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Celestial Voices - A Holiday Concert by the Young Women's Chorus of San Francisco

Location: California, USA
Choir type: Children's and Youth Choirs
Voicing: Children
Be transported to the heavens by the Young Women's Chorus of San Francisco, harpist Karen Gottlieb, and pianist Ron Valentino. Benjamin Britten's "A Ceremony of Carols" is featured as well as music by Handl, Mendelssohn, and Verdi, a West Coast premiere by Frank La Rocca, and other carols of the season.

In its inaugural season, the Young Women's Chorus of San Francisco presents concerts in the Bay Area in December, March and June. The mission of the YWC  is to transform the lives of young women through exceptional artistry in choral performance and bring the expressive power of their music to the community, the nation, and the world. Under the artistic leadership of Dr. Susan McMane, the YWC provides talented young women ages 11-18 from across the San Francisco Bay Area with exceptional musical and interpersonal experiences.  The chorus will take its first concert tour to Italy in June 2013.

Dr. Susan McMane, Artistic Director and Conductor, is a world-renowned choral conductor specializing in treble choral music. For eleven years, Dr. McMane was Artistic Director of the San Francisco Girls Chorus where she oversaw the music education of 400 girls age 5 through 18 and achieved national and international acclaim for its touring chorus. Among many honors, she has won three GRAMMY awards with the SF Symphony, including "Best Classical Recording" and "Best Choral Performance" as well as two Adventurous Programming Awards by ASCAP and Chorus America.
WHO:     Young Women’s Chorus of San Francisco
             Susan McMane, Artistic Director and Conductor
             Karen Gottlieb, harp
             Ron Valentino, piano
WHAT:    Celestial Voices – Heavenly Music for the Holidays
             Benjamin Britten: A Ceremony of Carols
             Frank La Rocca: Nunc Dimittis (West Coast premiere)
             Giuseppe Verdi: Laudi Alla Vergine Maria
             Felix Mendelssohn: Lift Thine Eyes
             Jacob Handl: O Magnum Mysterium
             Plus favorite seasonal carols, and more
WHEN:    Friday, December 14, 2012, 8:00pm
              St. Paul's Episcopal Church
              114 Montecito Avenue
              Saturday, December 15, 2012, 8:00pm
              St. Mark's Lutheran Church
              1111 O'Farrell Street
              San Francisco
              General Admission: $25 in advance, $28 at the door
              Seniors (65+): $15 in advance, $18 at the door
              Youth (under 25): $10 in advance, $13 at the door
              (415) 312-7787
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