Choral Collaborations & Concerts
Concluding our 39th season with a few more cooperative performances
La Koro Sutro with Other Minds
Can't get enough Lou Harrison? Neither can we! Members of S&P will be singing in another centenary concert in collaboration with Other Minds. In addition to several other signature works by Harrison, the concert will feature a performance of La Koro Sutro, the Esperanto rendition of the 4th century Buddhist text The Heart Sutra, featuring singers from several Bay Area choirs and the William Winant Percussion Group conducted by Nicole Paiement, who has recorded a generous selection of Harrison's music.
Saturday, May 20 | 7:30 PM
Mission Dolores Basilica, San Francisco
Shotgun Players : THE EVENTS
Featuring Sacred and Profane
Friday, May 26 | 8pm
The Ashby Stage - Berkeley
After a horrific event, we always ask "why?" In the aftermath of a tragedy, one survivor searches herself and the world for unfathomable rationales. With a delicate balance of humor, pathos and the power of a live choir, The Events explores the strength of our humanity when confronted by cruelty.
Local theatre company Shotgun Players present a powerful and moving production of The Events, written by David Greig and directed by Susannah Martin. The play is partly inspired by the 2011 attack by a lone terrorist on a summer camp on the Norwegian island of Utoya.
The Events features a different choir every night.