Sergei Rachmaninoffs monumental All-Night Vigil has been described as the last great crowning achievement of Russian Orthodox choral music, a masterpiece from a composer at the peak of his creative powers. Rachmaninoff composed it in just two weeks in 1915 and dedicated it to his teacher Stepan Smolensky, a scholar of ancient chant. Nine of the fifteen movements are based on Orthodox chants, including some of the ancient Znamenny chants and more recent Greek and Kievian-style chants. Often called the Rachmaninoff Vespers, the Vigil encompasses the gamut of human emotions; to hear it is a moving and profound experience.
8 pm Friday March 1, 2019 at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 1111 O'Farrell St at Franklin, San Francisco.
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St. Mark's Lutheran Church (View)
1111 O'Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
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