Music for Mercy

February 8, 2020
Saturday, 7:30pm

Pre-concert talk 7:00pm
St. Columba Catholic Church
6401 San Pablo Ave, Oakland
February 9, 2020
Sunday, 4:00pm

Pre-concert talk 3:30pm
Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption
1111 Gough St, San Francisco

Tickets Now Available on Eventbrite
General Admission: $15 online (advance), $20 at the door
Seniors: $15 online and at the door
Students: $5 at the door
Jonathon Hampton directs the burgeoning, early music chamber chorus, Tactus SF, in a concert of Renaissance music begging mercy from the powers that be. English repertoire of Byrd, Farrant, Tallis, Wilbye, and neo-Renaissance composer Tanmoy Laskar. Also marvels by Spaniards Morales and Victoria, Franco-Flemish composers Lassus and Ockeghem, and the distinguished German, Hassler. Enjoy rarely performed choral favorites calling on Christ, the Virgin Mary, Love, and Death, lamenting sin and sorrow and pleading protection and preservation.

Nick Jones, Tactus SF singer, music critic, and Early Music America board member, will give a pre-concert talk 20 minutes prior to the concert. The talk will be geared towards audiences of all ages.

A wine reception will follow both concerts.

Later in Spring 2020:

Music for Glory

May 30th and 31st, 2020

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Director's Welcome Message

I’m thrilled to lead Tactus into a new era as we enter our fourth season! As a veteran educator and Early Music practitioner, it brings me great pleasure to be at the helm of this evolving ensemble at an exciting time of development. We are strengthening our internal organizational structure, public presence, and artistic pursuits. While we look to historically informed performance practices, we will continue sharing our music in accessible and inventive ways. The singers and audience will experience new venues and repertoire, from Medieval chant echoing through the clerestory of cathedrals to early-Baroque polyphony streaming throughout the digital stratosphere. We look forward to new recordings and global travels to carry on the legacy of centuries-old artistry. As we work to refine our technique, we enter the fall with music for renewal. As we continue to reach for ever-higher levels of excellence, we delve into the winter with music for strengthening the soul. As we come into the warmth of the summer, we sing music for the passionate heart. This is an ambitious ensemble of skilled, dedicated, classical musicians, friends, and family. This is Tactus.

-- Jonathon Hampton

Send any queries to us at info@tactus-sf.org.