Experience two profound spiritual struggles between dark and light, separated by six centuries
Lamentations of Jeremiah (c. 1560) Robert White (1538-1574)
Sun-Dogs (2006) James MacMillan (b. 1959)
Bella Voce (a cappella), conducted by Andrew Lewis
Our 37th season closes with two works of profound spiritual experience spanned by six centuries. Robert White was recognized in the sixteenth century as one of England’s greatest composers, on a par with Taverner and Byrd. His setting of the Lamentations of Jeremiah is a notable one among many profound Renaissance settings of the core text that depicts a struggle between darkness and light. James MacMillan’s twenty-first-century work--in a musical language derived out of such influences as Roman Catholic faith, Scottish heritage, Celtic folk music, and far Eastern music--plays on rich imagery and symbolism of dogs, in a journey through darkness and light, doubt and affirmation.
The concert will last approximately 90 minutes, including a 20 minute intermission.
Saturday, May 16, 2019
7:30 pm @ St. vincent de paul
1010 W Webster Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
Sunday, May 17, 2019
3:30 PM @ St. Luke's Episcopal Church
939 Hinman Ave Evanston, IL, 60202