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Upcoming Concerts & Events

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Based on real-life events during World War I along the Western Front when soldiers from France, England, and Germany ventured into no-man’s land on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Soldiers exchanged food and gifts, swapped prisoners and performed burials, and played football and sang Christmas carols. The truce was unofficial and unsanctioned and soldiers were ordered back to fight for another bloody four years.

This family-friendly production is a co-presentation between SACRA/PROFANA, Bodhi Tree Concerts, and San Diego Opera.

Performances: Friday December 7, Saturday December 8, Sunday December 9, 2018


San Diego Opera: Detour Series
Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

instagramxmas2datesmSACRA/PROFANA will put our own twist on Holiday programming, featuring new arrangements of traditional Christmas carols, fun takes on Holiday classics, and contemporary pieces on themes of winter and solstice.

Generously Sponsored by Betsy Manchester


Friday, December 14, 2018, 7:30 pm

Christ Lutheran Pacific Beach,4761 Cass St, San Diego, CA 92109

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Sunday, December 16, 2018, 4:00 pm

First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4190 Front St. San Diego, CA 92103

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Concert-4---eXchangeSMAs we strive to nurture enthusiasm for the choral art, we are excited to do a series of concerts in San Diego and LA with Los Angeles Choral Lab, one of the most innovative choral groups in Southern California.
Note: for info on the Los Angeles concert (February 10, 2019) click HERE.

Generously Sponsored by Carol Manifold

 


Saturday, February 16, 2019, 7:30 pm

St. Paul’s Cathedral, 2728 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

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Sunday, February 17, 2019, 4:00 pm

First United Methodist Church, Chula Vista, 1200 E H Street, Chula Vista, Ca 91910

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Concert-5---Gender-XSMIn this program we will celebrate women composers and feature guest conductor Dr. Emilie Amrein and our own Assistant Conductor Lara Korneychuk.

 

Generously Sponsored by Carol Manifold

 


Friday, March 22, 2019, 7:30 pm

St. David’s Episcopal Church, 5050 Milton St, San Diego, CA 92110

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Saturday, March 23, 2019, 7:30 pm

College Ave Baptist Church, 4747 College Ave, San Diego, CA 92115

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The San Diego/Tijuana border crossing represents the largest land border crossing in the world. In collaboration with Ja’Sit, SACRA/PROFANA will present concerts both in the United States and in Mexico. The program will explore our common humanity, culture, and issues of immigration and refugees throughout the world.

 


Sunday, May 19, 2019, 4:00 pm

First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4190 Front St. San Diego, CA 92103

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Past Performances

Concert-2---retroXSMKicking off our 10th anniversary celebration, this program will feature a number of our “greatest hits” from past seasons. Founding Director Dr. Krishan Oberoi and Artistic Director Juan Carlos Acosta will be sharing conducting duties.

Generously Sponsored by Eric & Rexanna Swanson, Greta & Stephen Treadgold, and Paul & Ruth Young, Sr.


Friday, November 2, 2018, 7:30 pm

Water’s Edge Faith Community, Ocean Beach,1984 Sunset Cliffs Blvd, San Diego, CA 92107


Saturday, November 3, 2018, 7:30 pm

University Christian Church, 3900 Cleveland Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

Returning to the FUMC Concert Series, SACRA/PROFANA will present a mix of familiar anthems and hidden gems of some of the finest in sacred choral music in one of the most beautiful sanctuaries in all of San Diego.


Sunday, September 30, 7pm

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Our final concert of Season 9!

Water has long been a favorite theme of artists, poets and composers throughout the ages and crossing bodies of water is a primary functions of many bridges throughout the world. SACRA/PROFANA will be performing music with themes of water and bridges by some of the most important composers of the last 100 years. Joining them will be several of the exceptional student participants of our 2017 Summer Choral Intensive.


Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 7pm 

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The next concert in our 9th Season explores the gap between secular and sacred music by examining choral music with sacred texts that were written for secular audiences. “Profane” is often mistakenly equated with profanity, but in a historical context, it simply means that which is not sacred…in other words…secular. You’ll hear music by composers such as Leonard Bernstein, Jon Kull (orchestrator for Avatar), Moses Hogan, Gregory Orban, and Brandon Waddles.

March 11, First United Methodist Church, Chula Vista.

April 15, The Village Community Presbyterian Church, Rancho Santa Fe.

This concert featured works by Austrian composer Ernst Krenek and British composer Benjamin Britten. Both men were part of a flood of composers, musicians, and others who came to the U.S. from Europe in the years before and during World War II.

Krenek (August 23, 1900 – December 22, 1991), was an Austrian-born composer of Czech ancestry who immigrated to the U.S. in 1938 after Hitler annexed his home country. He eventually settled in Palm Springs, CA with his wife, composer Gladys Nordenstrom. Our concert will feature sections of Krenek’s profound Lamentations, written for the fallen city of Vienna.

