Song Gathering: New Music for Treble Voices Choral Festival
Date: February 28, 2012
Location: California, USA
Under the artistic direction of Martín Benvenuto, some of the Bay Area’s finest women's and children's choirs come together for the fifth annual festival spotlighting new music for treble voices. Host choir Volti shares the stage with the Peninsula Women's Chorus, Ancora and Ensemble from the Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir, Bella Voce from Acalanes High School, and Musae.
A highlight of the program will be the premiere of Song-Gatherings, co-commissioned by participating choirs especially for this year's festival. Composer Eric Tuan, a senior at Stanford University and a graduate of the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir program, sets texts by the early 20th-century Bengali poet and Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore. The program will also include the premiere of “Mar eterna” by Mexican composer Jose Luis Hurtado, and the dramatic “Urok” by Lojze Lebic, based on an ancient Slovenian spell.
Saturday, March 10, 4pm
All Saints Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley Street, Palo Alto
Tickets $20 General/$15 Senior/Free for Students 21 & under