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Office of the Dead Concerts - this weekend San Francisco Bay Area!

Location: California, USA
Choir type: Professional Choirs
Voicing: Mixed

THE MUSIC of PEACE - PAX AETERNUM

San Francisco Renaissance Voices (Todd Jolly, Music Director) Seventh Annual Halloween Weekend Office of the Dead concert features the exquisite Requiem and In Paradisum of Juan de Esquivel Barahona (c1560-c1625) and other hauntingly beautiful music of sadness and sorrow from the Spanish and Portuguese Renaissance by Lobo, Ortiz, de Escobar, Morago and others.

WHO:  San Francisco Renaissance Voices
WHAT:  The Requiem of Juan de Esquivel Barahona (c1560-c1625) with additional music by Lobo, Morago, de Escobar, Ortiz and others
NOTE:  Three Concerts
WHEN/WHERE:
  Saturday, October 30 - 7:30 pm - Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1329 Seventh Avenue, San Francisco
Sunday, October 31 - 4:00 pm - All Saints' Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley Street, Palo Alto
Sunday, November 7 - 5:00 pm - First Presbyterian Church of Alameda, 2001 Santa Clara, Alameda
WEBSITE:  www.SFRV.org
TICKETS:  $20 general, $15 student/senior, at the door or on-line
 
San Francisco Renaissance Voices are Artists-in-Residence with Seventh Avenue Performances (San Francisco) and made their debut in 2004 with a sold-out performance of Victoria's Requiem.  Under the leadership of Todd Jolly, Music Director and Katherine McKee, Assistant Music Director, the group has consistently earned praise for our "gossamer sound ... a sound something akin to spiritual levitation" as well as recognition for our imaginative programming and lauded as "a standout within the crowded field of Bay Area early music ensembles" by San Francisco Classical Voice (July 2009).  We are dedicated to performing and exploring the a cappella choral music of the Renaissance particularly lesser-known and rarely-performed works, as well as exploring music from this period outside of the traditional European canon and have been featured by such publications as The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, Newsday, USA Today and the national magazine Early Music America, among others.  Most recently, San Francisco Renaissance Voices was selected as "Best Classical Music" for 2010 by SFWeekly.


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