American composer Gwyneth Walker’s music is “beloved for its energy, beauty, reverence and drama” and certainly I thank you God for most this amazing day is no exception. Set to the poem by e.e.cummings, this piece expresses the grandeur and vastness of the universe and the feeling of gratitude we have each morning as we awaken to a new day. The women from PolyPhonics will join Canzona to close the program in singing this piece, and with 51 voices on stage, this is sure to be a stirring end to an afternoon of wonderful music. Listen to a recording of the poet reading his poem here.