Release Date: April 1, 2012
Catalog #: NV5866
Format: Digital & Physical
21st Century
Orchestral
Vocal Music
String Orchestra
Voice

Night of Light

Sophia Serghi composer

Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra | Vit Micka conductor
Alena Hellerová soprano
Lucie Silkenova soprano
Eliska Weissova mezzo soprano

NIGHT OF LIGHT is the latest CD from Cypriot composer Sophia Serghi featuring five of her works for orchestra and voice: Night of Light, a musical reaction to Easter in Manhattan and a document of the composer’s spiritual growth; Serghi’s earliest work for orchestra and voice, Cantus Integritatis, comprised of four introspective and meditative movements based on the composer’s own Latin poetry; Full Moon Haiku, a collaboration with poet Nancy Schoenberger setting the mensal characteristics of the full moon to music; Ikon, inspired by an unusual Ikon in Paris; and Night of Light: Reprise. Serghi’s compositions are adeptly performed by the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra under conductor Vit Micka, with sopranos Alena Hellerová and Lucie Silkenova and mezzo soprano Eliska Weissova.

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Artist Information

Sophia Serghi

Composer

Sophia Serghi (b. 1972) was born in Nicosia, Cyprus and is now a resident of the United States. She has written works for stage, orchestra, and chamber ensembles, along with her vocal and multimedia works, and her compositions have been performed throughout Europe and the United States.

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Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra

Orchestra

The Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the foremost and oldest symphony orchestras in the Czech Republic. It is based in the historical capital of Moravia, the city of Olomouc, and has been a leader of music activities in the region for the past 70 years. Its artistic development was directly influenced by distinguished figures from the Czech and international music scene.

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