Performance Schedule

Handel's Messiah 2012

December 8 & 9, 2012

Handel’s Messiah with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

Saturday, 8 December 2012–7:00PM 
First Congregational Church, Berkeley 
Tickets available from
Cal Performances

Sunday, 9 December 2012–3:00PM
Green Music Center, Rohnert Park
presented by Sonoma State University
Tickets available from
Sonoma State University.

Masaaki Suzuki, conductor
Scherezade Panthaki, soprano • Fabiana González, mezzo-soprano • Dann Coakwell, tenor • Dashon Burton, baritone
Philharmonia Chorale, Bruce Lamott, director

Lessons & Carols

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Family Concert: A Festival of Lessons and Carols

Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1329 - 7th Ave., 
between Irving & Judah Streets, San Francisco

We start the holiday season with this tradition that began in 1918 at King's College Cambridge (England).  San Francisco Renaissance Voices' lead tenor, Corey Head, is bringing students from his vocal studio to join our singers in this festive celebration!  Featured solo pieces include "Rejoice Greatly" from Handel's "Messiah" and Adolphe Adam's exquisite "O Holy Night."  There will be plenty of chances for you to sing carols along with us as well, including favorites such as "O Come All Ye Faithful," "Silent Night" and "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" that traditionally ends the Festival.  A new "tradition" of the festival begun in 1982 is the inclusion of a specially-commissioned carol each year and we are excited to debut a piece by our own Music Director (and published composer), Todd Jolly... however, we can't tell you what it is; tradition dictates that it's top secret until the night of the Festival! 

This concert is part of Seventh Avenue Performances ( Tenth Anniversary Celebration featuring ten free concerts.  No tickets or reservations are necessary - just come and enjoy the concert - and sing along! 

 © Corey Head