UCSC Chamber Singers, directed by Michael McGushin;
Endurance Gospel Quartet of Houston, directed by Mike Robertson
Concert Sponsor: Patrick Teverbaugh
Our Golden Anniversary opens with a rainbow of historic musics from
all the Americas. UCSC Chamber Singers opens by performing the first printed music to originate in the so-called ‘New World’, a 1631 hymn to the Virgin Mary in the Quechua language used by the ancient Incas, Hanacpachap Cuissicuinin, set to Spanish Renaissance style 4-part polyphony by the Franciscan Friar Juan Pérez Bocanegra. Colonial Sacred Harp singing in square format will bring us to the Northern hemisphere. Celebrating Black History month, the renowned prize-winning Endurance Gospel Quartet of Houston will make their triumphant return to our stage with their ‘archival’ a cappella brand of gospel. A meet-the artists reception honors donors and season ticket holders.
An on-site meet-the-artists reception follows for fully vaccinated donors and season ticket holders.