San Diego Festival Chorus

 

 

 

Upcoming Concert

Holidays with Schubert: A Musical Celebration

December 10, 2022 at 4 pm
Ciccati Performing Arts Center
Cuyamaca College, Building B

Tickets are $20 ($15 for groups of 10+) and are available from any chorus member
or online at EventBrite

Celebrate the season with us as we present our Holiday Concert in the lovely Ciccati Performing Arts Center. This venue was designed specifically for musical events and our 60-voice chorus and accompanying orchestra are looking forard to performing there.

The progam opens with Schubert's Mass in G major. Written in 1815, this second mass followed on the success of Schubert's first mass. It was originally written for soloists, chorus, and string orchestra but Schubert later added brass and percussion parts as well. It is one of the most widely performed settings of the shorter "mass ordinary." Since Schubert is one of the most famous composers of classical lieder (solo songs), it is not surprising that this Mass features lovely melodies for both soloists and chorus contrasted with more formal choral sections.

The rest of the program is a selection of international seasonal music, including American classics such as Home for the Holiday, traditional carols, Hanukkah songs, and even a Nigerian Christmas carol.

We will also have our traditional bake sale and silent auction. Enjoy a holiday goodie while getting a jump start on your shopping.