Performance Schedule

Mozart’s Coronation Mass

January 18, 2020


Mozart’s Coronation Mass
Tenor Soloist with Viva La Musica

Shulamit Hoffmann, Conductor
Anna Khaydarova, Piano

Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 3:00 PM

Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church
600 Colorado Avenue, Palo Alto, CA

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War & Peace with Clerestory

Clerestory 2019-2020 Season Opening

Join Clerestory as we kick off our fourteenth season with a timely concert exploring themes of turmoil and tranquility. This year is the 150th anniversary of Leo Tolstoy’s epic War & Peace, and also marks 80 years since the start of WWII. We’ve lifted Tolstoy’s title for our opening set of the season.  From explosive, fiery works born in the fraught era of the two World Wars, to hallowed settings of sacred texts asking for God’s peace, to pieces that find themselves unwittingly caught in between, join us as we examine this very human spectrum through a musical lens.

St. Mark's Lutheran Church
Saturday, September 21, 8:00pm

Chapel of the Chimes
Sunday, September 22, 5:30pm

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C.P.E. Bach’s Magnificat

Christmas with Viva La Musica!

Dec Viva-Flier-2018 web

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Philharmonia Fire

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra’s Presentation of

MONTEVERDI “Confitebor tibi Domine,” No. 2, from Selva Morale e Spirituale

BACH Cantata No. 61 Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland

VIVALDI Nisi Dominus

PURCELL The Frost Scene (Act III, Scene II), from King Arthur

BACH Cantata No. 140 Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme

Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor 

Margot Rood, soprano  • Reginald Mobley, countertenor • Steven Soph, tenor • Steven Eddy, baritone
Philharmonia Baroque Chorale Quartet

Wednesday December 5 @ 7:30 pm | Bing Concert Hall, Stanford

Friday December 7 @ 8 pm | Herbst Theatre, San Francisco

Saturday December 8 @ 8 pm | First Congregational Church, Berkeley

Sunday December 9 @ 4 pm | First Congregational Church, Berkeley

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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

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