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Live at Mission Blue Presents: Clerestory

April 22, 2017
7:30 pm
Mission Blue Center

For centuries the vast spaces of great cathedrals have inspired composers to write stereophonic music for two choirs that have enhanced their listeners' transcendent experience. Polychoral motets for the amorous texts of the Song of Songs were written by Victoria, Vivanco, and Guerrero for the cathedrals of Renaissance Spain while Palestrina's profound Stabat Mater echoed in the newly completed dome of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. Vaughn Williams brought the English choral tradition of the sixteenth century into the twentieth with his polychoral Mass in G Minor, first sung in the liturgy of London's neo-Byzantine Westminster Cathedral. The potential of eight separate vocal parts have attracted modern composers as well, as you will hear in works Benjamin Britten, Steven Sametz, James MacMillan, Herbert Howells and Paul Crabtree. Clerestory’s eight voices, enhanced by the resonance of the "Brisbane cathedral" at Mission Blue Center, will combine in every permutation to illuminate this music that is both intricate and otherworldly.

475 Mission Blue Drive, Brisbane, CA 94005

Mission Blue Center

475 Mission Blue Dr, Brisbane, CA 94005, United States
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