Saturday, September 17, 2011 7:30 p.m.
Performance Music Choral & Instrumental Ensembles
Featuring a performance of “Rejoice in the Lord Always.”
"Rejoice in the Lord Always", composed by Lawrence J. Wolfe, was commissioned especially for the Inauguration of Rev. Kevin P. Quinn, S.J.
The text of the piece is based on Philippians 4:4-8.
Philippians 4:4-8 – “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I
will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near.
Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with
thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God,
which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in
Christ Jesus. Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable,
whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable,
if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think
about these things.
----New Revised Standard Version Bible (1989)
About the Composer, Lawrence J. Wolfe
Lawrence Wolfe is composer of Rejoice in the Lord Always, which was commissioned for the inauguration ceremony of Rev. Kevin P. Quinn, S.J.
Mr. Wolfe has been a member of The Boston Symphony Orchestra for more than 40 years. He joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra's bass section in 1970 (the orchestra's youngest member at that time) and was named assistant principal bass of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and principal bass of the Boston Pops Orchestra during the 1981-82 season.
As a composer, Mr. Wolfe has numerous works in a variety of genres to his credit, and they are regularly performed to both critical and popular acclaim. Recent performances and/or premieres of his works have included, among others, The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops Orchestra, Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, Masterworks Chorale of Boston, Tokyo Trombone Ensemble, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Quebec Symphony Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony Orchestra, The New World Symphony, and a variety of acclaimed soloists and chamber ensembles. He has conducted many of his own works, including an ensemble of 80 bass players performing his own arrangements of Disney tunes at Disneyland. He has also performed many of his compositions and arrangements on television and radio, including the NBC’s Today show.
A graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, Mr. Wolfe studied double bass with William Curtis, Leslie Martin and Gary Karr. As a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center, he was awarded the Albert Spalding Prize for the most promising and outstanding instrumentalist. Mr. Wolfe has appeared as soloist at a variety of venues both nationally and internationally, and is a regular soloist at Symphony Hall in Boston, performing with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops Orchestra.
A committed educator, Mr. Wolfe is a faculty member of Boston University, New England Conservatory of Music, and the Boston Conservatory of Music, and has taught and adjudicated at special masterclasses, clinics and competitions throughout the United States and in England, Australia, Canada, Austria and many other locations throughout the world. As Music Director of the James Library Center for the Arts, (Norwell, Mass.) he has brought the Boston area’s top vocalists and instrumentalists to the South Shore for consistently sold-out houses.