SF Opera Chorus in Concert

Join us for an evening celebrating the immense talent of the San Francisco Opera Chorus in a special performance led by Chorus Director Ian Robertson, Associate Chorus Master and pianist Fabrizio Corona.

Taube Atrium Theater
November 22, 2019 at 7:30pm
Tickets $35


 

PROGRAM

Act I Villagers’ Chorus (“Quel jour serein”) from Guillaume Tell by Gioachino Rossini (1792–1868)
Act III Prayer (“Des cieux où tu reside”) from Moïse et Pharaon by Gioachino Rossini (1792–1868)
Act I Drinking Chorus (“Evviva! Beviam”) from Ernani by Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901)
Act IV Chorus (“O come felici”) from Ernani by Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901)
Nuns’ Chorus (“Ave Maria”) from Suor Angelica by Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924)
Finale (“O gloriosa virginum”) from Suor Angelica by Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924) Jesslyn Thomas, Suor Angelica
Act I Chorus of Peasant Girls (“Dyevitsyi, krassavitsyi”) from Eugene Onegin by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893)
Procession of the Nobles (“Slava, voisslavye knyazhnye!”) from Mlada by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844–1908)
Roman Carnival Chorus from Benvenuto Cellini by Hector Berlioz (1803–1869)
Final Scene from Dialogues des Carmélites by Francis Poulenc (1899–1963)
Angela Eden Moser, Sister Constance • Mary Finch, Sister Mathilde Sally Mouzon, Solo Carmelite • Buffy Baggott, Mother Jeanne • Jesslyn Thomas, Blanche


—INTERMISSION—


Opening chorus from Erschallet ihr Lieder (Cantata 172) by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
“Morning Hymn” and “Alleluia” from The Sound of Music by Richard Rodgers (1902–1979) and Oscar Hammerstein II (1895–1960)
“Sure on This Shining Night” by Samuel Barber (1910–1981)
Kay Stern and Maya Cohon, violins • Patricia Heller, viola • David Kadarauch, cello
“Northern Lights” by Ola Gjeilo (1978–present)
Come unto These Yellow Sands by Amy Beach (1867–1944)
“Alway Something Sings” by Dan Forrest (1978–present)
Angela Eden Moser, soprano
Kay Stern and Maya Cohon, violins • Patricia Heller, viola • David Kadarauch, cello • Joseph Lescher, bass
“Gondoliera” from Drei gemischte Chöre by Clara Schumann (1819–1896)
Spiritual (“What Can That Shadow Be?”) from Colonel Jonathan the Saint by Dominick Argento (1927–2019)
“The Rose” by Ola Gjeilo (1978–present)
Kay Stern and Maya Cohon, violins • Patricia Heller, viola • David Kadarauch, cello • Joseph Lescher, bass
“My Guardian Angel” by Judith Weir (1954–present)
“Jerusalem” by Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848–1918)

The instrumentalists for this program are members of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra.