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Bay Choral Guild 2013-2014 Season

Mozart Festival

February 28, March 1, 2

The concert opens with Regina Coeli K. 276 and the wonderful Coronation Mass K. 317. We finish the evening with Vesperae solennes de Confessore K.339, also known as Solemn Vespers.  The program notes by BCG artistic director Sanford Dole offer a wealth of information about Mozart and all three works—very much worth reading!

For this celebration of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the Classical era, BCG will be joined by the renowned Jubilate Orchestra of period instruments and superb Bay Area soloists: Ann Moss, Janet Campbell, Corey Head, and Jeff Fields.   Soloist bios and links to more information are posted here.

Jubilate Orchestra

The Jubilate Orchestra recently celebrated 20 years of service to the San Francisco Bay Area. Originally called the Magnificat Baroque Orchestra, the Jubilate Orchestra was formed in 1989 to provide period instrument ensembles to accompany Bay Area choirs. In this capacity, Jubilate has performed over 200 times with dozens of choirs, in repertoire ranging from Gabrieli to Brahms, and has even collaborated in the premieres of works by contemporary California composers.

Join us for a preview lecture a half hour before each concert.

Concert dates and locations:

Campbell
Friday, Feb. 28, 8:00pm
1675 Winchester Blvd.
San Francisco
Saturday, March 1, 8:00pm
500 De Haro St.
Palo Alto
Sunday, March 2, 4:30pm
305 North California Ave (at Bryant)

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Poet’s Corner

June 6, 7, 8

Our June concert moves forward in time with an exploration of contemporary settings of the world’s great poetry. Featured works include Paul Hindemith’s Six Chansons, with texts by Rainer Maria Rilke, and a song cycle of Omar Khayyám’s verses from the Rubáiyát by Emma Lou Diemer. Beautiful, expressive settings by Eric Whitacre, Frank Ticheli and Sanford Dole of poetry by Sara Teasdale, William Shakespeare and e. e. cummings round out this lovely concert.

 

You can download our 2013-14 Season Brochure PDF (1.9MB).