“Connecting to the elemental can be a way of coming into rhythm with the universe.” John O’Donohue
The San Diego Women’s Chorus invites you to join us as we wrap up our 30th anniversary season with Elements, an exploration of the interplay between nature and humanity. Earth, air, fire and water: we are bound to each of these in a multitude of ways as they influence us and we them, both literally and figuratively. These elements make us who we are — our fiery passions, our grounded strength, the flow of life’s current, and the winds of change. From tranquil to turbulent, the eternal ebb and flow of the power of the elements is embodied in each and every life.
Audiences will enjoy familiar pop songs, gorgeous choral compositions, and new works exploring the Elements theme. Song selections include “Come Sail Away” by Styx, “Dust in the Wind” by Kansas, Adele’s “Skyfall,” a mash-up of “I Love You” and “What a Wonderful World,” and a Paul Cauldwell and Sean Ivory piece entitled “Lay Earth’s Burden Down.” SDWC is thrilled to premiere two new commissioned arrangements, inlcuding “Down in the River to Pray,” made popular by the movie Brother Where Art Thou, and “When Thunder Comes,” an intricate commentary on equity and justice.