Boston Theology on Tap returns on Tuesday 8 March 2016 when, in our annual partnership w/ St. Chrysostom’s in Quincy, we present an evening with composer, conductor, educator, scholar, and performer Del Case!
WARNING: This Music is NOT meant for Church!
Boston-based composer Delvyn (Del) Case joins us to discuss his catalog of sacred concert music: compositions in the contemporary classical genre that are meant for the concert hall, not for liturgical use. Borrowing ideas from postmodernism as well as the tradition of Western Classical music, these pieces — which include purely instrumental works as well as music with Biblical, Orthodox, and poetic texts — provide opportunities for listeners to experience and respond to Christian theology and spirituality in ways that are often unsettling, provocative, and even bewildering. This interactive evening will include opportunities to discuss the pieces with the composer, and to provide feedback and reaction to them not just as artistic creations, but also as statements of faith, mystery, and devotion.
Del Case is a composer, conductor, educator, scholar, and performer who currently serves as Associate Professor of Music at Wheaton College — the secular, liberal arts institution in Norton, Massachusetts. His music has been performed by over 50 orchestras across the country, as well as by several Grammy-winning and Grammy-nominated ensembles. His 2008 opera The Prioress’s Tale, a parable about religious tolerance, toured for 4 years as part of a unique peacemaking initiative sponsored by churches and synagogues throughout New England. He has spoken at Harvard Divinity School and Andover-Newton Theological Seminary, and is currently Music Director at St. Chrysostom’s Church in Quincy.
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