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