A Sound Circle Solstice
Sound Circles Solstice concerts are about paying attention, with a fresh eye and ear, to the natural world. They are about our awareness of nature at this exquisite moment in our annual cycle, rather than about the human activity of the holidays; they are non-religious celebrations of the Solstice season. The concerts will take place in the intimate and warm acoustics of Unity Columbine Spiritual Center.
The concert features a rare performance of R. Murray Schafers brilliant Snowforms. Schafer is known as the originator of the term soundscape and is considered a pioneer in the field of acoustic ecology, which understands sound as a critical aspect of environment. The score of Snowforms is a work of art in itself, a graphic notation of a landscape of sound, using Inuit words for different forms of snow as sound elements.
A set of pieces evoking natural beauty and power through the seasons will include Jonathan Doves riveting setting of Emily Dickinsons It Sounded as if the Streets Were Running, and Leslie Uyedas colorful setting of Sheila Wahsquonaikezhiks Leaves. Also on the program will be music of the Pentatonix, George Gershwin, Michael Jackson, Moira Smiley, Simon and Garfunkel, Ayla Nereo, Erik Satie and more.
Concerts will run 80 minutes without intermission. Doors open for seating a half hour before concert time. We say these concerts are "not for children," by which we mean audience members should be happy about sitting peacefully and listening with rapt attention for 80 minutes. We look forward to sharing moments of stillness and quiet beauty with you.
Sound Circle is a 19-voice women's a cappella ensemble directed by Sue Coffee. Based in Boulder, Colorado, Sound Circle has been singing together for 25 years with the simplest of missions: "We have come together to experience the deep joy of making music together and to share that joy with our audiences." Please join us.
Unity Columbine Spiritual Center (View)
8900 Arapahoe Rd.
Boulder, CO 80303
|Minimum Age: 6|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|