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Upcoming summer performances:

Anticipation and Wonder
Join Tactus as we celebrate the second anniversary of our debut with a fringe performance at the Berkeley Early Music Festival.
Monday, June 4, 12 pm
St Joseph of Arimathea
2316 Bowditch Street
Berkeley, CA



Sometimes our expectations are overwhelmed, leaving us thunderstruck. Join Tactus of San Francisco for our second anniversary concert, as we present Renaissance choral motets about anticipation and wonder: from the quivering hope of the bridegroom to the astonishment of the Resurrection. Our offerings range from the celestially serene music of Post-Tridentine Roman composer Palestrina, to the pictorial and lively motets of Guerrero and Byrd. Organ interludes by Eugene Petrushansky.

Concert program:
Quae est ista Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Dum transisset sabbatum John Taverner
Interlude
Nigra sum sed formosa Jean L'Heritier
Descendi in hortum meum Cipriano de Rore
Interlude
Maria Magdalene Francisco Guerrero
Haec dies William Byrd


Journeys and Transformations
Saturday, August 18, 3 pm
St Matthew's Lutheran Church
3281 16th Street
San Francisco, CA
Sunday, August 19, 3 pm
St Jerome's Catholic Church
308 Carmel Ave
El Cerrito, CA




Join us for our final concert with our founding director Tanmoy Laskar, as we take you on a journey through mountain roads by the soft light of the August moon to grassy shores dotted with fiery aspens in bloom. Come with us on our adventures by sea through calm and storm, past vociferous volcanoes and craggy castles, and explore bustling spice-laden markets and freshly-bloomed gardens. As our paths take some of us far abroad, join us in songs of deep longing and fond remembrance for those they leave behind; until such time as we return once more, for more adventures are yet in store!

Concert program:
Prelude
Surge propera Francisco Guerrero
Tota pulchra es Heinrich Isaac
Interlude
Ay luna que Reluzes Anonymous
Interlude
Anima mea liquefacta est Guillaume Dufay
Si ignoras te Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
The Cries of London Orlando Gibbons
Maria Magdalene Francisco Guerrero
Interlude
Ascendente Jesu Giaches de Wert
Interlude
Hortus conclusus Rodrigo de Ceballos
Interlude
De los alamos vengo, madre Juan Vasquez
Descendi in hortum meum Cipriano de Rore
Interlude
Glades of Grace Tanmoy Laskar
Interlude
Super flumina Babylonis Tomás Luis de Victoria