Ola Gjeilo / CWU Chamber Choir: Ubi Caritas - In the Moment
Date: June 18, 2011
Composer/pianist Ola Gjeilo joins the CWU Chamber Choir (Gary Weidenaar, director) in presenting Gjeilo's "Ubi Caritas".
In mid-April, 2011, Ola spent 3 days on the Central Washington University Campus for a project in which he joined the choir in recording 3 of his compositions. On this video, Gjeilo adds an improvised accompaniment (in a one-take rendition) to his setting of the Ubi Caritas text -- which is published as an unaccompanied piece.
Because of his view that improvising is a wonderful snapshot of artists "at that moment", we entitled the project "In the Moment". The 4 minute trailer preview for the "In the Moment" project can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrvEgQl57b0
There are 2 videos yet to come. "Northern Lights", on which Ola also created an improvised accompaniment. and "The Ground", which has a written out piano part (and string quartet).
The Ubi Caritas video can be found on YouTube at: