This concert will shine a spotlight on the heart-wrenching problem of homelessness with a program centered around David Lang’s breathtaking “The Little Match Girl Passion.”
Homelessness touches us all every day, and this program will strive to raise awareness around this challenging issue. The centerpiece will be David Lang’s The Little Match Girl Passion, which won the Pulitzer Prize in music. It is an intensely powerful and moving work based on the writings of Hans Christian Andersen and the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. The concert will be rounded out with repertoire about home and searching for safe haven, including (by popular request) a reprise performance of “Somewhere” from West Side Story, featuring movement and sign language by the singers.
Kodutee (Journey Home) ~ Part Uusberg
The Little Match Girl Passion ~ David Lang
Heavenly Home (Unclouded Day • Angel Band • Hallelujah) ~ Shawn Kirchner
MA ~ Kunal Gala
Past Life Melodies ~ Sarah Hopkins
Prayer to the Celtic Moon ~ arr. Daniel Hughes
The Road Home ~ Stephen Paulus
Somewhere ~ Leonard Bernstein, arr. Robert Edgerton
Please note that Palm Drive is now a pedestrian walkway and is closed to vehicles. After entering campus through the main entrance at 500 El Camino Real, stop at the guard’s kiosk, if necessary. Proceed ahead and to the left for the main parking structure.
Handicapped parking and drop off is available on Alviso Street from the Franklin Street entrance. Visit https://www.scu.edu/missionchurch/event-information/parking/ for more information.