A moving and innovative 80-minute work based on the
Beatitudes, with a message of inclusion, trust, kindness,
compassion, humanity, and mutual respect.
A hybrid work of classical, jazz, and world music for SATB or SSAA chorus
by Kim André Arnesen & Charles Anthony Silvestri.
SATB or SSAA chorus with divisi
Solo child soprano
Solo alto (as the mother)
Solo baritone (as Jesus)
Instruments (11 players)
Hammered dulcimer/cimbalom (or guitar)
Percussion (2 players)
Strings (1-1-1-2-1, if amplified)
The world premiere included choreography and scenography. This is not necessary for the performance but using such elements can substantiate the message of the texts and the work's dramaturgy.
Commissioner and Artistic Director of the Manhattan Girls Chorus
An immersive experience engaging both the participants and the audience at a deep emotional level.
Vox Anima, London
What a timely rendering of these ancient words that have been given to us by the masterful artistry of Arnesen and Silvestri. Evocative, captivating, sanguine, and stirring. Indifference is challenged in every moment on a deep level.
Artistic Director of the
Nidaros Cathedral Girls' Choir
Tuvayhun has had a deep impact on us all. Never before have our singers so coherent and clearly expressed how much a work has moved them.