Joby Talbot's Path of Miracles
2 pm Saturday MARCH 5, 2016 | Baltimore Basilica | 409 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Handel Choir of Baltimore
Arian Khaefi conductor
Each year thousands of people traverse the Camino de Santiago, or Way of St. James, walking hundreds of miles to the cathedral in Santiago in northwestern Spain. Many continue on to Finisterre, the “end of the earth,” where it is said the walls of heaven are as thin as a curtain. Path of Miracles is a 60-minute a cappella work inspired by the Camino de Santiago, composed on texts from the Roman Catholic liturgy, medieval manuscripts and other historic and cultural documents, woven together by contemporary Canadian poet Robert Dickinson.
Composed in 2005 for the noted ensemble Tenebrae, Path of Miracles was written in seven languages and a variety of singing styles from around the world and across time. It quickly developed a reputation for mesmerizing singers and audiences alike.
TICKETS: $37, $27, $10 full-time students with ID and all patrons 18 or younger.
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There will be no preconcert lecture for this performance. Arian Khaefi will introduce the program at the beginning of the concert.
The Camino de Santiago follows any one of multiple routes from France, Portugal or within Spain to Galicia in northwestern Spain. They all meet at the shrine of St. James the Great in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. The Camino's popularity has exploded in recent years among both believers and non-believers.
Click here to learn more about the Camino de Santiago from the Confraternity of St. James, a U.K.-based charity established to promote the pilgrimage. They provide information to assist prospective pilgrims, of all religions or none, who are planning a walking, cycling or horseback journey along one of the many Camino de Santiago routes. (And source of the images above!)
Click here for OPERANEWS' review of Talbot's first opera, Everest, which had its world premiere with the Dallas Opera in January 2015.
***Handel Choir invites patrons for a taste of Talbot’s Path of Miracles and selections from our third subscription concert, The Heart's Age, at a short Preview Concert Thursday March 3, 2016 at St. Ignatius Church in Mount Vernon at a special price of $10 (free for students with ID and all patrons 18 and younger).
Artists and programming subject to change. No refunds.