Tactus SF: Music for Mercy
Renaissance a cappella choral concert featuring works by Byrd, Josquin, Lassus, Morales, Palestrina, Purcell, Tallis, Victoria, and others
Tactus SF sings
Music for Mercy
Saturday, February 8th, 2020, 7:30pm
Pre-concert talk at 7:00pm
St. Columba Catholic Church
6401 San Pablo Ave, Oakland
Sunday, February 9th, 2020, 4:00pm
Pre-concert talk at 3:30pm
Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption
1111 Gough St, San Francisco
Jonathon Hampton directs the burgeoning, early music chamber chorus, Tactus SF, in a concert of Renaissance music begging mercy from the powers that be. English repertoire of Byrd, Farrant, Tallis, Wilbye, and neo-Renaissance composer Tanmoy Laskar. Also marvels by Spaniards Morales and Victoria, Franco-Flemish composers Lassus and Ockeghem, and the distinguished German, Hassler. Enjoy rarely performed choral favorites calling on Christ, the Virgin Mary, Love, and Death, lamenting sin and sorrow and pleading protection and preservation.
Nick Jones, Tactus SF singer, music critic, and Early Music America board member, will give a pre-concert talk 30 minutes prior to the concert. The talk will be geared towards audiences of all ages.
General Admission: $15 online (advance), $20 at the door
Seniors: $15 online and at the door
Students: $5 at the door
A wine reception will follow both concerts.
For more information, visit www.tactus-sf.org.
Tactus (San Francisco) is an early music community chamber chorus dedicated to bringing Renaissance polyphony to audiences in the San Francisco Bay Area. We aim to bring together musicians of diverse identities, ages, and experience to create a musical melting pot of energy and ideas. Visit www.tactus-sf.org for more information.
Concert made possible by the fiscal sponsorship of the San Francisco Early Music Society (www.sfems.org).