Oakland Symphony Chorus Announces 55th Season
Performances of choral masterworks by Brahms, Berlioz and Handel; Winter and Spring holiday concerts and a selection of community events will highlight the Oakland Symphony Chorus' 2013-2014, 55th annual concert season, Music Director Dr. Lynne Morrow has announced. Four concerts will feature Brahms' Liebeslieder Waltzes on November 16, 2013, culminating an 11-week community workshop exploring their music and history; the annual holiday "Let Us Break Bread Together" December 15 with Oakland East Bay Symphony and guests; an Easter-time sing-along of Handel's Messiah April 13, 2014 and the monumental Berlioz Requiem with Oakland East Bay Symphony May 16, 2014 celebrating the Chorus' 55th anniversary, Oakland East Bay Symphony's 25th anniversary and the 50th anniversary of Oakland Youth Orchestra. In addition, the Chorus will present a Discovery Day event for the community to explore, learn about and hear portions of the Berlioz Requiem on April 26, 2014. For information about the Oakland Symphony Chorus, its season and programs, visit www.Oaklandsymphonychorus.org .
Music Director and conductor Lynne Morrow says, "I am excited about the broad scope of our 55thAnniversary Season. The Brahms, Handel and Berlioz represent three great aspects of choral literature: chamber, Baroque and nearly operatic. This opportunity to experience these distinctive works in one season is not to be missed!"
Oakland Symphony Chorus 2013-2014 55th Anniversary Season
Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 7:30pm
First Covenant Church 4000 Redwood Road, Oakland
Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes
Culminating an 11-week community workshop with the Chorus and Music Director Dr. Lynne Morrow, this performance kicks off the Oakland Symphony Chorus 55th anniversary season by showcasing its mastery of the Romantic masterwork. For information and to enroll in the workshop ($100 fee), visitwww.oaklandsymphonychorus.org .
Sunday, December 15, at 4 pm
Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland
"Let Us Break Bread Together"
Annual Holiday Celebration with the Oakland East Bay Symphony and guest artists
With Mt. Eden High School Choir, Kugelplex, Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, Linda Tillery's Cultural Heritage Choir, Crystal Children's Choir
The Bay Area's most traditional unconventional holiday concert celebrates its 21st year with the world premieres of four new Gospel works commissioned by Oakland East Bay Symphony and supported by the Irvine Foundation, unusual music of the season, a terrific lineup of guest artists, and an audience sing-along. Frequently a sell-out, Let Us Break Bread Together is considered by many concert-goers a not-to-be-missed part of the holidays.
Sunday, April 13, 2014 (time TBA)
Cathedral of Christ the Light, Harrison Street at Grand Avenue, Oakland
Easter Messiah Sing-Along
Handel's participatory perennial will come to life with the full Oakland Symphony Chorus complemented by the voices of the community in the rich acoustics and award-winning architecture of Oakland's Cathedral.
Saturday, April 26, at 10:00am
St. Paschal Baylon Church, 3700 Dorisa Avenue, Oakland
Berlioz Requiem Discovery Day
A dynamic workshop designed for community and concert-goers to learn more about Berlioz' monumental work in preparation for its May 16 performance by the Oakland East Bay Symphony, Oakland Youth Orchestra and guest artists- Discovery Day on Berlioz