From Earth to Sky: Choral Landscapes

Sunday, November 17th, 2019 at 4:00 pm
Christ Episcopal Church
1040 Border Road, Los Altos
Free admission

Under the direction of founding director Eric Tuan, the Silicon Valley chamber choir Convivium has become known for its innovative programming, vibrant sound, and expansive approach to the concert experience. The ensemble's fall program explores choral depictions of the natural world from Estonia, Iceland, Germany, Ireland, and India. Revel in Veljo Tormis's haunting Autumn Landscapes, which portray the beauty of the Estonian countryside in fall. We will also explore the mystery of the German forest in partsongs by Fanny Hensel; meditate on the beauty of water in Eleanor Daley's The Lake Isle of Innisfree; and journey far and near in the music of Melissa Dunphy, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Gustav Holst, Meredith Monk, and A.R. Rahman.

Lost Innocence: Choral Music for Passiontide

Friday, April 10, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Christ Episcopal Church
1040 Border Road, Los Altos
Free admission

Under the direction of founding director Eric Tuan, the Silicon Valley chamber choir Convivium has become known for its innovative programming, vibrant sound, and expansive approach to the concert experience. This recital of choral music for Passiontide interweaves the impassioned Tenebrae Responsories of Spanish Renaissance composer Tomás Luis de Victoria with excerpts from Craig Hella Johnson's powerful oratorio Considering Matthew Shepherd, which depicts the life and murder of the Wyoming college student who became an icon for LGBTQ+ rights.