Thursday, February 25, 2010

Coming Up: Bay Area Choral Edition

It's time for the spring choral car pile up! Note the unfortunate three-way conflict between SFRV, SFCA, and Cal Bach, for example.


The great new-music chorus sings a program called Asian and Latin Influences; it includes three premiers and the participation of the Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir.

February 26, 2010, 8:00PM
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley

February 27, 2010, 8:00PM
St. Mark's Lutheran Church
1111 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco

February 28, 2010, 5:00PM
St. John's Episcopal Church
Corner of Lagunitas & Shady Lane, Ross

Individual tickets in San Francisco and Berkeley:
General: $25 in advance/$30 at the door
Seniors: (age 65 and up) $20 in advance/$25 at the door
Students: (age 21 and under) $20 in advance/$25 at the door

Individual tickets in Ross (same price in advance or at the door):
$15 General/$10 Senior/$5 children 12 and under

San Francisco Renaissance Voices

SFRV has an awesome three-concert series this spring; the first program is next weekend and the following weekend. It's called Songs of War & Peace and includes Tomaso Luis de Victoria's Missa pro victoria and shorter works by Jannequin, Dufay, and others.

March 6 - 7:30 pm
Seventh Avenue Performances, 1329 Seventh Avenue, San Francisco

March 7 - 4:00 pm
All Saints' Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley, Palo Alto

March 14 - 4:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church of Alameda, 2001 Santa Clara, Alameda

California Bach Society

It's the 400th birthday of the Monteverdi Vespers of 1610, so, Cal Bach has an imaginative program of madrigals, a beautiful secular complement to that work. Details:

Friday, March 12, 2010, 8pm at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church,
1111 O’ Farrell Street (at Franklin), San Francisco

Saturday, March 13, 2010, 8pm at All Saints Episcopal Church,
555 Waverley Street (at Hamilton), Palo Alto

Sunday, March 14, 2010, 4pm at First Congregational Church (not St. Mark's)
2345 Channing Way (enter on Dana, near Durant), Berkeley

Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance
Advance purchase tickets until 5pm, March 11: General $25 / Senior $18 / Student $10
Tickets at the door: General $30 / Senior $22 / Student $10
(415) 262-0272

S.F. Choral Artists

The same weekend Cal Bach sings Monteverdi, S. F. Choral Artists performs a program of Debussy, Hindemith, Britten, RVW, Carter, Ives, Poulenc, and Webern. I'll drink to that, though i have no idea whether I can get to the program.

SAN FRANCISCO: Sunday, Mar 14, 4 PM (Buy online)
St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell St.

PENINSULA: Friday, Mar 19, 8 PM (Buy online)
St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado, Palo Alto.

MARIN: Saturday, Mar 20, 8 PM (Buy online)
St. John's Episcopal Church, 14 Lagunitas, Ross.

EAST BAY: Sunday, Mar 21, 4 PM (Buy online)
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 114 Montecito, Oakland.

Tickets are $23/$19/$14.

Sanford Dole Ensemble

In four weeks, the Sanford Dole Ensemble presents a program called "Last Words: Music of Remembrance." Three big works are on this program: James MacMillan's Seven Last Words from the Cross, Arvo Part's Berliner Messe and Tarik O'Reagan's Triptych. You have just one shot at hearing this:

Sunday, March 28, 2010, 5 p.m.
St. Gregory of Nyssa

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