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Cantata Misericordium │ Cantata of Mercy
Cantata Misericordium (by Benjamin Britten)
Chorale on an Old French Carol (by Britten)
Hymn to Saint Cecilia (by Britten)
Dark Night of the Soul (by Ola Gjeilo)
Luminous Night of the Soul (by Ola Gjeilo)
In 2013 we’ll celebrate the 100th birthday anniversary of famed English composer Benjamin Britten with his Cantata Misericordium, written in 1963 for the centennial of the International Red Cross. The text, relating the parable of the Good Samaritan, is poignantly relevant today.
Paired with Britten’s short masterpiece will be two exhilarating companion works by a rising star in the choral world, Ola Gjeilo (pronounced “YAY-low”). Inspired by the grace and passion of a mystical text by St. John of the Cross, Gjeilo offers intense dramatic exchanges between choir, piano solo, and strings.
|Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 8:00 pm
Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle
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Don’t miss our four exciting and diverse choral events this year. On October 5 we will perform Beethoven’s beloved Choral Symphony with the renowned Northwest Sinfonietta. In December we offer our fifth annual holiday celebration, A Cathedral Christmas, at Saint Mark’s Cathedral and at Bastyr University Chapel. Our March concert observes the season of Lent in the Italian way with Quaresima Italiana. Finally, on June 8, we pay tribute to the English composer Benjamin Britten during the centennial year of his birth.
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I look forward to seeing you all season long.
Conductor & Artistic Director