Choral Arts Ensemble of Portland PresentsElaine Hagenberg’s The Music of Stillness

December 2020
In Virtual Choir

This video features Elaine Hagenberg’s haunting The Music of Stillness, drawn from lyrics by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Sara Teasdale. Inspired by a cold and starry winter’s evening, this composition captures a singular moment of peace and serenity with breathtaking clarity. Elaine Hagenberg fits perfectly into the mold of composers we like to highlight – contemporary, up-and-coming, and creating timeless arrangements of beautiful lyrics. We are sure that you will hear more from her in CAE concert seasons to come. 

The pandemic has affected us all in a variety of ways. We offer this recording and video as a holiday gift and hope that through this music you too find a moment of peace and serenity.