Opening its 15th season, SACRA/PROFANA examines the profound universal emotions that shape our understanding of love, life, and resilience. Composer Dale Trumbore is a master of subjects that are simultaneously introspective and generous. Using texts by three contemporary American poets, her secular requiem, “How to Go On,” explores our relationship to life and loss, ultimately finding beauty and release in the embrace of everyday life. Herbert Howells’ 20th-century masterpiece, “Requiem,” offers a deeply personal interpretation of navigating life’s farewells. Despite being completed in 1932, the work remained unnoticed until its premiere in 1980, making it a hidden gem. Once unveiled, the piece gained the appreciation it deserves, showcasing Howell’s unique voice and emotional depth.

September 17 @ 15:00
3:00 pm — 4:30 pm (1h 30′)

First Presbyterian Church of San Diego