San Francisco Lyric Chorus Fall 2007 Auditions
- The San Francisco Lyric Chorus, under the direction of Robert Gurney,
invites singers to join us for our Fall 2007 trimester.
Openings in all parts. Altos, tenors and basses needed especially.
Herbert Howells--Hymn for St. Cecilia
Herbert Howells--Magnificat Collegium Regale
To arrange for an audition or obtain further information, contact music
Director Robert Gurney at 415-775-5111 or rgurney@...
Rehearsals are held on Monday nights from 7:15-9:45 p.m. at Trinity
Episcopal Church, Bush & Gough Streets, San Francisco
REHEARSALS BEGIN MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2007
Chorus fees are $75 per trimester plus music.
Visit the San Francisco Lyric Chorus website at http://www.sflc.org
Our major work, Francis Poulenc¹s Gloria, is a beautiful example of the
creative abilities of this 20th century French master--energetic and
haunting, playful and thoughtful. The Magnificat by Durante is a delightful
18th century Italian mystery. No one is quite certain who composed
it-Francesco Durante, or his student, Giovanni Pergolesi. Whoever it was
had a wonderful sense of melody and joy in music. Franz Schubert¹s
Magnificat exhibits all the hallmarks of his larger Massesrich sonorities
and gentle lyricism. The rarely heard Herbert Howells Hymn for St. Cecilia,
with text by Ursula Vaughan Williams, is a small jewel with the soaring
sounds one expects from Howells. His Magnificat Collegium Regale contains
those same ethereal sounds, as well as forceful, driving passages. Arvo
Pärt¹s Magnificat is a spare, mystical composition of long, flowing lines
and pure tone.