Sunday; October 27, 2013 @ 4pm First Church of Christ, Scientist 522 B St., Petaluma, CA 94952
BachGrounder @ 3:30pm
One of the many aspects of the genius of Johann Sebastian Bach was his ability to amalgamate the prevailing national musical styles and create music that transcended its models. This program features vibrant and expressive Italian solo motets and sonatas by 17th-century women composers and traces the journey of Italian music to Germany through the works of Rosenmüller and Legrenzi, coming to full flower in Bach’s Italianate concertos. Live Oak Baroque Orchestra is joined by acclaimed soprano Phoebe Jevtovic-Rosquist in works by Italian nuns Maria Xaveria Peruchona, Isabella Leonarda, and Chiara Margarita Cozzolani, as well as the prolific and much-heralded Barbara Strozzi. Historical keyboard wizard Henry Lebedinsky guest directs and will play Bach’s sparkling Keyboard Concerto No. 3 in D major.
wood engraving from Camille Flammarion's L'atmosphère: météorologie populaire (1888)
Saturday; November 23, 2013 @ 3pm Weill Hall, Green Music Center, Sonoma State University 1801 E Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park, CA 94928 Get directions
The Sonoma Bach Choir, the Santa Rosa Symphonic Choir, and the Santa Rosa Symphony, conducted by Robert Worth, join forces to paint the beyond in musical terms. Arvo Pärt's Te Deum and selections from Bach's B Minor Mass, Handel's Messiah and other works combine to form a sonic evocation of the heavens.
Baron Lejeune "Bataille de Marengo" (1802)
Mass in Time of War December 7, 8, 9, 2013
Sonoma Bach Choir Montgomery High School Chamber Singers Santa Rosa Junior College Chamber Singers Sonoma State University Chamber Singers Santa Rosa Symphony Conducted by Bruno Ferrandis
Saturday; December 7, 2013 @ 2pm (open dress)
Saturday; December 7, 2013 @ 8pm
Sunday; December 8, 2013 @ 3pm
Monday; December 9, 2013 @ 8pm Weill Hall, Green Music Center, Sonoma State University 1801 E Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park, CA 94928 Get directions
Conducted by Bruno Ferrandis, the Sonoma Bach Choir forms part of the Santa Rosa Symphony Honor Choir and teams up with the Santa Rosa Symphony to perform Haydn's most famous mass. His Missa in Tempore Belli - or Paukenmesse - is a profound contemplation of peace and war. Soloists include Jenni Samuelson, Christine Brandes, Brian Thorsett, and Philip Skinner.
Friday; December 13, 2013 @ 8pm St. Vincent's Catholic Church 35 Liberty St., Petaluma, CA 94952 Get directions
Sunday; December 15, 2013 @ 4pm Saturday Afternoon Club 430 10th St., Santa Rosa, CA 95401 Get directions
This holiday program ranges from Victoria's beloved motet O magnum mysterium to the joyful hymn In dulci jubilo, with many stops in between. Our chamber choir, Circa 1600, directed by Robert Worth, sings Christmas music by Baroque and Renaissance composers, and organist Charles Rus, performs dazzling variations on French carols.
Friday; January 3, 2014 @ 8 pm Christian Science Church 522 B St., Petaluma, CA 94952 Get directions
The Live Oak Baroque Orchestra warms up a winter's evening with La Primavera ("Spring") from Antonio Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, along with Bach's enigmatic D minor Concerto for two violins. This program also features spring-themed works by Christopher Simpson, James Oswald, and Dietrich Becker and explores the 17th-century roots of this seasonal tradition. Elizabeth Blumenstock, director and violin.
Friday; April 25, 2014 @ 8pm Saturday Afternoon Club 430 10th St., Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Saturday; April 26, 2014 @ 8 pm Penngrove Clubhouse 385 Woodward Ave., Penngrove, CA 94951
In springtime, a Renaissance composer's fancy turns toward love, starting with birds and bees and ending with more human subjects. Circa 1600 and lutenist Dominic Schaner perform witty and virtuosic madrigals and songs by lovestruck composers from Italy, Germany, England, and France in an intimate, casual setting. Light refreshment and wine will be served.
Die Esplanade in der Peters Vorstadt zu Leipzig um 1780
The Fifth Brandenburg and Three Great Cantatas May 2 & 4, 2014
Friday; May 2, 2014 @ 8 pm Saturday Afternoon Club 430 10th St., Santa Rosa, CA 95401 Get directions
Sunday; May 4, 2014 @ 4pm St. Andrew Presbyterian Church 16290 Arnold Dr., Sonoma, CA 95476 Get directions
Bach's Brandenburg Concertos are among the most famous pieces of music ever composed, but his cantatas are in many ways their equal. Live Oak Baroque Orchestra will perform the dazzling Fifth Brandenburg Concerto (BWV 1050), featuring solo violin, flute and harpsichord. The Sonoma Bach Choir and LOBO team with a glittering array of soloists to present three of the great choral cantatas that Bach wrote in Leipzig in 1724-25. Robert Worth, director.