The Crossing: Month of Moderns 3: The Book of Dawkins Songs


Repeats: None

The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill
8855 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19118
Region: Philadelphia & The Countryside
Hours of operation: 7pm-9pm
Admission fee: $35 General Admission, $25 Senior, $20 Student

Pre-concert talk at 6:00pm in the Burleigh Cruikshank Memorial Chapel Post-concert reception on the front lawn of the church An expression of belief about the nature of life, and the joy we can find in understanding it, told through Richard Dawkins’ decidedly secular world view, paradoxically organized by David in the shape of a Christian Mass. Sumptuous Planet: A Secular Mass captures the famed biologist’s thoughts on the magnificence and staggering beauty of nature, as well as its utter indifference to our presence here. David’s musical world is one of anticipation and question – there is always another dimension we are invited to consider, to expect, to seek. Here, a Kyrie that reads, “If there is mercy in nature, it is accidental” and a Gloria follows: “Nature is a magnificent structure.” Proof of vaccination and wearing masks while indoors are required to attend The Month of Moderns 2022.

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