Winter Madrigals (and a Mass!)
Sven Edward Olbash, Director
Hans Leo Hassler Missa Dixit Maria
Thomas Weelkes Five Madrigals
Reynaldo Hahn Chansons et madrigaux
Emma Lou Diemer Three Madrigals
Lacuna Arts Chorale returns to O1C for the third year in a row with another unusual and innovative holiday program. Madrigals by Emma Lou Diemer set familiar Shakespeare texts including the chilly Blow, blow thou winter wind and When icicles hang by the wall in contemporary musical arrangements. The program also includes works by Hans Leo Hassler, Thomas Weelkes, and Reynaldo Hahn. Lacuna Arts is a San Francisco-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting excellence in vocal and choral music through performance, education, and community outreach. In medieval music, a lacuna is a gap or missing section in a particular manuscript. Under the artistic direction of Sven Edward Olbash, Lacuna Arts bridges the gap between large community choruses and small professional choirs in the San Francisco Bay Area.