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 hear an excerpt of the John Alexander Singers performing Allegri's Miserere.
This concert has been sponsored, in part, by Martin and Margie Hubbard.
• Josquin, Missa de Beata Virgine: Peter Phillips, Tallis Scholars; Gimell Amazon.com
• Bernstein, The Lark: Harry Christopher, The Sixteen; Coro Amazon.com
• Lang, The Little Match Girl Passion: Paul Hillier, Theatre of Voices; harmonia mundi Amazon.com
• Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child: John Alexander, John Alexander Singers; Gothic Buy from Pacific ChoraleAmazon.com