Charles Wuorinen’s Exsultet will receive its world premiere on November 4th and 6th in Brooklyn and Manhattan respectively. Mr. Wuorinen’s piece is part of Transient Glory, a program created two decades ago by Francisco J. Núñez of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City. Mr. Núñez’s program seeks out today’s important composers to write pieces for the 21st century children’s chorus. The program has premiered over 100 compositions to date. Mr. Wuorinen’s Exsultet is based on an ancient chant declaiming the Easter Proclamation and is scored for children’s chorus, piano, trumpet and trombone.
The November 4th concert will be at National Sawdust in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at 7pm and the November 6th concert will be at Merkin Concert Hall in Manhattan, at 7pm.