in the Reims Cathedral in France and at the Poulnabrone Dolmen in Ireland; and musically by a variety of musical sources from ancient chant to modern minimalist composers.