In harmony with th’ stars in heaven’s span.
Scott Christopher Mehner, Poet & Lyricst
A holiday concert performance featuring new music for organ and choir based upon themes of light.
Vox Musica opens its twelfth season on December 9th, 10th, and 11th with LUX AETERNA: A Vox Christmas, a masterful performance of literature for women’s choir and organ based on the theme of light. At the heart of the program will be the premiere of a commissioned work entitled Ode to the Sun, by Derek Sup, which is a setting of a poem by famed lyricist Scott Christopher Mehner. Also featured are several works by the American contemporary classical composer, Nico Muhly, whose influences range from American minimalism to the Anglican choral tradition. Our performance spaces will include St. John’s Lutheran Church (Dec 9), Jesuit High School’s Phelan Chapel (Dec 10), and our home of Beatnik Studios (Dec 11). This three-concert project will provide our patrons with a unique musical experience that is sure to illuminate your holiday season.
Location: St. Johns Lutheran Church (1701 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95814)
Location: Jesuit High School – Phelan Chapel (O’Donnell Dr, Sacramento, CA, 95864)
Location: Beatnik Studios (723 S Street, Sacramento, CA, 95811)
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Derek Sup, organist & featured composer, is a Sacramento native currently living in Oakland. He received a Bachelor’s of Music degree in music composition from Willamette University in 2014, and is the current organist and director of music at St. Paul Lutheran Oakland, where he also conducts the choir. Some of his larger projects include a one-act chamber opera called Neon Mirror Festival, two EP’s and a full length album with the band Family Photo, his receiving of a young composer award with the Portland Vocal Consort for his piece, Angels, and a commission from the Willamette Master Chorus for their concert, “Celebrating Life.” He will be releasing and touring with a full-length album of songs for piano and voice further on in 2016.
His works and projects can be viewed on his website: www.dereksup.com
Scott Christopher Mehner is a creative writer and lyricist. With his roots snugly planted in the rich soil of romantic poetry, Scott has been able to branch out in different directions and work creatively with words in a wide variety of mediums. He got his start working as a ghostwriter in the music business, where he learned to take his ever-precious time when crafting a meaningful lyric. Over the years, Scott has come to learn that collaboration is the key to creating something bigger than the individual, and it is this experience and knowledge that have empowered Scott to rise to the challenge of his latest project: commissioning twenty artists and calligraphers from all around the world to illustrate a collection of his own poems. He is know around the world for writing lyrics for a few of the biggest bands in the world including, One Direction and Hey Violet.
About Illustrated Poems:
What you see within these walls are the pages out of his brand new book, Illustrated Poems, containing the work of twenty artists and calligraphers from all around the globe. Illustrated Poems is now available on amazon. Click here to learn more: here
His works and projects can be viewed on his website: www.scottcmehner.com
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