Performance Schedule

Annual Office of the Dead Concert

October 21, 27 & 28, 2012

San Francisco Renaissance Voices' annual Office of the Dead Concert this year commemorates All Saints Day with a performance of Tomás Luis de Victoria’s (1548-1611) hauntingly beautiful Misa O Quam Gloriosum (O How Glorious is the Kingdom Mass) including his motet of the same name upon which the mass is based with other music by Ascanio Trombetti, William Byrd, Juan Esquivel and others. Unlike his more prolific contemporaries Victoria focused on composing music that was liturgical and devotional.  This parody mass, written in the mixolydian mode, perfectly illustrates this and is considered one of his best being described by the British musicologist Donald Tovey as "one of the most perfect ever written."  Guest conductor Don Scott Carpenter of American Bach Soloists joins SFRV for this concert.

October 21 - 4:00 PM
All Saints Episcopal Church
555 Waverley Street, Palo Alto

October 27 - 7:30 PM
Seventh Avenue Performances
1329 Seventh Avenue, San Francisco

October 28 - 7:30 PM
Garden Gate Creativity Center
2911 Claremont Avenue, Berkeley

 © Corey Head