Oceanside CA— This Sunday, it’s all about connections for professional vocal ensemble SACRA/PROFANA. “San Diego’s go-to choir” will present Local Connections, a chance to experience choral music that has its roots in San Diego with connections to some of the biggest names in music.
Many may already know that Bing Crosby, George Harrison, Jason Mraz, and Eddie Vedder all once called San Diego home, but did you know that Robert Shaw served as Music Director of the San Diego Symphony or that Benjamin Britten resided in Escondido while fleeing the violence of World War II? All of the composers in this carefully crafted program have local ties (some more widely known than others) to “America’s Finest City”.
In addition to Shaw and Britten, other composers with local ties include Matt McBane, Founder and Director of the Carlsbad Music Festival and staple in the San Diego musical landscape; David Ward-Steinman, who was a professor at SDSU; Jason Rosenberg, who received his Ph.D. from UCSD; San Diego native Bradley Nelson, and many others.
SACRA/PROFANA is honored to present this concert in Oceanside after two concerts at separate venues with unique significance: the Maritime Museum of San Diego, which showcases San Diego’s nautical history; ARTS (A Reason To Survive) Center, which is dedicated to providing creative arts programs for local youth facing adversity; the Oceanside Museum of Art features the work of outstanding local artists.
Under the direction of Associate Artistic Director Juan Carlos Acosta, Local Connections will truly represent local choral artists singing music by composers with local ties surrounded by local art and history.
Time and Concord, -Benjamin Britten
Fuerte es el amor, -Stephen Sturk
Frog Festival, -Stephen Sturk
On and on and, -Matt McBane
Drinking Alone in the Moonlight, -Brent Dutton
My Love, -Brent Dutton
A World Premiere by Jason Rosenberg
Sweet Are the Lips of All That Sing, -Bradley Nelson
How Can I Keep from Singing, -Bradley Nelson
Here is Peace, -Cory Hibbs
Voyage Mvt III, -Anthony Davis
Creation, -David Ward-Steinman
Sometimes I Feel, -Alice Parker/Robert Shaw
Shenandoah, -Alice Parker/Robert Shaw