SF Bach Choir: The Soul Rejoices, The Spirit Sings
Oct
20
4:00 PM16:00

SF Bach Choir: The Soul Rejoices, The Spirit Sings

Music of joy and thanksgiving from a variety of sacred traditions. From the sweeping architecture of a Bach motet to the powerful expression of early American shape note hymns and spirituals, this concert will lift your spirits and feed your soul.

Bach : Jesu, meine Freude
PurcellO sing unto the Lord. Z44
DuranteMagnificat
Salamone RossiKeter Yitenu Lach
Abraham CasseresHishki, Hiski
HoganGood news, the chariot’s comin’
BillingsUniversal Praise

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Ars Minerva: Ermelinda
Nov
22
7:30 PM19:30

Ars Minerva: Ermelinda

ERMELINDA
An opera composed by Domenico Freschi in 1680 - Libretto by Francesco Maria Piccioli - Created at Teatro delle Vergini in Villa Contarini.

The plot, which unfolds in Phoenicia, features two young lovers Ermelinda and Ormindo, a tyrannical father and two trouble makers. Ermelinda is not allowed to love Ormindo and will have to endure the stratagems and machinations fabricated by the other characters who want to split them. From mad scenes to fake deaths, every ruse and artifice will be used to make mischief. Will Ermelinda's determination and cleverness outsmart her enemies?

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Ars Minerva: Ermelinda
Nov
23
7:30 PM19:30

Ars Minerva: Ermelinda

ERMELINDA
An opera composed by Domenico Freschi in 1680 - Libretto by Francesco Maria Piccioli - Created at Teatro delle Vergini in Villa Contarini.

The plot, which unfolds in Phoenicia, features two young lovers Ermelinda and Ormindo, a tyrannical father and two trouble makers. Ermelinda is not allowed to love Ormindo and will have to endure the stratagems and machinations fabricated by the other characters who want to split them. From mad scenes to fake deaths, every ruse and artifice will be used to make mischief. Will Ermelinda's determination and cleverness outsmart her enemies?

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Ars Minerva: Ermelinda
Nov
24
2:30 PM14:30

Ars Minerva: Ermelinda

ERMELINDA
An opera composed by Domenico Freschi in 1680 - Libretto by Francesco Maria Piccioli - Created at Teatro delle Vergini in Villa Contarini.

The plot, which unfolds in Phoenicia, features two young lovers Ermelinda and Ormindo, a tyrannical father and two trouble makers. Ermelinda is not allowed to love Ormindo and will have to endure the stratagems and machinations fabricated by the other characters who want to split them. From mad scenes to fake deaths, every ruse and artifice will be used to make mischief. Will Ermelinda's determination and cleverness outsmart her enemies?

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SFGC Presents: A Ceremony of Carols
Dec
16
7:00 PM19:00

SFGC Presents: A Ceremony of Carols

Valérie Sainte-Agathe, Conductor
Bridget Kibbey, Harp
Clerestory
The Living Earth Show

In celebration of the festive season, SFGC returns to Davies Symphony Hall for its popular annual holiday concert A Ceremony of Carols. Following the culmination of its summer tour of England and France, SFGC brings two masterpieces by two significant British composers of the 20th and 21st centuries: a rare performance of the mixed version of Benjamin Britten’s monumental masterpiece A Ceremony of Carols and The Fayrfax Carol by Thomas Adès. Bay Area vocal ensemble Clerestory features in Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols and will join hundreds of choristers including seven levels of the Chorus School, the Premier Ensemble and SFGC alumnae. American harpist Bridget Kibbey returns following her June 2019 debut with the ensemble as well as Bay Area experimental duo The Living Earth Show.

PROGRAM

Benjamin Britten, A Ceremony of Carols
Thomas Ades, The Fayrfax Carol
Ysaÿe Maria Barnwell, Wanting Memories
Ēriks Ešenvalds, Stars
Esa-Pekka Salonen, Dona Nobis Pacem
Robert Johnson, Gaude Maria Virgo

Plus, other holiday repertoire including O Come, All Ye Faithful, The First Nowell, and Silent Night.

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Clerestory: Suffragette
Feb
1
8:00 PM20:00

Clerestory: Suffragette

We begin 2020 by celebrating the centennial year of the 19th Amendment. Our concert Suffragette is all about trailblazing women, from innovative female perspectives in modern composition, to suffrage songs that women sang beginning in the late 1800s as they fought for the right to vote.

