In the third episode of our four-part series on the Akron Symphony Chorus, we sit down with Chorus Director Chris Albanese and special guest Moira Smiley to discuss chorus music in the tradition of the Sacred Harp.
The episode includes selections of William Billings’ The Creation, and Moira’s Lewis, performed by the Akron Symphony Chorus in May 2021 from the parking lot of the First United Methodist Church in Akron.
Composer Moira Smiley is known worldwide for choral arrangements like Bring Me Little Water, Silvy, and originals, Stand in That River and How Can I Cry. Moira is in demand as a commissioned composer and collaborator with artists in film, video game production, theater and dance, and her work can be heard on feature film soundtracks, BBC & PBS television programs, NPR, and on more than 70 commercial albums. Learn more at her website or follow her on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.