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Choral and Vocal
SONOMA BACH'S WORLD IN SCHROEDER HALL CONCERT
by Pamela Hicks Gailey
Saturday, November 19, 2022
Choral and Vocal
TRAVELS WITH SEBASTIAN IN SONOMA BACH'S OPENER IN SCHROEDER
by Pamela Hicks Gailey
Saturday, October 29, 2022
Choral and Vocal
CANTIAMO BLOOMS AT CHURCH OF THE ROSES
by Pamela Hicks Galley
Sunday, October 9, 2022
Choral and Vocal
NINE COM FACULTY IN GALA MARIN RECITAL
by Abby Wasserman
Saturday, October 1, 2022
Choral and Vocal
TRAVELING CHORISTERS SO CO DEBUT IN TWO BIG CANTATAS
by Pamela Hicks Gailey
Saturday, June 25, 2022
Choral and Vocal
RARE MOZART COUPLING COMPLETES SONOMA BACH'S SEASON IN SCHROEDER
by Pamela Hicks Gailey
Saturday, May 28, 2022
Choral and Vocal
A SPIRITUAL FAURE REQUIEM IN GOOD FRIDAY CANTIAMO CONCERT
by Pamela Hicks Gailey
Friday, April 15, 2022
Choral and Vocal
SONOMA BACH'S PALESTRINA FEAST AT ST. SERAPHIMS
by Pamela Hicks Gailey
Sunday, March 20, 2022
Choral and Vocal
AN OLD FRIEND RETURNS TO WEILL IN STERLING ABS MESSIAH PERFORMANCE
by Pamela Hicks Gailey
Sunday, December 19, 2021
Choral and Vocal
A SEASONAL MESSIAH WITH BALANCE AND HEFT
by Terry McNeill
Sunday, December 10, 2017

choral and vocal Reviews

11/19/2022 - SONOMA BACH'S WORLD IN SCHROEDER HALL CONCERT - Pamela Hicks Gailey
Sonoma Bach / Bob Worth, conductor; Circa 1600; Barefoot All Stars; The Whole Noyse
Continuing the theme of “Bach’s World” and its very deep dive into the subject of how Bach came to be who he was, Sonoma Bach presented Nov. 19 a second concert of a variety of motets by the Leipzig Master, J. Christoph Bach, J. Michael Bach, old Johann Bach, and two of Sebastian’s Bach’s idols, Pac...
10/29/2022 - TRAVELS WITH SEBASTIAN IN SONOMA BACH'S OPENER IN SCHROEDER - Pamela Hicks Gailey
Sonoma Bach / Bob Worth, conductor. Sonoma Bach; Agave; Jennifer Paulino, soprano
First up in this season of Sonoma Bach’s Bach’s World series was an Oct. 29 concert in Schroeder that focused on Bach and three of his contemporaries: teacher and friend Georg Böhm, the French composer Nicolas Bernier and the Italian Francesco Bartolomeo Conti. For this “Travels with Sebas...
10/9/2022 - CANTIAMO BLOOMS AT CHURCH OF THE ROSES - Pamela Hicks Galley
Cantiamo Sonoma / Carol Menke, director
As part of the Church of the Roses’ "Signature Concert Series,” Cantiamo Sonoma, under the direction of Carol Menke, presented an afternoon of exceptionally beautiful and impeccably prepared a capella literature to a full and appreciative house on Sunday, Oct. 9. The program duration was a perfect n...
10/1/2022 - NINE COM FACULTY IN GALA MARIN RECITAL - Abby Wasserman
College of Marin / Joanna Pinckney, violin; Paul Smith, Cheryl Ziedrich, Jim Stopher and Jeffrey Paul, piano; Michael Mohammed, voice; Trevor Björklund, guitar; Mark Culbertson, bass viol
The second of two performances by College of Marin’s music faculty members October 1, featured a satisfying balance of modern, folk and classical music, with a dose of poetry thrown in. The concert in the College’s small hall opened with Cheryl Ziedrich’s charming “Five Poems by Mary Oliver in Pian...
6/25/2022 - TRAVELING CHORISTERS SO CO DEBUT IN TWO BIG CANTATAS - Pamela Hicks Gailey
Berkshire Choral International / Katherine FitzGibbon, conductor; Aundi Moore, soprano; Damien Geter, bass-baritone; Gretchen Yanover, cello; Santa Rosa Symphony
Berkshire Choral International (BCI) is a travel-loving chorister's dream. Drawing its membership nationwide, it is headquartered in the Western Massachusetts Berkshires region and travels to destinations for a week of rehearsals, sightseeing, and performing. What makes this group different however,...
5/28/2022 - RARE MOZART COUPLING COMPLETES SONOMA BACH'S SEASON IN SCHROEDER - Pamela Hicks Gailey
Sonoma Bach / Bob Worth, conductor. Sonoma Bach Choir; Live Oak Orchestra. Danielle Reutter-Harrah, soprano; Heidi Waterman, alto; Daniel Hutchings, tenor; Nikolas Nackley, bass
Sonoma Bach closed their impressive 2021-22 season May 28 treating a full Schroeder Hall audience to a pair of beloved, unfinished Mozart standards, The (Great) Mass in C Minor, and his Requiem from 1791, both conducted masterfully by founder and artistic director Robert Worth. Although modern audi...
4/15/2022 - A SPIRITUAL FAURE REQUIEM IN GOOD FRIDAY CANTIAMO CONCERT - Pamela Hicks Gailey
Cantiamo Sonoma / Cantiamo. Chancel Choir and chamber orchestra. Carol Menke, director. Claire Frydenlund, soprano; Gene Wright, baritone
A lovely and emotional rendering of Fauré's beloved Op. 48 Requiem was presented on Good Friday by Cantiamo Sonoma at Santa Rosa's Church of the Roses. The singers of Cantiamo were joined by members of the The Roses Chancel Choir and Chamber orchestra to create a powerful yet tender and memorable p...
3/20/2022 - SONOMA BACH'S PALESTRINA FEAST AT ST. SERAPHIMS - Pamela Hicks Gailey
Sonoma Bach / Bob Worth, conductor
For its Sacred Realms concert Très Riches Heures (The Very Rich Hours) Sonoma Bach presented March 20 an all-Palestrina feast performed by Green Mountain Consort in Santa Rosa's St. Seraphim Orthodox Church. This mighty, one-to-a-part mini-ensemble of top-notch vocalists was directed by Rober...