Soothe the Senses. . .

A Garden of Bells

Eugene Vocal Arts
Diane Retallack, Artistic Director & Conductor

Featuring Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer’s A Garden of Bells, this concert will soothe the senses with images and sounds of bells and gardens. Projection screens depicting bells, blooms and colors will enhance the experience of exquisite a cappella choral music, including Benjamin Britten’s Five Flower Songs, Swedish composer Wilhelm Stenhammer’s intimate Seraglio Garden, and Schafer’s vocal imitation of an Indonesian Gamelan orchestra. Far from stress and sorrow, Eugene Vocal Arts will welcome our audience back to the concert hall with this gentle, transporting program of loveliness.

Hult Center COVID-19 Vaccine Policy

Effective September 1, 2021

The Safety of our audiences and singers remains our top priority as we work to bring live performances back into the concert hall.

The Hult Center will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of the concert for entry into the theater for performances. This will include all six programs at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts this season. For more updates and changes to this policy, please visit

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Date, Time & Location

Sunday, November 14, 2021
2:30 pm in Soreng Theater
Hult Center

More from the 2021–2022 Season

Concert Program

Gamelan by R. Murray Schafer

A Garden of Bells by R. Murray Schafer

Five Flower Songs by Benjamin Britten

  1. To Daffodils
  2. The Succession of the Four Sweet Months
  3. Marsh Flowers
  4. The Evening Primrose
  5. Ballad of Green Broom

Fields of Gold by G.M. Sumner, arr. by Roger Emerson

O My Luve's Like a Red, Red, Rose arr. by David Dickau

Haere Mai by Bronislau Kaper, arr. by Bernell W. Hales

"The Garden of Seraglio" from Three Choral Ballads by Wilhelm Stenhammar

Days of Wine and Roses by Johnny Mercer and Henry Mancini, arr. by Russel Robinson

What a Wonderful World by George David Weiss and Bob Thiele, arr. by Mark Hayes

The Lion Sleeps Tonight arr. by Roger Emerson