Thursday, April 03, 2008

Beatitude Mass - April 19, 2008

Henry Mollicone's
Beatitude Mass

A choral work illuminating the plight of the homeless...

This soulful choral and orchestral work imparts stories and emotions gleaned through a series of interviews with homeless individuals, poignantly synthesized into its two leads: Adam and Evelyn. Symbolically named, these characters underline a major theme of the piece, which Mollicone describes as "the similarities - the universality - between all people."

Conducted by Leroy Kromm, the performance features Nancy Wait-Kromm, soprano, and Paul Murray, baritone, as well as members of the SCU choral ensembles, San Jose Symphonic Choir, Monterey Symphony Chorus, and full orchestra accompaniment by an array of professional community musicians.

The evening opens with a performance by the SCU Chamber Singers, under the direction of Thomas Colohan, and the dance piece Light, Seeking Light... choreographed by Kristin Kusanovich, and features a photo exhibit by Renee Billingslea's Exploring Society through Photography class.

Saturday, April 19, 2008
Mission Church, 8pm
Suggested donation, $25
All proceeds donated to homelss advocacy organizations.