Mozart to Modern

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Experience a centuries-wide sweep of choral repertoire from the peerless Mozart Requiem to a stunning rainmaking litany by Grammy-winning American composer Christopher Tin.

Conducted by Jo Anne Wasserman with full orchestra and soloists, the first half of our concert will feature Mozart’s Requiem, a timeless piece that has captivated audiences for centuries,.

The second half will include contemporary composers: Morten Lauridsen, Rollo Dilworth, Ola Gjeilo.

And our grand finale will see us perform for the first time a spectacular 13-minute composition by Christopher Tin – Waloyo Yamoni (We Overcome the Wind– with tenor Jimmer Bolden who performed it at the 2016 London premiere at Cadogen Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and soprano Tamara Bevard, a frequent Choral Society soloist.

The first reverberating plea from tenor Jimmer Bolden thrusts the listener into the world of the Lango people of Uganda. A rainmaking litany, the emotional heart of his luminescent choral work rings true even if you don’t speak the Lango language.

We have a few other surprises in store, so don’t miss our closing concert of our 75th Anniversary season.

First Presbyterian Church
21 East Constance Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Saturday, May 6, 2023, 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 7, 2023, 3:00 p.m.

Festival Seating
Free parking available.

General Admission $25
Student / Child $10