Sing, Muse! Music of Inspiration and Invention on November 4

Join us on Sunday, November 4 at 2 PM for the first concert of our 2012–2013 season as we plumb the limits of human genius and divine inspiration.

Music has an unparalleled ability to transport us out of ourselves and beyond our daily cares, but it’s not the only means by which we can see things in a new light. Flashes of brilliance and moments of wonder underpin all human creativity, and such encounters result in great art and extraordinary inventions.

The concert features works by Benjamin Britten (1913–1976), Olivier Messiaen (1908–1992), Eric Whitacre (1970–), and Veljo Tormis (1930–).

The performance will take place on Sunday, November 4 at 2 PM at the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia. Donations accepted.

Preview Sunday’s “This Green and Pleasant Land”!

We’re way excited for “This Green and Pleasant Land” on Sunday, March 11 at 2 PM at the First Unitarian Church, and the fact that admission is free with canned goods for Philabundance is only one reason. Here’s another:

If you’re curious about the program, get a head start on the program notes under the “Concerts” tab above. We can’t wait to see you soon!

Mark your calendars for “This Green and Pleasant Land”!

Join us on Sunday, March 11 at 2 PM for This Green and Pleasant Land, featuring musical conceptions of paradise.

We’ll be celebrating the arrival of spring by roaming through the green grass of local and celestial paradises. Sacred composers have long exalted the promise of joys in the afterlife, but no music-lover can deny the appeal of more sensual, earthly pleasures. Featuring works by William Billings (1746-1800), Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958), Samuel Barber (1910-1981), and Naomi Shemer (1930-2004), we traverse this spectrum of delight and exaltation, staking our support for our own fair city with a food drive for Philabundance.

The concert will be held at the First Unitarian Church at 2125 Chestnut Street. Free admission, but please bring canned goods for Philabundance.