Score for the Big Bang
Music for a Cathedral Space
The E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Series
The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart - Richmond, VA
Fr. Anthony Marques, Rector | Daniel Sañez, Artistic Director
Dear Cathedral Music Fan,
During any "normal" year, we would be kicking off our concert season at about this time.
Please know that we are thinking of you and hoping that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy during this global pandemic.
We miss you and look forward to welcoming you back soon.
We will stay in touch about live, in-person music events as information becomes available, following state, local, and diocesan directives.
As a special treat and with her permission, Ander Mikalson, who coordinated and performed her work "Score for the Big Bang" two years ago here at the Cathedral, has allowed us to share this fond memory with you. Please click below to relive this wonderful performance.
Your Friends at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
"Score for the Big Bang" is a translation of the sound waves that coursed through the infant universe into a musical score for choir and pipe organ. Created by artist Ander Mikalson, in collaboration with University of Virginia Professor of Astronomy Dr. Mark Whittle and Pulitzer-Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw. Performed on October 12, 2018 at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond, VA as part of Sound Arts Richmond, curated by Vaughn Garland. Performed by members of Handel Choir of Baltimore, Third Practice, Richmond Symphony Chorus and the VCU Commonwealth Singers, with organist Daniel Sañez, and conducted by Erin Freeman. Choral direction by Brian Bartoldus and Erin Freeman. Earlier versions of the score were developed with composer James Elliott Shelton. Dedicated in loving memory of Rebecca Tyree. Audio recording by Curt Blankenship. Video by Departure Point Films.
Please click here to watch "Score for the Big Bang."
Free concerts made possible by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation
The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart | 823 Cathedral Place | Richmond, VA 23220 | 804-359-5651
on Saturday, October 10 at 5:00AM