A program spanning five centuries and celebrating the spirit. The mystical Miserere
by the Renaissance composer Gregorio Allegri was so popular the Vatican forbade it to be published (though a teenage Mozart secretly transcribed it, having heard it just twice). Pacific Chorale director Robert Istad conducts the Miserere
, then Carl St.Clair leads Richard Strauss’ transcendent tone poem followed by the world premiere of Fiat Lux
by Scotland’s Sir James MacMillan, whose moving music draws on his faith and heritage.
Doors open at 6:45 p.m.
Concert Preview Talk at 7 p.m.
Host Alan Chapman will be interviewing Robert Istad (7-7:15 p.m.) and Sir James MacMillan (7:15-7:30 p.m.).
Read the composer's notes for Fiat Lux.
Sir James MacMillan's Fiat Lux will also be performed at Christ Cathedral in Garden Grove at 8 p.m. on June 20 in a program titled Pacific Symphony & Pacific Chorale in Concert with Paul Jacobs.
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