Monthly Archives: December 2012

Christmas Concerts Wrap Up – Sunday Edition

I’ve spoken with an interesting cross-section of people involved in today’s concert, from performers to audience members, guarantors, first-time listeners, and seasoned audience members.  The unanimous conclusion (with which I heartily concur) was that our performances today and last night … Continue reading

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Saturday Concert Wrap-Up

Well then!  Our first performance of the 2012 Christmas Concerts was a grand success!  I realize that I’ve been promising surprisingly powerful performances of the Britten St. Nicolas on the blog, and I can happily report that even I (who was … Continue reading

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Christmas Concert Countdown – Dress Rehearsal

Friday Night Update, 12/7/12:  One might be tempted to say that tonight’s rehearsal was grueling – we had a lot of music to synchronize in our big orchestral rehearsal.  But, there was such a remarkable sense of joie d’vivre, that … Continue reading

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Christmas Concert Countdown Continues

Wednesday Update, 12/5:  It’s the eve of the Feast of St. Nicolas, and Steve Siegel has penned a wonderful preview of the concerts.  It’s going to be in the Morning Call, appropriately, in tomorrow’s issue.  He gives an excellent description of … Continue reading

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Christmas Concerts Countdown

Monday Night Update, 12/3:  The Choir united with the Bel Canto Children’s Chorus for the first time for our last piano rehearsal on Britten’s St. Nicolas, before Friday’s orchestral dress rehearsal.  These kids are fierce!  Some of the singers are pictured … Continue reading

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The 2012 Christmas Concerts

  Please join us for the 2012 Christmas Concerts.  On the program are two masterworks for the holiday season:  Benjamin Britten’s whimsical and haunting cantata, Saint Nicolas, and Bach’s rhapsodic Magnificat.   The link that our esteemed conductor, Greg Funfgeld, drew between … Continue reading

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