Celebrate the life and music of the artist named an ‘American Choral Master’ by the National Endowment for the Arts, whom musicologist Nick Strimple describes as “the only American composer in history who can be called a mystic”. Join us on Saturday, September 6th as we host this very special film to kick off the Cabrillo Choirs’ 2014-2015 season!
America’s most frequently performed contemporary choral composer, Morten Lauridsen is a National Medal of Arts recipient “for his composition of radiant choral works combining musical beauty, power, and spiritual depth that have thrilled audiences worldwide.” In February 2015, the five-time Grammy nominated composer will join the Cabrillo Choirs for a week as part of Cabrillo’s Visiting Artist program.
‘Shining Night’ documents this California-based living legend who spends summers composing on the remote Waldron Island in the Pacific Northwest. The film features intimate interviews with him in California, Scotland and Washington, interwoven with performances of his masterworks and commentaries by music contemporaries: composers, conductors, and singers. Revealed through the lens of his love for the natural world together with his passion for music and literature, Lauridsen expresses a presence of fierce compassion and unwavering dedication to the craft of composition.
Celebrate the best of the season at Santa Cruz’s Music for Feast of Christmas!
Please join Cabrillo Symphonic Chorus for this popular concert, a wonderful way to begin the holiday season with an evening of warmth, music and sing-along Christmas carols.
Performance Dates at Holy Cross Church: