One of the great hallmarks of choral music is its ability to elicit a broad range of specific emotion and sentiment, from the depths of grief to the heights of ecstasy. Our performance brings those opposites together in music from the Renaissance and the present. The Spanish Renaissance composer Tomas Luis de Victoria is justly noted for his mastery of sublime emotion; among his most profound works is his music for Holy Week, with their themes of sacrifice and betrayal. Against that, Chamber Singers will also perform a modern choral piece by Ola Gjeilo, set to the ecstatically spiritual text of the Spanish Renaissance mystic St. John of the Cross, a contemporary of Victoria.
Join us Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 3:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church in Iowa City, 2701 Rochester Ave. Tickets are $17 for adults, $14 for seniors, $5 for students, and can be purchased here on our website or at the door.