Welcome to our 48th season!

When we "remember" a melody, it plays in our mind, it becomes newly alive. There is not a process of recalling, imagining, assembling, recategorizing, re-creating, as when one attempts to reconstruct or remember an event or a scene from the past. We recall one tone at a time and each tone entirely fills our consciousness, yet simultaneously relates it to the whole.

– Oliver Sacks, Musicophilia

As the TCC celebrates four dozen years of music-making, our concerts will explore the topic of "Music and Memory".

Neuroscientists today are producing extraordinary insights into the workings of the human brain. Yet we still have more questions than answers about how our minds process music, particularly with regard to memory: how could Mozart supposedly write down the Allegri Miserere after hearing it only once? How can non-responsive Alzheimer’s patients spring to life when hearing certain music from their past? And how does hearing a piece of music cause us to recall something as complex as our cultural identity?

Please join us as we ponder some of these questions. Our first Kaffeemusik in October sets the stage to explore this connection between music and memory, drawing on sources ranging from ancient Greece to modern neuroscience. At Christmas we remember the poignant traditions of many diverse cultures through their most beloved holiday carols. In March we remember our departed loved ones as we sing a stunning Requiem by Heinrich Biber, and in May we will consider how modern music from Latin America remembers its roots.

It promises to be an unforgettable season of music making!

Sincerely,
Lucas Harris

More about the concerts »
 

Music & Memory

KAFFEEMUSIK
CALVIN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

 

A Tour of Carols

CONCERT
CALVIN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

 

Biber Requiem

CONCERT
GRACE CHURCH ON-THE-HILL

 

Sacred Sounds of Latin America

KAFFEEMUSIK
CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER

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