Lux et Tenebris

A project designed and conducted by

Master of Sacred Music Student BRENDAN BARKER.


Brendan Barker conceptualized an interdisciplinary performance built upon the narrative of a soul’s journey through the darkness (tenebris) of sin and chaos to the light (lux) of God’s mercy. The first three pieces (Haydn, Victoria & Berlioz), representing the Classical, Renaissance, and Romantic periods respectively will be performed as traditional concert repertoire. After a sitar interlude that establishes the raga or “scale” of the final piece, James Whitbourn’s Luminosity was performed alongside a light installation especially designed for interdisciplinary interaction with the music  by two collaborating M.F.A. students, Allison Evans and Sarah Edmands Martin. The project was conceived after the young artists viewed the performance of I Was Born For This, the first Mellon sacred music drama.


Sunday, February 1, 2015
DeBartolo Performing Arts Center