Music As Social Change
SACRA/PROFANA has come to attention as a genre-defying ensemble breaking down the barriers between pop, classical, and contemporary music. We proudly continue that tradition with this concert that will feature arrangements of socially aware pop music from the 1960s to the present day, as well as choral music that makes commentary on the issues of our times.
Friday, February 7, 2020, 7:00 pm Saturday, February 8, 2019, 7:00 PM
Water's Edge Faith Community First Unitarian Universalist Church
1984 Sunset Cliffs Blvd, San Diego, CA 92107 4190 Front St, San Diego, CA 92103
SACRA/PROFANA is proud to be making its debut in the esteemed music series of St. James-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church,
appearing alongside groups such as Chanticleer and the Westminster Choir. The night skies have fascinated humanity through the
ages, and there is no shortage of poetry and music about stars, planets, galaxies and other celestial bodies. We will be presenting
music through the ages with a focus on some of the bright young stars of choral music today.
Sunday, March 22, 2020, 4:00 pm
St. James Episcopal Church
743 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037
Moving Forward: How to Go On
Giving the San Diego premiere of Dale Trumbore’s secular requiem How to Go On. This 35-minute work for a cappella chorus and
soloists asks how we each confront our own mortality after a loss, and how, in the face of that knowledge, we bring quiet grace
back into our daily lives. Ultimately, this work finds beauty, catharsis, and solace in the words of three living poets: Crooker, Amy
Fleury, and Laura Foley.
Sunday, May 17, 2020, 4:00 pm
Christ Lutheran Church
4761 Cass St, San Diego, CA 92109
Previous Season 11 Performances
Summer Choral Intensive Concert: July 13, 2019
Each year the middle and high school participants of the Summer Choral Intensive join together with the SACRA/PROFANA choir to show off their hard work.
Looking Back: American Mavericks: October 18, 2019
The 20th Century has been called the “American Century” and is really the time in which American Choral music distinguished itself from its European counterparts. From rugged individualists like Charles Ives to the distinct palette of Morten Lauridsen, the American landscape is filled with composers who developed their own distinct voice for the choral instrument.
Download Program HERE
Holiday Concert: December 13 & 15, 2019
December can be filled with clichéd sentiments and melodies, but it can also be a time of sincere reflection, hope, joy and reverence. SACRA/PROFANA will once again bring its own take on seasonal music featuring both familiar carols in new settings, as well as new takes on ancient hymns and texts.
Download Program HERE