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‘Ave Maria,’ ‘Psalm 23’ part of ‘Sacred Songs, Sacred Spaces’

the Inland Register

(From the Feb. 3, 2011 edition of the Inland Register)

Max Mendez, music director of both the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes and of Spokane Choral Artists (SCA), will direct SCA in a concert titled Sacred Songs, Sacred Spaces on Sunday, Feb. 13, at 4 p.m. at the Episcopal Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 127 E. 12th Aves., Spokane.

Admission is by a suggested donation of $5.

As part of the “Second Sundays” program, SCA’s program includes an eclectic lineup including Claudio Monteverdi’s “Beatus vir,” Bobby McFerrin’s “Psalm 23,” Franz Biebl’s “Ave Maria,” Ernani Aguilar’s “Salmo 150,” Lodovico Viadana’s “Exsultate Justi,” William Billings’s “When Jesus Wept,” and “David’s Lamentation.” Other pieces include motets, spirituals, and chants.

According to Mendez, the concert’s program “was inspired by the acoustic architecture of St. John’s Cathedral. We are excited to explore sonic possibilities of the cathedral space.”

Spokane Choral Artists was founded in the fall of 2009 by members Russell Seaton and Max Mendez.  Their vision was to create an ensemble grasping the qualities of small chamber music, mostly a cappella, that is accessible for all levels of ensembles.  Excellence and the pursuit of originality in the Inland Northwest is the goal of SCA.

For more information, call (509) 251-6296.


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