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Masterworks 2014 Comes to the Lobero

Bruckner and LauridsenOn March 29 and 30, in a concert that promises to be one of the most beautiful collections of choral music in recent memory, conductor JoAnne Wasserman has programmed a repertoire of masterworks sure to please the most ardent choral fan.

Masters: Past and Present

The first half of the concert will be devoted to contrasting a pair of past masters’ settings of the same liturgical text — Te Deum —  astoundingly different in their style.  The earlier, Franz Josef Haydn’s Te Deum, is typical of the composer, with beautiful 1/16th note runs and the chorus acting as a well-tempered clavichord under the conductor’s baton.  The second interpretation, by 18th Century composer, Anton Bruckner, is much more vigorous and, at times, even bombastic.

Juxtaposed against these past masters, the second half of the concert will be devoted to an exploration of a pair of modern masters. From the pen of  Julliard-trained Ola Gjielo, a 34-year old Norwegian composer (now living in America), the mood will shift to the ethereal, with his settings of four works: Ubi Caritas, The Ground, Prelude, and Northern Lights.  The ethereal feel continues with the focus of the evening, a tribute to American legend, Morten Lauridsen.  The chorus will perform his breathtaking Lux Aeterna and there will even be a surprise in store for the audience! You won’t want to miss it.

Performances:  Saturday March 29 at 8 pm and Sunday March 30 at 3 pm at the Lobero

Tickets:  $40, $30, $20 (a facility fee of $1.50 will be added by the Lobero to the price of each ticket.)*

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*Tickets may be purchased in person at the Lobero Box Office at 33 W. Canon Perdido, Santa Barbara, CA or by contacting the Lobero Box Office.  Tickets bought online or by phone incur an additional convenience fee from the Lobero.