Charleston Gaillard Center Presents

LA Master Chorale’s Lagrime di San Pietro (Tears of St. Peter)
Directed by Peter Sellers, Conducted by Grant Gershon

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Lagrime is a major accomplishment for the Master Chorale, which sang and acted brilliantly. It’s also a major accomplishment for music history.”


“Many in the audience, I am sure, will never hear renaissance music or polyphony the same way again.”


Get ready for an unforgettable emotional journey as 21 singers bring Orlando di Lasso’s Lagrime to life in a stunning a cappella performance!

From the creative mind of acclaimed director Peter Sellars comes his very first a cappella staging and most personal work to date. Orlando di Lasso knew that Lagrime was to be the last piece he would ever compose, and so he packed every measure with an emotionally charged texture that channeled all of his pain and remorse into a towering work of beauty.

Twenty-one singers transform this 80-minute sweeping a cappella Renaissance masterpiece – committed to memory and dramatically staged – into an overwhelmingly emotional performance piece. Set to the poetry of Luigi Tansillo (1510-1568), “I accept responsibility” is the fundamental theme of this work depicting the seven stages of grief that St. Peter experienced after disavowing his knowledge of Jesus Christ on the day of his arrest and prior to his crucifixion.

Sellars translates Lagrime through a contemporary lens, suggesting a powerful allegory that by taking responsibility and facing our past head-on, we can forge a more resolved and fulfilling future.

Please note: Row DD will be the front row for this performance.

Photo by Tao Ruspoli & Marie Noorbergen.
Photo by Tao Ruspoli & Marie Noorbergen.
Photo by Tao Ruspoli & Marie Noorbergen.
The Charleston Gaillard Center’s Education & Community Program is pleased to announce student and teacher tickets are available for this performance. Limited availability. Limited to two tickets per person with valid student/teacher ID.
Tickets available in advance: Tickets are $20 (plus applicable fees). Orange Seats on Seating Map. Ticket purchasers must pick up their tickets at Will Call the night of the performance. NOTE: Please make sure to select Student/Teacher when purchasing tickets to receive your discount.
Day of Rush: Tickets are $25 (plus applicable fees). Available two hours prior to show time, best available.
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