EvenSounds: Tallis Lamentations
Thursday April 18, 7:30 pm
For Holy Thursday, the Chapel Choir performs two settings of Lamentations by English Renaissance composers Thomas Tallis and Robert White, alongside excerpts from Marcel Dupré’s Le Chemin de la Croix on the organ by Thomas Weisflog. Directed by James Kallembach. Free.
A Meeting of Two Seas: Migration Stories
Performance traditions of South Asia, the Middle East, and Andalusia
Sunday April 28, 3 pm
Following the groundbreaking performances of music of South Asia offered these past two years at Rockefeller Chapel by a coalition of Hindu and Muslim students working to create a “meeting of two seas,” this year’s concert marking the end of the annual Spirit Week takes a new direction: celebrating the performance traditions that emerged from the movement and migration of diverse spiritual communities across South Asia, the Middle East, and Andalusia. Refreshments afterward. Free. Presented by Spiritual Life, with the Hindu Student Sangam and Muslim Students Association.
Sweet Honey in the Rock + Soul Children of Chicago
Saturday May 11, 7:30 pm
The legendary female a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock is joined by members of Soul Children of Chicago for its final concert as ensemble in residence at the University of Chicago. Donations invited at the door, $10 general, $5 students and children. Presented by the Department of Music.
The University Women’s Ensemble
Friday May 24, 8 pm
The University of Chicago Women’s Ensemble sings music from different eras and world traditions, including Western classical works, polyphonic singing traditions from across the globe, and diverse singing styles from the United States. Directed by Mollie Stone. Free. Presented by the Department of Music.
Early Music Ensemble
Friday May 31, 7:30 pm
In its second concert of the season under its new director Craig Trompeter, the University’s Early Music Ensemble performs sixteenth century Franco-Flemish music by Josquin des Prez, Jean Mouton, and Adriaan Willaert for voices and instruments. Free. Presented by the Department of Music.