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Bay Area Premiere

Location: California, USA
On Friday, April 23, 2010, at 7:30 p.m., Cantare Children's Choirs of Oakland and the Cantare Chorale will premiere Lee Kesselman's new multi-generational, multi-lingual cantata, Measuring the Holy.  The entire work is a 27 minute piece, with texts in Spanish, English, Chinese, Arabic, with smaller sections in Hebrew, Latin, and Greek. Texts are by Kazuaki Tanahashi, Juan Ramón Jiménez, Ibn' Arabi, Mechthild of Magdeburg , Li Bai, and Wendell Berry, with Wintu tribal songs and Mass fragments. The work is orchestrated for flute, percussion, piano, and string ensemble. The performance will include over 300 singers, ranging from 3rd grade to adults.

Measuring the Holy was commissioned by Cantare Con Vivo in honor of the 10th Anniversary of the Cantare Children's Choirs of Oakland, CA,  and will be a part of the 10th Anniversary Gala Concert at the First Baptist Church of Oakland, 22nd Street and Telegraph Avenue . Tickets are available at or by calling (510) 836-0789. David Morales is the Artistic Director of Cantare Con Vivo and Julie Haydon is the Director of the Cantare Children's Choirs.

Lee Kesselman is the composer and arranger of a wide variety of choral and vocal works.

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