Performance Schedule

Bach’s St. John Passion

March 16th, 17th and 18th, 2018

St. John Passion with Bay Choral Guild

Campbell United Methodist Church • Fri, Mar 16, 8:00pm • 1675 Winchester Blvd., Campbell, CA

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church • Sat, Mar 17, 7:30pm • 1111 O’Farrell St, San Francisco, CA

First United Methodist Church • Sun, Mar 18, 6:00pm • 625 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA

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Bay Choral Guild under Artistic Director Sanford Dole presents the original 1724 version of Bach’s St. John Passion, a bold, imaginative and strongly poetic portrayal of the Crucifixion as described by the Apostle John.

The Guild is accompanied by the Jubilate Orchestra of period instruments, David Wilson, Concertmaster. 

Tenor Corey Head is the Evangelist, and Jesus is sung by baritone Jeffrey Fields.

The chorus performs dual roles. Inside the drama, they portray hostile, spiteful crowds. On the fringes, they comment as devout Christian observers via the chorales and the large-scale choral movements that open and close the story. Our soloists, Tonia d’Amelio, Heidi Waterman, Michael Desnoyers, and Nikolas Nackley, perform the arias and bring the Passion to life with their extraordinary voices, and the emotion expressed in the individual solos.

There will be a pre-concert lecture by Sanford Dole thirty minutes before the performance.

The Jubilate Orchestra recently celebrated 20 years of service to the San Francisco Bay Area. Originally called the Magnificat Baroque Orchestra, the Jubilate Orchestra was formed in 1989 to provide period instrument ensembles to accompany Bay Area choirs and other arts organizations. In this capacity, Jubilate has performed over 200 times with dozens of professional and community choirs, churches, and opera companies in public concerts and church services, and for a variety of private engagements.

The Players 

Violin 1: David Wilson, Linda Quan, Laura Rubenstein-Salzedo, Rachel Hurwitz • Violin 2: Carla Moore, David Sego, Colin Nicholls, Aaron Westman, Anna Washburn
Viola: Alisa Rata Stutzbach, Herbert Myers • Cello: David Morris, Farley Pearce • Violone/Viola da gamba: John Dornenburg • Flute: Lars Johannesson, Alissa Roedig • 
Oboe: Marc Schachman, Marianne Richert-Pfau • Bassoon: Daniel Deitch • Harpsichord: Jonathan Salzedo

Touch of the Irish

March 12th, 2017

Touch of the Irish

Musical Benefit for San Francisco Night Ministries

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church • 1111 O’Farrell Street • San Francisco, CA 94109

Lidarti’s Esther

March 4th and 5th, 2017

Lidarti's Esther with The Albany Consort
A semi-staged opera in Hebrew!

March 4: 8pm show–Christian Science Building, Durant/Bowditch Berkeley - $30

March 5: 3pm show–Congregation Beth Am, Los Altos Hills - Free

The Albany Consort orchestra–Jonathan Salzedo, Marion Rubinstein, Laura Rubinstein-Salzedo and friends.

Soloists Rita Lilly (Esther), Kyle Stegall (Achashverosh), Ben Kazez (Haman), Corey Head (Mordochai) and Kari Kirk (Donna Israelita) and The Albany Consort chorus.

Stage direction is by Michael Mohammed.

Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass

June 12, 2016

Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass with Viva La Musica

Sunday, June 12 at 4:00pm
San Mateo Congregational Church
225 Tilton Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94401

Teressa Byrne-Foss, Soprano • Solmaaz Adeli, Mezzo-Soprano • Corey Head, Tenor • Jeff Fields, Bass
Shulamit Hoffmann, Conductor
Anna Khaydarova, Piano

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Bach’s St. John Passion

May 18, 2016

J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion with Stanford’s University Singers

Evangelist and Tenor Soloist: Corey Head

Wednesday, 18 May, 7:30pm
Stanford Memorial Church
Stanford, CA

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Mozart’s C Minor Mass

May 13 & 14, 2016

Mozart’s C Minor Mass with the Stanford Symphonic Chorus

Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14 at 8:00pm
Stanford Memorial Church
Stanford, CA

Tonia D'Amelio, Soprano • Danielle Sampson, Soprano • Corey Head, Tenor • Ben Kazez, Bass
Stephen Sano, Conductor

Mozart Festival

February 28, March 1 & 2, 2014

Regina Coeli, Coronation Mass and Vesperae solennes de Confessore

Friday, Feb. 28, 8:00pm
Campbell United Methodist Church
1675 Winchester Blvd.
Campbell, CA

Saturday, March 1, 8:00pm
St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church
500 De Haro St.
San Francisco, CA

Sunday, March 2, 4:30pm
First Baptist Church
305 North California Ave (at Bryant)
Palo Alto, CA

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Ann Moss, Soprano • Janet Campbell, Mezzo-Soprano • Corey Head, Tenor • Jeffrey Fields, Bass

Sanford Dole, Conductor

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Handel's Messiah 2013

December 14 & 15, 2013

Handel’s Messiah with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

Saturday, 14 December 2013–7:00PM 
Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley 
Tickets available from
Cal Performances

Sunday, 15 December 2013–3:00PM
Weill Hall at Green Music Center, Rohnert Park
presented by Sonoma State University
Tickets available from
Sonoma State University.

Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Yulia Van Doren, soprano • Jay Carter, countertenor • Lawrence Wiliford, tenor • Philip Cutlip, baritone
Philharmonia Chorale – Bruce Lamott, director

William Boyce’s Solomon

December 6, 7, 8, & 10

Solomon in London — with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

Friday, December 6, 2013, 8:00PM
SFJAZZ Center, San Francisco

Saturday, December 7, 2013, 8:00PM
Tickets: First Congregational Church, Berkeley

Sunday, December 8, 2013, 7:30PM
Tickets: First Congregational Church, Berkeley

Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 7:30PM
Tickets: Bing Concert Hall, Stanford

Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Yulia Van Doren, soprano • Thomas Cooley, tenor
Philharmonia Chorale, Bruce Lamott, director

On the program:
STANLEY: Concerto in B minor, Op. 2, No. 2 • CROFT: The Burial Service • BOYCE: Solomon, a serenata

Ludus Danielis—The Play of Daniel

June 22, 23, 29 & 30, 2013

San Francisco Renaissance Voices

The musical liturgical drama, The Play of Daniel, written by students at the Beauvais Cathedral in France some time between 1227-1234 is one of the earliest examples of what we now call opera.  Its poetic text closely follows the story of the biblical prophet Daniel at the court of the Persian king Belshazzar and is filled with satraps, soldiers, angels... and of course lions. Performed semi-staged, for our production of this Medieval jewel we are joined by members of our dance troupe, and instrumentalists playing lute, harp, bowed psaltery, shawm, recorders and lots of percussion for an exciting ending to our ninth season - and a great show for the entire family!

June 22 - 7:30 pm - CLICK HERE for tickets.
Seventh Avenue Performances
1329 Seventh Avenue, San Francisco

June 23 - 2:00 pm - CLICK HERE for tickets.
Congregation Kol Shofar
215 Blackfield Drive, Tiburon 

June 29 - 8:00 pm - CLICK HERE for tickets.
All Saints' Episcopal Church
500 Waverley Street, Palo Alto

June 30 - 4:00 pm - CLICK HERE for tickets.
Congregation Beth El
1301 Oxford Street, Berkeley

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