Sanctuary and Exile
A Sanctuary is a place where one can retreat, feel safe, and gather strength at trying times. Such a sanctuary can also be mis-appropriated by those who feel threatened, to the detriment of the “others”, whom they ostracize and exile. By damming the river of change and keeping out those who seek to differ, the sanctuary becomes stagnant, resulting in decay, and ultimately, destruction.
In conjunction with Renaissance polyphony presented by the full choir and subsets, and unified via organ interludes by Bill Visscher, we will present readings from our first poetry competition. Join us for a unique concert experience that juxtaposes contemporary and classical themes, the Old Testament and the New Testament, and ancient riffs with newly composed music, together ushering Renaissance polyphony into the 21st century.
Join Tactus On February 18 and 19, 2017 for a performance combining the twin stories of the fall of the ancient sanctuary of Jerusalem via settings from the book of Lamentations, and the crucifixion of Jesus, the Sanctuary of souls, via Lenten polyphony.
Saturday, February 18, 2017, 8pm-9.30 pm
St Matthew’s Lutheran Church
3281 16th Street, San Francisco, CA
Sunday, February 19, 2017, 3pm-4.30 pm
St Jerome’s Catholic Church
308 Carmel Ave, El Cerrito, CA
Receptions to Follow
Suggested donation $15
Tickets available on Eventbrite or at the door
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William Visscher, Organ
Tanmoy Laskar, Director