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Elemental - Earth Day Recital

  • Queen Anne Christian Church 1316 3rd Avenue West Seattle, WA, 98119 United States (map)

"Air, soil, water, fire--those are words, I myself am a word with them--my qualities interpenetrate with theirs--my name is nothing to them, Though it were told in the three thousand languages, what would air, soil, water, fire know of my name?" - Walt Whitman

Join SASS as we explore the elements of Fire, Earth, Water and Air through song. The program features songs by Hugo Wolf, Juliana Hall, Ruth Crawford Seeger, Aaron Copland, Henry Purcell, Ernst Bacon, Reynaldo Hahn, Ralph Vaughn Williams, Roger Quilter, Björk, and new works by Steven Luksan and Brian Armbrust.

The first half of the recital features songs about the elements; celebrating the joy and beauty of each element in turn. The second half will feature songs that explore the corruption of the elements by human interference and marry each with The Seven Deadly Sins - Water with Sloth and Pride; Air with Lust and Envy; Earth with Gluttony and Greed; and Fire with Wrath.

The cast includes Rachelle Moss (Fire), Dora Barnes (Earth), Cheryse McLeod Lewis (Water), Andrew Etherington (Air), Julia Benzinger (Gaia), and Darrell J. Jordan (Everyman). The pianist for this performance will be Steven Luksan.

When: Sunday, April 22nd at 3:30 PM
Where: Queen Anne Christian Church