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Escondido Choral Arts Foundation announces fifth season

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 or writing to 5256 S. Mission Rd. Ste 703, PMB 19 760-805-3945 Bonsall, CA 92003.

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