Joe Stanford, director of Escondido Choral Arts last week announced the upcoming 2018-2019 season. “We ask for your continued support to help us bring quality performances and music education for the 2018-2019 Season,” he wrote. I hope you join us in believing that we are doing something important for our community, “our audiences, and for the individuals who sing and learn with us.”
The chorus’s first major concert will be a holiday presentation of Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Hodie that will be performed with orchestra, chorus, soloists, and children in a new venue in Escondido. “This work is one of the most beautiful, exhilarating choral works I know,” said Dr. Stanford. The work will be performed at Heritage Center, Escondido Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 7 p.m.
In the spring they will be singing a concert, Music of the Americas that will include music from native American Indian melodies to the rich, rhythmic sonorities of Argentinian Ariel Ramirez Missa Criolla for guitars, soloist, harpsichord and chorus. This will be performed Center for the Arts, Escondido Center Theater, Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 3 p.m.
“Our final concert will be a grand celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the NASA Moon Landing—a remarkable, World-class event that deserves remembering and celebrating,” said Dr. Stanford. “A special commissioned work will be premiered on that occasion involving the community and creating a celebration honoring our achievement of landing on the moon. The venue will be the Center for the Arts, Escondido Concert Hall on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 3 p.m.