CCMOnStage Presents



7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23, 2022

Summit Country Day School Chapel

CCM Chamber Choir

Joe Miller, conductor 

Dale Trumbore is a Los Angeles-based composer and writer whose music has been praised by the New York Times for its “soaring melodies and beguiling harmonies.” Her poignant work How To Go On is the cornerstone of this program, with other works by John Taverner, John Cage, Eric Whitacre and Jaakko Mantyjarvi. With this concert, we remember those whom we have recently lost.

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Musical Selections

Part 1 (dealing)

  • Exhortation and Kohima 
    John Tavener (1944-2013)
    • I. The Exhortation

"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning. We will remember them." - Laurence Binyon from For the Fallen


  • Four
    John Cage (1912-1992)

  • How to Go On 
     Dale Trumbore (b. 1987)
    • I. How
    • II. However Difficult

"How can we go on, knowing the end of the story?" - Barbara Crooker, excerpt from “Some Fine Day”


"However difficult you think it might be,
it is yours, this life,
even the failures
are yours,
even the garden, though it be unkempt,
is yours."
- Laura Foley, excerpt from “Autumn Musings”

Part 2 (dealing)

  • Nunc dimittis 
    Gustav Holst 

  • How to Go On 
    Dale Trumbore

"We need to separate to see
the life we’ve made.
We need to leave our house
where someone waits for us, patiently,
warm beneath the sheets.
We need to don a sweater, a coat, mittens,
wrap a scarf around our neck,
stride down the road,
a cold winter morning,
and turn our head back, to see it – perched
on the top of the hill, our life
lit from inside."
- Laura Foley, from Syringa


  • A Boy and a Girl 
    Eric Whitacre (b. 1970)

Part 3 (accepting)

  • How to Go On 
    Dale Trumbore 
    • IV. Relinquishment

"I am looking at pale blue ponds of melted ice
on a frozen river
and in them perfect clouds passing.
Wind sends ripples along the water
And trees cut sharp lines into the sky.  Soon
it will be gone, all of it
and I will be sitting in darkness,
sitting by a dark window, glad
for having seen this earth,
her elegant grace,
how she turns away from the sun.
And I will be learning, again, how to give it all up by simply turning.
How to give it up to darkness, all you love.
All of it.
How to give it up again and again."
- Laura Foley, from Syringa


  • Canticum Calamitatis Maritimae 
    Jaako Mäntyjärvi (b. 1963)

Part 4 (moving forward/peace)

  • Soon I Will Be Done
    Marques L.A. Garrett

  • How to Go On 
    Dale Trumbore
    • VIII. When at Last

"When at last I join the democracy of dirt,
a tussock earthed over and grass healed,
I’ll gladly conspire in my own diminishment.
Let a pink peony bloom from my chest
and may it be visited by a charm of bees,
who will then carry the talcum of pollen
and nectar of clover to the grove where they hive.
Let the honey they make be broken
from its comb, and release from its golden hold,
onto some animal tongue, my soul."
- Amy Fleury, from Sympathetic Magic

Texts and Translations

Nunc dimittis servum tuum, Domine, 
secundum verbum tuum in pace.

Quia viderunt oculi mei salutare tuum 
Quod parasti ante faciem omnium populorum

Lumen ad revelationem gentium, 
et gloriam plebis tuae Israel.

Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto

Sicut erat, et nunc, et semper, 
et in sæcula sæculorum. Amen.

Now let thy servant depart in peace, 
O Lord, according to thy word.

For my eyes have seen thy salvation, 
Which thou hast prepared before the face of all peoples,

A light as revelation to the Gentiles, 
And a glory of thy people Israel.

Glory be God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever will be, 
World without end. Amen.


Stretched out on the grass,
a boy and a girl.
Savoring their oranges,
giving their kisses like waves exchanging foam.

Stretched out on the beach,
a boy and a girl.
Savoring their limes,
giving their kisses like clouds exchanging foam.

Stretched out underground,
a boy and a girl.
Saying nothing, never kissing,
giving silence for silence.

Octavio Paz, 1914-1998
English Translation by Muriel Rukeyser, 1913-1980

Lux aeterna luceat eis, Domine, 
et lux perpetua luceat eis. 
Miserere Domine

Plus octingenti homines vitam amiserunt 
Calamitae navali in 
Mari Baltico septentrionali facta. 
Navis traiectoria nomine Estonia cum 
Tallinno Stockholmiam versus 
Navigaret, saeva tempestate orta eversa 
et submersa est.

In navi circiter mille vectores errant. 
Calamitate Estoniae nongenti decem homines 
Perierunt centum undequadraginta sunt 

Qui descendunt mare in navibus 
Facientes operationem in aquis multis 
Ipsi viderunt opera Domini 
Et mirabilia eius in profundo.

Dixit et stetit spiritus 
Et exaltati sunt fluctus eius; 
Ascendunt usque ad caelos 
Et descendunt usque ad abyssos

Anima eorum in malis tabescebat
Turbati sunt et moti sunt sicut
Et omnis sapiential eorum devorata est. 

