GEMINI – MARCH and APRIL 2017 - Concert






I'll be singing with the men's vocal ensemble, Clerestory, coming very soon - in the next couple of weekends.

Double Choirs

Some really lovely music we're singing all for double choirs. Here's all the info you need below, plus a link to the original page in case any of the "buy ticket" links in the email don't work.

Hope to see lots of you there!

Chris

This spring, Clerestory shares a program we’re very excited about. Gemini: Music for Double Choirs explores the kaleidoscopic sounds of twin choruses through the centuries Composers have used pairs of four-voice choirs to fill the most vast of spaces: the great Spanish catedrales for which Victoria, Vivanco and Guerrero composed Song of Songs motets, and St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, where Giovanni da Palestrina’s profound setting of Stabat Mater was heard during his life.

You’ll hear all these, as well as double-choir pieces by the modern composers Benjamin Britten, Steven Sametz, James MacMillan, and Paul Crabtree. Clerestory’s voices will combine in every permutation to illuminate this music that’s both intricate and otherworldly.

Purchase Tickets Here


BERKELEY

Sunday, March 19

4:00pm

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church


SAN FRANCISCO

Sunday, March 26

4:00pm

St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church


BRISBANE

Saturday, April 22

8:00pm

Mission Blue





Ready, Set, Sing - A Class with Christopher Fritzsche


Seasons Greetings!


I'm writing to let you know that I'll once again be teaching a round of my group singing class, Ready Set Sing on Tuesdays in January. Below you will find a link to read more about the class and sign up if you'd like to. I do limit the class to 18 so you might want to sign up soon as it does fill up.

Also - I get requests for private lessons and although I don't have time in my schedule to teach regular weekly lessons, for those who would like a private lesson I am offering a 1 hour lesson at the cost of $75 in addition to the class registration fee for those who sign up and take this January's class.



Here is the link for the class:






Happy Singing to you!!


Chris

THE FESTIVAL CONSORT PRESENTS RENAISSANCE GLORY

Greetings,

Just a quick note to let you know that I will once again be singing with Carol Menke and the Festival Consort for our annual Christmas Concert. The concert will again take place in January as we've found that it's a more relaxed time for (and still feels "wintery" enough to enjoy) a holiday concert.

THE FESTIVAL CONSORT PRESENTS RENAISSANCE GLORY

Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 4PM

Church of the Incarnation, 550 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa 95401

For a concert description and ticket purchase information:


Cheers,

Chris

Ye Sacred Muses: Choral Music from the Chapel Royal.



Greetings -

It isn't often that the a cappella vocal ensemble I sing with, Clerestory, comes north of the Golden Gate so I'm pleased and excited to let you know that this Friday evening we will be performing a concert right here in Santa Rosa! The concert is called "Ye Sacred Muses" and we just performed it in the Bay Area - and even sold out the chapel in SF's beautiful Grace Cathedral. If you buy tickets ahead of time you get $5 off the "at the door" price.
I hope to see you there,
Chris

Date:  Friday, September 30
Time:  7:30pm to 9pm

Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa
2075 Occidental Road

Ye Sacred Muses: Choral Music from the Chapel Royal. The Chapel Royal was for centuries the seat of British sacred music-making, and the ensemble will perform lesser-known a cappella works by Henry Purcell, William Byrd, Thomas Tallis, and others. They will also highlight the madrigal compilation, The Triumphs of Oriana — a tribute to Queen Elizabeth I — and its 20th-century companion, A Garland for the Queen, which commemorates the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II with contributions by Vaughan Williams, Finzi, Tippett and others.




Clerestory begins its eleventh season with Ye Sacred Muses: Choral Music from the Chapel Royal. The Chapel Royal was for centuries the seat of British sacred music-making, and the ensemble will perform lesser-known a cappella works by Henry Purcell, William Byrd, Thomas Tallis, and others. They will also highlight the madrigal compilation, The Triumphs of Oriana — a tribute to Queen Elizabeth I — and its 20th-century companion, A Garland for the Queen, which commemorates the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II with contributions by Vaughan Williams, Finzi, Tippett and others.

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