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Bay Choral Guild’s 2010-2011 Concert Season: “Celebrating the Art of Unaccompanied Singing”

Bay Choral Guild Presents:

Pacific Passions: Music by West Coast Composers
March 18, 19, 20, 2011

BCG explores exciting trends in 21st century choral composition with this program of exquisite contemporary music. The pieces are set to wide-ranging texts by poets from Michelangelo and St. Francis of Assisi to Pablo Neruda and Ken Rexroth and offer a unique view of how each composer uses music to give an audible dimension to the different poems and texts.

The entire program is listed below. Read the program notes by artistic director Sanford Dole for more information about these works. You can also download the entire set of composer comments on their works as well as click on the composers’ names below to visit their web sites.

As a unique opportunity for audience members to meet our composers face to face, BCG will hold a Composer Reception on Saturday, March 19, after the San Francisco concert.

Join Bay Choral Guild for a highly unusual and very exciting musical experience!

Fri, March 18, 8:00pm
Campbell United Methodist Church
1675 Winchester Blvd.
San Francisco:
Sat, March 19, 8:00pm
St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church
500 De Haro St.
Palo Alto:
Sun, March 20, 4:30pm
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
600 Colorado Ave.

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

Tickets:    $25 general, $20 senior, $6 student
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Eric Whitacre: With a Lily in Your Hand

Frank Ticheli: Earth Song

Frank Ferko: The Spring of Life (Premiere: Commissioned by BCG)

Eric Banks: Etternalmente vive

Trevor Doherty: The Two Ships (Premiere: Commissioned by BCG)

L Peter Deutsch: The Dimensions of Love (Premiere: Commissioned by BCG)

Morten Lauridsen: Soneto de la Noche

Kirke Mechem: The Winds of May


Robert Kyr: Canticle of the Brother Sun

Kurt Erickson: Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

Kevin Memley: Ave Maria

Sanford Dole: Prayer of St. Francis

David Conte: Cantate Domino