Join us for “Catching Hope” on Saturday, May 13 for a concert of meaningful works, new and old, which conjure hope across the ages.

Saturday, May 13 at 7:30 pm at NNU’s Brandt Center, Nampa

A Boise Phil Master Chorale concert is a fantastic way to spend an evening. Led by Grant Farmer  (Boise Phil Master Chorale Director) these talented musicians work together to create beautiful music that will leave you feeling delighted and uplifted.

Adolphus Hailstork: I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes
featuring tenor Terrence Chin-Loy.

A thoughtful interpretation of Psalm 121, with roots in the spiritual/gospel style, Hailstork’s setting of this substantial piece has considerable complexity, unpredictability, and excitement. Terrence Chin-Loy, known for his “beautiful lyric tenor voice” (Opera News), has most recently performed at The Metropolitan Opera, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Lyric Opera of Chicago, North Carolina Symphony, and the Arizona Opera.


Elaine Hagenberg: Illuminare (composed 2021)

Illuminare is Elaine’s first extended work in which she takes us through a season of beauty and goodness that has been disrupted by darkness and confusion. But as Light gradually returns, hope is restored, illuminating our future and guiding us in peace. Elaine Hagenberg’s music “soars with eloquence and ingenuity” (ACDA Choral Journal). Her award-winning compositions are performed worldwide.

Johannes Brahms: Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny) 

Brahms created a very personal interpretation on the theme of fate in this timeless piece of music that will shower you with deep and colorful harmonies. Often referred to as his “Little Requiem”, it was written as comfort to the living rather than an act of prayer for the dead, and that hope may be found here on earth.

Kim André Arnesen: Even When He is Silent
The following text was found scratched onto a wall by a Jew hiding in Germany, during World War 2.
I believe in the sun, even when it’s not shining.
I believe in love, even when I feel it not.
I believe in God, even when He is silent.
Arnesen masterfully expresses the sentiment of the text – hope in times of despair.


Enjoy beautiful music, socialize with others, broaden your cultural horizons, and support the arts, all while experiencing the stress-relieving benefits of live music. Don’t miss out on this wonderful musical opportunity. Click here to buy your tickets! Adults: $28.50 (advance) $29.00 (at the door), Students: $15.00

For almost 50 years, the Boise Phil Master Chorale has endeavored to create moving musical experiences that inspire our community through a rich tradition of great choral music and modern musical innovations. An auditioned chorus of nearly 100 volunteer singers, the Master Chorale is always searching for a range of voices. You’re invited to audition for the chorus!

Additional Information

We want you to know that the health and safety of our audiences, musicians and staff are our first priority. As of 6/7/22, there are no special health and safety protocols in place for the 22|23 season. Future updates will be provided to ticket holders prior to the performance in our event reminder emails in case new health protocols are in effect. We appreciate your ongoing support!

This information is current as of 6/7/22 and may be revised at a later date. Check our website at for the latest policies.