From flares and fireflies to more introspective illuminations, our wonderfully fresh holiday concert, IN LUMINE (In Light) is the choral event to anticipate this holiday season. Guest Conductor Jeremiah Selvey steps to the podium to direct WomenSing on Sunday, December 15 at 4:00 pm (First Congregational Church Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley) and on Wednesday, December 18 at 8:00 pm (Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church, 49 Knox Drive, Lafayette). Recently named Artistic Director of Oakland-East Bay Gay Men’s Chorus, Selvey brings his artistry and energy to WomenSing as the group performs works for treble voices that celebrate the presence and wonder of light.
The full spectrum of light will shimmer in the various hues the repertoire and vocal technique of this special performance yield. Full, robust and romantic elements abound in Imant Raminsh’s Missa Brevis in C Minor. From string-like melodies and cluster chords painting the holiness and beauty of the Mother (Ivo Antognini’s Ave Maris Stella) to the orchestral-like treatment of voices in Karen Thomas’ motet collection of Hildegaard von Bingen texts (Lux Lucis), the light of spirit, sun, flame, and radiant heat are portrayed in a sound world that is not to be missed. The fire’s light in Dale Trumbore’s – a former winner of our Youth Inspiring Youth composition competition – Flare will rush to catch you!
Guest baritone Stephen Lancaster will solo in a sparkling new arrangement of Moses Hogan’s beloved This Little Light of Mine. An avid recitalist, Lancaster has made appearances with noted orchestras and opera companies worldwide, and he is on the faculty of the music department at the University of Notre Dame.
Guest Conductor Jeremiah Selvey
Both serious and light-hearted, IN LUMINE will present music portraying the light of the heavens to the sweet brightness of a firefly. Make your holiday season complete by joining WomenSing and Guest Conductor Jeremiah Selvey for IN LUMINE. Advance tickets are available up to 24 hours prior to concert at www.womensing.org or by phone at 925-974-9169. Tickets will also be available at the door. Tickets are priced at $30 for premium seats, $25 for general admission $20 for seniors, and $10 for students/youth 18 and under.
Sunday, December 15, 4 pm
First Congregational Church, Berkeley
2345 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA 9470
Wednesday, December 18, 8 pm
Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church
49 Knox Drive
Lafayette, CA 94549