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POSTPONED - Luminous Resonance: Music for Chorus and Strings - BERKELEY
St. John's Presbyterian Church
Berkeley, CA
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POSTPONED - Luminous Resonance: Music for Chorus and Strings - BERKELEY

Dear Friend of Sacred & Profane,

As you are aware, the situation regarding COVID-19 is evolving rapidly and raising precautionary action throughout our local communities. We have been closely monitoring the situation with Federal, State, and Local agencies to ensure the health and safety of S&Ps patrons, performers, employees, and volunteers.

It is with a heavy heart that we have made the decision to cancel our upcoming performances of Luminous Resonance: Music for Chorus and Strings this March 13 and 14. While we are eager to share this incredible music with you, we realize that the health and safety of our musical and greater community should take precedence as we all navigate this uncertain time together in light of city mandates. We are working with our venues and orchestra musicians to reschedule the concerts for next season.

The following options are available to those who have already purchased tickets:

You may transfer your ticket purchase to attend one of our future May concerts.

If you would like to show your support and help us divert the great financial impact this has on our organization, we will gladly convert the value of your ticket to a tax-deductible donation and send you an acknowledgement letter.

We will refund the value of your ticket upon request through the scheduled performances.

Please contact us if you would like to utilize any of these options.

We are incredibly grateful for your support of Sacred and Profane. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we make these difficult decisions alongside other local organizations. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to our Choral Administrator, Michelle Lee at sacredprofane@gmail.com.

On behalf of our Board, Artistic Director, staff, and singers, we're wishing you all good health. We hope to see you at a concert again soon.

Best Regards,

Sacred and Profane, A Chamber Chorus


Our March 2020 concerts will feature music for choir and string orchestra, in collaboration with the Bay Area-based Circadian String Quartet and ten additional local string players. This ambitious program will include Beethovens "Elegiac Hymn" (in honor of the 250th anniversary of the composers death); local composer David Contes reverent "September Sun," composed in memory of those who died in the September 11th attacks; and the popular American composer Eric Whitacres "Three Hebrew Love Songs" for choir and string quartet. We are also delighted to present the US premiere of Karin Rehnqvists exuberant "Day is here!" for choir, soloists, and strings. Recently premiered in Stockholm,  Day is here! is the companion piece to Songs from the North, the four-movement setting of poetry from the Arctic that we commissioned for our fortieth-anniversary concert in May 2018.

Friday, March 13th, 8 PM
St. John's Presbyterian Church
2727 College Avenue, Berkeley

Other Performances:

Saturday, March 14th, 8 PM
St. Marks Lutheran Church
1111 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco

About CIRCADIAN String Quartet:

Monika Gruber, violin
David Ryther, violin
Omid Assadi, viola
David Wishnia, cello

Bay Area based Circadian String Quartet was founded in 2013 to promote classical and contemporary string quartet repertoire, in particular music of cultural and folkloric significance. Since then, the group has been featured through SunsetArts Chamber Music Series in San Francisco. In 2014, the CSQ were invited to collaborate with the St. Petersburg-based Rimsky Korsakov String Quartet during their North American tour. They have also given U.S. premieres of pieces by world-renowned British composer Ian Venables in collaboration with mezzo-soprano Sally Munro of the San Francisco Opera and Natalie Parker, Principal Clarinetist of the San Francisco Ballet.

Members of CSQ serve as resident teaching artists for Villa Sinfonia Foundation's Zephyr Point Chamber Music Workshop in South Lake Tahoe, NV. Dedicated to music education, the quartet works intensely with musician of all ages in developing their musical abilities in chamber music and ensemble playing.


St. John's Presbyterian Church (View)
2727 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
United States


Music > Choral
Music > Classical
Music > Symphony

Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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On BPT Since: Mar 26, 2014
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