Category Archives: Chorus

The Magic Flute at West Bay Opera

As my summer break from music rehearsals comes to an end, I wanted to be sure to look back at our production of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) at West Bay Opera. Continue reading

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L’elisir d’amore at West Bay Opera

West By Opera’s production of Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore opened on Valentine’s Day and closed last Sunday. Four sold-out houses and many local critics enjoyed themselves immensely, but perhaps not quite as much as the cast and crew of this production. Continue reading

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Coming Up: Missa solemnis, Take 2

My final subscription concerts of the season with the San Francisco Symphony Chorus are happening this weekend. Michael Tilson Thomas will conduct us in Beethoven’s Missa solemnis. It has been such a joy to come back to this piece and be able to take it to the next level. Continue reading

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A Musical April – Beethoven, Handel, Musikmesse

April is turning into a very musical month. First, a marvelous San Francisco Symphony program of Handel and Mozart. On Tuesday, the release of the first recording I’ve made with the Chorus: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. The next day, Musikmesse begins in Frankfurt. Continue reading

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Coming Up: Dutoit Conducts Poulenc and Berlioz

We have a great program coming up with the San Francisco Symphony Chorus! Maestro Charles Dutoit will be conducting two wonderful French choral works: Poulenc’s Stabat Mater and Berlioz’s Te Deum. Continue reading

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A Chorister’s Preview of SFS Season 101

I’m looking forward to our first San Francisco Symphony Chorus rehearsal on Tuesday with our director Ragnar Bohlin. The Symphony’s 101st season offers a different set of delights for the singers from last year’s landmark centennial season. Continue reading

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The End of the Centennial Season

Saturday night was the last concert of the amazing San Francisco Symphony centennial season. This program was a great one for the chorus: Ligeti’s a cappella Lux aeterna, Schoenberg’s A Survivor from Warsaw, and Beethoven’s Ninth. Continue reading

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California Bach Society – Handel Anthems

I’ve been meaning to check out one of the California Bach Society’s concerts ever since hearing about the great work that Paul Flight was doing with the group. Tonight we heard a delightful program of Handel Anthems. Continue reading

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