2013-2014: 36th Season: Choral Tributes

Fall, 2013

Benjamin Britten Holiday Concert

Celebrate with Sacred and Profane the centenary of one of choral music’s greatest masters, Benjamin Britten! Britten gave the world a rich array of music for the holiday season, including A Boy Was Born, Hymn to St Cecilia, and many more miniature masterpieces. In addition to our regular concert series listed below, we will sing Hymn to St Cecilia for a special Britten Birthday Bash on St Cecilia Day, November 22nd, 8 PM, at the Community Music Center. This special concert will also feature pianists Sigrid Sheie and Allison Lovejoy, cellist William Skeen, and others.

Friday, December 6, 8PM
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way (at Ellsworth)
Berkeley

Saturday, December 7, 8PM
First Presbyterian Church of Alameda
2001 Santa Clara Ave (at Chestnut)
Alameda

Sunday, December 8, 4PM
St. Francis Lutheran Church
152 Church Street (btwn Duboce & Market)
San Francisco


 

Spring, 2014

The Choir as a Contemporary Instrument: A Commemorative Concert for Eric Ericson

The Swedish choral conductor Eric Ericson (1918-2013) was arguably the most important choral conductor of the 20th century. In the 1930s and beyond, he cultivated some of the finest choirs in the world. These choirs were among the first choral ensembles to study the performance practice of Renaissance polyphony while also meeting the challenges of virtuosic music composed specifically for them. We will sing music that Ericson championed during his career, from many eras and across the globe, including works by Morley, Monteverdi, Bach, Debussy, Barber, Sven-David Sandström, Alfvén, and others.

Saturday, May 10, 8 PM
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way (at Ellsworth)
Berkeley

Sunday, May 11, 4 PM
St. Francis Lutheran Church
152 Church Street (btwn Duboce & Market)
San Francisco

Saturday, May 17, 7 PM
Gualala Arts Center
46501 Gualala Road
Gualala

Winter, 2014

Music of the Netherlands

From the time of the early Renaissance Netherlandish School to the contemporary era, composers of the Netherlands have contributed to an excellent choral tradition. Join us as we sing the polyphonic delights of Renaissance composers such as Sweelinck and Clemens non Papa along with modern choral cycles by Herman Strategier and Rudi Tas, as well as traditional folk music from the Netherlands.

Friday, February 28, 8 PM
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way (at Ellsworth)
Berkeley

Sunday, March 2, 4 PM
St. Francis Lutheran Church
152 Church Street (btwn Duboce & Market)
San Francisco