Sun. 16 December 3:00, 5:00 & 7:00 pm
Christmas at the Bradbury with KITKA: Wintersongs
The Da Camera Society: Chamber Music in Historic Sites, presents.
Celebrate the longest nights of the year with seasonal music ranging from rousing Slavic folk carols, to pre-Christian incantations, and lush meditative Eastern Orthodox choral works. Exploiting the acoustics of The Bradbury’s majestic five-story atrium, the nine women of KITKA will move about the building to perform seasonal music from a wide variety of Eastern European and Eurasian traditions. KITKA’s “eloquent and translucent singing [with] multiple voices resounding as one” inspired the SF Weekly to conjure up “Gabriel’s trumpet howling from the highest mountaintop.” Kitka is an American women’s vocal arts ensemble inspired by traditional songs and vocal techniques from Eastern Europe. More than just a concert, an evening with Kitka unites vibrant music, enhanced by a subtly changing stage picture, compelling song introductions, and each singer’s warm rapport with the audience. Listeners are transported by a continuous unfolding of music that flows seamlessly from ethereal, contemplative pieces to rousing earthy rhythms.
This is powerful music by accomplished musicians who offer more than just exquisite execution—these women clearly share a passion for what they do. Kitka: joyful voices uniquely blended in exquisite dissonance and harmony.