The Spirit of a Place

Tactus presents:

The Spirit of a Place

April 29, 2023
Saturday, 4:00 pm

St. Matthew's Lutheran Church
3281 16th St
San Francisco, CA
April 30, 2023
Sunday, 5:30 pm

Montclair Presbyterian Church
5701 Thornhill Drive
Oakland, CA
This April, Tactus SF presents "The Spirit of a Place," featuring music from the European Renaissance that portrays paradisal groves and stormy rock-filled oceans, the banks of a river where exiles mourn for home, and discoveries from the farthest reaches of the known world. A musical mix of motets, madrigals, love songs and street cries will evoke not only the places themselves but the emotional life that they reflected for these composers. We hope you'll join us as we explore these inner and outer landscapes as we musically visit these songs of city and country, love and grief, fear and hope, pride and nostalgia, and above all wonder at the richness of the world we live in.

The concert will last about an hour with no intermission. Reception to follow. In-person and live stream access is FREE for Patreon subscribers!

$20 in-person / $5 live-stream (suggested donations)

* Live stream tickets available for the Sunday concert only. The live stream will be at a permanent, unlisted link and can be watched anytime.
Concert program [Click here for PDF] and [Texts and Translations]:
Johannes Ciconia - O Padua
Heinrich Issac - Ne piu belle di queste
Innsbruck Triptych (Heinrich Issac, Michael Praetorius, J.S. Bach)
Claudio Monteverdi - O Primavera
On Parole (anon.)
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina - Super flumina babylonis
Juan Vasquez - De los alamos vengo, madre
Orazio Vecchi - Petrarch's Sestina "Chi รจ fermato"
Thomas Weelkes - Thule, The Period of Cosmography / The Andalusian Merchant
Giaches de Wert - Vaghi boschetti di soavi allori