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San Francisco Lyric Chorus Fall 2014 Auditions

Location: San Francisco, California, USA
The San Francisco Lyric Chorus, under the direction of Music Director, Robert Gurney, invites singers to join us for our Fall 2014 trimester.
We have openings in all parts.  Altos, Tenors and Basses especially are needed.
Program:   Holiday Light and Love
Marc-Antoine CharpentierMesse de Minuit pour Noël
Thomas TallisO Nata Lux
Morten LauridsenO Nata Lux
Maurice DurufléUbi Caritas
Ola GjeiloUbi Caritas
Norman Dello JoioThe Holy Infant’s Lullaby
Conrad Susa:  Three Mystical Carols
Rehearsals begin Monday, September 8, 2014
Rehearsals are held on Monday nights from 7:15-9:45 p.m. in the:
Trinity+ St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
1620 Gough Street (between Austin and Bush Streets)
San Francisco
To arrange for an audition (ability to blend and sing in tune, some sight reading skill expected) or obtain further information, contact Music Director Robert Gurney at 415-721-4077 or For further information about us, check our website at
Our concerts will be held on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 5 p.m.
Our Fall 2014 trimester, Holiday Light and Love, celebrates the Christmas holiday with works a cappella and accompanied.  The joys and beauties of Christmas are expressed in compositions by Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Norman Dello Joio, and Conrad Susa.  This special holiday also is a time of light.  We sing settings of O Nata Lux by 16th century composer Thomas Tallis and contemporary composer Morten Lauridsen.  And, this time of year also is about love.  We sing 20th century French composer Maurice Duruflé’s and contemporary Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo’s settings of the beloved text about love and charity, Ubi Caritas
Formed in 1995, San Francisco Lyric Chorus is an auditioned, medium-sized, mixed-voice chorus that performs a diverse repertoire with an emphasis on classical choral music and rarely performed works. We are an inclusive and welcoming community of singers, committed to excellent musicianship and creative programming.  The Chorus has featured performances of works by such composers as Berlioz, Mozart, Bach, Haydn, Schubert, Brahms, Fauré, Dufay, Josquin, Bernstein, Gjeilo, Howells, Pärt, Tavener, Lauridsen, Verdi, Britten, Whitacre, Dvorák, Kodály, Corigliano, and San Francisco composer Kirke Mechem, as well as our 10th Anniversary commissioned work, Illinois composer Lee R. Kesselman's This Grand Show Is Eternal and the December 2009 World Premiere of Robert Train Adams’ Christmas Fantasy.
We have a wonderful sense of community and enjoy making music together and sharing it with our audiences. We would like to meet you!