CONCERTS

Saturday, April 4 at 4pm Pacific

Popular Music in Unpopular Times

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Bach's Magnificat & Handel's Dixit Dominus

San Francisco Symphony Chorus, tenor

Saturday, April 4 at 8pm

Davies Symphony Hall

201 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA

TICKETS $20-79 AT SFSYMPHONY.ORG

Experience two magnificent sacred choral works in one evening, when director Ragnar Bohlin and the soulful SF Symphony Chorus perform Handel’s Dixit Dominus and J.S. Bach’s MagnificatDixit Dominus, written in Handel’s early twenties, reveals the composer’s excitement and rich imagination as he stretches his musical wings with refreshing freedom. J.S. Bach’s multi-dimensional Magnificat is as robust as it is poised, mesmerizing in its vocal energy and imploring beauty, and sublimely joyous in its exultant conclusion. 

Morgan Conducts Price & Brahms

San Fransisco Symphony Chorus, tenor

Thursday, April 30 at 8pm

Friday, May 1 at 8pm

Saturday, May 2 at 8pm

Davies Symphony Hall

201 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA

Beloved Oakland Symphony Music Director Michael Morgan takes the podium to lead the San Francisco Symphony in a remarkable program featuring music by pioneering American composer Florence Price and versatile young composer/arranger Carlos Simon. Radiant mezzo-soprano Melody Wilson makes her San Francisco Symphony debut in Brahms’ beautifully nuanced Alto Rhapsody. Inside Music: an informative talk by Peter Grunberg, begins one hour prior to concerts. Free to ticketholders.

Songs of Stage and Screen

San Francisco Youth Chorus, director

Sunday, May 3 at 4pm

Calvary Presbyterian

2515 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA

TICKETS AT THE DOOR & ONLINE SOON AT SFYOUTHCHORUS.ORG

150 choristers in grades PreK-10 combine for a captivating performance of movie and musical theater music. Enjoy cinematic songs from Amistad, Empire of the Sun, The Sound of Music, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Frozen II, and The Lion King. Hear break out Broadway hits from Matilda, Annie, Dear Evan Hansen, Sweet Charity, and Cats! Watch as SFYC singers add choreography and guest instrumentalists help bring out the drama of the big stage. Each ensemble performs separately and combined, in a range of styles, for the full spectrum of the San Francisco Youth Chorus artistic program. A festive reception follows. 

Richmond Choral Concert

East Bay Center for the Performing Arts Chorus, director

Tuesday, May 5 at 6pm

Oakstop/Richmond Food Hall

1503 Macdonald Ave, Richmond CA

FREE

Join singers of the choruses from East Bay Center for the Performing Art for their premier concert, celebrating the culmination of the season and over 50 years of musicianship from the youth of Richmond. Jonathon Hampton conducts a diverse performance by students in grades 3-12, including folk music of Africa and the U.S., movie tunes from The Wiz, Amistad, Moana, Coco, and more; from classical to soul, musical theater to rock. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with community! Sponsored by Oakstop and the Richmond Food Hall. Refreshments available for purchase. Free admission. Limited seating, so please reserve tickets at EastBayCenter.org

On Wings of Song

San Francisco Youth Chorus, director

Sunday, May 10 at 4pm

Old First Church

1751 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA

TICKETS AT THE DOOR & ONLINE SOON AT SFYOUTHCHORUS.ORG

San Francisco Youth Chorus celebrates Mother’s Day with a captivating, end-of-season performance of diverse music sung by the choir’s top ensembles. Hear classical works of Felix Mendelssohn and Antonio Vivaldi as well as folk songs of the U.S., Korea, and Wales. Let the beat take you in the rock music of Imagine Dragons, swinging jazz tunes, and musical theater hits. Enjoy movie music by John Williams and more—from the film scores of Amistad, Harriet, Coco, Sun Valley Seranade, Singin’ in the Rain, Les Choristes, and The Wiz. Part of Old First Concerts, San Francisco’s home for great concerts since 1970.

Music for Glory

Tactus SF, director

Saturday, May 30 at 2pm

Church of the Advent

261 Fell Street
San Francisco, CA

TICKET INFO SOON

Sunday, May 31 at 2pm

St. Columba Catholic Church

6401 San Pablo Ave
Oakland, CA

TICKET INFO SOON

Pre-concert talk 30 minutes prior. Reception following.

TACTUS-SF.ORG

Thursday, June 11 at 1pm

St. Mary Magdalene

2005 Berryman St

Berkeley, CA

FREE (shorter)

Jonathon Hampton directs the burgeoning, early-music, community chamber chorus, Tactus SF, in a concert of Renaissance music offering honor and praise. Enjoy a cappella songs of Italian composers Baccusi, Marenzio, and Rossi; English repertoire of Byrd, Gibbons, and Weelkes; marvelous music by Spaniards Guerrero and Victoria; also soaring works by Hassler and Lassus. A program of largely 16th Century sacred anthems and motets is complemented by poetry, delightful madrigals touting the beauty and splendor of love, and instrumental interludes by the period players of Mane Musica. Enjoy a free reprise with a shorter vocal concert as part of the Berkeley Festival.

Soulful singer, Jonathon Hampton, gives an intimate house concert of R&B, jazz, folk, rock, and musical theater with piano and guitar. Hear original songs plus his concert premieres of music by John Legend, Billie Eilish, Donny Hathaway, Iron & Wine, Stevie Wonder, Kodaline, Lifehouse, Cole Porter, The Avett Brothers, The Head and the Heart, Death Cab for Cutie, OneRepublic, Daft Punk, Imagine Dragons, The Dixie Cups and more.