Handsomely performed in a Voices of Music concert over the weekend, the piece proved compelling from beginning to end. Soprano Stefanie True gave a radiant lead performance, on Sunday evening at the St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in San Francisco… In the first of her vividly wrought solos, True unfurled a clean line, both pretty and incisive, to epitomize the music’s fleshy reality and ethereal shimmer. Her tight trills and melismatic decorations felt purposeful and essential. A melodic exchange with the strings, in a subsequent aria, took on the quality of a meditative conversation, punctuated here and there by single detached notes. The effect was that of a sorrow so penetrating it could barely be uttered aloud… Nothing fully prepares one for the quietly ravishing final pairing, “When my body dies.” Spun out over a hypnotic string sequence of falling broken chords, the duet soars and swoons achingly. True and Bragle both rose to the occasion, their voices vitally attuned and mutually responsive. A ringing, almost defiant Amen brought the performance and the evening to a stirring close.