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Digging Deeper

Music and the Human Condition

6:30 – 7:40 PM SANCTUARY
“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” Victor Hugo
The Music and Fine Arts Department invites you to an educational Lenten series in the Sanctuary—Digging Deeper: Music and the Human Condition. Through this series, we will explore how composers throughout the centuries have given expression to the inexpressible. From Bach, to improvisation, to Messiaen and Bernstein, we will discover more about music, God and our shared humanity.
  • Wednesday, March 8 – ISOLATION, How long, O Lord?Psalm 13, Organ and Cello – John Allegar and Adriana Contino, The History and Meaning of Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time
  • Wednesday, March 15 – DESPAIR, Out of the DepthsPsalm 130, Discussion and Performance of Bach Cantata 131 Aus der tiefen, Shelle Louer and Adriana Contino
  • Wednesday, March 22 – HOPE, The Lord Is My LightPsalm 27, Working with Leonard Bernstein – Guest Speaker, Joseph Flummerfelt
  • Wednesday, March 29 – LAMENT, Songs of Lament from Christian, Jewish and Islamic Traditions, Kaddisch – Maurice Ravel; Es ist vollbracht (St. Matthew Passion) – J.S. Bach
  • Wednesday, April 5 – CONSOLATION, This poor soul cried, and was heard by the Lord, and was saved from every trouble.Psalm 34:6, The Psalm Preludes of Herbert Howells – John Allegar