Music is intrinsic to the Camino. Indeed, the 12th-century tome that in some sense is the basis of the Camino, the Codex Calixtinus, has as its first book the treatise on music and sermons related to St. James. The Codex holds an important place in the history of the Camino and of western music.
Musical Wanderings: Songs of Pilgrimage will take the listener on a virtual pilgrimage on the Camino - from the first step, through Burgos, León and Palencia to the destination, Santiago de Compostela. Beginning and ending with music taken from the Codex, the journey itself will be represented by music of the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries composed in monasteries on the Caminos.
Chapter coordinator Gene McCullough will be giving pre-concert talks on the Camino, the Codex and the concert's music prior to each performance. There are comments on the concert by St. Martin's Artistic Director Tim Krueger.
St. Martin's Chamber Choir was founded in 1994 as Colorado’s only year-round, fully professional choir. Further information and tickets are available through stmartinschamberchoir.org. This is not a Chapter event but it will be of interest to Chapter members. (Advisement: Chapter coordinator Gene McCullough was on the Board of Directors of St. Martin's for seven years.)
What you need to know:
What: Choral concert: "Musical Wanderings: Songs of Pilgrimage", St. Martin's Chamber Choir
When and Where:
• Friday, November 8th, 7:30 PM: St. Paul Community of Faith, Denver. Pre-concert talk 6:30.
• Saturday, November 9th, 7:30 PM: St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Denver. Pre-concert talk 6:30.
• Sunday, November 10th, 3:00 PM: Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Wheat Ridge. Pre-concert talk 1:45.
Cost: Visit stmartinschamberchoir.org for tickets and further information.