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2020 Choral Music

San Francisco Renaissance Voices: The World at Prayer and Play

Date: Sunday March 1, 8 p.m.

An eclectic concert featuring William Byrd’s (c1540-1623) Mass for Four Voices along with Jubilate Deo à 8 by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594), Hosanna to the Son of David by Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625), and Super Flumina Babylonis by Philippe de Monte (1521-1603) among others. The concert ends with a collection of joyous English madrigals.

San Francisco Girls Chorus Level III and Soloist Intensive Program

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Date: Friday April 17, 7:30 p.m.

Founded in 1978, the San Francisco Girls Chorus is a leading voice in music in the Bay Area and across the nation. Led by Artistic Director Lisa Bielawa and Music Director and Principal Conductor Valérie Sainte-Agathe, the Girls Chorus produces and collab­orates in concerts, recordings and tours that empower young women, expand the field of music for treble voice, and set the standard for the highest level of performance and education. Hundreds of singers ages 5-18 from over 45 Bay Area cities participate in this program, which has won honors including 3 ASCAP awards for Adventurous Programming and five Grammy awards.

Christ on the Mount of Olives: Beethoven 2020 Project

Date: Saturday August 15, 8 p.m.

San Francisco Renaissance Voices made their debut in 2004 with a “standing room only” performance of Victoria’s Requiem and quickly became a favorite of San Francisco Bay Area Early Music audiences. SFRV is the San Francisco Bay Area’s professional mixed-voice ensemble dedicated to performing and exploring the a cappella choral music of the Renaissance particularly lesser-known and rarely-performed works, as well as exploring music from this period outside of the traditional European canon.

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