BAMPFA: Full Moon Performance
Concert ticket included with price of admission to the museum.
with Theresa Wong
Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 7pm
Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive
We return for a sublime program of medieval and contemporary music. This concert includes music by Hildegard von Bingen, Guillaume de Machaut, and the extraordinary composer-cellist-vocalist Theresa Wong, who joins Vajra Voices for her new work To Burst, to Bloom: Songs on Poems of the 12th Century Taoist Immortal Sun Bu’Er, composed especially for Vajra Voices
For more details, visit www.bampfa.org.
Annus Novus: One Yeare Begins
with Shira Kammen and Kit Higginson
Friday, January 5, 2018 at 8PM
First Presbyterian Church, Palo Alto
Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 8PM
St. John's Presbyterian Church, Berkeley
Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 4PM
St. Mark's Lutheran Church, San Francisco
The “elegant, full-blooded” singing of Vajra Voices and zesty vibrant harp & vielle playing of Shira Kammen join together with instrumentalist & magician Kit Higginson to illuminate the mystery and wonder of the new year. This program boasts medieval florid chant, luscious French motets, and chansons of Dufay, such as, Bon jour, Bon mois, bon an. Beautiful Middle English poems told in enchanting settings and enhanced by a bit of mystery. Join this celebration of new beginnings that hearkens back to the magic of Winter’s light. Festive attire is suggested.
For more details, visit www.sfems.org.
Practice of Love in Medieval & Modern Music
Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 4pm
St. Bede's Episcopal Church, Menlo Park
Vajra Voices presents music of the 14th-century master trouvére Guillaume de Machaut and a new work by Theresa Wong: To Burst, To Bloom on the Arts at St. Bede's Concert Series. In his Le Lai de la Fonteinne, Machaut likens the Trinity to a fountain and lauds the Virgin Mary and the chivalric virtuous practice of loving the unattainable. Wong’s piece is a setting of six poems by the 12th-century female Taoist Immortal, Sun Bu’er intended as meditations on inner alchemy.
Tickets $20 general admission/$15 students & seniors.
Available at the door or in advance.
For more details, visit www.stbedesmenlopark.org.