The Spiritual Minimalist composers Arvo Pärt, John Tavener, and Henryk Górecki have won the dedication of listeners of all sensibilities, including lovers of popular music, early music aficionados, and followers of the avant-garde. All three of these composers turned to sacred music at a time when modern composers frequently rejected sacred music for secular influences, creating music that is meditative, hypnotic, and gently repetitive.
Join Sacred & Profane as we sing the moving music of these important composers, as well as the music of one of their Medieval inspirations, Hildegard von Bingen. Our concert will include celebrated pieces such as Pärt’s Magnificat, Tavener’s The Lamb, and Górecki’s Totus Tuus.
Saturday, December 8, 8 PM St. Mark’s Episcopal Church 2300 Bancroft Way (at Ellsworth) Berkeley
Saturday, December 15, 8 PM First Presbyterian Church of Alameda 2001 Santa Clara Ave (at Chestnut) Alameda
Sunday, December 16, 4 PM St. Francis Lutheran Church 152 Church Street (btwn Duboce & Market) San Francisco
Hildegard von Bingen: O frondens virga
Tavener: The Lamb
Górecki: Totus Tuus
Tavener: Christmas Round
Tavener: Today the Virgin
Górecki: Marian Songs
Górecki: Three Lullabies
Pärt: Bogoroditse Djevo
Pärt: Da Pacem Domine
Tavener: A Hymn the Mother of God