Upcoming Concerts

2020-21 Season: Together in Unity

 

As of July 2020, we have two concert schedules planned, both starting with the winter holiday concert. One reflects the ability to perform with our 100+ voice Chorale and full orchestra (left). The other constitutes a 40-voice selected choir, a size which is able to safely social-distance as singers (right). The last concert, performed by the usual 26-voice Chamber Ensemble, will occur in both schedules.

 

We are aware that we might not be able to perform at all should sheltered-in-place restrictions return. We will continually update these options as details continue to evolve.

Together in Unity

March 13, 2021 at 7:30 pm – Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church  

 

The Chorale and Chamber Ensemble join forces, 120 voices strong, accompanied by full orchestra, to present four stunning works: Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms”, Verdi’s “Stabat Mater”, Samuel Barber’s “Prayers of Kierkegaard”, and Morten Lauridsen’s “Les Chansons des Roses.”  

 

I, Too, Sing America

May 22, 2021 at 7:30 pm – Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church

May 23, 2021 at 4:00 pm – First Presbyterian Church of Oakland

 

The Chorale, Chamber Ensemble and Nova Youth and Children’s Honor Choirs join in a concert that honors and celebrates African American history and musical contributions, also including poetic recitations, visual projections and narration.

Cheek to Cheek

June 6, 2021 at 4:00 pm – Lafayette Community Center, Jennifer Russell Auditorium

 

The 26-voice Chamber Ensemble will present popular love songs from the last 125 years featuring American standards from Gershwin, Porter, Berlin, Kern, Mercer, Rodgers , along with songs from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s up to contemporary artists of today.

Together in Unity

March 13, 2021 at 7:30 pm – Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church

 

The newly expanded 40-voice Ensemble will perform five works from five major choral composers. Included are Bach’s Motet #1 “Singet den Herrn”, Morten Lauridsen’s “Les Chansons des Roses”, Eric Whitacre’s “Five Hebrew Songs”, Brahms’ “Fest- und Gedenksprüche”, “Four Spirituals” arr. by William Dawson.

 

 

I, Too, Sing America

May 22, 2021 at 7:30 pm – Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church

May 23, 2021 at 4:00 pm – First Presbyterian Church of Oakland

 

The newly expanded 40-voice Ensemble and Nova Youth Choir will join in a concert that honors and celebrates African American history and musical contributions, also including poetic recitations, visual projections and narration.

 

 

Cheek to Cheek

June 6, 2021 at 4:00 pm – Lafayette Community Center, Jennifer Russell Auditorium

 

The 26-voice Chamber Ensemble will present popular love songs from the last 125 years featuring American standards from Gershwin, Porter, Berlin, Kern, Mercer, Rodgers , along with songs from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s up to contemporary artists of today.