Oakland Art Murmur:
8:30 PM, Fri, May 4
Berkeley Hillside Club:
7:30 PM, May 19
Phone :: 510.703.9350
"Redemption, is Kerouac's On the Road meets Dante's Inferno. It's a wild western turned horror flick. It's epic and eclectic,
acoustic and electric, personal and collective. It's biblical, danceable, and archetypal -- it's a concept album revival. It's Freudian and Pink
-- ANAIS NIN'S BLOGETTE
Do you like Bobby McFerrin, Brian Wilson, Mahalia Jackson, AND Led Zeppelin? If you want to sing in a funky, secular vocal group for two exciting shows in the East Bay, make sure you are a part of Redemption, the Acid-Gospel Tarot Opera. Listen to the music on the website: http://RedemptionOpera.com, and call or write us.
Redemption was released in 2009 by local performer/composer Laramie Crocker, with Ches Smith, Todd Sickafoose, Gawain Matthews, and Wend Elsen.
We are bringing this work to the stage as a modern opera with dancers, a choir (that's where you fit in), and a funky four-piece combo for the orchestra, for two special evenings in the East Bay. First is a free concert at Oakland's popular Art Murmur, at one of the largest spaces: Uptown Auto gallery. The second show will be at Berkeley's historic Hillside Club on Cedar St.
There will also be vocal section rehearsals weekly starting April. These are optional, if you can learn most of the material from the SATB charts and the recordings. However, these vocal sections will be fun, laid back, and in North Berkeley near the Cheeseboard.