During these times of Covid 19, we encourage everyone to take advantage of the live streams, recordings, lectures, and other offerings by our outstanding local musicians.
If you love music, consider attending Compline, a sung service of chant and polyphony in candlelight, and Evensong, a contemplative service with psalms, canticles, hymns, and anthems. Live Streamed HERE on our Facebook Group; all are then posted on our Streamed Services page.
Please check the featured group's website for ticket availability, updated times, and program information, as details can change.
San Francisco Choral Artists Magen Solomon, Artistic Director sfca.org
Watch for details about our next online video concert, Songs of Love and Laughter – coming in April!
We were sad to hear of the passing of Lawrence Ferlinghetti and wanted to take this occasion to share our brief but magical connection with him.
About 10 years ago we commissioned LA-based Canadian composer Veronika Krausas to write a short work for chamber choir and string quartet. She had the brilliant idea not only to set Ferlinghetti texts, as the quintessential SF poet, but to invite him to speak the texts for our recording. To my utter amazement he agreed to do so and his recitation is a musical world in itself.
As a miniscule tribute to his rich and creative life, we’ve included two of the five movements of Veronika’s Language of the Birds for your listening pleasure. These are from our CD With Strings Attached with the Alexander String Quartet.
Our Music Director, Eric Hansen, is offering a lively series of lectures about music, music theory and history. And you’re all invited to join us! Be amazed and entertained, learn new things, ask questions. There will be bad jokes. Online, from the comfort of your armchair, Sunday afternoons, bring your own wine. Lectures will be recorded so you can listen whenever you’re free. Eric will delve into the main composers, the important developments of the orchestra genre/musical form, the changing makeup of the orchestra (types of instruments, size of the orchestra and who were the musicians), the cities/countries that produced flourishing orchestras and regional styles, who supported orchestras and the effect that had (religious vs secular), who was in the audience, and what were musicians’ lives like? We hope you enjoy these terrific music talks by Eric, just as you do at our concerts. And of course we hope you are inspired to make a donation as a token of your appreciation, to help Prometheus make it through these times when we cannot play for you.
Join PEBCC’s most advanced choral ensembles as they sing stories of the earth in a time of unprecedented change. In partnership with the Stanford Chamber Chorale, we’ll present the world premiere of Kerry Andrew’s Wake Up! - a powerful meditation on the climate crisis through the eyes of young climate activists from around the globe. We’ll also celebrate songs of spring in a collaboration with Finnish youth choir Vox Aurea and medieval ensemble Yr Awen, and share gorgeous but rarely heard partsongs by the Black English composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. Don’t miss a performance! Make sure to subscribe to PEBCC’s YouTube channel to receive concert notifications and reminders. Because of the generosity of our patrons, PEBCC is able to offer our 2020-2021 Discovering Our Voices virtual concert season free to the public via YouTube Premiere. Your donation in any amount toward our normal ticket prices significantly offsets our production costs for our season and keeps the choir thriving during this time. Please consider donating the price of a concert ticket to the Choirs this season.