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The Music of Joy starts this weekend - works by Victoria, Purcell, Josquin & Others

Location: California, USA
Choir type: Professional Choirs
Voicing: Mixed
Join San Francisco Renaissance Voices (Todd Jolly, Music Director) for the next concert of our 2010-11 Season "The Music of Peace, Joy & Love" with this concert of joyful music from the Renaissance and Early Baroque - part of a nation-wide celebration of Early Music America's 25 years of service to the Early Music community!  Featured works include Tomás Luis de Victoria's (c1548-1611) joyful Missa Gaudeamus as well as William Byrd's (1540-1623) Mass for the Ascension, Orlando Gibbon's (1583-1625) Hosanna to the Son of David, Adriano Banchieri's (1568-1634) and Josquin de Prez's (c1450-1521) Jubilate Deo, Peter Philips' (c1560-1628) exquisite Gaudeamus Omnes for double choir, and Henry Purcell's (1659-1695) exuberant coronation anthem for James II, I Was Glad.

WHO:  San Francisco Renaissance Voices (Todd Jolly, Music Director)
WHAT:  The Music of Joy - works by Victoria, Purcell, Josquin, Byrd and others
NOTE:  Three Concerts

1)  Saturday, March 19 - 7:30 pm - Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1329 Seventh Avenue, San Francisco
2)  Sunday, March 20 - 4:00 pm - All Saints' Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley Street, Palo Alto
3)  Sunday, March 27 - 5:00 pm - First Presbyterian, 2001 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda
TICKETS:  $20 general, $15 student/senior, at the door or on-line at:

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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