Bay Choral Guild announces its 2013-2014 Season
A Renaissance Christmas
December 6, 7, 8
Our Christmas concert of Renaissance motets for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany features Missa O magnum mysterium by Tomás Luis de Victoria, a work of haunting beauty and great emotional appeal. We accompany this melodic four-part Mass with a set of richly textured polychoral motets by Gabrieli, Praetorius, Lassus, and other master composers of the 16th and 17th centuries. Please join us for a sublime introduction to the Holiday season!
Magnificat – Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)
Dixit Maria – Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612)
Alma Redemptoris Mater – Peter Philips (1560-1628)
Ave Virgo sanctissima – Francisco Guerrero (1528-1599)
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme – Michael Praetorius (1571-1621)
Hodie Christus natus est – Giovanni Gabrieli (1555-1612)
Queramus cum pastoribus – Jean Mouton (1459-1522)
In dulci jubilo - Michael Praetorius
Verbum caro factum est – Hans Leo Hassler
Joseph, lieber Joseph mein – Hieronymus Praetorius (1560-1629)
——— Intermission ———
Hodie Christus natus est - Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck
O magnum mysterium (motet) – Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
Missa O Magnum mysterium – Tomás Luis de Victoria
Videntes Stellam Magi – Orlando Di Lasso (1532-1594)
Tribus miraculis – Hans Leo Hassler
Fri, Dec 6, 8:00pm
1675 Winchester Blvd.
Sat, Dec 7, 8:00pm
500 De Haro St.
Sun, Dec 8, 4:30pm
305 North California Ave (at Bryant)
Join us for a preview lecture a half hour before each concert.
Read the program notes by artistic director Sanford Dole.
February 28, March 1, 2
In February/March we celebrate the Classical era and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, accompanied by the renowned Jubilate Orchestra of period instruments, Katherine Kyme, Concertmaster, and superb Bay Area soloists: Ann Moss, Janet Campbell, Corey Head, and Jeff Fields. The concert opens with Regina Coeli K. 276 and the wonderful Coronation Mass K. 317. We finish the evening with Vesperae solemnes de confessor K.339, also known as Solemn Vespers.
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 (1.9MB).