Spring, 2010

Madness and Mirth

Join Sacred and Profane as we descend into madness! We will sing such works as Britten’s charming setting of Christopher Smart’s poetry, Rejoice in the Lamb and Danish composer Per Nørgård’s brilliant Wie ein Kind, an avant-garde work with texts by Rainer Maria Rilke an the schizophrenic Swiss poet and painter Adolf Wölfi. We then turn to the lighter side of life with Geoffredo Petrassi’s Nonsense Songs, William Bergsma’s Riddle Me This, Jaako Mäntyjärvi’s Announcements, and other mirthful works.

Friday, May 7, 8:00 pm St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Berkeley

Saturday, May 8, 8:00 pm St. Francis Lutheran Church San Francisco