Cantata Misericordium - Cantata of Mercy
In the year 2013 The Seattle Choral Company celebrates the 100th birthday anniversary of the famed English composer, Benjamin Britten. Britten composed the Cantata Misericordium in 1963 for a performance in Geneva, Switzerland, celebrating the centennial of the International Committee of the Red Cross. The Latin text relates the parable of the Good Samaritanreflecting the mission and purpose of the Red Cross, and 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's music offers intense dramatic exchanges between choir, piano solo, and strings.
Join us for this performance on Saturday, June 8, 2013, at St. Mark's Cathedral in Seattle, at 8:00 pm.
Our concert includes:
Cantata Misericordium (by Benjamin Britten)
Chorale on an Old French Carol (by Benjamin Britten)
Hymn to Saint Cecilia (by Benjamin Britten)
Dark Night of the Soul (by Ola Gjeilo)
Luminous Night of the Soul (by Ola Gjeilo)
With special guest artists:
Lisa Bergman, pianist
Ross Hauck, tenor
Charles Robert Stephens, baritone
Note: Online sales will close at 4 PM the day of the concert; tickets will be available at the door, which opens at 7:00 pm.
ADVANCE PURCHASE prices (seating is non-reserved):
$25 General, $20 Senior 65+, and $10 Youth (up to 25)
All tickets $2 additional at the door. Special Group Rates are available for advance sales to groups of 5 or more. Call 206-363-1100 for more information.
St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral
1245 10th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102
|Minimum Age: 5|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|