The San Francisco Bay Area Chamber Choir
“The incomparable sound of many voices unified in tone and spirit”
SFBACC was founded in 1978 and sings under the direction of Ofer dal Lal, who was named the choir’s Music Director in June 2017. Since its origin, the choir has been highly acclaimed for its sensitive and exciting performances of extremely varied and demanding literature.
Every generation of composers looked to the past for inspiration and infused their heritage with new meanings. Experience the sound of plainchant-based works by Dufay, Mendelssohn, Martin & Sisask as well as music based on a mystical Sephardic piyyut and rarely performed hymns by Schnittke, based on Russian Orthodox Znamenny chant. Finally, and not-to-be-missed, the evocative sounds of “Curse Upon Iron” by Veljo Tormis.
William Byrd – Laudibus In Sanctis
Guillaume Dufay – Ave Maris Stella
Frank Martin – Agnus Dei
Urmas Sisask – Benedictio
Veljo Tormis – Curse Upon Iron
Felix Mendelssohn – Richte mich Gott
Paul Ben-Haim – Elohai Tsidki
Alfred Schnittke – Hail to the Virgin Mary
Alfred Schnittke – Lord Jesus, Son of God
Samuel Barber – Agnus Dei
The choir “delivered up harmonies that were so lush they buzzed and burred in the high arched hall, a testament to their careful tuning and balance.”
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