Cars (A Socially Distant Choral Arrangement)
Cars by Gary Numan Performed by SACRA/PROFANA Audio recordings were made remotely by members of the choir Choral Arrangement and Audio Production by Juan Carlos Acosta Audio Mastering, Video Editing, Videography and Drone Footage by Adam Ferrara Filmed on location on June 13th, 2020 in rural San Diego County, following principles of social distancing. "Here in my car, I feel safest of all..." #music #musicvideo #choir #choralmusic #virtualchoir #popmusic #80smusic #garynuman #drone #cars #pandemic #quarantunes #overtones #overtonesinging #aleatoric
True Colors by Saunder Choi
"True Colors" Composed by Saunder Choi Performed by SACRA/PROFANA at the 2017 Summer Choral Intensive Final Concert Conducted by Juan Carlos Acosta Featuring soloists: Meghan Rossi, Elly Roseberry, Mitch Rosenthal Performed on Saturday, July 15th, 2017 Videography by Daniel Rumley
Brothers of the Sea: Saunder Choi
Performed and recorded by SACRA/PROFANA on May 20, 2018 at Christ Lutheran Church, Pacific Beach, California. Audio and Video production by Rumley Music & Audio Production. Juan Carlos Acosta, conducting. http://www.sacraprofana.org Funding for SACRA/PROFANA is provided in part by the City of San Diego Arts and Culture Commission, San Diego County, California Arts Council, the Fusenot Foundation, and our generous donors.
San Diego Choral Group
A LONGING FOR CHRISTMAS
ELEGIES & ECSTASIES
Return: A Gift to Our Community
A trio of pieces recorded at the SACRA/PROFANA 2021 Singer Retreat On September 18, 2021 at St. Mark's United Methodist Church Juan Carlos Acosta, Artistic Director and Conductor Suzanne Shick, Pianist Daniel Rumley, Performance Audio and Video Production Earth Song - words and music by Frank Tichelli Sing, Be, Live, See. This dark stormy hour, The wind, it stirs. The scorched earth Cries out in vain: O war and power, You blind and blur, The torn heart Cries out in pain. But music and singing Have been my refuge, And music and singing Shall be my light. A lightof song Shining Strong: Allelulia! Through darkness, pain, and strife, I'll Sing, Be, Live, See... Peace. My Brilliant Image Music by Jasper Sussman Text by Hafiz, trans. by Daniel Ladinsky One day the sun admitted, I am just a shadow. I wish I could show you The Infinite Incandescence That has cast my brilliant image! I wish I could show you, When you are lonely or in darkness The astonishing Light Of your own Being! You Do Not Walk Alone Music by Elaine Hagenberg Lyrics - Traditional Irish Blessing May you see God’s light on the path ahead when the road you walk is dark. May you always hear even in your hour of sorrow, the gentle singing of the lark. When times are hard may hardness never turn your heart to stone. May you always remember when the shadows fall– You do not walk alone. For more information please visit www.sacraprofana.org
Summer Choral Intensive (SCI) Final Concert
Thank you so much to this year's SCI students, faculty, and staff for making the week so incredible and musically gratifying! We are so pleased to share the final concert with you. 1. I Dream a World - Rosephanye Powell (intro by Noah Jackson) 2. Dark Eyed Sailor - Ralph Vaughan Williams (intro by Natasha Keepper) 3. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening - Randall Thompson (intro by Andrew Minjares) 4. Invictus - Bruno Seigfried Huhn, arr. Stephen Rotz (intro by Joseph Aguilar) 5. Ecco Mormorar l'onde - Claudio Monteverdi (intro by Alexander Lee) 6. Gratitude - Hussein Janmohamed (intro by Emma Korlann, solos by Michael Sakell and Nathan Torres) 7. Love Learns By Laughing - Thomas Morley (intro by Peyton Narlock) 8. Flight Song - Kim Andre Arnesen (intro by Raphael Delgado) Performed by students of SCI and select members of SACRA/PROFANA. Audio & Video Editing by Rumley Music & Audio Production. Directed by Juan Carlos Acosta and Keith Pedersen. Special thanks to Point Loma Nazarene University. Please join us in thanking our generous donors for being an important part of what we do: Visionaries $10,000+ Betsy Manchester Sandra New Underwriters $5,000-9,999 Anonymous Tori & Aaron Haberman Sustainers $2,500-4,999 Karl & Leslie Bunker Larry & Susan Gerling Susan & Douglas McLeod Eric & Rexanna Swanson Benefactors $1,000-2,499 Carolyn & Clifford Colwell Sandra Duncan Fusenot Foundation Linda Kewin David & Patricia Lokensgard Glenda & Rob McKibben Advocates $500-999 Juan & Andrea Acosta Adrian & Candice Narlock Holly & Warren Otto Qualcomm Charitable Trust Deborah Rimkus Friends $250-499 David Bardwick Jan & Rick Farley Marilyn & John Shelton Karen & Peter Mudgett Scott & Cathy Shaw Supporters $100-249 Claudia Baranowski Steve Brawner Gordon Brodfuehrer Susan Childs Gigi Cramer Barbara Davenport & Benita Berkson Barry Dingle Anneke Doty Chris Ferguson Linda Gidlund Debra Gordon Phyllis Graham Alan & Pam Hay Emiko Kiyochi Mary Koto Paula Liska Kuochien Liu Stacy Love Carol Manifold Barbara Naas Joani Nelson Mary Ellen O’Malley David Rossi Traci & Michael Schuck Kimberly Sullivan Mary Thompson Karen Valentino William & Kathleen Wallace Peter & Ellen Weber
Composer Chats: America the Beautiful
A year ago, SACRA/PROFANA highlighted pop and choral pieces speaking to various social movements in our concert "Music As Social Change." This year, we're interviewing a selection of composers and arrangers featured in that concert set. Check out our latest "Composer Chat," featuring the talented artist and long-time friend of SACRA/PROFANA Shawn Kirchner, as we discuss his inspiration to write updated lyrics and music to "America the Beautiful" honoring the indigenous populations of North America in this time of reckoning for America and the American people.
