Blue brown and white hand painted background with texture

Volti closes our 38th season of “singing without a net” with a concert featuring the works of a British visionary, a Danish elder statesman, and three bright young American composers.

The journey continues with Santiago, from Joby Talbot’s four-movement Path of Miracles. Come walk with us on this “sublime and awe-inspiring*” musical pilgrimage along the legendary Camino de Santiago. If you heard the first movement in March, you’ll want to hear more!

In Wie ein Kind, Per Nørgård creates a confrontation of two poetic expressions, those of the great poet Rainier Maria Rilke and the tortured Swiss schizophrenic Adolf Wölfli.

Coming home to American composers, we sing the works of three winners of our young-composer competition, the Choral Arts Laboratory or “CAL.” Ted Hearne, now one of the brightest rising stars in the world of new music, was Volti’s CAL composer in 2010. We’ll sing his Consent, in which he considers the issue of consent through texts from love letters, marriage rites, and text messages used as evidence in the 2013 Steubenville rape trial. From Tonia Ko, last year’s CAL composer, we reprise From Ivory Depths, setting imagery taken from the writings of Virginia Woolf, and we premiere Like a Strange Sigh from this year’s CAL winner, Jack Hughes.

*(SF Classical Voice, March 7, 2017)

Saturday, May 20, 8 PM
First Presbyterian, 2407 Dana @ Haste

Sunday, May 21, 4 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran, 1111 O’Farrell @ Gough