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Saturday, January 28, 2023: Ancora Presents “Transient Glory”

January 28, 2023 | 7:00 pm

7400 Woodlawn

7400 Woodlawn Ave NE, Seattle

Tickets: https://transientglory.eventbrite.com

Drawing from the phrase sic transit gloria mundi ("thus passes the glory of the world"), Transient Glory will explore some of the ways we encounter, experience, and call on beauty and magnificence. In a concert that embraces almost entirely living composers, Ancora sings texts from Gerard Manley Hopkins, Garcia Lorca, and Wendell Berry, as well as works from Sheila Bristow, Stephen Smith, Frank Ticheli, and Christine Donkin.

Interleaved into this contemporary music is the startling text from the Tenebrae Responses of Thomás Luis de Victoria, “O vos omnes” (O ye people), taken from the first chapter of Jeremiah. We are proud to also offer a world premiere of “All my Songs for You,” on a text by Sarah Teasdale, written for Ancora and Artistic Director J. Scott Kovacs by celebrated Seattle composer Donald M. Skirvin.

Saturday, June 10, 2023: Ancora Presents “Love and Longing”

June 10, 2023 | Time TBA

7400 Woodlawn

7400 Woodlawn Ave NE, Seattle

Our final concert of the season, Love and Longing, will be a tonally rich adventure as Ancora performs Johannes Brahms’ Opus 17, “Vier Gesange.” Accompanied by harp and two French horns, these part songs, composed in 1869, include texts both written in, and translated into, German. They share tales of love and lost love, desperation, and, of course, longing.

Our program’s second half features James Mullholland’s soulful “Love Poems,” accompanied by French horn, and concludes with Mari Esabel Valverde’s stunning setting of “The Cloths of Heaven.”