David Brower Center, Berkeley | Saturday, February 1, 8pm
St Mark’s Lutheran Church, San Francisco | Sunday, February 2, 4pm

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Clerestory: Suffragette
Feb
2
4:00 PM16:00

Clerestory: Suffragette

We begin 2020 by celebrating the centennial year of the 19th Amendment. Our concert Suffragette is all about trailblazing women, from innovative female perspectives in modern composition, to suffrage songs that women sang beginning in the late 1800s as they fought for the right to vote.

David Brower Center, Berkeley | Saturday, February 1, 8pm
St Mark’s Lutheran Church, San Francisco | Sunday, February 2, 4pm

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Clerestory: Into the West
Apr
18
8:00 PM20:00

Clerestory: Into the West

This year is the 150th anniversary of Leo Tolstoy’s epic War & Peace, and also marks 80 years since the start of WWII. We’ve lifted Tolstoy’s title for our opening set of the season, which will examine these two ends of the spectrum through a musical lens.

St Mark’s Lutheran Church, San Francisco | Saturday, September 21, 8pm
Chapel of the Chimes, Oakland | Sunday, September 22, 5:30pm

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Clerestory: Into the West
Apr
19
4:00 PM16:00

Clerestory: Into the West

Composers of all kinds have been drawn to the big sky, crashing surf, and boundless opportunity of our Pacific coast. Our season finale, Into the West, includes works by artists who have been drawn to the energy and majesty of America’s furthest frontier. This reprise of one of our favorite programs will also include some new surprises.

David Brower Center, Berkeley | Saturday, April 18, 8pm
St Mark’s Lutheran Church, San Francisco | Sunday, April 19, 4pm

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Clerestory: War & Peace
Sep
22
5:30 PM17:30

Clerestory: War & Peace

This year is the 150th anniversary of Leo Tolstoy’s epic War & Peace, and also marks 80 years since the start of WWII. We’ve lifted Tolstoy’s title for our opening set of the season, which will examine these two ends of the spectrum through a musical lens.

St Mark’s Lutheran Church, San Francisco | Saturday, September 21, 8pm
Chapel of the Chimes, Oakland | Sunday, September 22, 5:30pm

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Clerestory: War & Peace
Sep
21
8:00 PM20:00

Clerestory: War & Peace

This year is the 150th anniversary of Leo Tolstoy’s epic War & Peace, and also marks 80 years since the start of WWII. We’ve lifted Tolstoy’s title for our opening set of the season, which will examine these two ends of the spectrum through a musical lens.

St Mark’s Lutheran Church, San Francisco | Saturday, September 21, 8pm
Chapel of the Chimes, Oakland | Sunday, September 22, 5:30pm

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Clerestory: Songbook II
May
12
4:00 PM16:00

Clerestory: Songbook II

This spring, we’re delighted to return to present a new chapter in our long-running and popular series of Americana concerts with Songbook II. This concert explores more of the rich body of popular American musical styles that Clerestory first visited in 2015. The singers will delve into African American spirituals, barbershop, folk songs, and jazz styles to showcase the energy, textual richness, and deep emotional expressivity of these genres.  

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Clerestory: Songbook II
May
11
8:00 PM20:00

Clerestory: Songbook II

This spring, we’re delighted to return to present a new chapter in our long-running and popular series of Americana concerts with Songbook II. This concert explores more of the rich body of popular American musical styles that Clerestory first visited in 2015. The singers will delve into African American spirituals, barbershop, folk songs, and jazz styles to showcase the energy, textual richness, and deep emotional expressivity of these genres.  

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Clerestory: Movement of Colors
Feb
23
8:00 PM20:00

Clerestory: Movement of Colors

Immerse yourself in the world of art, sculpture, and invention during our winter concert, Movement of Colors. This kaleidoscopic program connects to visual art through meditations on the works of Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Gerhard Richter, Paul Rubens and even Dr. Seuss—all of whom who have inspired (and perhaps been inspired by) the resonant sound of echoing choirs. The program includes masterworks by Victoria, Palestrina, Tallis, Gesualdo, Arvo Pärt, and Herbert Howells, and includes the inventive, epic tribute Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine by Eric Whitacre.

