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Missa Resurrexit - November 16
Meistersingers is honored to have been asked to present and excited to announce Missa Resurrexit, a 21st century choral Mass written by Richard Cook and Katherine Cash. Its premiere last year (in which several Meistersingers participated) was met with a joyous and rousing reception. This year, Meistersingers will join with the South Coast Symphony and be directed by our own Brian Dehn. Tickets are $15 pre-sale or $20 at the door. Sorry, no student or group discounts for this performance. The acoustics of the Mission Basilica in San Juan Capistrano will only enhance the atmosphere. Don't miss this one time only performance. November 16 at 7:30pm.
As we begin our 15th season, we are pulling out all our favorites, and yours too! Highlights from past seasons as well as top selections from our recordings will ring in the season with some of the greatest choral pieces ever written. Morten Lauridsen's O Magnum Mysterium, Benjamin Britten's Hymn to the Virgin, and Ave Maria's by Holst and Biebl will be set along side White Christmas, Carol of the Drum and Jingle Bells! With something fun, something exquisite and everything in between, this might as well be called the greatest Christmas concert EVER! Don't miss this exciting event.
"It is my belief that music is great if, at some moment, the listener catches a glimpse of eternity though the window of time" - Einojunhani Rautaavara
What is created when deep faith meets childlike awe? When mature passion meets extraordinary restraint? You get Rautaavara's All-Night Vigil. In the composer's greatest work for a cappella chorus, he takes us through one of the most intimate and exhaustive exhortations of faith. With his now-familiar mystical writing, complete with the usage of quarter-tones and whisper choruses, we welcome Basso-Profundo soloist, Mr. James Hayden, in presenting the California premiere of this monumental masterwork. Join us for an exceptional evening of this profound and gorgeous work of art.
Few things have the power to kindle passions and enliven the senses like the precious rose. Now whether it is a lily, a daisy, orchids or sunflowers, no other object has inspired poets and lovers quite like the "bloom of spring". Some of choral music's most beautiful melodies and poetry will be presented with Eric Whitacre's, Three Flower Songs, Lauridsen's, Le Chanson de Roses, Mulholland's, O My Luve's Like a Red, Red Rose and Bernstein's, Make Our Garden Grow. For a night of beautiful prose and even more gorgeous harmonies, don't miss this concert!
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Details for our Knapp competition for the 2014/2015 season will be announced soon but will be taking place in conjunction with our Summer "By Any Other Name..." concerts. Check back soon to find out about the exciting news!