Spring, 2011

The Whole Noyse: Music for Choir and Percussion

Sacred and Profane continues our celebration of the ancient by singing modern settings of classic poetry. The choir will be joined by master percussionist William Winant as we perform two fabulous works for choir and percussion. We will sing American composer Dominick Argento’s I Hate and I Love, settings of poems by Gaius Valerius Catallus, the finest lyric poet of ancient Rome. The ensemble will also perform Swedish composer Sven-Eric Johanson’s Fancies, settings of Shakespearean texts for choir and piano, performed here with marimba instead. As we are never without our signature a cappella sound, the concert will also feature settings of Shakespearean verses by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Karin Rehnqvist, one of our favorite composers.

Saturday, May 14, 8 PM St. Mark’s Lutheran Church 1111 O'Farrell Street (at Franklin) San Francisco

Sunday, December 16, 4 PM St. Mark’s Episcopal Church 2300 Bancroft Way (at Ellsworth) Berkeley