THE SAN FRANCISCO BACH CHOIR
is an auditioned community choir providing the Bay Area with exceptional concerts focused particularly on the music of J.S. Bach, his contemporaries, and predecessors, and on rarely heard music of the Renaissance and Baroque. Founded in 1936, it is one of the oldest continuously-performing choirs in the western United States. The Choir uses a historically informed approach, period instruments and professional instrumentalists and soloists. HIDDEN CLASSICAL JEWELS
Friday, May 5, 7:30 PM | Sunday, May 7, 4:00 PMMozart
Vespers (de Confessore), K.339Beethoven
Mass in CTwo great composers, two neglected choral gems!
Mozarts gorgeous Vespers is full of soaring melodies, clear colors, and lyrical solo writing (including the famous solo Laudate Dominum). Beethovens Mass in C, with its powerful orchestra, daring harmonies, and vigorous choruses, foreshadows the drama of his Ninth Symphony.
featuring Rita Lilly, soprano; Heidi Waterman, mezzo soprano; John St. Marie, tenor; Matt Hanscom, bass; and the Jubilate Orchestra playing Classical-era instruments