Meritage Vocal Arts Ensemble presents The Vast Eternal Sky on June 8

Prepare to be swept away by an extraordinary concert experience unlike any other as Meritage Vocal Arts Ensemble presents The Vast Eternal Sky featuring music for voices and strings on Saturday, June 8 at 4 p.m. at Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave., Laguna Beach. For tickets, click here.

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Meritage Vocal Arts performs on June 8 at Laguna Presbyterian Church

In this groundbreaking concert, Meritage will showcase the extraordinary synergy between chorus and string quartet, a combination that promises to evoke profound emotional resonance. Led by the visionary director, Brian Dehn, the ensemble will traverse a diverse repertoire featuring compositions by esteemed artists such as Eric Whitacre, Elaine Hagenberg, Dan Forrest and more. However, this concert will also highlight the talent of local composers, with the debut of two world premieres, offering a unique and immersive musical experience.

From soaring melodies to intricate and fast-paced compositions, and even pieces featuring up to 12 vocal parts, The Vast Eternal Sky promises to be an exploration of the human spirit. Delving into themes of friendship, nature, love and community, the music selected for this concert is as uplifting as it is inspiring, promising to leave audiences deeply moved and uplifted. The audience will also be delighted by engaging solo performances from a few chorus members to round off the diverse program.

“This concert is a testament to the power of music to touch the soul,” said Artistic Director Brian Dehn. “We are thrilled to present this fusion of voices and strings, inviting our audience on a journey of discovery and emotion.”

Don’t miss your chance to experience the breathtaking harmonies of the 65 voices of the Meritage Vocal Arts Ensemble as they unite with the sublime sounds of a string quartet. Mark your calendars now for an unforgettable evening of musical brilliance.

About Meritage Vocal Arts Ensemble is a renowned choral ensemble noted for excellence in performance of an eclectic repertoire from masterworks to contemporary choral and often features solo performers from among their 65 voices. The ensemble is ably led by Artistic Director Brian Dehn, who has more than 25 years of experience in choral music, conducting ensembles from venues as diverse as Carnegie Hall to the Beijing Central Conservatory to local churches. Dehn displays expertise in a broad spectrum of music from sacred to secular, working with student singers to professionals of renown.

Dehn is pursuing his Doctorate of Musical Arts at Claremont Graduate University. He is an accomplished tenor soloist as well, performing for a variety of professional music ensembles, colleges and churches throughout Southern California.

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