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DECEMBER 5, 2014 | Festival of Lights

DECEMBER 5, 2014 | 7:30 PM | MISISON SANTA CLARA – SANTA CLARA, CA
SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY CHOIRS – FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

I am beginning my second year at Santa Clara University with a concert built around a pair of Magnificats. After my experience with Bach at the Oregon Bach Festival, I wanted to make sure I did some Baroque music this year, and I think Durante’s (often thought of as Pergolesi’s) Magnificat is a perfect piece for everyone at SCU to be able to do. We’ll be doing that work with portativ organ and string quintet – soloists coming from the choir. In the second half, we open with Arvo Pärt’s Magnificat, a piece I’ve wanted to do ever since I heard the incredible recording of it by the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir. Wow… that’s good. We’ll also be doing the US Premiere of Cecilia McDowall’s Ad Lucem: A Canticle of Light for soprano soloist, choir, and string orchestra. Our soprano will be an alum of SCU who I met at OBF, Madeline Bersamina. She’s fantastic, so I’m excited to work with her and she will also lend her voice to an Abbie Betinis composition, Behind the Clouds.

Tickets available through scupresents.org

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OCTOBER 25, 2014 | Hogan’s Heroes

SANTA CLARA CHORALE | 10-25-14 | 8 PM @ Mission Santa Clara

My good friend and colleague Marlissa Hudson and I in concert with the Santa Clara Chorale featuring the spirituals of Moses Hogan and the generations of composers who inspired him. Check out the program notes below.

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OCTOBER 22, 2014 | MUSIC @ NOON | Marlissa Hudson, Soprano

OCTOBER 22, 2014 | 12 PM | SCU Recital Hall | Free

I am joining my colleague Marlissa Hudson for a recital of french and english music. The concert is one of the many events that we’re doing during her week-long residency with the Santa Clara Chorale. The program includes Ricky Ian Gordon’s incredible set of pieces on Langston Hughes poetry.

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