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Sun, Apr 24


St. Mark Presbyterian Church

From Wilderness | Choral Arts Initiative

At its heart, composer Jeffrey Derus' sweeping new concert-length work is a story about the transformation one experiences in a wilderness. Join us for the live world premiere just days after the international album release.

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From Wilderness | Choral Arts Initiative
From Wilderness | Choral Arts Initiative

Time & Location

Apr 24, 2022, 4:30 PM

St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Rd, Newport Beach, CA 92660, USA

About the event

Choral Arts Initiative is thrilled to perform the world premiere of Jeffrey Derus' From Wilderness: Meditations from the Pacific Crest Trail. Be the first to hear this stunning and capitvating work.  

Spanning landscapes from Mexico to Canada, the Pacific Crest Trail covers thousands of miles of natural beauty, creating a transformative journey captured in the work. Choral Arts Initiative, conducted by Brandon Elliott and joined by cellist Kevin Mills, paints these landscapes from composer Jeffery Derus with vibrant color, with vocal soloists giving identities to the spirit animals one may encounter on the trail. A concert-length work and meditation, the listener will hear a wash of sounds that allow for introspective reflection on the sacredness of nature, the profound text, and themselves.


  • General Admission: Adult

    +$0.88 service fee
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  • General Admission: Student

    +$0.38 service fee
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