Clerestory will present the world premiere of "Light" a setting of Rabindranath Tagore's poetry by Jan Gilbert, San Francisco, March 5 and 6


Mar 5 2016 - 8:00pm

The vocal ensemble Clerestory closes its 10th anniversary season with New Lights—a program of luminous and exciting contemporary music.

Works by Whitacre and Heggie will be sung alongside brand new songs written for Clerestory’s anniversary by composers Benjamin Bachmann, Eric Banks, Minna Choi, Jan Gilbert, John Kelley, and Noah Luna. They've chosen texts of Rumi, Tagore, and other poets in settings that use a mixture of harmonic textures and non-Western tonalities. Founded in 2006, Clerestory is the Bay Area’s acclaimed 9-man vocal ensemble. Clerestory’s singers, from countertenor to bass, are veterans of San Francisco’s finest professional vocal groups, including Chanticleer, Philharmonia Baroque, American Bach Soloists and others. Tickets are $25/$15 Seniors/Students, available at the links below.

Saturday, March 5, 8:00pm
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell St

Sunday, March 6, 4:00pm
David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way

Jan Gilbert's music has been commissioned by Chanticleer, the Dale Warland Singers, Ars Nova Singers, LISTEN, the American Guild of Organists, the St. Paul Civic Symphony, the University of Illinois Chamber Singers, the University of Maine Chamber Singers, Hamline University, A Cappella Singers, WomanVoice and the United Nations Association International Choir. She has received support from the National Endowment for the Arts, McKnight Foundation, Jerome Foundation, Northwest Area Foundation, Walker Art Center, American Composers Forum and the Otto Bremer Foundation.