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UPCOMING ESOTERICA

THE ESOTERICS | SEASON 22 

 

BDENIE
Commemorating the centenary
of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s All-night vigil

Friday | 6 March 2015 | 800 pm | Seattle
St Stephen’s Episcopal Church | 4805 NE 45th Street

Saturday | 7 March 2015 | 800 pm | West Seattle
Holy Rosary Catholic Church | 4142 42nd Avenue SW

Sunday | 8 March 2015 | 300 pm | Olympia
St John’s Episcopal Church | 114 20th Avenue SE

Sunday | 8 March 2015 | 700 pm | Tacoma
Christ Episcopal Church | 310 N K Street

Tuesday | 10 March 2015 | 700pm | Seattle
Queen Anne Christian Church | 1316 3rd Avenue West

 

AGONIA
Considering agony 
and comfort for the afflicted

In this poignant program of timeless medieval poetry set by modern composers, The Esoterics will perform Ned Rorem’s haunting cantata In time of pestilence, Alfred Schnittke’s devastatingly mystical Verses of repentance, and the lament and triumph of John Joubert’s Pro pace motets.

Friday | 24 April 2015 | 800 pm | Seattle
St Stephen’s Episcopal Church | 4805 NE 45th Street

Saturday | 25 April 2015 | 730 pm | Tacoma
Christ Episcopal Church | 310 N K Street

Sunday | 26 April 2015 | 300 pm | West Seattle
Holy Rosary Catholic Church | 4142 42nd Avenue SW

 

EKSTASIA
Pursuing ecstasy
and the search for the divine

The ensemble welcomes Skyros String Quartet to present choral settings of poetry by Edgar Allan Poe, Mechtild of Magdeburg, and Dan-Eric Slocum: Tarik O’Regan’s The ecstasies above, Aaron Jay Kernis’ Ecstatic meditations, Eric Banks’ I am among them, as well as Of seasons have I sung by composer-and-poet Charlie Leftridge.

Friday | 5 June 2015 | 800 pm | Seattle
St Stephen’s Episcopal Church | 4805 NE 45th Street

Saturday | 6 June 2015 | 200 pm | Portland
First Christian Church | 1314 SW Park Ave

Sunday | 7 June 2015 | 300 pm | Seattle
Holy Rosary Catholic Church | 4142 42nd Avenue SW

 

AUDACIOR
Admiring boldness
and the fearlessness of heart

Friday | 7 August 2015 | 800 pm | Seattle
St Stephen’s Episcopal Church | 4805 NE 45th Street

Saturday | 8 August 2015 | 800 pm | West Seattle
Holy Rosary Catholic Church | 4142 42nd Avenue SW

Sunday | 9 August 2015 | 300 pm | Bainbridge Island
Grace Episcopal Church | 8595 NE Day Road

 

SUBTILIOR
Contemplating fragility
in the world around us

Friday | 2 October 2015 | 800 pm | Seattle
St Stephen’s Episcopal Church | 4805 NE 45th Street

Saturday | 3 October 2015 | 800 pm | West Seattle
Holy Rosary Catholic Church | 4142 42nd Avenue SW

Sunday | 4 October 2015 | 300 pm | Portland
Lincoln Performance Hall at PSU| 1620 SW Park Avenue

 

SVIRIDOV
Celebrating the centennial
of  Russian master composer Georgy Sviridov

Friday | 11 December 2015 | 800 pm | Seattle
St Stephen’s Episcopal Church | 4805 NE 45th Street

Saturday | 12 December 2015 | 800 pm | West Seattle
Holy Rosary Catholic Church | 4142 42nd Avenue SW

Sunday | 13 December 2015 | 300 pm | Bainbridge Island
Grace Episcopal Church | 8595 NE Day Road