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Unearthed for Earth Day

Thursday, April 22 All day

Uneartheda monumental, bronze cast of an uprooted tree stump by artist Jim Hodges was in residence at Grace Cathedral from Earth Day, April 22 through September 8, 2019.  

A series of musical performances and a public reading were presented that echoed and reflected the varied themes that resonated from the sculpture. In celebration of Earth Day 2021, Jim Hodges Studio is presenting the residency, including films of each of the performances, which will be streamed here throughout the day. 


Unearthed, A Work in Progress (1:24:44)

SAN FRANCISCO GIRLS CHORUS  (May 4, 2019 – 51:45) 

The Grammy Award-winning ensemble led by Valérie Sainte-Agathe, featuring the unique and compelling sound of young women’s voices, perform a program of choral masterworks. 

ADAM TENDLER (June 28, 2019 — 1:36:35)  

The pianist with special guests Prism Percussion and violinist Helen Kim perform works of protest and meditation by John Cage, Joan La Barbara, Arvo Pärt, James MacMillan and featuring Frederic Rzewski’s epic solo for speaking pianist, De Profundis, based on Oscar Wilde’s letter from prison.  

SUSAN GRIFFIN (June 29, 2019 — 46:13)  

The award-winning author read poetic prose pieces inspired by the emotions and thoughts that his work conjures.  

BENNINGTON, A VOCAL ENSEMBLE   (July 26, 2019 – 59:53)  

Tom Bogdan, Michael Chinworth, Liam Dailey, Dane Whitman and special guest Randall Wong perform a  wide  range  of  music,  medieval  prayers,  doo-wop  love songs and new compositions. 

MEREDITH MONK & VOCAL ENSEMBLE (August 23, 2019 — 1:13:49)  

The groundbreaking vocal artist, joined by Katie Geissinger and Allison Sniffin, offer a unique experience with these pieces from The Politics of QuietSongs from the HillLight SongsVolcano Songs: DuetsATLAS: an opera in three partsCellular SongsScared SongThe Gamesmercy, and impermanence

GRACE CATHEDRAL CHOIR OF MEN AND BOYS (September 8, 2019 – 39:22) 

The cathedral’s Choir of Men and Boys perform a program featuring Christ hath a Garden by Gerald Near and Jonathan Harvey’s The Tree

UGO SFORZA (September 8, 2019 – 1:00:20) 

The organist presents  a  musical  journey  across  four  European countries with works by J. S. Bach, J. F. Doppelbauer, M. E. Bossi and Cesar Franck.