Patricia Van Ness composer
Sanford Sylvan baritone
Ruth Cunningham soprano
IN PARADISUM is the second Navona release from Coro Allegro, Boston’s chorus for members and friends of the LGBT community. This album features two works from acclaimed composer Patricia Van Ness: Requiem, a personal, intimate ritual of consolation reinforcing the presence of divine love; and The Voice of the Tenth Muse, a large, dramatic work based on the texts of Sappho.
Regarded as one of the finest choruses in Boston, Coro Allegro, led by Artistic Director David Hodgkins, is dedicated to building social and musical bridges through high-quality performances of significant choral works and expanding the available repertoire for music. Their riveting, dramatic, and inspiring performances have received widespread critical acclaim through the Boston Globe, the Boston Phoenix, the Boston Music Intelligencer, and many others.