Solitude and Joy

"Without solitude, without the test of time, without the passion for silence, without the excitation and retention of the whole body, without a frightened stumbling, without wandering into a region of shade and invisibility, without memory of animality, without melancholy, without isolation in melancholy, there is no joy."

Our musical journey follows this lyrical prose by writer Pascal Quignard. Hymns, chants, and anthems invoke awe in the brilliance of the stars and earth, inviting wonder and contemplation. 
 
Join us for a pre-concert talk with conductor Donald Nally, cellist Thomas Mesa, and organist Scott Dettra at 3:00 pm in Perry Auditorium (7th floor of the Cathedral)!
Program: 
Gabriel Jackson, Creator of the Stars of Night
Sebastian Currier, Sanctus from Night Mass
Herbert Howells, Behold, O God Our Defender
John Tavener, Svyati 
Alex Berko, Lincoln (world premiere) 
Herbert Howells, I Would Be True
James MacMillan, A New Song
Pēteris Vasks, Grãmata čellam
Arvo Pärt, Salve Regina
Ēriks Ešenvalds, 85 (world premiere) 
Herbert Howells, O Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem 
Maurice Duruflé, Notre Père 
Artists:
Donald Nally, guest conductor
Thomas Mesa, cello
Scott Dettra, organist