Spring, 2017 • In Love With Language

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“A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language. “~W.H. Auden

Sacred and Profane sings the words of great English poets William Blake, Christina Rossetti, and others. We will also present Jan Sandström’s setting of Landskap med solar by the Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer, who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2012 and died in 2015. This exciting concert will also include works by Belgian composer Rudi Tas and our own Will Raymer. In this concert we will also celebrate the life of Lou Harrison, the renowned Bay Area composer who died in 2003. In collaboration with the East Bay ensemble Thingamajigs, we will present a new work in the style of Lou’s compositions for choir by Edward Schocker, as well Lou’s work Mass for St. Cecilia’s Day. This concert will coincide with Lou’s 100th birthday on May 14, 2017.

Saturday, May 13th 2017 at 8 PM | St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Berkeley

Sunday, May 14th at 4 PM | St. Francis Lutheran Church, San Francisco