Britten (November 22, 1913 – December, 4 1976) was a central figure in 20th Century British classical music. He was a composer, conductor, and pianist who became disenchanted with the rise of Nationalism in his home country of England in the lead-up to World War II. He immigrated to North America in 1939, first to Canada then to New York. We will be featuring Britten’s Sacred & Profane, a collection of eight lyrics based on medieval English poems. It was composed in 1975.


Friday, February 23, 2018
Mingei Museum: 1439 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101


Saturday, February 24, 2018
Oceanside Museum of Art: 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054

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Carole King is one of the most important artists of the 20th Century whose influence  stretches well beyond her own recordings. Our program will consist of many of her hits made famous by other performers AND feature Tapestry, her iconic album. All songs were specially arranged by members of SACRA/PROFANA, approved and licensed for this special production.


SOLD OUT!
Friday, January 19, 2018
White Box Live Arts Theater: 2590 Truxtun Rd #205, San Diego, CA 92106


Saturday, January 20, 2018
First Unitarian Universalist Church: 4190 Front St, San Diego, CA 92103


SACRA/PROFANA is thrilled to once again be lending their diverse voices to California Ballet Company’s production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. This San Diego Holiday favorite is one of the most well-attended productions of the season.

December 9-23, 2017

San Diego Civic Theatre- 1100 Third Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

After the incredible success of last year’s highly acclaimed performances of this piece, Bodhi Tree Concerts, FAB United, and San Diego Opera will once again feature the men of SACRA/PROFANA along with other noted local soloists telling the story of the Christmas Day Truce of 1914 through music and dramatic readings. Coming on the heels of Veterans Day, this is a great way to prepare for the upcoming Holiday Season.

Friday, November 17, 2017 at 7:00pm

Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 2pm and 7pm

Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 5pm

Veteran’s Museum and Memorial Center- 2115 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

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Music is simultaneously one of the strongest identifiers of culture, as well as one of the common elements that help cultures come together. With this program, SACRA/PROFANA will be performing music that spans cultural barriers through style, language, and various musical techniques. They will also be featuring music from cultures not known for their choral traditions.

Friday, October 20, 2017 at 7:30pm

St. Paul’s Cathedral– 2728 Sixth Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

 

Click HERE to see videos from this concert!

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Saturday, July 15th 2017 at 7:00pm
First United Methodist Church of San Diego
2111 Camino del Rio S, San Diego, CA 92116
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San Diego Performance-
May 19, 2017 at 8pm 
Park6- 590 Fir Street, San Diego, CA 92101 
 
Los Angeles Performance-
May 20, 2017 at 8pm 
Gallery 1988 (West)- 7308 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
SACRA/PROFANA will team up with composer Stephen Feigenbaum, whose 2016 “Yeethoven” project, juxtaposing works by Beethoven and Kanye West, caught the eye of Rolling Stone and Pitchfork magazine. Feigenbaum’s new work “doctrine”, has been created specifically for SACRA/PROFANA.
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April 29, 2017 at 5pm at a private residence

SACRA/PROFANA’s Annual Garden Party is a unique opportunity to hear SACRA/PROFANA’S diverse voices in a more intimate setting. Surrounded by a home garden of flowers, fruits, and vegetables, listeners will be serenaded by choral offerings, solos, and duets.

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April 21, 2017 at 7:30pm La Jolla Riford Library

April 22, 2017 at 7:30pm Encinitas Library

In this concert, we are flipping the traditional programming conventions on its head. Instead of grouping music by composer, we will be featuring the poets who provide us with the text for our beautiful choral music. Performed in libraries throughout San Diego, we will be featuring the texts of masters such as Shakespeare, Dickinson and Rumi.

December 9-24, 2016 at the San Diego Civic Theatre

SACRA/PROFANA is thrilled to once again be lending their diverse voices to California Ballet’s production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. This San Diego Holiday favorite is one of the most well attended productions of the season.

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By Peter Rothstein
With musical arrangements by Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach

Saturday, November 19 at 7pm
Sunday, November 20 at 2pm

Veterans Museum at Balboa Park
22115 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA

FREE Parking

This special collaboration between Bodhi Tree Concerts, FAB United, San Diego Opera, and The Veterans Museum at Balboa Park will feature the men of SACRA/PROFANA along with other noted local soloists telling the story of the Christmas Day Truce of 1914 through music and dramatic readings. Coming on the heels of Veterans Day, this is a great way to prepare for the upcoming Holiday Season

Tickets:
General Admission – $30
Students & Military – $15

Featuring Purple Rain Album Performance

Friday, October 21, 2016 at 7:30pm
The Industry
871 Harold Place, Ste 112, Chula Vista, CA 91914

Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 6:30pm
WorldBeat Cultural Center
2100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

To continue our mission of “redefining the choir”, SACRA/PROFANA will begin this kick-off celebration with a reception and lead into a live performance of our latest project- a top to bottom cover of Prince’s iconic album Purple Rain. The songs on the album will be presented in a variety of arrangements from a cappella, to small groups, to instrumental forces.

