How To Go On
Choral Arts Initiative concludes its fourth season with a stunning and groundbreaking commission by Dale Trumbore. A 35-minute, eight-movement secular work for virtuosic a cappella chorus, How to Go On weaves solo voices from within the choir and extended wordless passages into haunting, vivid new textures, turning Choral Arts Initiative into a versatile orchestra of vocal sound.
How to Go On is a meditation on grief, a secular, intimate exploration of our own fragile mortality. Following the death of a loved one, contemporary poet Barbara Crooker writes, "How can we go on / knowing the end of the story?" This piece finds beauty and catharsis in the embrace of everyday life, offering up solace and acceptance in the words of three living poets—Crooker, Amy Fleury, and Laura Foley—and in music.
The program will feature additional choral works by Dale Trumbore. The pieces featured during this performance will then be professionally recorded and produced into a commercially distributed album. Album pre-ordering is available now! Your pre-order purchase will help us with our international distribution efforts. Help us share this beautiful work, and other compositions by Dale Trumbore, with everyone!
Never in my life have I been more excited about a piece of music. This commission and project has been in the works for nearly two years. When I received the first draft of this stunning work, I had chills running down my arm. This is a masterwork that you will want to hear and experience. I just want the world to know about this piece.
Brandon Elliott, Artistic Director
Location #1 | July 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Anaheim First Presbyterian Church
310 W Broadway
Anaheim, CA 92805
We are excited to be performing in a new venue conveniently located in Anaheim! Just a 5-minute walk away from vibrant dining options, this is a great place to enjoy a night out. There is limited free parking in the church lot and ample street parking. Additional (free) parking is available one block away from the venue across from Anaheim Ice ("The Rinks").
Location #2 | July 17 at 4:00 p.m.
St. Mark Presbyterian Church
2200 San Joaquin Hills Rd
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Returning to our "home turf", this contemporary church venue provides ample free parking on site. Located just steps from Fashion Island, this is a perfect location for you to enjoy one of the local restaurants or shops.