Winter 2020

Luminous Resonance: Music for Chorus and Strings

Our March 2020 concerts will feature music for choir and string orchestra, in collaboration with the Bay Area-based Circadian String Quartet and ten additional local string players. This ambitious program will include Beethoven’s Elegiac Hymn (in honor of the 250th anniversary of the composer’s death); local composer David Conte’s reverent September Sun, composed in memory of those who died in the September 11th attacks; and the popular American composer Eric Whitacre’s Three Hebrew Love Songs for choir and string quartet. We are also delighted to present the US premiere of Karin Rehnqvist’s exuberant Day is here! for choir, soloists, and strings. Recently premiered in Stockholm,  Day is here! is the companion piece to Songs from the North, the four-movement setting of poetry from the Arctic that we commissioned for our fortieth-anniversary concert in May 2018.

Friday, March 13th, 8PM

St. John’s Presbyterian Church

2727 College Avenue 

Berkeley

Saturday, March 14th, 8PM

St Mark’s Lutheran Church

1111 O’Farrell Street

San Francisco