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Clerestory: Movement of Colors
Feb
17
8:00 PM20:00

Clerestory: Movement of Colors

Immerse yourself in the world of art, sculpture, and invention during our winter concert, Movement of Colors. This kaleidoscopic program connects to visual art through meditations on the works of Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Gerhard Richter, Paul Rubens and even Dr. Seuss—all of whom who have inspired (and perhaps been inspired by) the resonant sound of echoing choirs. The program includes masterworks by Victoria, Palestrina, Tallis, Gesualdo, Arvo Pärt, and Herbert Howells, and includes the inventive, epic tribute Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine by Eric Whitacre.

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The Rose Ensemble: A Tudor Christmas
Dec
23
3:00 PM15:00

The Rose Ensemble: A Tudor Christmas

Centered on the wealth of music associated with such legendary royalty as Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, and Mary Queen of Scots, voices and instruments resound in this joyful program for cathedral, court, and countryside. Works by Englishmen William Byrd and Thomas Tallis are featured alongside Scottish masters Robert Carver and Robert Johnson, as well as "Tudor tutor," Philip van Wilder. Compositions by Henry VIII himself are also showcased, including his famous Pastime with good company. The program is rounded out by carols and dances especially loved by Henry's daughters, Elizabeth and Mary, and wives, Anne Boleyn and Katherine Parr.

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The Rose Ensemble: A Tudor Christmas
Dec
22
8:00 PM20:00

The Rose Ensemble: A Tudor Christmas

Centered on the wealth of music associated with such legendary royalty as Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, and Mary Queen of Scots, voices and instruments resound in this joyful program for cathedral, court, and countryside. Works by Englishmen William Byrd and Thomas Tallis are featured alongside Scottish masters Robert Carver and Robert Johnson, as well as "Tudor tutor," Philip van Wilder. Compositions by Henry VIII himself are also showcased, including his famous Pastime with good company. The program is rounded out by carols and dances especially loved by Henry's daughters, Elizabeth and Mary, and wives, Anne Boleyn and Katherine Parr.

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The Rose Ensemble: A Tudor Christmas
Dec
21
8:00 PM20:00

The Rose Ensemble: A Tudor Christmas

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Centered on the wealth of music associated with such legendary royalty as Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, and Mary Queen of Scots, voices and instruments resound in this joyful program for cathedral, court, and countryside. Works by Englishmen William Byrd and Thomas Tallis are featured alongside Scottish masters Robert Carver and Robert Johnson, as well as "Tudor tutor," Philip van Wilder. Compositions by Henry VIII himself are also showcased, including his famous Pastime with good company. The program is rounded out by carols and dances especially loved by Henry's daughters, Elizabeth and Mary, and wives, Anne Boleyn and Katherine Parr.

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The Rose Ensemble: A Tudor Christmas
Dec
20
7:00 PM19:00

The Rose Ensemble: A Tudor Christmas

Centered on the wealth of music associated with such legendary royalty as Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, and Mary Queen of Scots, voices and instruments resound in this joyful program for cathedral, court, and countryside. Works by Englishmen William Byrd and Thomas Tallis are featured alongside Scottish masters Robert Carver and Robert Johnson, as well as "Tudor tutor," Philip van Wilder. Compositions by Henry VIII himself are also showcased, including his famous Pastime with good company. The program is rounded out by carols and dances especially loved by Henry's daughters, Elizabeth and Mary, and wives, Anne Boleyn and Katherine Parr.

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Christmas in Venice
Dec
2
7:00 PM19:00

Christmas in Venice

Nash Baroque, formed in 2013 by traverso player Vicki Melin and harpsichordist Katherine Heater, presents chamber music from the 17th & 18th centuries on period instruments.

In this glittering program, Nash Baroque joins countertenor Justin Montigne and violoncellist Farley Pearce to perform sacred and profane music of Baroque Venice, including cantatas & sonatas by Vivaldi, Giovanni Legrenzi, Antonio Caldara, Barbara Strozzi and Benedetto Marcello.

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SSU Voice Faculty Recital
Oct
26
7:30 PM19:30

SSU Voice Faculty Recital

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Sonoma State University voice faculty members Jane Erwin Hammett, soprano; Zachary Gordin, baritone; and Justin Montigne, countertenor will join together for a recital of  “Bel Canto” (beautiful singing), on a program including early music, arias from opera and operetta, art songs, and songs from Broadway and musical theatre.

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Clerestory: Dream States
Mar
18
4:00 PM16:00

Clerestory: Dream States

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In March, Dream States explores music tuned to different states of consciousness, in ways both whimsical and philosophical. Clerestory also shines a timely spotlight on female composers, including Pulitzer Prize finalist Augusta Read Thomas and the Bay Area’s Minna Choi. Listen and dream amongst the shifting artwork at the David Brower Center and the dancing saints looking down from the vaulted ceilings of St. Gregory of Nyssa.

