Category Archives: Chorus

Coming Up: Mahler, Duruflé, Beethoven

I have three exciting concerts coming up with the San Francisco Symphony Chorus in the next few weeks, all of which we have been rehearsing simultaneously. Continue reading

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Chorus Stage Time: Turandot vs. Der Freischütz

Turnadot is indeed twice as big as a standard chorus opera part. No wonder we’re so tired but happy afterwards: “Nessun dorma” indeed! Continue reading

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Coming Up: Turandot

It’s less than 24 hours until Turandot opens at West Bay Opera. Turandot is Puccini’s last and grandest opera. To get the chance to perform it as part of a volunteer chorus may well be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Continue reading

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Coming Up: El Niño

When it comes to Christmas oratorios, my favorite is John Adams’ masterpiece El Niño. I am incredibly thrilled to be singing with the San Francisco Symphony Chorus in our performances of El Niño on December 2, 3, and 4, conducted by John Adams himself.
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May La Forza Be With You

This was a fun and unusual evening! The Giants won the National League pennant with about 3 minutes to spare before the start of our offstage pilgrims’ chorus scene in Verdi’s La forza del destino at West Bay Opera.
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La Forza del West Bay

The reviews are in from the first weekend of Verdi’s La forza del destino at West Bay Opera, and they are raves indeed. There’s one more weekend to see this remarkable production – and to hear me sing 18 measures in the Act II offstage pilgrim’s chorus. Continue reading

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Coming Up: Ravel and Bernstein at San Francisco Symphony

Next week will be my last set of concerts with the San Francisco Symphony Chorus for this season. We will be singing Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé. Michael Tilson Thomas will conduct. Continue reading

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Coming Up: Swedish Choral Music at San Francisco Symphony

This year’s concert features a lot of music that is new to most people in both the chorus and the audience. The first half is a selection of Swedish music by Fredrik Sixten, Ludvig Norman, Ingvar Lidholm, Sven-Eric Johanson, and Lars Edlund. Continue reading

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