San Francisco Choral Artists Sing Early Music in A Whole Lotta Noyse
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Let the joyous sounds of Jimmy Cliff's reggae/pop/soul fusion wash over you on the tree-shaded slopes of the Lillian Fontaine Garden Theatre. It's the ultimate summer concert experience: enjoying the outdoors and the great weather to the beat of funky, relaxed reggae music. Still going strong after 50 years of performing, the indomitable Jimmy Cliff puts on a show like no other. From the success of his early single "Hurricane Hattie" to the exuberant, socially-conscious songs of his latest album, Rebirth, Cliff has remained a potent musical force that can keep an audience moving with his enthusiasm and energy -- for music, for the wellbeing of the planet and for life. Learn More
SFCA collaborates with the illustrious Early Music wind band The Whole Noyse for music from many centuries for voices and instruments. They sample the treasures of Medieval and Renaissance music, and carry these sounds into today with new works for voices and shawms, sackbuts, and cornetti. Includes a world premiere from Composer-in-Residence Ted Allen—whose musical associations have included Metallica and the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine Wind Band, as well as Sega and Nintendo!
About the Ticket Supplier: San Francisco Choral ArtistsSpecializing in new music and the work of living composers, this semi-professional chamber choir has commissioned or premiered more than 170 works, and achieved a national reputation through eclectic programming and stunning performances. Acclaimed as "...amongst the foremost unaccompanied singing groups... on this or any other coast" (artssf.com), the ensemble's excellence has been recognized through performances of music spanning 600 years and in a variety of styles. SFCA has been active in educational outreach through programs at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, University of California/Berkeley, and San Francisco School of the Arts, and has performed in concert with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Composers Inc., The Whole Noyse, and others.
Under the artistic direction of Magen Solomon, the 24-voice ensemble is collaborating with The Alexander String Quartet in works for chamber choir and string quartet, commissioning 7 new works to be heard in live performances and on a new full-length recording.