New Mystics from East & West

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Our season closes with a program of music by two important modern voices: the Greek Orthodox composer Michael Adamis and Scottish Catholic James MacMillan. The choral works of both composers share a deeply personal quality and a rare devotion to ancient chant: Byzantine for Adamis and Gregorian for MacMillan. Colorful sonorities and intricate structures give the music of each an unmistakably mystical quality. Plus music by Tonin Tarnaku (from Greek-speaking Albanian Sicily), Randy Giles, and a world premiere by Richard Toensing.

Seattle

Friday, 13 May 2016, 7:30pm
Blessed Sacrament
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Portland

Saturday, 14 May 2016, 7:30pm
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
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Sunday, 15 May 2016, 2:30pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral
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Full Repertoire:

    James MacMillan

  • Videns Dominus
  • Pascha nostrum
  • Canticle of Zachariah
  • Mitte manum tuum
  • Factus est repente
  • Michael Adamis

  • Prometheion
  • Cherubic Hymn
  • Great Prokeimenon Τις Θεὸς μέγας
  • Richard Toensing

  • Paschal Canon, Ode 1 (World Premiere)
  • Tonin Tarnaku

  • Anastasis
  • Randy Giles

  • Mulieres sedentes

Videns dominus

Factus est repente

Mitte manum tuam