Monthly Archives: November 2010

From the Director

Choosing the music for a concert is at best a somewhat mysterious process (please see my earlier post for concert details). At the end, we hope that the audience will feel that the music fits together, that there is a … Continue reading

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Christmas Fantasy

From time to time I like to comment on one of my compositions. The process gives me the opportunity to take a step back and look at the piece, and also helps me create program notes. Since the Christmas Fantasy … Continue reading

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Britten Jubilate Deo

The choir at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Orinda CA is singing Benjamin Britten’s delightful Jubilate Deo on Sunday, November 7, 2010. I included the date because Sunday is only a couple of hours away, and anyone reading this will … Continue reading

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But wait, there’s more

The same weekend as the St. Stephen’s Messiah Sing, the San Francisco Lyric Chorus offers its fall concert. Talk about a full weekend! Handel on Friday; Gabrieli, Schutz, Pinkham and others on Saturday (7:30 pm at Mission Dolores, San Francisco) … Continue reading

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Messiah Sing

The end of the year is always a busy time for any musician. In addition to my usual compositional stuff, I have three concerts coming up in the next month and a half, the first being the 16th annual Messiah … Continue reading

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