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Eternal Voice of Silence

Chalice Consort will open its 2012-2013 season with a new director, Maestro Ragnar Bohlin.

Chalice is taking a unique approach this fall in pursuit of our mission of resurrecting forgotten music from the Renaissance period. The theme behind the screen is about performing spiritual music by composers almost 9 centuries apart, but that are still intrinsically connected. The line of development from Perotin and Hildegard to Josquin is fairly easy to follow. We have chosen Arvo Pärt from our era since he was deeply influenced by medieval composers when inventing his style of composing.

Arvo Pärt is an Estonian contemporary composer who discovered what he coined the "tintinnabuli" (“little bells” in Latin). The basic guiding principle behind tintinnabulation of composing two simultaneous voices as one line —one voice moving stepwise from and to a central pitch, first up then down, and the other sounding the notes of the triad.

It is written that Pärt turned to self-imposed silence to quietly and radically achieve transformation and growth within himself which he portrayed in his compositions. He took some years in the early 1970’s to study a group of composers working at or near the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris from about 1160 to 1250, along with the music they composed – mainly Pérotin (fl. c. 1200) and his predecessor Léonin (fl. 1150s —d. ? 1201) who discovered what is known today as “polyphonic organum”. He also studied early French and Franco-Flemish composers from the 14th to the 16th centuries namely Machaut, Ockeghem, Obrecht and Josquin.

Chalice will perform sacred music of Hildegard von Bingen, Perotin, Josquin des Pres and Arvo Pärt.


The Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption presents Chalice Consort
September 22 - 8 p.m.; doors open at 7:30pm
Mission Dolores Basilica, 3321 16th St, San Francisco, United States
Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door; Children 17 and under are free. (NOTE: online ticket sales end at 12AM on 9/22/12)
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St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Berkeley
September 23, 2011 - 4 p.m.; doors open at 3:30pm
Address: 2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA
Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door; Children 17 and under are free. (NOTE: online ticket sales end at 12AM on 9/22/12)
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Tomàs Luis da Victoria's Tenebrae Responsories

Chalice Consort will be performing their signature piece, Tenebrae Responsories by one of the finest composers of the late Renaissance, Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548–1611). This exquisite collection of eighteen short settings from the Matins liturgy for the last three days of Holy Week is his most famous. Don’t miss this intensely spiritual music that is rarely heard in its entirety!

The Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption presents Chalice Consort


March 22, 2013 - 8 p.m.; doors open at 7:30pm
The Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, 1111 Gough St., San Francisco, CA 94109
Tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3335355137 $15 online; $20 at the door; Children 17 and under are free
Free parking is available at the church.
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Tickets are available at the door! $20 for all walk-ins. Cash only.

 
 

The Music of Simone Molinaro

TBA

 

 
 

Chalice Consort Early Music Conference - 4/27/2014

Chalice Consort is pleased to announce the third Chalice Consort Early Music Conference (CCEMC) , which brings together performers, scholars, and listeners of early music to examine newly-discovered and edited sacred music from the Renaissance and Baroque eras, and select two pieces from those heard at the conference will be performed at a future concert by the Chalice Consort.

The EMSC, as part of the CCEMC, is calling for newly discovered and transcribed (i.e. never published or publicly performed) musical works from anywhere in the world that complement the focal piece of the annual conference, which will be reviewed by early music directors, Chalice Consort, and attendees at the CCEMC. For the 2014 conference, the focal piece will TBA. Chalice Consort will screen all the music scores submitted and select the top five pieces to present at the CCEMC on April 27, 2014. At the CCEMC, Chalice Consort will sing the five selected pieces under the direction of highly respected early music directors. The performers and attendees of the conference will discuss the works and vote for their favorite piece, which will then be performed by Chalice Consort. You can read more about the EMSC here and the CCEMC here.

April 27 2014 - 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m; doors open at 9:30am

$25 General Admission; $5 discount if you purchase online
$20 Current members of Early Music America & seniors; $5 discount if you purchase online
Free for full-time students - must register! No walk-ins.

Half-day tickets:
$20 10am to 1pm General; $5 discount if you purchase online
$15 10am to 1pm Current members of Early Music America & seniors; ; $5 discount if you purchase online
Free for full-time students - must register! No walk-ins.

$20 1pm to 4:15pm General; ; $5 discount if you purchase online
$15 1pm to 4:15pm Current members of Early Music America & seniors; $5 discount if you purchase online
Free for full-time students - must register! No walk-ins.

If you want to pay by check, please email chaliceconsort@yahoo.com to receive instruction on where to mail the check.

Location: TBA

 

 

 
 

 

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