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Clerestory: Dream States
Mar
17
8:00 PM20:00

Clerestory: Dream States

In March, Dream States explores music tuned to different states of consciousness, in ways both whimsical and philosophical. Clerestory also shines a timely spotlight on female composers, including Pulitzer Prize finalist Augusta Read Thomas and the Bay Area’s Minna Choi. Listen and dream amongst the shifting artwork at the David Brower Center and the dancing saints looking down from the vaulted ceilings of St. Gregory of Nyssa.

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Mortal Lessons by Ryan Brown
Feb
25
8:00 PM20:00

Mortal Lessons by Ryan Brown

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Mortal Lessons is a “medical oratorio” by composer and Switchboard Festival co-founder Ryan Brown for vocal quartet (S, Ct, T, Ba), percussion quartet, two keyboards, and electronics on a text by Richard Selzer. It is the completion of a three year project, and will be premiered in its final 60 minute version on the San Francisco Conservatory’s Hot Air series in February, 2018. 

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Copy of Clerestory: Night of Snow
Dec
2
8:00 PM20:00

Copy of Clerestory: Night of Snow

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In an exciting return to ringing in the cheer of the holiday season, Clerestory presents an all-new Christmas program, Night of Snow, showcasing vibrant choral traditions from Spain, France, Portugal, and the Basque country. The festive program features diverse carols from the region, including such favorites as “Patapan” and “Gabriel’s Message,” and will highlight Poulenc’s masterpiece “Un soir de neige.”

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Clerestory: Night of Snow
Dec
1
8:00 PM20:00

Clerestory: Night of Snow

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In an exciting return to ringing in the cheer of the holiday season, Clerestory presents an all-new Christmas program, Night of Snow, showcasing vibrant choral traditions from Spain, France, Portugal, and the Basque country. The festive program features diverse carols from the region, including such favorites as “Patapan” and “Gabriel’s Message,” and will highlight Poulenc’s masterpiece “Un soir de neige.”

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Clerestory: o sweet spontaneous earth
Oct
29
4:00 PM16:00

Clerestory: o sweet spontaneous earth

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We’re proud to kick off our twelfth season with a reprise of one of our favorite programs: o sweet spontaneous earth, a celebration of our earth and all its creatures that we find particularly pertinent in this day and age. The concert explores myriad poetic and musical depictions of nature, from lush Renaissance polyphony, to pastoral British ballads and deeply-rooted American folk tunes.

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Clerestory: o sweet spontaneous earth
Oct
1
4:00 PM16:00

Clerestory: o sweet spontaneous earth

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We’re proud to kick off our twelfth season with a reprise of one of our favorite programs: o sweet spontaneous earth, a celebration of our earth and all its creatures that we find particularly pertinent in this day and age. The concert explores myriad poetic and musical depictions of nature, from lush Renaissance polyphony, to pastoral British ballads and deeply-rooted American folk tunes.

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Clerestory: o sweet spontaneous earth
Sep
23
8:00 PM20:00

Clerestory: o sweet spontaneous earth

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We’re proud to kick off our twelfth season with a reprise of one of our favorite programs: o sweet spontaneous earth, a celebration of our earth and all its creatures that we find particularly pertinent in this day and age. The concert explores myriad poetic and musical depictions of nature, from lush Renaissance polyphony, to pastoral British ballads and deeply-rooted American folk tunes.

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Mortal Lessons at Switchboard Festival
Jun
10
4:30 PM16:30

Mortal Lessons at Switchboard Festival

MORTAL LESSONS

This is the second installment of a large, hour-long work for vocal quartet, percussion quartet, and two keyboards, based on a book with the same name by Dr. Richard Selzer. This semi-staged work uses Dr. Selzer’s lyrical, and often graphic, musings on surgery and the mysteries of the human body. Not quite an opera, and not really music theater, this work is a “medical oratorio” that finds the teases out the sacred elements in the operating theater. Listen to an excerpt here.

Tonia D’Amelio, soprano; Justin Montigne, countertenor; Samuel Faustine, tenor; Sidney Chen, baritone

John Jaworski, Mika Nakamura, Katrina Shore, and Stephanie Webster; percussion

Taylor Chen and Anne Rainwater; keyboards

Eric Dudley, conductor

June 10, 2017, 4:30 PM
Switchboard Music Festival
Z Space, San Francisco
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