Kile Smith's Vespers

Saturday, January 7, 2012
8:00 PM
In Concert at Old St. Joseph's Church - Directions

Sunday, January 8, 2012
4:00 PM
In Concert at The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill - Directions

Monday, January 9, 2012
7:30 PM
In Concert at Park Avenue Christian Church, NYC - Directions

The work that brought Kile Smith into our lives and hearts returns in a joyful collaboration with Piffaro, The Renaissance Band. Gramophone calls it “a spectacular work” and The Philadelphia Inquirer says this “scrupulously relevant” work is a “creative breakthrough” of “confident simplicity.” We agree, and happily bring this rich, fascinating, and moving work back into our artistic lives, reprising the enormously successful 2008 premiere. Setting a Lutheran Reformation liturgy, the work slowly reveals a profound investigation into our personal, internal, and very modern relationship with God. With Kile’s intimate relationship to these time-honored texts and his command of both modern lyricism and the invigorating rhythms of ancient music, Vespers promises to be a classic Crossing event.

Pre-concert talk with the composer 45 minutes before all concerts


Tickets available at the door or call Piffaro - 215.235.8469