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Spirit of the Season: A Global Celebration of Baroque and Early Music
December 19, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm PST
San Francisco Girls Chorus
Valérie Sainte-Agathe, Artistic Director & Conductor
With special guests:
Edwin Huizinga, violin
George Frideric Handel: For Unto Us a Child is Born from Messiah
Jean-Baptiste Lully: Au clair de lune
Gaspar Fernandez: Xicochi Conetzintle
William Byrd: Non Nobis Domine
Orlando di Lasso: In Pace in Idipsum / Sicut Rosa Inter Spinas
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Adoramus Te, Christe
John Dowland: Behold a Wonder
Juan de Lienas: Te lucis ante terminum
Isaac Watts: Joy to the World
Franz Gruber: Silent Night
SFGC takes its beloved annual holiday concert online for a lively and festive virtual offering of early music choral works, plus holiday favorites, featuring hundreds of choristers from the SFGC Chorus School Prep Chorus, Training Chorus and Levels I-IV, Premier Ensemble, and SFGC alums. A staple in the holiday calendar at Davies Symphony Hall, portions of the concert will be filmed on location at Davies as well as at San Francisco’s Mission Dolores Basilica.
Baroque violin specialist Edwin Huizinga makes his SFGC debut in a program that includes exquisite choral masterworks by George Frideric Handel, William Byrd, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, and more.
This event is free to attend. A suggested donation of $25 per person viewing in the household is kindly requested. All donations will go to support the production of this concert and SFGC’s annual music education programs.
Those who contribute $100 and above will receive an invite to a special pre-concert Artist Conversation with guest artist Edwin Huizinga and SFGC Artistic Director, Valérie Sainte-Agathe.