Premiere performance Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Noel Edison directing.
Finale from the larger work River of Life for orchestra and choir.
A Symbol of Promise
Every life is a rich Storehouse
I dare declare: We live not,
In an epoch of Chaotic decay.
I plumb the depths Of light
At each hush-gap.
Is a symbol of
Streaming forth from a realm Where
No one is a stranger, unwanted None,
Where Love blossoms for the One
And Truth for the many.
~ Sri Chinmoy
Sri Chinmoy (1931-2007) was an Indian born poet, composer, and spiritual teacher who dedicated his entire life to serving the world community. He believed that music is the mother tongue of humanity and that through music, we can inspire the best in humanity to blossom.