Celebrate Halloween at our first Halloween concert and costume party. The program will feature songs of magic, mystery, and intrigue from opera and Broadway. There will also be a special appearance by conjuror Jeffrery Korst. Finally a prize will be awarded for the best costume—so come dressed up to the event! A fun event for the entire family.
Date & Time: Monday October 26 at 6.30 p.m.
Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122
Tickets: $15 General, $12 Seniors. Children are admitted for free!
Buy tickets online here.
Magic Show ……….. Jeffrey Korst
—- Short Intermission and costume parade —
The Cat Duet ………. G. Rossini
Aria from Medea ………. Luigi Cherubini
The Green–Eyed Dragon ………. Wolseley Charles
Text Greatrex Newman
La cathédrale engloutie (The Sunken Cathedral) ….. Claude Debussy
from Préludes (Book 1), piano solo
Five Eyes ……… Armstrong Gibbs
Sonata in C,ii, Aria ………. Otar Takakishvili
Music of the Night ………. Andrew Lloyd Webber
from Phantom of the Opera
Defying Gravity ………. Stephen Schwartz
Somewhere over the rainbow ……… Harold Arlen
from The Wizard of Oz
- Sarah Becker, soprano
- Sally Porter Munro, mezzo soprano
- Jere Torkelsen, baritone
- Mathew Chacko, baritone
- Hansen Wu, flute
- Kerrilyn Renshaw, piano.
“Magic had always interested me, but not the trick deck, plastic box type to which I had access as a boy. Then, I found a book on sleight of hand. Immediately, I became obsessed. Four years later, I was working as a full time magician.
I loved performing in ice shows – on skates – at state fairs, hotels, even a cruise ship! But the deeper mystery was how magic affected the rest of my life. That secret is revealed at every show.”
For additional information visit www.jeffreykorst.com.
Kerrilyn Renshaw (piano) has been on the faculty of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music since 1980: a collegiate vocal coach for 8 years and with Summer Music West for 26 seasons serving as musicianship teacher, chamber music coach and Piano Ensembles Coordinator. Ms. Renshaw has performed widely in the United States, and has been featured as both soloist and as a member of the Holland Renshaw Piano Duo in concerts aboard World Explorer Cruises. Bay Area concerts have included at Old First Church and Performances at Six (San Francisco Performances). Ms. Renshaw has served as orchestra pianist and symphony chorus accompanist with the San Francisco Symphony. She appeared at Carnegie Hall in recital with mezzo soprano Sally Munro, and has been a collaborative pianist with San Francisco Symphony musicians and with Menuhin International Violin Competition winner Kenneth Renshaw.
As concerto soloist, Ms. Renshaw has performed with the Santa Barbara Symphony, the Redlands Symphony, the Prometheus Orchestra and the Palo Alto Symphony. Her recording with Sugo Records has been released on CD and on ITunes. Ms. Renshaw is also a music instructor at The Crowden School in Berkeley.
Sally Porter Munro (mezzo-soprano) is a native of London, England and a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, England. While living in England she sang with the English National Opera, Royal Opera de la Monnaie in Brussels, and as an oratorio soloist in Europe. She also performed with the BBC Singers on radio and television. She relocated to New York City to continue her studies. Since moving to San Francisco, Ms. Munro has sung as a soloist with Pocket Opera, Berkeley Opera, North Bay Opera, San Francisco Lyric Opera, and Lake Tahoe Festival. Ms. Munro has performed as a soloist with the Oakland East Bay Symphony Orchestra, the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, the San Francisco Russian Chamber Orchestra, Master Works Chorale, the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra and the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra. She is a full time member of The San Francisco Opera Chorus and has covered and sung a number of small roles. She enjoys collaborating with contemporary composers and has performed premiers by Thomas Ades, Ian Venables, Allen Shearer, David Irving, Marge Wheeler, and Peter Dyson. Ms. Munro teaches singing and the Alexander Technique and was a faculty member of the San Francisco Girls’ Chorus for twenty years. Since two years, she has been a faculty member of The Young Women’s Choral Project.
Jere Torkelsen (baritone) is a member of the San Francisco Opera chorus. He has performed an array of roles at San Francisco Opera including a lackey and a waiter (Der Rosenkavalier), a steersman (Tristan und Isolde), the Imperial Commissioner (Madama Butterfly), the Surgeon (The Force of Destiny), Ruffiack (Le Grand Macabre), Melisso in Handel’s Alcina, Crebillon (La Rondine) and Official Registrar (Madama Butterfly). He has also appeared with regional opera companies as Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte), Silvio (Pagliacci), Sharpless (Madama Butterfly), Germont (La Traviata), Count Almaviva (The Marriage of Figaro), and the four villains in The Tales of Hoffmann.