Et clamaverunt ad Dominum 
Cum tribularentur 
Et de necessitatibus eorum eduxit eos 
Et statuit procellam eius; 
In auram et siluerunt fluctus eius 
Et laetati sunt quia siluerunt 
Et deduxit eos in portum voluntatis eorum. 

Requiem æternam. 

May the eternal light shine upon them, O Lord, 
and may perpetural light shine upon them. 
Have mercy, O Lord.

Over eight hundred people perished 
in a shipwreck in the 
northern Baltic Sea. 
The car ferry Estonia, en route from 
Tallinn to Stockholm, 
was overturned in a severe 
storm and sank.

There were about 1000 passengers on board. 
910 people lost their lives in the wreck of the Estonia; 
139 were saved.

They that go down to the sea in ships, 
that do business in great waters; 
These see the works of the Lord, 
and his wonders in the deep.

For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, 
which lifteth up the waves thereof. 
They mount up to the heaven, 
they go down again to the depths;

their soul is melted because of trouble. 
They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, 
And are at their wit’s end.

Then they cry unto the Lord in
their trouble, 
and he bringeth them out of their distresses. 
He maketh the storm a calm, 
so that the waves thereof are still. 
Then are they glad because they be quiet; 
so he bringeth them unto their desired haven. 

Eternal peace…

-Nunti Latin; Psalm 107:23-30

Soon I will be done-a with the troubles of the world. 
Going home to live with God! 
No more weeping and a wailing. 
Going home to live with God! 
Oh, yes, I want to meet my mother, 
Oh, yes, I want to meet my father, 
I want to meet my Jesus. 
I’m going to live with God.

About CCM Choral

CCM's Choral Studies Program is internationally recognized for more than 50 years of excellence in training conductors for successful, lifelong careers in the choral arts. Our choral ensembles are proud to offer transformative musical experiences for singers and audiences. CCM has delighted multiple generations of music lovers with the concerts presented by its five choral ensembles: the 32-voice Chamber Choir, 45-voice Chorale, 30-voice Chamber Singers, Vox Antiqua — a select vocal/instrumental ensemble dedicated to Medieval, Renaissance and early Baroque music — and 100-voice UC Men's and UC Women's Choruses. Performances range from acclaimed staged productions presented in collaboration with CCM’s Opera Department to presentations of contemporary works like David Lang’s Little Match Girl Passion and Tan Dun’s Water Passion after St. Matthew.


CCM Chamber Choir Roster

Joe Miller, music director and conductor


  • Jisoo Bae
  • Hyein Hong
  • Audra House
  • Su hyeon Park
  • Katherine Riederer
  • Laura Stanell
  • Ann Weible


  • Jaeyoon Choi
  • Reed Demangone
  • Reina Dickey
  • Lucy Evans
  • Cheryl Kim
  • Isabel Lee
  • Ariana Maubach
  • Maya McGuire
  • Sarah Scofield
  • Nia Spaulding


  • Zachary Burnham
  • Jinpark Choi
  • Jarrett Hazelton
  • Nicholas Metry
  • Gregory Miller
  • Shane Thomas, Jr.
  • Logan Wagner


  • Harry Mathurin-Cecil
  • Joshua Goines
  • Isiah Maxey
  • John Mburu
  • Jay Mobley
  • Joseph O’Shea
  • Nathaniel Schludecker
  • Nathan Smith
  • Joseph Taff
  • Emilio Vasquez
the flair and technique of a professional ensemble

Rafael's Music Notes

On stage

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All-Steinway School Sponsor
Louise H. & David S. Ingalls Foundation, Inc.
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Visiting Artists & Thinking About Music Sponsor
Dr. & Mrs. Carl G. Fischer 
Greg Mathein 
Gary & Barb Cummins 
Jim & Linda Miller 
George & Carroll Roden
Musical Theatre Department Sponsors
Genevieve Smith
Opera Production Sponsor
Rafael and Kimberly de Acha
Opera D’Arte Sponsor
An Anonymous Donor
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Mrs. William A. Friedlander
Dr. Randolph L. Wadsworth
Judith Schonbach Landgren and Peter Landgren
Mr. & Mrs. Harry H. Santen
Elizabeth C.B. Sittenfeld
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman
Mrs. Theodore W. Striker
Mrs. Harry M. Hoffheimer
Ariel Quartet Sponsors
Jan Rogers
Willard and Jean Mulford Charitable Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation
Choral Studies Sponsors
  Classical Guitar Sponsor

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Hirschhorn
Orchestral Sponsor
Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation
Starling Pre-Collegiate Sponsor
Starling Strings Sponsor
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Thom Miles and Roberta Gary
Organ Department Sponsors
Keyboard Club of Cincinnati
Louis and Susan Meisel
Piano Department Sponsors
Kevin and Nancy Rhein
   Wind Studies Sponsor
Buddy Rogers Music
LINKS Sponsor
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