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Bay Choral Guild

announces its

2014-2015 Season

Ein Deutsches Requiem

November 21, 22, 23, 2014

Our November concert, Ein deutsches Requiem, showcases Johannes Brahms’ choral masterpiece, one of the great musical pillars of the 19th Century, We’ll perform a piano four-hands arrangement of this great masterwork, and are very pleased to welcome two wonderful soloists, Jennifer Ashworth, soprano and Ben Kazez, baritone. Both are are both popular, highly respected members of the Bay Area music community.

SoloistsNov2014

         Jennifer sings opera and operetta with Berkeley Opera, Festival Opera, San Jose Lyric, Pocket Opera, Oakland Opera and Lamplighters Music Theatre and is a member of the Philharmonia Baroque Chorale. Ben is a soloist with American Bach Soloists, Masterworks Chorale, Peninsula Symphony, San Francisco City Chorus, and Soli Deo Gloria. He has also sung with Chanticleer alumni in Clerestory.

Music for Holy Week

March 13, 14, 15, 2015

As a prelude to the Easter season, BCG’s March program presents a variety of unaccompanied works from various eras composed for the Christian Church’s most sacred liturgies. Written to be sung on Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter, our set of a cappella anthems      includes pieces by Anton Bruckner, John Tavener and Thomas Weelkes.

The Natural World

June 5, 6, 7, 2015

Our June program features pieces about about roses, summer nights on the water, the blessings of rain, birds and other                                                        aspects of  nature, including insects!

We’ll sing Les Chansons des Roses by Morten Lauridsen, The Bluebird by Charles Stanford, To be sung of a summer night on the water by Frederk Delius, Water: Making Everything by Sanford Dole, and, as a finale, Leonard Bernstein’s Make our Garden Grow from Candide. Our all-secular program combines a cappella selectionswith songs accompanied by piano in a lovely prelude to summer.

 

Performance Venues:

Campbell United Methodist Church • 1675 Winchester Boulevard, Campbell
St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church • 500 DeHaro Street, San Francisco
All Saints Episcopal Church • 555 Waverley St, Palo Alto