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2021 |  THE REWAKING

The Esoterics is excited to return to St John’s in Olympia for its first public performance in nearly two years. This program, entitled THE REWAKING, revisits some of the group’s favorite pieces from its most recently completed season in 2019. That season, with the theme “elements of integrity,” explored the concepts of vulnerability, inclusivity, honesty, and humility, and featured newly-written choral music by living composers who comprised “the new majority” – namely: women, transgender people, people of color, and members of the greater LGBTQIA+ community.  The Esoterics hopes that you can either join us LIVE at St John’s in the audience, or tune in to our live-stream, for this contemporary choral contemplation of love, peace, renewal, reunion, and gratitude.

20 November 2021 | 300pm | St John’s Episcopal Church | 114 20th Avenue SE | Olympia

Like many arts organizations, we have been unable to support ourselves through our typical concert income throughout the COVID pandemic. If you are joining us for this concert via video, there is an opportunity to make a freewill donation by clicking the Donate Now button on the top right corner of our page, in whatever amount you are able to contribute. We deeply appreciate your support.

We are so excited to see live performing arts slowly coming back to life, and for the opportunity to share our passion for contemporary choral music with you again!

  • I carry your heart with me (2003) by Abbie Betinis
  • Together (2012) by Melissa Dunphy
  • Songs of lowly life (2011) by Stacy Garrop
  • What it might say (2015) by Ted Hearne
  • Invitation to love (2016) by Jennifer Higdon
  • Make peace (2016) by David Lang
  • Gratitude sutra (2013) by Forrest Pierce
  • We walked through the trees (2014) by Sarah Rimkus
  • The rewaking (2005) by Augusta Read Thomas
  • November prayer (2007) by Christopher Theofanidis
  • All we need (2015) and Perhaps (2017) by Dale Trumbore
  • The gentlest thing (2001) by Trevor Weston