Now the frequently-performed work “Goetia. 72 – In umbra lucis” for choir and string quartet by Lera Auerbach, which has been premiered in many countries, is to be given its premiere in Poland. The Cracow Singers together with the RIAS chamber choir and others commissioned the composition from the Russian-American composer and are to sing the work on 1 October 2020, accompanied by the Silesian String Quartet under Karol Kusz’ baton, in their hometown of Cracow.
The title of the work refers to a magical script from the 17th century describing the 72 demons of King Solomon. “Goetia” thereby represents a counterpart to Lera Auerbach’s 2016 vocal cycle “72 Angels. In splendore lucis”.
PE Lera Auerbach,
“Goetia. 72 – In umbra lucis” for choir and string quartet
(Cracow Singers, Silesian String Quartet, conductor: Karol Kusz)
– Commissioned by the RIAS Chamber Choir, the Dutch Chamber Choir, the Cracow Singers, the Zürcher Sing-Akademie, and the Wien Modern Festival