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Sing Berlioz Requiem in Davies Symphony Hall, Sunday, August 5

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  • Helene Whitson
    Summer 2012 brings a special opportunity for Bay Area singers to sing Hector Berlioz┬╣s dramatic Requiem in San Francisco┬╣s Davies Symphony Hall, as well as
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      Sing Berlioz Requiem in Davies Symphony Hall, Sunday, August 5 Summer 2012 brings a special opportunity for Bay Area singers to sing Hector Berlioz’s dramatic Requiem in San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall, as well as several other choral selections.  This performance is a collaborative effort of several groups:  the Finger Lakes (New York) Choral Festival, directed by Adrian (Andy) Horn, the Rochester (New York) Oratorio Society, directed by Eric Townell, the San Francisco Lyric Chorus, directed by Robert Gurney, and the 100+-member Redwood Symphony Orchestra (including four brass choirs), conducted by Eric Kujawsky. The 240-voice chorus will consist of about 100 singers from the NY groups, and 140 singers drawn from SF Bay area choruses.
       
      Program:
       
      Berlioz Requiem, conducted by Eric Kujawsky
      Shepherd’s Farewell from Berlioz’s L’Enfance du Christ, conducted by Robert Gurney
      Final scene from Boito’s opera Mefistofele, conducted by Adrian G. Horn
      Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture, conducted by Eric Townell
       
      The San Francisco Lyric Chorus, directed by Robert Gurney, is organizing the rehearsals for San Francisco Bay Area choral singers.  We need approximately 140 experienced singers from Bay Area choruses, and invite you to join us.
       
      The Berlioz Requiem was scored originally for soprano, tenor and bass.  Adrian Horn has created a new edition, which includes an alto part, so we are recruiting singers in all voice parts. The score will cost $12.

      To register, send a deposit check for $50 made out to "Berlioz Performance" to Helene Whitson, 1824 Arch St., Berkeley, CA  94709.  This money will be used to rent Davies Hall. Give us your name, address, phone number and email address, as well as your voice part and the chorus you sing with. For further information, leave a phone message for Helene at 415-721-4077 or email her at info@....  After February 10, you may also contact Didi Boring, 415-922-0582, email didibird@....
       
      When rehearsals begin, we will collect another $50 to pay for ongoing rehearsal expenses (conductor, accompanist, rehearsal facility, etc.), plus the $12 for the choral score.
       
      Rehearsals will begin Monday, May 14, 2012
       
      Rehearsals will be held on Monday nights from 7:15-9:45 p.m. at:
      First Unitarian Universalist Church
      1187 Franklin Street (Franklin and Geary)
      San Francisco
       
      The concert will be held on Sunday, August 5, 2012 at 3 p.m.
       


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      Helene Whitson
      President, San Francisco Lyric Chorus
      Co-Author, San Francisco Bay Area Chorus Directory
      Founder, San Francisco Bay Area Choral Archive
      1824 Arch Street
      Berkeley, California  94709
      510-849-4689
      hwhitson@...
      http://www.choralarchive.org
      http://www.sflc.org
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