Purchase season tickets for the San Francisco Choral Artists 2012-13 concert season and enjoy beautiful award-winning a cappella singing from December through June.
In December we present:
Wild Woods and Starry Nights
Christmas music is pervaded by images of nature ... come wander with us out into the starry night, among the running deer, holly & ivy, evergreens and snow on snow. Sampling from 1000 years of motets, hymns, and carols we offer masterpieces by Praetorius, Lassus, Poulenc, Howells, Kodály and others.
Dates and Locations: San Francisco: Sunday, December 2nd, 2012, 4PM @ St. Mark's LutheranChurch, 1111 O'Farrell (at Franklin)
Palo Alto: Saturday, December 8th, 2012, 8PM @ St. Mark'sEpiscopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave (at Middlefield)
Oakland: Sunday, December 9th, 2012, 4PM @ St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 114 Montecito Ave (at Grand)
In March we present:
Voices of Women
Queens, mothers, and saints come together for a program by and about women. Celebrating the gifts of Hildegard von Bingen, Fanny Hensel, Isabella Leonarda, Alice Parker, Maia Aprahamian, Emily Jiang, and others, ourmusic pays homage to the actual, the mythical and the archetypal females who have inspired, awed and revolutionized our world.
Dates and Locations: San Francisco: Saturday, March 2nd, 8PM @St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church, 500 De Haro Street
Oakland: Sunday, March 10th, 4PM @ St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 114 Montecito Ave (at Grand)
In June we present:
Omens, Dreams and Curses
Back by popular demand, the internationally renowned Klezmer trio Veretski Pass joins SFCA for a journey into Jewish superstitions. Guided by musicians past and present we enter the worlds of visions and wonder, spells and amulets. Beautiful traditional melodies woven into a kaleidoscopic array of songs, dances and dirges by dazzling improvisations. Featuring world premieres by Josh Horowitz, Eleanor Aversa and Mark Winges.
Dates and Locations: San Francisco: Saturday, June 15th, 8PM @St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church, 500 De Haro Street
Redwood City (Peninsula): Sunday, June 16th, 4PM @ Beth Jacob,1550 Alameda de las Pulgas
Oakland: Sunday, June 23rd, 4PM @Temple Sinai,2808 Summit Street
The Choral Artists SFCA has premiered over 170 works and was the 2012 winner of the ASCAP/Chorus America Award for Adventurous Programming, confirming its reputation for eclectic programming and stunning performances of music spanning 600 years. SFCA supports the creation of new choral music and living composers through its "New Voices Project" and Composer-in-Residence and Composer-Not-in-Residence programs. The ensemble cultivates innovative collaborations and has performed with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, The Alexander String Quartet, Veretski Pass, Composers Inc. and The Whole Noyse.
Magen Solomon, Artistic Director Under Magen Solomon's leadership since 1995, the Choral Artists have released several recordings, and performed at ACDA and ChorusAmerica conferences. Active as a guest conductor, adjudicator, and clinician, Dr. Solomon is alsoDirector of Choral Activities at Santa Clara University andArtistic Director of the Stockton Chorale &Master Chorale.
2013 Composer-in-Residence Mark Winges composes both vocal and instrumental music, with a slight emphasis on the former. In addition to his work for mixed choir, he has written extensively for treble chorus. He studied composition in the US and Sweden. He is also active as a free-lance organist.
2013 Composer-Not-in-Residence Eleanor Aversa draws inspiration from language and literature, science, and Russian culture. Often spiritual, humorous, or thought-provoking, her music has been performed in 18 cities in 10 states, as well as in Europe. She was SFCA's 2009 New Voices winner.
About Veretski Pass In a collage of Carpathian, Jewish, Romanian and Ottoman styles, Klezmer trio Veretski Pass creates a unique and exciting combination of virtuosic musicianship and raw energy that has excited concertgoers across the world. Typical suites contain dances from Moldavia and Bessarabia, Jewish melodies, Hutzul wedding music, and haunting Rebetic aires, seemlessly integrated with original compositions.
San Francisco, East Bay, Peninsula, CA 94102