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Capella SF Choral Concert

Sep 15, 2018, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM (America/Los_Angeles / UTC-700)
The Cathedral of Christ the Light

The Cathedral of Christ the Light welcomes Cappella SF to the Cathedral for the first time. 

Grammy Award winning director Ragnar Bohlin and his professional choral ensemble Cappella SF will feature music by English and Scottish choral composers. 

British choral music has always had a special place in the hearts of people around the world.  For many of us, this tradition is embodied in the sacred music of the Anglican Church, much of it written for choirs of men and boys.  But there is so much more.  Consider the expressions of love and passion by such composers as Dunstable and Purcell, the beauty conveyed by the music of Vaughan Williams and the spirituality of Gardiner, Talbot and Dove.  Come along with us as we travel through the centuries, exploring some of the better known and lesser known gems of the British choral tradition.

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John Dunstable: Quam pulchra es
Thomas Weelkes: When David heard
Henry Purcell: If Musick be the Food of Love

Robert Pearsall: Lay a Garland
Edward Elgar: Lux aeterna
Henry Balfour Gardiner: Evening hymn
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Three Shakespeare Songs
Benjamin Britten: Chorale on a French Carol
Judith Bingham: The Darkness is No Darkness
James MacMillan: The Gallant Weaver
Joby Talbot: Leon, from The Path of Miracles
Jonathan Dove: Seek Him that Maketh the Seven Stars

Tickets:  $45.00 General Admission; Student tickets:  $20.00 at the door

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About Cappella SF

Cappella SF is a professional chamber choir founded by Artistic Director Ragnar Bohlin, Director of the Grammy Award-winning San Francisco Symphony Chorus. Cappella SF was created to bring the magic of a cappella music from all stylistic periods to the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond in performances at the highest artistic level.

Members of the ensemble are veterans of the leading professional chorus groups of the San Francisco Bay Area, including Chanticleer, Philharmonia Baroque Chorale, American Bach Soloists and the choruses of San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Opera. Its members teach, lead ensembles and appear as soloists throughout the Bay Area and beyond. In 2017, Cappella SF performed twice under the auspices of Cal Performances. A San Francisco Classical Voice critic wrote, “I frankly was so captivated by the performances — above all, the beautiful sound and clear articulation of the parts — that I barely noticed the change from one composer to another.” Cappella SF has released three recordings -  Light of Gold: Cappella SF Christmas and Facing West: Music of David Conte and Conrad Susa, and Timeless all available at www.cappellasf.org, iTunes and Amazon.com. Look for a fourth in 2019. 

About Ragnar Bohlin

R a g n a r    B o h l i n Photo-Capella SFRagnar Bohlin founded the professional chamber choir Cappella SF in San Francisco in 2014. As Director of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus since 2007, Mr. Bohlin has conducted such works as the Mass in B minor, Carmina Burana, Messiah, Poulenc’s Figure humaine, as well as preparing the chorus for world-famous conductors. He received a Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance for Mahler's Symphony No. 8 with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony. Guest conducting engagements include the São Paulo Symphony in Brazil, Malmö Symphony Orchestra in Sweden, Stavanger Symphony in Norway and Edmonton Symphony in Canada. He was also Guest Music Director for Chanticleer during the 2014-15 season. Mr. Bohlin has worked frequently with the Swedish Radio Choir, conducting them on their 2010 USA tour. He was choirmaster of Stockholm's Maria Magdalena Church, where his select ensembles were heard regularly on Swedish radio. In fall 2017 he conducted the Ericson Chamber Choir in Mozart's Mass in C minor and in 2018 conducts the BBC Singers and Swedish Radio Choir.

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