Composer Chats: Saunder Choi
A year ago, SACRA/PROFANA highlighted pop and choral pieces speaking to various social movements in our concert "Music As Social Change." This year, we're interviewing a selection of composers and arrangers featured in that concert set. Check out our latest "Composer Chat," featuring the talented composer and long-time friend of SACRA/PROFANA Saunder Choi in conversation with Artistic Director Juan Carlos Acosta discussing his journey to being a composer, the genesis of his arrangement of True Colors, Saunder's experience coming out as gay and the subsequent joy of getting to express his full self. A very happy pride month from SACRA/PROFANA to all our LGBTQ+ friends, artists, staff, composers, and audience: we love you all, keep shining those true and vibrant colors ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🌈
Rock Lobster (A Sea Shanty)
Rock Lobster imagined by SACRA/PROFANA as a Sea Shanty (or a C minor Chanty) Composers: Cynthia Wilson, Ricky Wilson, Julian Strickland, Catherine Pierson, and Frederick Schneider Copyright Kobalt Songs Music Publishing and Sentric Music Group Arranged and produced by Juan Carlos Acosta Video production by Adam Ferrara
Composer Chats: Shawn Kirchner
A year ago, SACRA/PROFANA highlighted pop and choral pieces speaking to various social movements in our concert "Music As Social Change." This year, we're interviewing a selection of composers and arrangers featured in that concert set. Check out our latest "Composer Chat," featuring the talented artist and long-time friend of SACRA/PROFANA Shawn Kirchner, as we discuss what it means to be a man in the 2020s and how to model positive masculinity - especially in the music and composition sphere.
O Mensch, Gib Acht!
Composer: Derek Keller Conductor: Juan Carlos Acosta http://www.sacraprofana.org Funding for our season was provided in part by the following underwriters: City of San Diego Arts and Culture Commission, the County of San Diego, the California Arts Council, and our many generous donors. A note from the composer: "This piece was conceived as a critique of our mobile devices and the way we use them. As a nut shell of Nietzsche’s thesis, “Zarathustra’s Roundelay” helps to express this. Your cell phone is a manifestation of the Will – someone willed it into existence. While seemingly endlessly useful, I question to what end: tweeting, posting, doom scrolling to our obsession, distraction, and isolation? Since the pandemic’s onset, the message of the work has unexpectedly become more prescient and foreboding in our angst-ridden, tormented, and anguished moment. When premiered in person, the singers will realize the work with their cell phones using this webpage: https://www.derekkeller.com/o-mensch-media."
Composer Chats: Jasper Sussman
A year ago, SACRA/PROFANA highlighted pop and choral pieces speaking to various social movements in our concert "Music As Social Change." This year, we're interviewing a selection of composers and arrangers featured in that concert set, starting with our own Jasper Sussman. An accomplished singer and talented composer, she penned the piece "We The People," a setting of Langston Hughes's poem "Let America Be America Again," using choral voices to highlight the tension in Hughes's poem between the hope of the American dream, and the despair of our nation falling short of it. On this MLK Day, please enjoy the Q&A by SACRA/PROFANA's Assistant Conductor Lara Korneychuk, and may we all strive to carry on Dr. King’s ideals and drive out hate with love through our art and our action.
Holiday Concert 2020
SACRA/PROFANA presents a Holiday Concert for 2020 as a gift to the community, featuring highlights from our 2019 performance as well as the premier of Amy Gordon's setting of "In the Bleak Midwinter Program Pat-a-pan - arr. Shawn Kirchner O Come Emanuel - Elaine Hagenberg Come Thou Long Expected Jesus - Brandon Waddles Amen! - arr. Brandon Waddles Love Came Down at Christmas - Stephen Sturk Mater Dei - Sarah Rimkus Who is This Boy? - Fahad Siadat Angels We Have Heard on High - arr. Saunder Choi ChristMashUp - arr. Amy Gordon What Child is This? Joy to the World In the Bleak Midwinter (virtual choir premier) Juan Carlos Acosta, Artistic Director Lara Korneychuk, Assistant Conductor Adam Ferrara, Collaborative Pianist Sopranos: Carolyne DalMonte*, Katie Colleen Hickey, Tasha Koontz*, Jasper Sussman, Jessica Trost, Becca Ung+, Libby Weber Alto: Gianna Hamilton^, Lara Korneychuk, Danielle Perrault, Elly Roseberry, Meghan Rossi Tenor: Aaron Burgett, Tony Malerich*, Dan Moyer, Mike Sakell, Timothy Simpson^, Kurt Wong Bass: R. Aaron Bullard, Aaron Davis, Adam Ferrara, Jonathan Gonzales*, Thomas Lokensgard, Jonathan Nussman, Zlatoslav Sokolov^ *Virtual choir only +Chorus Manager ^Live performances only