Harry Pickens http://wfpl.org en Harry Pickens Sets Wendell Berry Poems to Song for Louisville's Voces Novae http://wfpl.org/post/harry-pickens-sets-wendell-berry-poems-song-louisvilles-voces-novae <p>Inside a rehearsal room at Highlands Presbyterian Church, Voces Novae conductor Frank Heller leads his singers through a song based on a Wendell Berry poem while composer Harry Pickens accompanies them on piano. Pickens has adapted ten Berry poems for choral performance for the ensemble’s season opener, “I Go Among Trees.”</p><p>“If you focus on the text, then the music will illumine the text. The music is never more important than the text,” Heller tells his singers.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 19:00:00 +0000 Erin Keane 7638 at http://wfpl.org Harry Pickens Sets Wendell Berry Poems to Song for Louisville's Voces Novae