Sunday, April 21, 2019

Joe Burke will sing the part of the First Mate in Gena Branscombe's Pilgrims of Destiny.  We look forward to hearing him perform this important role!  Click below to read more about Joe!

On Saturday, April 27, Dan Ryan, Director of Choral Activities at Clark University, will lead the choirs, soloists, children's choir and orchestra in this dramatic oratorio.  


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From the Worcester Telegram, an article about the upcoming performance of Gena Branscombe's Pilgrims of Destiny.  Thank you to Richard Duckett for writing this great article.  


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Friday, April 19, 2019

Stefan Barner


Tenor Stefan Barner will be singing in the role of Richard More in the upcoming performance of Gena Branscombe's dramatic oratorio, Pilgrims of Destiny.  

Dan Ryan, Director of Choral Activities at Clark University, leads the choirs of the university, a children's choir, soloists and chamber orchestra.  Join us on Saturday, April 27 at Clark University's Atwood Hall.  


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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Featuring the Soloists

The April 27th performance of Gena Branscombe's dramatic oratorio, ,  is fast approaching.  Here is Sydney Pepper one of the soloists singing the role of Mary Chilton.  Way to go, Sydney!




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Friday, April 12, 2019

Official Poster for Pilgrims of Destiny



The official poster for the upcoming performance of Gena Branscombe's dramatic oratorio, Pilgrims of Destiny.  Conductor Dan Ryan leads the choir and orchestra of Clark University in Worcester, MA.  The concert is Saturday, April 27, 2019 in Atwood Hall on the campus of Clark University.  Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend. 

Pilgrims of Destiny was composed 100 years ago and last performed in 1940.  A masterpiece of drama on the high seas, beautiful melodies sung by the pilgrims for their wishes of a good life in America and haunting lullabies.  

Join us for the 21st century premiere of Miss Branscombe's masterwork!  



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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Rehearsal Video



The Clark University Choir, led by their conductor, Dan Ryan, is working hard to prepare Pilgrims of Destiny for the performance on Saturday, April 27.  Below is a short video of a sectional rehearsal of Scene VI when the pilgrims have seen land.  

Enjoy this short taste of the beautiful music of Canadian/American composer, Gena Branscombe.  






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