The San Francisco Lyric Chorus, under the direction of Robert Gurney,
invites tenors and basses to join us for our Spring 2008 trimester.
Program: An American Sampler
Robert Train Adams: It Will Be Summer--Eventually
Samuel Barber: The Monk and His Cat
Alfred Marcus Cagle: Soar Away
Sheldon Curry, arr.: Down To The River To Pray
Emma Lou Diemer: Three Madrigals
Daniel Gawthrop: Close Now Thine Eyes
Irving Fine: Lobster Quadrille and Father William from Alice in Wonderland
Lukas Foss: Cool Prayers from The Prairie
Jeremiah Ingalls: Northfield
Daniel Locklair: Break Away
J. David Moore: How Can I Keep From Singing
Steven Sametz: I Have Had Singing
Randall Thompson: The Last Words of David
Virgil Thomson: Four Southern Hymns: My Shepherd Will Supply My Need;
Morning Star; Greenfields; Death, 'Tis A Melancholy Day
Eric Whitacre: Sleep
Wordless Shaker Song: Mother Ann's Song
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.
Chorus fees are $75 per trimester plus music.
Visit the San Francisco Lyric Chorus website at http://www.sflc.org
For our Spring 2008 trimester, we will be sampling an exciting variety of
Several of the compositions reflect the shape note tradition, including
traditional selections by Jeremiah Ingalls and A.M. Cagle, and adaptations
by Virgil Thomson and J. David Moore.
We will sing works by contemporary composers including Shakespeare settings
by Emma Lou Diemer, an English Renaissance prayer set by Daniel Gawthrop, a
jazzy piece by Daniel Locklair, a sensitive text about singing by Steven
Sametz, and the luxurious eight-part a cappella work, Sleep, by Eric
Whitacre. We also will sing our Assistant Conductor Robert Adams' setting
of the Emily Dickinson poem, It Will Be Summer--Eventually.
We will have charm and whimsy, too, singing Samuel Barber's delightful
setting of a text about an eighth century Irish monk and his cat, as well as
Irving Fine's witty settings of poems from Alice in Wonderland.
Lukas Foss' Cool Prayers in an evocative choral selection taken from his
cantata, The Prairie. With text by Carl Sandburg, the composition speaks of
a farm evening on the prairie. Sheldon Curry's arrangement of the
Appalachian folk hymn, Down To The River To Pray, is an exciting version of
this familiar tune.
Randall Thompson is an American romantic, best known for his Alleluia. The
Last Words of David is a gorgeous piece of choral writing, with lush organ