Earthly and heavenly, natural and spiritual - sometimes the two aren't so different. From pop songs concealed in liturgy, to opera composers moonlighting as church musicians, Trident Ensemble and The Sebastians team up to bring you an evening of exuberant sacred music influenced by secular trends. Come celebrate the summer with music by Du Fay, Monteverdi, Lully, Corelli, and more. Thank God (or the tilt of the Earth’s rotational axis) for the warm weather!
What do you believe? How far will you go to stand up for what is right? Is compliance the same as defeat? Is submission better than death? Join Trident as we explore works by composers living in times of religious and political persecution and suppression. From clandestine Catholics to Soviet subversives, their compositions tell the stories they couldn't. Allegiance to what? Devotion to whom? Where do your loyalties lie?
Begin adrift with the tempestuous soundscapes of contemporary Estonian composer Veljo Tormis. Yearn for family and fellowship with timeless renderings of longing by Renaissance Masters Palestrina, Guerrero, and de Monte. Celebrate the return home with songs of gratitude and joy. Take a journey with Trident and explore the hearts and minds of the castaway.