Saturday, July 16 2016 at 7pm

First United Methodist Church, San Diego CA

2111 Camino del Rio S, San Diego, California 92108

More than fifty high school singers from all over San Diego County come together for a week long intensive choral learning environment and celebration of the ARTS. On Saturday, July 16th, they will present the culmination of that learning along side the 20 professional voices of SACRA/PROFANA’s core chorus. Under the direction of Juan Carlos Acosta and Dr. Keith Pedersen, “A Reason to Sing” will feature choral music spanning four centuries around themes of singing and music. The concert will also feature the world premiere performance of “Fi-yer!” by up and coming composer/arranger Brandon Waddles, slated to be published by GIA Publishing next season.

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Friday, May 6, 2016 at 7pm

Maritime Museum of San Diego

1492 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

 

Saturday, May 7, 2016 7pm

ARTS Center | A Reason to Survive

200 E 12th Street, National City, CA 91950

 

Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 7pm

Oceanside Museum of Art

704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054

ONE SINGULAR SENSATION: A TRIBUTE TO MARVIN HAMLISCH

with the San Diego Symphony

Friday, March 4, 2016 8:00PM

Copley Symphony Hall

SACRA/PROFANA presents “Romance Isn’t Dead”

A New Take on Themes of Love and Romance

Music by Living Composers

Friday, February 12th, 2016 at 7:00pm – St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Saturday, February 13th, 2016 at 7:00pm – La Jolla Riford Library

Art of Elán presents “Concentric Circles”

Featuring SACRA/PROFANA

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 at 7:00pm

San Diego Museum of Art

California Ballet’s Nutcracker

featuring SACRA/PROFANA

Saturday, December 12th – Sunday, December 20th 2015

San Diego Civic Theatre

1100 3rd Ave, San Diego CA 92101

A Christmas Concert

SACRA/PROFANA performs with the Pacific Sound Brass Quintet

Monday, December 7th 2015 at 7:00pm

College Avenue Baptist Church

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“Chant Macabre” SACRA/PROFANA’s Season 7 Kickoff Concert

Friday, October 30th 2015 at 7:30pm

All Soul’s Episcopal Church, Point Loma

1475 Catalina Blvd, San Diego CA 92107

Friday, November 6th 2015 at 7:30pm

St. Paul’s Cathedral

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Disney in Concert: Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man’s Chest with the San Diego Symphony

Sunday, August 9th at 7:30pm

Embarcadero Marina Park South, San Diego CA

Broadway: A Rodgers & Hammerstein Celebration with the San Diego Symphony

Friday, August 7th and Saturday August 8th at 7:30pm

Embarcadero Marina Park South, San Diego CA

SACRA/PROFANA Summer Choral Intensive Final Concert 2015

Saturday, July 18th 2015 at 7:00pm

Spreckels Theatre, 121 Broadway #600

San Diego, CA 92106

Star Trek: Into Darkness with the San Diego Symphony

Saturday, July 11th 2015 at 8:00pm

Embarcadero Marina Park South, San Diego CA

American Guild of Organists Performance

Wednesday, July 1st 2015 at 4:45pm

Point Loma Presbyterian Church

2128 Chatsworth Blvd, San Diego CA 92107

2014 Carlsbad Music Festival

Saturday, September 20th 2014at 6:30pm

Adventurous Music by the Beach

258 Beech Ave, Carlsbad CA 92008

Tennis with Gershwin

Sunday, June 1st 2014 at 5:00pm

Torrey Pines Christian Church

8320 La Jolla Scenic Drive N, San Diego CA

SACRA/PROFANA Summer Choral Intensive Final Performance 2014

Saturday, July 19th 2014 at 7:00pm

Founders Chapel, University of San Diego

5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego CA

Video Games Live with the San Diego Symphony

Thursday, July 24th 2014 at 8:00pm

Embarcadero Marina Park South, San Diego CA

Danny Elfman’s Music from The Films of Tim Burton with the San Diego Symphony

Friday, July 25th 2014 at 8:00pm

Embarcadero Marina Park South, San Diego CA

Star Trek Feature Film with Live Soundtrack with the San Diego Symphony

Saturday, July 26th 2014 at 8:00pm

Embarcadero Marina Park South, San Diego CA

Broadway Tonight! with the San Diego Symphony

Friday, August 8th 2014 at 7:30pm

Saturday, August 9th 2014 at 7:30pm

Embarcadero Marina Park South, San Diego CA