This groupmuse happened on Tuesday, July 7, at 8:00 PM EDT.

This is a livestreaming Groupmuse Virtual Concert

A live virtual performance with community videochat and a Q&A with the artists.

Beginnings and Endings: An evening of art song
Virtual Livestream

Beginnings and Endings: An evening of art song


Tue, July 7, 2020 8:00 PM, EDT

100 spots total at this groupmuse
Drinking policy
Bring your own drinks
ADA access


Groupmuse Superhost
Morgan Manifacier

We're very excited to share with you music by Benjamin Britten, Lili Boulanger, and Gerald Finzi on this online groupmuse. The pieces presented in this program represent the beginnings and endings of these composers' song output, including Britten's first cycle for Peter Pears, Finzi's last song (written a month before his death), and Lili's first and only song cycle. Thanks for joining us!


Corinne Penner Piano

Seven sonnets of Michelangelo, by Benjamin Britten
Sonnet XVI
Sonnet XXXI
Sonnet XXX
Sonnet LV
Sonnet XXXII
Sonnet XXIV

Selections from Clairières dans le ciel, by Lili Boulanger
Un poète disait
Si tout ceci n'est qu'un pauvre rêve
Vous m'avez regardé avec toute votre âme

Oh fair to see, (song cycle) by Gerald Finzi
I say 'I'll seek her side'
Oh fair to see
As I lar in the early sun
Only the wanderer
To Joy
Since we loved


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Joey Chang, over 2 years ago

Hello everyone! The musicians have created a folder with the program and poems for this evening! Feel free to pull this up during the livestream if you can! Copy and paste this URL:


Joey Chang Emcee
Catherine Sandstedt
Martha Birnbaum
Thomas Joseph Killourhy
Franck Manifacier
Adam Klein
Sharon K. Martin
Daniel Beckwith
Calvin Hu
Alice Leser
Jason Schuchman
Arlene Rogers
Marc Miller
Bill Moulder
Jane Spencer-Mills
Dorothy Read
Philip Friedel
Kathy Penner
Richard Porter
Jean Claude Simille
Christine Pash
Nhi Huynh