Yes it’s that time again. Good Friday is this week and as usual, I will be singing the gorgeous Stabat Mater by Pergolesi at St. Vincents Church in Petaluma. If you know me mostly from the Center for Spiritual Living but wonder what I do outside of that musical context, this is a great opportunity to hear me singing baroque music as a countertenor.
Beautiful piece: Pergolesi Stabat Mater
Great soprano duet partner: Carol Menke
Wonderful accompanist: Marilyn Thompson
Gorgeous acoustic: The balcony of St. Vincent Church in Petaluma
It doesn't feel right to be promoting anything yet, but since there have been many cancellations in these immediate days when the smoke is still heavy in the air I wanted to let you know that we just got word that our concert this weekend at the Green Music Center's Schroeder Hall will be one of the first concerts to take place since these terrifying fires began just one short.
So in the spirit of offering a beautiful concert that may provide some small refuge in the midst of all of this - here it is.
I will be the featured soloist for Sonoma Bach's Season Opening concert.
Gorgeous music and world-class instrumentalists.
The concert is this Saturday, October 21st 8pm at Green Music Center, Schroeder Hall. Here is a link with more description and ticket sales:
I'll be singing with the men's vocal ensemble, Clerestory, coming very soon - in the next couple of weekends.
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!
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.