Wednesday, November 16, 2016

This Month’s Third Sunday Concert will Take an Innovative Approach to Gregorian Chant

This Sunday will be the third Sunday of the month, meaning that it will be time for the next performance in the Third Sunday Concerts series of chamber music recitals presented by Paul Ellison, Music Director at the Church of the Advent of Christ the King. When plans for the season were announced at the beginning of September, this month’s offering was described as “plainchant sung by Schola Adventus tenor Jonathon Hampton and organ music performed by Ellison." Perhaps by way of response, the title of the concert has now been announced as Anything But Plainsong: Gregorian Chant In Its Many Manifestations. Thus, Hampton and Ellison will join forces to examine how the tradition of chant has been transformed through the efforts of composers, rather than just “makers of music.” The composers whose work will be considered include Hildegard of Bingen, Antonio de Cabezón, Michel Corrette, Jeanne Demessieux, Maurice Duruflé, and David Hurd.

The Church of the Advent of Christ the King is located at 261 Fell Street, between Franklin Street and Gough Street. The entry is diagonally across the street from the SFJAZZ Center. All concerts will start at 4 p.m. A festive reception will follow the performance in Lathrop Hall. All concerts are free, but a donation of $20 will be greatly appreciated.

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