Sacred-Profane explores a range of human polarity, traveling from stately composure to total abandonment. Through a series of concert pieces and fashion by Jenny Lai's experimental womenswear brand NOT, the concert pulls at loose strings until it unravels in a fitful explosion of profanity. Sacred-Profane is directed by Sugar Vendil and features new arrangements of Johannes Ockeghem's Missa Prolationum - Kyrie by Marina Kifferstein, music by Sarah Kirkland Snider, and Vincent Calianno’s Sororatorio: A Cuntata, a new song cycle inspired by the celebrated and profane Delta Gamma sorority email that went viral in 2013.
Sororatorio premiered at the first performance of Sacred-Profane. The concert took place over two nights on April 9 & 10, 2015 to a sold-out audience at the Clemente Soto Velez Flamboyan Theater in New York City.
Soprano, flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, violin, cello, piano, Otamatone, glockenspiel, vuvuzelas, kick or bass drum
I. Kyrie - Missa Prolationum - Kyrie - Johannes Ockeghem arr. Marina Kifferstein
Chrysalis - Sarah Kirkland Snider
II. Massive/Missive - Ockeghem-Kifferstein
Void by Nina Young
Meditation by Nina Young
III. Erota/Errata - Ockeghem-Kifferstein
Sororatorio: a Cuntata - Vincent Calianno (premiere)
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