Oratorio Society of New York Chorus and Orchestra | Moravec: Sanctuary Road
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After the success of his operaThe Shining, Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Paul Moravec has once again collaborated with librettist Mark Campbell to create the second of his “American historical oratorios.”Sanctuary Roaddraws on the astonishing stories to be found in William Still’s bookThe Underground Railroad, which documents the network of secret routes and safe houses used by African American slaves to escape into free states and Canada during the early-to-mid–1800s. The epic nature of these stories of courage, perseverance,and sacrifice is transformed into an enthralling saga, heard hereinits world premiere performance at Carnegie Hall.