Our Desire for Life

Collegium Cincinnati and the Cathedral Choir

September 25, 2022
3:00 - 4:15pm
64 spots remaining

Members of Collegium Cincinnati and the Christ Church Cathedral Choir under the direction of Casurella perform a program of music written by composers facing persecution: Thomas Tallis’s Lamentations of Jeremiah, William Byrd’s Mass for Four Voices, and Viktor Ullmann’s String Quartet No. 3 in A. Convenient parking is located in the Queen City Square Garage across the street from the cathedral’s Fourth Street entrance. Composers have often searched for beauty in times of trial. That is the story of Viktor Ullmann, a composer who was housed in the camps of Theresienstadt, and of Tallis and Byrd, who had to hide their music for fear of excommunication. Despite their circumstances, they created exquisite music because, as Ullmann wrote, “Our desire for culture was matched by our desire for life.” Join Collegium and Christ Church Cathedral, under the direction of Stephen Casurella, for a concert of this marvelous music. Collegium Cincinnati, an ensemble-in-residence at Christ Church Cathedral, is a professional choral-instrumental ensemble that embraces both the old and the new. Collegium’s concerts take the listener on a musical journey that reveres great masters and celebrates new works. The ensemble aims to inspire audience members with every note while immersing them in the experience of making great music.