[Re]Joining the San Francisco Symphony Chorus

After a hiatus of some years, I am thrilled to be rejoining the San Francisco Symphony Chorus. The Chorus is attached to the San Francisco Symphony, and is ably led by Vance George (to the tune of three Grammy awards!).

This professional chorus has a very demanding rehersal and performance schedule. In the upcoming season the Chorus is performing in 9 separate programs, with each program presented over 3 to 6 evenings - for a total of 34 concerts (so nearly 10% of the time we're performing!). In this upcoming season the Chorus is part of the following programs/performances:

It is going to be a great season, and I'm really looking forward to being back with the Chorus. Some of the pieces have become old friends (Carmina burana, Messiah, Mahler 8, and the Verdi Reqiuem). Others will be new to me. The Russian in the Stravinsky and Shostakovich will be a particularly fun challenge (I fondly remember my in first season with the San Francisco Symphony Chorus in 1990, when we performed Alexander Nevsky by Sergi Prokofiev, conducted by Kurt Masur. He was a guest conductor visiting from the about-to-longer-be-East-Germany Stadtkapelle Orchestra & Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, where he almost single handedly convinced Erich Honecker to call off the police from stopping a pro-democracy march and thereby preventing a lot of bloodshed as the Communist East German government collapsed).

For tickets, contact the San Francisco Symphony Box Office at (415) 864-6000 Monday through Friday 10am to 6pm, and Saturday noon to 6pm.

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