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Date:Sunday, April 29, 2012
Time:7:30 PM
Location:Mission Basilica
Featuring: John Alexander Singers
John Alexander, conducting


Online ticketing for this concert is now closed. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door of the Basilica beginning at 6:45 p.m. the day of the concert. Tickets are $30 general admission.

Josquin des Prez Missa de Beata Virgine (selections)
Gregorio Allegri Misere mei, Deus
Leonard Bernstein Choruses from The Lark
David Lang The Little Match Girl Passion
arr. Robert Fountain Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child

The John Alexander Singers return to the beautiful Mission Basilica in a tribute to "women who have striven and suffered… whose character and courage have earned them enduring dignity." Selections include Bernstein's music for The Lark, a play about Joan of Arc, celebrating the 600th year since her birth, and an encore performance of David Lang's The Little Match Girl Passion, in a new staging that will then travel to France for the work's Paris premiere in summer 2012.

Click to read the concert program, including texts, translations and notes.

Click to hear an excerpt of the John Alexander Singers performing Allegri's Miserere.

This concert has been sponsored, in part, by Martin and Margie Hubbard.

Recommended Recordings:
• Josquin, Missa de Beata Virgine: Peter Phillips, Tallis Scholars; Gimell
   Josquin: Missa 'De beata virgine' & Missa 'Ave maris stella' - Peter Phillips & The Tallis Scholars  Amazon.com
• Bernstein, The Lark: Harry Christopher, The Sixteen; Coro
   Barber: Agnus Dei - An American Collection - Harry Christophers & The Sixteen  Amazon.com
• Lang, The Little Match Girl Passion: Paul Hillier, Theatre of Voices; harmonia mundi
   Lang: the Little Match Girl Passion - Theatre of Voices, Paul Hillier & Ars nova Copenhagen  Amazon.com
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child: John Alexander, John Alexander Singers; Gothic
   Buy from Pacific Chorale  Shenandoah - John Alexander, Pacific Chorale, Carver Cossey, Aaron Mosley, Thomas Ringland, Kellee King, Zanaida Robles, Laura Harrison, Daniel Babcock, Aram Barsamian, David Clemensen, Dennis Houser, Katharin Rundus, Daniel Cardwell, Nicholas Preston, James Martin Schaefer, Lorraine Joy Welling & I-Chin Feinblatt  Amazon.com