Bella Voce’s Holst and Harp concerts in May 2017 will feature the exotic music of Gustav Holst for women’s voices with harp. Holst, an English composer best known for his symphonic work The Planets, was captivated by Eastern music and religions and included references to both in his choral music. These concerts will include Holst's lush Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda and his evocative Two Eastern Pictures: Spring and Summer. We are thrilled to perform these works with our good friend, harpist Rebecca Kauffman, as our guest artist. Selections by Samuel Barber, Francis Poulenc, Moses Hogan and Sir David Willcocks will also be included.