There Will Come Soft Rain
We are thrilled to share the live video recording of our 2023 Adelaide Chamber Choir Festival commissioned work, There Will Come Soft Rain, composed for five combined chamber choirs by Carl Crossin, Founder and Conductor Emeritus, Adelaide Chamber Singers!
We will also be singing a new arrangement of this stunning work (for just one chamber choir) at our 2024 Adelaide Festival concert of the same name.
The text of There Will Come Soft Rain has been adapted by Carl Crossin from three poems by Sara Teasdale (1884–1933). The poems celebrate the resilience of nature, the pure cleansing quality of soft rain and the uplifting beauty of birdsong. This is music of resilience, renewal and hope. A hope that, despite the threat in our own time of global degradation, climate change and the ravages of war, nature will continue to replenish itself, and that humanity will finally come to respect the fragility of our earthly mother.
Text: adapted by Carl Crossin from Sara Teasdale’s cycle of poems, “The Dark Cup”
Commissioned by Adelaide Chamber Singers for the inaugural Adelaide Chamber Choir Festival, and performed live in St Peter’s Cathedral, North Adelaide, Sunday 8 October 2023
Conductor, Sydney Chamber Choir (NSW)
Conductor, Adelaide Chamber Singers (SA)
Dr Robert Braham OAM
Conductor, Voyces (WA)
Conductor, Polyphonic Voices (VIC)
Dr Graeme Morton A
Conductor, Brisbane Chamber Choir (QLD)
Conductor, Combined Choirs
Digital Broadcast Partner: Australian Digital Concert Hall
Videography: Chris Howlett
Audio: Gabs Agostino