San Francisco Choral Artists Sing Favorites in Old Chestnuts, New Fire!
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The last date listed for Old Chestnuts, New Fire! was Saturday December 12, 2009 / 8:00pm.
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SF Choral Artists present a tantalizing alternative to traditional December choral concerts. Celebrate the holiday spirit with this renowned chamber ensemble in a program of favorites requested by singers and audience. Music of Britten, Byrd, Pärt, Biebl, Busto, Gesualdo, Howells and Tavener joins that of the Bay Area’s own Conte, Bielawa, Nixon, Peterson, and others. Add sparkling world premieres from San Jose Composer-In-Residence Brian Holmes and New Zealand Composer-Not-In-Residence Christopher Marshall, and you’ll unwrap new favorites. Magen Solomon directs.
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.