Sunday, May 5 & Sunday May 12, 2013 2:00 p.m.
Mission Santa Clara, Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA
Saturday, May 11 & Tuesday, May 14 2013 8:00 p.m.
San Francisco de Asís (Mission Dolores)
3321 16th Street, San Francisco, CA
Program Highlights: “I Just Lightning” by Libby Larsen, “Trepute Martela” by Vaclovas Augustinas, “The Stove” by Zae Munn
We celebrate our third collaboration with San Francisco's Golden Gate Men's Chorus! In this choral event we present excerpts from the title piece, The Son of Man by Syrian -American composer Kareem Roustom. This Middle-Eastern-infused modern-day oratorio is set to the poetry of Kahlil Gibran. Rounding out the program are reflections on the power of women with Libby Larsen’s I Just Lightning, The Stove by Zae Munn, and a new work, Alma Submerged, by Frank Ferko. An exciting program with something for everyone!
The Son of Man II. Benjamin the Scribe: Let The Dead Bury Their Dead Kareem Roustom 1971-West Coast premiere, co-premiered with Golden Gate Men's Chorus
The Son of Man VI. A Man from Lebanon: Nineteen Centuries AfterwardKareem Roustom 1971-West Coast premiere, co-premiered with Golden Gate Men's Chorus
Soneto de la NocheMorten Lauridsen 1943-
Plenty Good RoomKirby Shaw 1941-
Treputė MartelaVaclovas Augustinas 1959-
How Many Times Had We Found Ourselves Mouthing Received Opinions, Using the Language of Oppression, Before We No Longer Had Any Claim to Be Oblivious to Our Having Become Both Victim and Perpetrator of Injustice?William DeFotis 1953-2003
Alma SubmergedFrank Ferko 1950-Premiered at Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, October 2012
I Just LightningLibby Larsen 1950-Athapascan-Navajo text, English version by Henry Munn
The StoveZae Munn 1953-text by Ann Kilkelly
I Thank You GodGwyneth Walker 1947-text by e.e. cummings, written 1998