Songs of Ancient Lands
Saturday, April 26, 2014 7pm / Sunday, December 27, 2014 3pm
St. Anthony’s Chapel at the Garden Street Academy, 2300 Garden Street, Santa Barbara
In proximity to Orthodox Easter, the Quire presents one of the crowning jewels of a cappella music, the All Night Vigil by Rachmaninoff. Praised as the composer’s finest piece and “the greatest musical achievement of the Russian Orthodox Church,” it was a cherished work of the composer himself, who chose a movement to be played at his own funeral. It’s a stirring, lavish piece not to be missed.Celebrate the joyous holiday season entranced by the Quire of Voyces’ “Mysteries of Christmas” concert featuring a magnificent collection of choral works that evoke both the grandeur and sanctity of Christmas. With works by composers ranging from Byrd and Tallis to Britten, Bieble, Lauridsen, this cherished Santa Barbara holiday tradition promises to both “inspiring” and “sublime.” So come experience the purity of a cappella music in the serene architecture and resonant acoustics of St. Anthony’s Chapel. Leave the hustle and bustle behind and let the Quire put you in the warm spirit of the holidays with their “delicate, transparent web of music.” — Santa Barbara News-Press.
Be sure to get your tickets early, as our Christmas concerts usually sell out!