Music has immense power to express the human experience, from elevating our brightest moments to soothing our souls in difficult times, and every emotion in between. Music tells our stories, reminds us of the wondrous cycles of nature, and brings us together in community and collaboration.
Luminous Resonance represent this potential, with a selection of moving pieces for choir and string orchestra, in collaboration with the Bay Area's Circadian String Quartet and ten additional local string players. This ambitious program will include Beethoven’s Elegiac Hymn (in honor of the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth); local composer David Conte’s reverent September Sun, composed in memory of those who died in the September 11th attacks; and the popular American composer Eric Whitacre’s Five Hebrew Love Songs for choir and string quartet. We are also delighted to present the US premiere of Karin Rehnqvist’s exuberant Day is here! for choir, soloists, and strings. Recently premiered in Stockholm, Day is here! is the companion piece to Songs from the North, the four-movement setting of poetry from the Arctic that we commissioned for our fortieth-anniversary concert in May 2018.
Join us on a journey through it all—from reverence to exuberance, devotion to heartache, dark nights and glimmering days—with an inspiring performance of chorus and string orchestra!
Tickets: $25 General Admission ONLINE / $28 General Admission AT THE DOOR / $10 Students
FRIDAY, MARCH 13TH | 8PM
St. John’s Presbyterian Church
2727 College Avenue, Berkeley
SATURDAY, MARCH 14TH, 8PM
St Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco
Learn more at www.sacredprofane.org/luminous-resonance