SEASON 11

Season 10 was an inspiring year as we emerged from the pandemic crisis, looked back at our 10-year history, and dreamed of what we could do next.  Season 11 is our first step into the next decade of our mission-driven work to partner with living composers and integrate these works into the fabric of our community.  The power of working with living composers is their ability to capture our lived experiences in the here and now.  We have had ample time to sit in contemplation and questioning during these past two years.  As we hold the mirror up to ourselves and look inward, we also look outward.  As we seek answers to the future, we often must look at our past.  As we seek comfort, one must look to our home––a person, a place, a feeling.  These thoughts, which speak to the core of our human experience, served as the narrative thread for Season 11.  The vibrantly diverse selection of composers, texts, sounds, and guest artists will offer our listeners a compelling, thought-provoking, and inspiring music curation this season. 

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Brandon Elliott, Artistic Director

  • Season 11: Canticle
    Sun, Mar 05
    St. Mark Presbyterian Church
    West Coast premiere of Kile Smith’s 65-minute Canticle, which sets the stunning Spiritual Canticle text by Saint John of the Cross – a canticle poem that he authored and memorized while imprisoned for nine months.
  • Season 11: Echoes
    Sun, May 21
    St. Wilfrid of York Episcopal Church
    Choral Arts Initiative examines Messianic leaders – heroic and horrific – throughout history in Rex Isenberg’s Messiahs: False and True, juxtaposing the exploration of the past with inspiring and hopeful works for our future by featured composers.
  • Season 11: PREMIERE|Project Festival 2023
    Fri, Jun 30
    Zhang Hall–Concordia University Irvine
    Season 11 culminates with 15 world premieres by emerging composers across the country! Hear music that is so new, the ink on the page may still be wet.