The Voice is a Wild Thing
Ticket update as of Dec 12:
Sat, Dec 14 at 1:00 pm is sold out.
Sat, Dec 14 at 5:00 pm: there are plenty of tix available.
There will definitely be
tickets at the door for this show.
Sun, Dec 15 at 5:00 pm is sold out.
Columbine Unity, 8900 Arapahoe Rd. (see map below)
Be still. Go deep into the silence of the night.
And robe yourself in darkness…
The night will give you a horizon further than you can see…
you must learn one thing: the world was made to be free in…
the only war that matters is the war against the imagination…
bring yourself home to yourself…
Feast on your life…
Song lyrics by Macrina Wiederkehr, David Whyte, Diane DiPrima, Derek Walcott.
Tickets are available at brownpapertickets.com (starting Nov 6) or 800-838-3006.
No longer available at Boulder Body Wear, as of Dec 12.
Ticket prices are $25 general admission and $20 senior/student.
Please call Sound Circle at 303-473-8337 if you have questions.
Sound Circle’s 25th Anniversary Solstice Concert takes its title from a line in one of Willa Cather’s novels. The Voice is a Wild Thing has been a mantra for Sound Circle from the very beginning, appearing on our first T-shirts. This 25th Anniversary concert celebrates that core mantra, with its messages of authentic voice, creativity, empowered presence, and joy. This elegant and strong Solstice concert celebrates the supportive role of darkness as a foundation for personal power— understanding personal power to be about one’s participation in the life of the society as well as about one’s individual life path.
In an exquisite setting of David Whyte’s Sweet Darkness by Denver composer Terry Schlenker, we sing: “Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet confinement of your aloneness to learn anything or anyone that does not bring you alive is too small for you.” In Gary Grundei’s tour de force setting of Diane DiPrima’s Rant, we sing, “Bring yourself home to yourself. Enter the garden…the only war that matters is the war against the imagination.” The program includes numerous works commissioned and arranged by Sound Circle.
Sound Circle’s Solstice concerts have always been about paying attention, with a fresh eye and ear, to the natural world and particularly to the passage through darkness at this moment in our annual cycle; they are non-religious celebrations of the Solstice season. The concerts will take place in the intimate and warm acoustics of Unity Columbine Spiritual Center.
This will be our last Solstice concert. As we've approached this 25th anniversary season, we've been thinking about how we want to evolve and transform in coming years. We're going to step away from a seasonal performance calendar to focus on performance projects that we can live with for longer periods of time. In 2020-21, we'll be developing a program about truth.
Concerts will run 75 minutes without intermission. Doors open for seating a half hour before concert time. We say these concerts are "not for children," by which we mean audience members should be happy about sitting peacefully and listening with rapt attention for 75 minutes. We look forward to sharing moments of stillness and quiet beauty with you.
Sound Circle is a 18-voice women's a cappella ensemble directed by Sue Coffee. Based in Boulder, Colorado, Sound Circle has operated since 1994 with the simplest of missions: "We have come together to experience the deep joy of making music together and to share that joy with our audiences." Please join us.
Women Who Light the Community 2019
Thurs., Sept 5
Sound Circle will open the program, hosted by the Boulder Chamber of Commerce Business Women's Leadership Group.
Sat., Sept 14, 7:00-9:00 pm
Arts Hub, 420 Courtney Way, Lafayette
Stories from the heart by community leaders on the frontlines of U.S. immigration policy.
Info and tickets at motustheater.org/events.
The Voice is a Wild Thing:
Sound Circle 25th Anniversary Solstice Concert
Sat., Dec. 14, 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm
Sun., Dec 15, 5:00 pm
Columbine Unity, 9800 Arapahoe Rd., Boulder
Details at left.
Praises for the World: 25th Anniversary performance
Sat., March 21, 3:00 pm
Pine Street Church, 1237 Pine St., Boulder
Details coming soon.