Sri Chinmoy was a Bengali poet, artist, composer, athlete and spiritual teacher. A student of Sri Aurobino, he grew up in Puducherry, India. He later left India to teach in New York City, where he led interfaith meditations weekly at the United Nations for over 40 years. His artistic, literary, athletic and spiritual offerings garnered a substantial following. There are now over 100 Sri Chinmoy meditation centers world-wide.
Immortality is Corlis’ setting of Sri Chinmoy’s poem. It was commissioned by Noel Edison and the Elora Festival singers and premiered March 13, 2015, Carnegie Hall.
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“Their opening piece, Immortality, by Timothy Corlis, was for this listener, the highlight of the evening. A crowd-pleaser from start to finish, it is a work with something for everyone- driving energy, brilliance, spine-tingling moments, sublime beauty, and a build-up to a climax that explodes before fading away. ”
Jeffery Williams, New York Concert Review (March 13, 2015)
“Corlis’ Immortality left me with goosebumps, . . . When the complicated and dissonant harmonies resolved, the effect was a stunning sound.”
Isaiah Yankech, The Argosy (October 18, 2017)