It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth.
Neil Armstrong, Apollo
Cocooned in the reverberant nave of Montreal’s Le Gesù Church,
we are transported to the confines of space
40 voices gather round and surround us:
Thomas Tallis’s ancient harmonies
Gabriel Jackson’s mystical hymn
Meredith Monk’s primal rite
Marie-Claire Saindon’s interstellar ballet
Alec Roth’s cosmic cantata.
On this 50th year of the discovery of the Earth as seen from the Moon, let us cut our gravitational tether, and take flight, way up there, to contemplate anew the frailty of our common household, that tiny pea, pretty and blue, our very own Earth.
Conductor: Andrew Gray
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 7:30pm
Le Gesù Church, 1202 De Bleury Street, Montréal, H3B 3J3