Village Music Walk, June 21. 10th Anniversary Festival, September 20-22.
Since their debut in February 2009, SACRA/PROFANA has rapidly been gaining a reputation as a vibrant new presence in American choral music. Described by San Diego City Beat as 'genre-bending", the 24-voice ensemble has been widely celebrated in the local press for their boldness of vision. A KPBS feature on the group hailed them as "choral music fo the iPod generation", and sandiego.com praised the choir's adventurous repertory- both polished and daring". The San Diego Reader says: "San Diego is fortunate to have a group like SACRA / PROFANA brining us new music that is of high quality."
Highlights of the group'c current season include a sold-out performance with the San Diego Symphony for Comic-Con 2012, in which the choir was described as "excellent and dramatic" by the San Diego Union-Tribune. SACRA / PROFANA continues to collaborate with many of San Diego's leading arts organizations, including Art of Élan, electroclash act HYENA, Orchestra Nova, San Diego Museum of Art, and San Diego Children's Choir.
With a repertoire including everything from Mozart to Schoenberg, as well as Leonard Cohen, Prince and The Smashing Pumpkins, SACRA / PROFANA continues to defy genre classification. The ensemble's debut album, entitled Elegies & Ecstasies was released on iTunes in May 2012, and their first music video (a cover of Maroon 5's hit song Payphone) was recently released on Youtube.
Check out their youTube channel to hear excerpts from performances and rehearsals.