November 10 & 12, 2023
ABOUT THE CONCERT
The San Francisco Bay Area Chamber Choir presents “Always Singing,” an eclectic concert of all-time choral favorites. The title comes from the work of the same name by Dale Warland on a text by a retired farm worker in England where “there was such a lot of singing, and this was my pleasure too.” The program begins with three classics by William Byrd as we commemorate the 400th anniversary of his death. Romantic masterpieces by Charles Villers Stanford and Felix Mendelssohn lead to “Solfeggio,” a rarely heard early composition by Arvo Pärt and the American classic, “Alleluia,” by Randall Thompson.
The second half begins with Finzi’s “My Spirit Sang All Day” followed by the heart wrenching “Let my love be heard” by Jake Runestad. The concert concludes with American classics by Alice Parker and Moses Hogan, and finally Arnold Sevier’s moving arrangement of Thomas Dorsey’s “Precious Lord.”
Concert COVID protocols: It is strongly recommended that audience members be fully vaccinated and boosted and that masks be worn at all times.. All SFBACC singers and the director have been vaccinated and boosted and will self-test on performance day. However, the choir cannot guarantee that all patrons will be vaccinated; unvaccinated individuals may be present as a result of, for example, exemptions or exceptions. None of these precautions eliminate the risk of exposure to COVID-19.
WHERE AND WHEN
Tickets are $20 general admission, or $10 for young audience (30 and under), and $35 for SFBACC supporters (if you wish to support the choir).
Tickets are available online here. Tickets will also be available at the door and from choir members.
(Online ticket sales end at 6:00pm on the day of the event, but will still be available at the door)