Quire & Place: the sixth season

In quires and places where they sing. . .

Rockefeller Chapel’s signature concert series Quire & Place features the Chapel Choir and the Decani—directed by James Kallembach—presenting the best of new choral music, including newly commissioned works, alongside beloved classics.

Sound and Silence
Saturday February 18, 2017, 7:30 pm

Julian Anderson “At the Fountain” from Four American Choruses
John Tavener Two Hymns to the Mother of God
Arvo Pärt Sarah was Ninety Years Old
Alfred Schnittke Requiem

A concert conceived as part of Concrete Happenings, a collaborative series of public exhibitions, screenings, symposia, and happenings that mark the return of Wolf Vostell’s colossal Concrete Traffic (1970) to public view following a major conservation effort. The sculpture—a 1957 Cadillac encased in concrete—is part of the University of Chicago’s public art collection, and is currently sited in the Ellis parking garage in the immediate vicinity of the Smart Museum. Free.

Schütz Passion
Sunday April 9, 2017, 3 pm (with liturgical performance at 11 am also)

Francis Poulenc Quatre Motets pour un Temps de Penitence
Heinrich Schütz Matthäuspassion

A concert for Passion Sunday, with the Schütz Passion presented in the liturgical context of the Sunday morning service, and combined with mystical music of Francis Poulenc in the afternoon concert. Tickets $20 at the door, free to all students (the Sunday morning is free to all).