Solitude and Joy

"Without solitude, without the test of time, without the passion for silence, without the excitation and retention of the whole body, without a frightened stumbling, without wandering into a region of shade and invisibility, without memory of animality, without melancholy, without isolation in melancholy, there is no joy."

Our musical journey follows this lyrical prose by writer Pascal Quignard. Hymns, chants, and anthems invoke awe in the brilliance of the stars and earth, inviting wonder and contemplation. 
Gabriel Jackson, Creator of the Stars at Night
Sebastian Currier, Night Mass, Sanctus
Howells, Behold, O God, Our Defender  
Tavener, Svyati
Alex Berko, New Commission (World Premiere)
Howells, I would be true
James MacMillan, A New Song
Pēteris Vasks, Grãmata čellam
Arvo Pärt, Salve Regina
Ēriks Ešenvalds, New Commission (World Premiere)
Howells, O Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem 
Duruflé, Notre pére
Donald Nally, guest conductor
Thomas Mesa, cello
Scott Dettra, organist