Early Music Uncorked: On the Wing
Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 8PM
Penngrove Clubhouse, Penngrove
397 Oak St, Penngrove, CA 94951
(Corner of Woodward and Oak)
Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 3PM
Saturday Afternoon Club, Santa Rosa
430 10th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Robert Worth, director
Join us for a fun program exploring a fascinating range of poetry and music depicting birds, angels, and other flying objects. To “break the surly bonds of earth” has always been a human obsession, and early-music composers loved to set flight to music. Featuring secular and sacred works by Marenzio, Monteverdi, Gibbons, Byrd, and many others.
At the Sunday May 8th performance of Early Music Uncorked: On the Wing, Sonoma Bach will have some avian guests from the Sonoma County Bird Rescue Center. Come early to say hello! 2-3pm
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One lucky person will win an amazing assortment of gift items in the 25th Anniversary Raffle, including a week's stay at the Daytona Beach Resorts & Conference Center, the 2012 Justice Series Cellar Collection 3 Bottle Set, a weeks stay in a villa for up to ten people in Perugia, Italy, and two season tickets to our 2016-17 Season. Only 50 tickets will be sold at $50 each, with the winner announced at the final Sonoma Bach Choir performance on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at the Green Music Center's Schroeder Hall. You need not be present to win.
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Now Celebrating Our 25th Anniversary Season!
Twenty five years ago, Sonoma State Concert Chorale - under the direction of faculty member/Conductor Robert Worth - made its first concert tour to Mexico. While in Taxco, Chorale members learned that the gulf war had just started. Their performance that evening of spiritual masterworks by composers from the 16th to 18th centuries had a particularly powerful emotional impact on singers and audience members alike. So significant was this experience, in fact, that - before the Chorale had even finished the tour and returned to Sonoma County – it had been determined that all future concert repertoire would be exclusively selected from the Early Music and Baroque eras. Within a year, the Sonoma State Concert Chorale changed its name to the Sonoma County Bach Choir (SCBC) and for the next 16 years it remained an SSU performance ensemble. In 2008, the SCBC became a separate nonprofit organization, continuing under the direction of founding Music Director and Conductor Robert Worth. And now, twenty-five years later, Sonoma Bach continues to provide North Bay audiences with exceptional Early Music choral and instrumental programming.