Poster Composer Charles Villiers Stanford
English composer Charles Villiers Stanford wrote the oratorio 'The Three Holy Children.'

Oratorio Society of Minnesota presents U.S. premiere of Stanford’s ‘Three Holy Children’

Steve Staruch and Matthew Mehaffy Interview

Matthew Mehaffey is a professor of music at the University of Minnesota. He’s also the artistic director of the Oratorio Society of Minnesota. On Friday, the Oratorio Society of Minnesota and the University Singers, with orchestra and soloists, will perform the U.S. premiere of British composer Charles Villiers Stanford’s The Three Holy Children.

This will be the first complete performance of the work in 140 years. The performance is part of a collaboration with the English Heritage Music Series at the University of Minnesota and uses a modern performing edition from the over-a-century-old original manuscript.

Host Steve Staruch spoke to Mehaffey in advance of the piece’s performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Ted Mann Concert Hall at the University of Minnesota. Listen to their conversation now.

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