2015-2016: 38th Season: Manger, Mass, and Motion

Spring, 2016 • Motion

Soar with Sacred and Profane as we sing songs of birds, insects, and all things that take to
the sky. Our program will feature classic songs of flight such as Janequin’s Le Chant des
Oiseaux, Gibbons’ The Silver Swan, and Stanford’s The Blue Bird, as well as works by
Monteverdi, Mendelssohn, and Hindemith. In the contemporary vein, we will present
Sami Joik, a piece written by Jan Sandström in the style of the folk music of Lapland, as
well as Eric Whitacre’s thrilling Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine and other
fanciful works.

Saturday, May 14th, 2016 at 8 PM
St. Francis Lutheran Church
152 Church Street (btwn Duboce & Market), San Francisco

 

 

Sunday, May 15th, 2016 at 4 PM
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way (at Ellsworth), Berkeley

 


Saturday, May 21st, 2016 at 7 PM

Gualala Arts Center
46501 Gualala Road, Gualala, CA 95445 (just north of Sea Ranch)

 

Winter, 2016 • Mass

March 2016 • Mass

Revel with Sacred and Profane as we sing two masterworks of the English a cappella canon. We will begin with William Byrd’s sixteenth-century Mass for Five Voices, a transportive masterpiece that is among the most poignant works of the Renaissance era. The program will also include Ralph Vaughan Williams’ mystical Mass in G Minor. Composed in 1921 for unaccompanied double chorus and soloists, this Mass is considered one of the greatest works of English polyphony written since Byrd’s time.

Saturday, March 5th, 2016 at 8 PM
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way (at Ellsworth), Berkeley

Sunday, March 6th, 2016 at 4 PM
St. Francis Lutheran Church
152 Church Street (btwn Duboce & Market), San Francisco

Fall, 2015 • Manger

O magnum mysterium: Creatures of Christmas

Celebrate with Sacred and Profane as we perform several settings of this inspiring Christmas text, as well as other songs of the manger, the lamb, and all the the animals of the holiday story. Our program will feature works by Victoria, Tavener, Conte, Lauridsen, Rehnqvist, Higdon, and more!

Saturday, December 5th, 2015 at 8 PM
First Presbyterian Church of Alameda
2001 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda

Friday December 11th, 2015 at 8 PM
St Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley

Saturday December 12th, 2015 at 8 PM
St. Francis Lutheran of San Francisco
152 Church Street, San Francisco