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Passion and Lamentations – San Francisco Renaissance Voices

Date & Time: Canceled due to unforeseen circumstances 
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Tickets: Visit SFRV website here.



Each year, the Christian faithful undertake an emotional liturgical journey from the triumphal entry into Jerusalem, through the Last Supper, the Crucifixion, to the moment just before the Resurrection. Music from the liturgies of Holy Week reflects the full range of emotions inspired by the most highly charged week of the Church Year. The music chosen for this concert is sure to move you to your very soul and features Juan Esquivel Barahona’s (c1560-c1625) Requiem, and ethereal In Paradisum, Tomás Luis de Victoria’s (1548-1611) Pange lingua gloriosi and Surrexit pastor bonus, and ending the concert with Gregorio Allegri’s (1582-1652) glorious Miserere.

San Francisco Renaissance Voices


San Francisco Renaissance Voices made our 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.

We have consistently earned praise for our “gossamer sound … a sound something akin to spiritual levitation” as well as recognition for our imaginative programming and christened the Bay Area’s”hipper than thou” Early Music ensemble by San Francisco Classical Voice and in 2010 SFWeekly chose us as “Best Classical Music” for their Best of San Francisco edition. We are 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.

Our Opera Early & Ancient San Francisco mini-series seeks to present to our audiences operatic and related works from the Medieval through Baroque periods and has included such works as our “technicolor” production of Hildegard von Bingen’s Ordo Virtutum (“Hildegard’s little-performed musical mantra rang out anew” – Los Angeles Times) and the west coast premiere of William Boyce’s Solomon (“The performance was often exciting and even eye-opening … a performance other groups struggle to achieve on record” – San Francisco Classical Voice). Join us soon for one of our exciting concerts!


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