By Phoenix on March 24, 2010 - 3:35pm
ON THE THRESHOLD OF HEAVEN
The search for paradise is perhaps one of the most elusive and yet poetically beautiful of human expressions. It describes our desire to transcend the earthly, to reach a sublime and exalted state, to sense an inextricable connectness with creation, and to touch the face of God. Literature, poetry, art, music, philosophy and, most recently, neuroscience have all eloquently articulated this universal human yearning to connect with the divine.
Come, be swept away by the spiritually and emotionally charged music of contemporary Polish composer Pawel Lukaszewski, the sublimity of Samuel Barber's writing, the exquisitely impressionistic mysticism of Pierre Villette, and the universality of faith found in the 12th century Codex Calixtinus. Through the inspired works of such composers, perhaps we too can capture a glimpse of paradise.
8pm Saturday, May 8, 2010
Shaughnessy Heights United Church
1550 W. 33rd Ave., near Granville St., Vancouver
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