Fall, 2016 • A Poet's Christmas

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“Always on Christmas night there was music.” ~Dylan Thomas: A Child’s Christmas in Wales

Sacred and Profane recreates the BBC Radio 1944 Christmas Eve Broadcast, including poetry read by Esther Mulligan. Featuring poems by Cecil Day-Lewis, Edith Sitwell, and W.H. Auden, and music by Benjamin Britten, Michael Tippett, Herbert Howells, and others. This exciting concert will also include the US premiere of Karin Rehnqvist’s When I close my eyes, I dream of peace and the world premiere of a work commissioned from our own James Tecuatl-Lee, with support from our donors and the East Bay Fund for Artists at the East Bay Community Foundation.

Sunday, December 4th, 2016 at 4 PM | First Presbyterian Church of Alameda

Saturday, December 10th, 2016 at 8 PM | St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Berkeley

Sunday, December 11th, 2016 at 4 PM | St. Francis Lutheran Church in SF