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.
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.
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.
The San Diego/Tijuana border crossing represents the largest land border crossing in the world. This program explored our common humanity, culture, and issues of immigration and refugees throughout the world.
In this program we celebrated women composers and featured guest conductor Dr. Emilie Amrein and our own Assistant Conductor Lara Korneychuk. We also premiered the winning entry from Dr. Sarah Rimkus in our Gender: X Composition Competition.
Generously Sponsored by Sandra New and Tori & Aaron Haberman
As we strive to nurture enthusiasm for the choral art, we collaborated on a series of concerts with the L.A. Choral Lab, one of the most innovative choral groups in Southern California. We performed in what are considered the finest choral venues in both L.A. and San Diego!
SACRA/PROFANA, put our own twist on Holiday programming and featured new arrangements of traditional Christmas carols, fun takes on Holiday classics, and contemporary pieces on themes of winter and solstice.
Kicking off our 10th anniversary celebration, this program featured a number of our “greatest hits” from past seasons. Founding Director Dr. Krishan Oberoi and Artistic Director Juan Carlos Acosta shared conducting duties.
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Returning to the FUMC Concert Series, SACRA/PROFANA presented 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.