KC VITAs Presents
VOICES of VITAs
Jackson C. Thomas, Artistic Director
Live-Streamed from All Souls Unitarian Church
Kansas City, MO | January 31st, 2021 | 3:00 p.m.
“Twinkle, Twinkle” (US PREMIERE) - Anthony Fort (UK, b. 1990)
“His Love Whom I Love” - JD Daniel (MO, b. 1997)
Text by Walt Whitman
JD Daniel, bass; Charles Dickinson, piano
“Penelope” (US PREMIERE)- Cecilia Livingston (UK/Canada, b. 1984)
Kirsten Hyde, soprano; Charles Dickinson, piano
“Outside” (WORLD PREMIERE) - Ben Stevenson (MO, b. 1979)
Text by Lee K. Acton
I. Blue Fire
II. July’s Air
III. Tears of a Hurricane
Alyssa Toepfer, soprano; Charles Dickinson, piano
10 minute intermission
“Advertisements” (WORLD PREMIERE) - Kian Ravaei (CA, b. 1999)
I. Facial Blemishes
III. Frank Siddalls Soap
IV. Camels Are Made for Men Who Think For Themselves
V. Notice to the Public
Patrick Graham, baritone; Aleia Gonzalez Gulino, guitar
"Canciónes de desamor" (REGIONAL PREMIERE) - Steven Serpa (TX, b. 1976)
Text by Cecilia M. Castillo
I. Por un instante
II. Que queden sin rocio las floras bellas
III. Prefiero mil veces
Stella Dayrit Roden, soprano; Charles Dickinson, piano
“Unloaded” (from Fish) (WORLD PREMIERE) - L.V. Wood (NY, b. 1982)
Text by Kyle Hunter
Patrick Graham, baritone; Charles Dickinson, piano
Por un instante
For a moment you search for my mouth,
With a longing that surprises me,
In a moment of mad anguish,
In a movement you do not rebuke.
And I remain as always
And the kiss is half kept,
Until, after you're gone,
My handkerchief removes it.
Sad fate of your kiss
That from my lips disappears,
And although it is quite true
That I do not love you,
I feel my soul becomes saddened.
Que queden sin rocio las floras bellas
Let the beautiful flowers remain without dew,
I've been left without your smile anyway,
Do not let the stars come to the night,
Do not let the soft breeze move on the sea.
A fight remains in the heart,
The soul is no longer obligated,
no longer submitted,
Turn off the most beautiful of lights,
Taking the sound of your laughter with you.
You turn away from my life and leave a dent,
In a body that without you is scandalized,
In the fervent eyes of your footprint.
You take the flame of my love,
Your kisses become ash,
And my lips are sealed by weeping.
Prefiero mil vices
I prefer a thousand times
To see you from afar
Knowing your eyes look at me no longer.
I prefer not to talk to you
And continue to suffer
Knowing you are free from thinking of me,
My feelings affect you no more.
Has tarnished the desire
Of kissing you tenderly.
The days pass,
Sometimes I remember with great pain
That you're not mine,
That I do not belong to you,
But there was love between us...
Thanks to our generous sponsors for this event
Charles Ballew & Michael Paque
Wayne & Lynn Dothage
Fran & Kent Gard
Jack & Marilyn Gregory
Jack & Janet Podoll
Paul & Debbie Babcock
Bradley & Mary Footh
Mark & Rita Hyde
Erika & Kevin Sweeney
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