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PWC and GGMC present "Son of Man"

Location: California, USA
Choir type: Community Choirs
The Peninsula Women’s Chorus and Golden Gate Men’s Chorus celebrate their third collaboration with the West Coast premiere of The Son of Man, by Syrian-American composer Kareem Roustom. We present excerpts from this Middle-Eastern-infused, modern-day oratorio set to poetry of Kahlil Gibran consisting of reflections on the ministry of Christ. In a review of the 2011 world premiere, the Boston Globe said, “The music…is pitched toward the impassioned, adapting Arabic-derived scales into a rich, heavily perfumed chromaticism, affording both eerie atmosphere and high-impact drama. Moment to moment, [Roustom's] invention is prolific.”
In addition, PWC will perform “Alma Submerged,” a 2012 commission from Frank Ferko, and GGMC will give the world premieres of the newly commissioned “I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes,” by Vytautas Miškinis, and “Surge amica mea,” by Leonard Enns.
Other program highlights include “I Just Lightning” by Libby Larsen and “The Stove” by Zae Munn, performed by the PWC; a GGMC performance of “Hallowed Be Thy Name” by Anders Paulsson; and “Soneto de la Noche” by Morten Lauridsen, to be sung by the combined choirs.
Martín Benvenuto, Artistic Director, PWC
Joseph Piazza, Music Director, GGMC
Sunday, May 5, 2013 2PM
Sunday, May 12, 2013 2PM

Mission Santa Clara
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
Saturday, May 11, 2013 8PM
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 8PM

Mission Dolores Basilica
3321 16th Street (at Dolores)
San Francisco, CA
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