As a bit of a break from ISIT blogging, I am singing in this concert at the end of the week — the repertoire is a bit different than my normal fare of “high classical,” so if you’re in the area and like Bono more than Bach, this might be more up your alley.
Following the success of their sold-out concert in November of 2009, SACRA/PROFANA returns to the San Diego Museum of Art with a program exploring the unique synergy of poetry, art and music. In conjunction with the Museum’s exhibition Heroes: Mortals and Myths, this genre-bending vocal ensemble will perform modern musical settings of timeless verse by such beloved poets as e.e. cummings, Emily Dickinson and John Keats. The poignant words of the great poets are given new life by the dynamic voices of modern composers- including Minnesota composer Joshua Shank, winner of the 2009 SACRA/PROFANA Choral Composition Contest.