Past Performances: Season 9

 

Building Bridges Spanning Water: May 20, 2018

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 performed music with themes of water and bridges by some of the most important composers of the last 100 years. 

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Building Bridges Between the Sacred & Profane: March 11, April 15, 2018

This concert explored 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. We performed music by composers such as Leonard Bernstein, Jon Kull (orchestrator for Avatar), Moses Hogan, Gregory Orban, and Brandon Waddles.

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Building Bridges Between Nations: Krenek, Britten, and Rilke: February 23-24, 2018

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. We featured 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.

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Re-Covering the Music of Carole King: January 19-20, 2018

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

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The Nutcracker with California Ballet Company: December 9-23, 2017

SACRA/PROFANA was thrilled to once again lend their 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.


All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914

SACRA/PROFANA, Bodhi Tree Concerts, and San Diego Opera once again featured our men 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 was a great way to prepare for the upcoming Holiday Season.

November 17-19, 2017 


Building Bridges Between Cultures: October 20 & 21, 2017

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.

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SUMMER CHORAL INTENSIVE FINAL CONCERT: July 15, 2017

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Past Performances: Season 8

Doctrine: May 19-20, 2017

San Diego Performance:
Park6- 590 Fir Street, San Diego
 
Los Angeles Performance:
Gallery 1988 (West)- 7308 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles
SACRA/PROFANA teamed 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” was created specifically for SACRA/PROFANA.

Poet’s Voice: APRIL 21, 22, 2017

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


VOYAGE: THE SLAVE JOURNEY: February 17, 25, 26, 2017

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All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914

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


Season 8 Kick-off Concert-Featuring Purple Rain Album Performance: October 21-23, 2016

To continue our mission of “redefining the choir” SACRA/PROFANA kicked-off the celebration with a reception and a live performance of our latest project- a top to bottom cover of the iconic album Purple Rain. The songs on the album were presented in a variety of arrangements from a cappella, to small groups, to instrumental forces.


SACRA/PROFANA SUMMER CHORAL INTENSIVE FINAL CONCERT, July 16 2016

More than fifty high school singers from all over San Diego County came together for a week long intensive choral learning environment and celebration of the ARTS. On Saturday, July 16th, they presented 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” featured choral music spanning four centuries around themes of singing and music. The concert also featured the world premiere performance of “Fi-yer!” by composer/arranger Brandon Waddles.

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Past Performances-Previous Seasons

LOCAL CONNECTIONS

Friday, May 6, 2016 at 7pm
Maritime Museum of San Diego

Saturday, May 7, 2016 7pm
ARTS Center | A Reason to Survive

Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 7pm
Oceanside Museum of Art


ONE SINGULAR SENSATION: A TRIBUTE TO MARVIN HAMLISCH with the San Diego Symphony

Friday, March 4, 2016 8:00PM
Copley Symphony Hall


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


A Christmas Concert: SACRA/PROFANA performs with the Pacific Sound Brass Quintet

Monday, December 7th 2015 at 7:00pm


Chant Macabre: SACRA/PROFANA’s Season 7 Kickoff Concert

Friday, October 30th 2015 at 7:30pm
All Soul’s Episcopal Church, Point Loma

Friday, November 6th 2015 at 7:30pm
St. Paul’s Cathedral


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

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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


2014 Carlsbad Music Festival: Adventurous Music by the Beach

Saturday, September 20th 2014at 6:30pm


Tennis with Gershwin

Sunday, June 1st 2014 at 5:00pm
Torrey Pines Christian Church


SACRA/PROFANA Summer Choral Intensive Final Concert 2014

Saturday, July 19th 2014 at 7:00pm
Founders Chapel, University of San Diego

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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