Dear friends of GHOSTLIGHT,
Earlier this year, the choir and I spent a weekend at a monastery for our first choir retreat since before the pandemic, where we studied and fell in love with Path of Miracles by Joby Talbot. Commissioned by Tenebrae in 2005, this ambitious piece honors the Camino de Santiago, the famous pilgrimage route across northern Spain. Its four movements—Roncesvalles, Burgos, León, and Santiago—evoke the four main posts along the journey. We first performed this piece at Christ's Church in Rye in March, and are excited to bring this memorable concert to Manhattan next month.
Talbot’s music takes both vocalists and audience on an emotional, transformative, hour-long pilgrimage in Greek, Latin, Spanish, Basque, Galician, French, German, and English. The piece at times breaks the choir into 17 individual parts, moves the singers through the performance space, and demands extraordinary technique in terms of range, volume, and rhythm.
We are thrilled to be sharing this remarkable composition with you soon at the beautiful Church of Notre Dame.
When: Friday, June 3rd, 7:30 PM
Where: 405 W 114th St. New York, NY
Tickets can be purchased for $30 here.
We hope to see you.
Dr. Evelyn DeGraf
And So I Go On
Music by Jake Runestad
Lyrics by Todd Boss
Soloists: Alex Ulyett, Kathleen Cantrell
Video Editing, Margaret Streeter
Tonmeister, Robert Anderson