MIT Concert Choir: Longing for Unity

Friday, November 17, 2023 at 8:00pm

Building W16: Kresge Auditorium
48 MASSACHUSETTS AVE, Cambridge, MA 02139

Join us for the first MIT Concert Chorus fall concert!

Longing for Unity

Mendelssohn’s Psalm 42 is a musical manifestation of humanity’s impulse to search for love and belonging. Contemporary composer Reena Esmail’s This Love Between Us: Prayers for Unity yearns for common ground by joining sitar and tabla with a modern western orchestra, juxtaposing words from seven major religious traditions of India to explore how they each approach the topics of unity, harmony, and of being kind to one another.


  • Lili Boulanger: Psaume 24 
  • Mendelssohn: Psalm 42, Wie der Hirsch schreit
  • Reena Esmail: This Love Between Us


  • Rajib Karmakar, sitar
  • Giri Subramaniam, tabla
  • Carley Defranco,  soprano
  • Carrie Cheron, alto
  • Matthew Anderson & Haochen Wang, tenor
  • David McFerrin, bass

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