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Determination and Destiny

Saturday, January 19, 2019, 4pm
St Matthew's Lutheran Church
3281 16th Street
San Francisco, CA
Sunday, January 20, 2019, 4pm
St Jerome's Catholic Church
308 Carmel Ave
El Cerrito, CA
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What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? Join Tactus in exploring this age-old question through the lens of music. Through haunting harmonies of adversity and iniquity gilded by glimmers of gumption and endurance, we craft a concert that pits perseverance against providence. Our program that is simultaneously about Josquin, and not, brings together motets of Josquin, Byrd, Lassus, Victoria, and others to ask: can Determination overcome Destiny?

Tactus announced the winners of the poetry competition for Determination and Destiny! The three winning poems will be performed at our concerts. Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to all contestants for your participation!


Concert program [PDF]:
Canconiero del PalacioJuan del Encina
Todos los bienes Juan del Encina
Jubilate Deo Josquin des Prez
Quatuor sur le KyrieJean-Henri d'Anglebert
Taedet animam meamTomás Luis de Victoria
Was betrübst du dich, meine Seele Johann Hermann Schein
Poem: Sonnet 91William Shakespeare
Dulces exuviae Tanmoy Laskar
Recit de voix humaineGuillaume-Gabriel Nivers
Nunc dimittis Josquin des Prez
Poem: Haiku (3rd prize)Anthony Martin
Tu es Petrus Tomás Luis de Victoria

Partite sopra BergamascaGirolamo Frescobaldi
Ne irascaris Domine William Byrd
La décapitation, avec discretionAlessandro Poglietti
Vox in Rama Giaches de Wert
Musae Iovis Benedictus Appenzeller
Poem: The Chameleon and the Phoenix (2nd place)Eva Schlesinger
Fremuit spiritu Jesus Orlando di Lasso
Gigue in c minorLouis Couperin
Musae Iovis Nicolas Gombert
Poem: Hope and Hunger (1st prize)Thomas Ayres
Jubilate Deo Giovanni Gabrieli
Canzona, Ch. 194Giovanni Gabrieli


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