Spring 2018

Sacred and Profane’s 40th Anniversary Concert

“To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible, and inconceivable” -- Aaron Copland

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Celebrate Sacred and Profane’s fortieth year of bringing exquisite concerts to the Bay Area with a program of masterpieces for a cappella choir! This concert will feature the Estonian composer Veljo Tormis’ Curse Upon Iron, a powerful work about the cultivation of iron as a vehicle for both ancient and modern warfare, as well as Arvo Pärt’s antiphon for peace, Da pacem Domine. For the first time in many years, we will sing our namesake work– Benjamin Britten’s Sacred and Profane: Eight Medieval Lyrics, the last piece that Britten composed for professional a cappella choir. Finally, we are delighted to conclude our season with the world premiere of a new work commissioned from the compelling Swedish composer Karin Rehnqvist. Please join us for this musical celebration, with a pre-concert conversation with Karin at 7:45 PM and a reception following each of the Bay Area concerts on the 11th and 12th!


Friday, May 11th, 8 PM •  St. Mark's Episcopal Church 2300 Bancroft Way (at Ellsworth), Berkeley

Saturday, May 12th, 8 PM • St. Mark's Lutheran Church 1111 O’Farrell (btwn Gough & Franklin), San Francisco

Saturday, May 19th, 7 PM • Gualala Arts Center 46501 Gualala Road Gualala, CA 95445 (just north of Sea Ranch) Venue-specific pricing: $20 in advance, $25 day of concert, children ages 7-17 free Tickets for this performance will be sold through Brown Paper Tickets in advance and at Gualala Arts on the day of the concert: gualalaarts.org or  800-838-3006