SF Bach Choir 80th Anniversary - J.S. Bach "Mass in B-Minor" with the Jubilate Orchestra
Event Date: May 15, 2016
Posted: October 1, 2015
Location: California, USA
For the 2015/2016 season the San Francisco Bach Choir, with Magen Solomon, Artistic Director, celebrates 80 years of inspired and dedicated singing! As one of the oldest continually performing choral organizations west of the Rockies, the choir will proudly mark this milestone with a work by its namesake on every program.
Perhaps the greatest choral work ever written, J.S. Bach's magnificent Mass in B-Minor offers a journey of heart and soul: intimate, dazzling, tender, and powerful.
Be transported by Bach's timeless masterpiece-a veritable compendium of 100 years of musical style, from Renaissance motets to the latest Italianate fashion-all knit into a glorious, unified whole. Although universally recognized as a pinnacle of human creativity, at its core this work is a personal expression of spiritual devotion that transcends religious boundaries.
SUNDAY, MAY 15, 3:00 PM
First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way (at Dana), Berkeley
General: $25 Early Bird (by Oct 15) / $30 Advance / $35 Door;
Senior (over 62): $20 Early Bird (by Oct 15) / $25 Advance / $30 Door;
Young Adult (under 30): $10;
Teen/Child (under 19): FREE
Order by October 15 for best prices of the season!
The San Francisco Bach Choir is an auditioned volunteer choir providing the Bay Area with exceptional concerts focused particularly on the music of J.S. Bach, his contemporaries, and predecessors, and on rarely heard music of the Renaissance and baroque periods. Founded in 1936, it is one of the oldest continually performing community choirs in the western United States. The Choir uses a historically informed approach, period instruments and professional instrumentalists and soloists.
SFBC is on the move--
Many concerts this year will have earlier start times, and the choir has added a new San Francisco venue for October. The choir will be crossing the Bay for the first time in over 10 years to bring the Mass in B-Minor to Berkeley in May.