The Escondido Choral Arts Foundation has announced its fifth season.
The first concert, October 23, will be the internationally recognized University of Southern California Chamber Singers and Concert Choir performing choral works to honor Shakespeare. The Center Chorale will combine with USC for the finale to perform a special world premiere composition by Stephen Sturk. This will be performed at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido (CCAE) Center Theater at 4 p.m.
On November 5 the Center Chorale will present “The Glory of Venice,” the Baroque masterworks of Giovanni Gabrieli from the Cathedral of St. Marks, Venice. Singers and brass instruments combine in a grand Baroque celebration. This will be performed at the CCAE Center Theater at 7:30 p.m.
A holiday concert December 11, 3 p.m. the biggest concert of the year— entitled “Tidings of Joy,” will feature the Center Chorale and Center Children’s Chorus. The venue will be Grace Lutheran Church.
Sunday, January 29, 2017 the program will feature the “A German Requiem” of Johannes Brahms with orchestra in the Concert Hall with over 80 voices singing together.
The Choral Arts Foundation will end the season with a fun concert of choral jazz entitled “Jazz Awhile,” on June 4.
According to Joe Stanford, artistic director, “It will be an interesting and rewarding year of making music. Escondido Choral Arts Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, is happy to say that financially as well as creatively, we had a good year, thanks to your support.”
The Foundation continues to teach over 60 children the joys of making music together with the Center Children’s Chorus and presenting beautiful concerts for our community.
Sanford was at a friend’s house recently, where he saw, on his wall, these words: “Bach gave us God’s word … Mozart gave us God’s laughter… Beethoven gave us God’s fire, and God gave us music so that we may pray without words.”
The Escondido Choral Arts Foundation is soliciting funds for the upcoming season. Find out more by visiting www.escondidochoralarts.com or writing to 5256 S. Mission Rd. Ste 703, PMB 19 760-805-3945 Bonsall, CA 92003.