A concert by our premiere ensemble, the Young Women’s Chorus of San Francisco, with special guest artist Christine Brewer, featuring music by Elgar, Victoria, and Barnum.
Concert featuring YWCP's Prelude, Allegro and the Young Women's Choruses, with music of Benjamin Britten, J.S. Bach, Randall Thompson, John Rutter, Michael Haydn and others,including traditional seasonal carols, and the premiere performance of a new choral piece by Frank La Rocca.
YWC performance of Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols with harpist Anna Maria Mendieta, as well a new commission by Bay Area composer Frank La Rocca. Other music by Tomás Luis Victoria, Michael Haydn, Levente Gyöngyösi, Tarik O’Regan, and familiar carols of the season performed in the glow of candlelight.
YWCP’s Young Women’s Chorus performance at the California ACDA and All-State Music Educator’s Conference in San Jose.
The first YWCP Treble Choir Festival will culminate with this afternoon concert, in which participant choirs perform by themselves and as the massed Festival Choir, led by Jim Papoulis.
The Young Women’s Chorus sings about passages in a woman’s life including childhood, leaving home, marriage, childbirth and aging. The featured work is the world premiere of a commissioned set of songs on poetry of Sara Teasdale written by Karen P. Thomas. Other selections include music by Bergman, Ligeti, Rautavaara and others, as well as folksongs and spirituals.
The YWCP Spring Showcase features all three ensembles of the Young Women’s Choral Projects in concert, each ensemble singing its own solo selections, as well as several combined pieces for the entire organization including American folksongs by Aaron Copland and Allister MacGillvray’s “Here’s to Song.” Expect a magnificent culmination of a year’s music education with YWCP.
The Young Women’s Chorus sings a solo concert of exquisite holiday music featuring works by Hildegard von Bingen, J.S. Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, Abbie Betinis, Eriks Esenvalds and others, including traditional carols of the season.
Sunday afternoon’s concert features the full complement of YWCP ensembles: Prelude, Allegro and the Young Women’s Choruses. Music by Mendelssohn, Betinis, Biebl, Thompson, Rutter, Ešenvalds, and others, including familiar carols of the season.
The internationally recognized composer- vocalist Moira Smiley and her ensemble VOCO are described as “combining the energy of urban street singing with first-rate musicianship, folk roots and traditions from throughout the world.” (Folkworks Magazine) Known for her excellence in traditional folk singing, Smiley also lights up the stage with body percussion and warm wit. Expect magnificent, hair-raising performances – music that mourns, celebrates, and dances at the same time. YWC sings chant by Hildegard von Bingen, “The Womanly Song of God” by Libby Larsen, and lots of original music and arrangements with Moira and VOCO.
Members of the the Young Women's Chorus will perform on February 8 at Berkeley's Freight and Salvage with Moira Smiley and the Banjo Babes. Learn more about the performance.
Members of YWCP’s ensembles perform in Fremont Opera’s production of one of Britten’s best-loved operas with full orchestra. Based on the 15th-century Chester Miracle Play that recounts the biblical story of Noah, the flood, and the ark, Britten created a magical one-act opera, to be sung by a mix of professional and amateur performers, including many children.
Our Spring Showcase Concert features all three ensembles of the Young Women’s Choral Projects: Prelude Chorus, Allegro Chorus and the Young Women’s Chorus. The concert includes each ensemble singing its own solo selections, as well as several combined pieces by British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams from Folk Songs of the Four Seasons. Other selections by Schubert, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Bárdos, Larsen, Thomas and much more will be heard. Expect a wonderful culmination of a year’s music education with YWCP.
The Young Women’s Chorus tours to Germany in June 2015, singing five concerts in the musical centers of Eisenach, Meiningen, Leipzig, Dresden, and Berlin. The tour repertoire highlights the stylistic virtuosity of YWC, featuring classical compositions by German composers, contemporary music by Caplet, Ešenvalds and Larsen, and much “Americana”, including folksongs and African-American spirituals.
Saturday, December 7, 4:00 p.m.First Unitarian Universalist Church1187 Franklin Street @ O'FarrellSan Francisco
Join the Young Women’s Choral Projects’ newest ensemble, Allegro Chorus, conducted by Danelle Johnson, for its debut concert! This group of young singers will delight you with seasonal sounds from around the world. The Young Women’s Chorus of San Francisco, conducted by Susan McMane, will also make an appearance. Start your holiday season with the incomparable sound of young voices singing with joy. Bring your friends to share the Sounds of the Season!
YWC sings with Kronos Quartet on their 40th Anniversary Concert sponsored by Cal Performances at Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley on Saturday, December 7 at 8pm. Joining forces with the tenors and basses of Pacific Boychoir, YWC will perform the west coast premiere of Terry Riley's "Another Secret eQuation" with the world-renowned Kronos Quartet.
Gifts of the Season: Spirit, Peace, Joy! - a concert by the Young Women’s Chorus of San Francisco, Susan McMane, conductor. The program features the magnificent Benjamin Britten Missa Brevis in D with organist Jonathan Dimmock. Other selections include spiritual, peaceful and joyful music by Hildegard von Bingen, Francisco Guerrero, Frank La Rocca, and Abbie Betinis, as well as familiar carols of the season with audience sing-along.
YWC is pleased to join with the tenors and basses of Ragazzi Boys Chorus this coming March for a very special program. The 75-voiced mixed choir, a combination of voices of the Bay Area’s two great youth choirs, will perform classic works with string orchestra under the direction of Maestro Vance George. Music by Giovanni Martini, Gabriel Fauré, and Leonard Bernstein will be featured.
YWC is honored to appear as guest artists on a set of concerts with Clerestory, the Bay Area’s acclaimed 9-man vocal ensemble. Inspired by a Dr. Seuss painting and poem, Clerestory founder Jesse Antin will offer the world premiere of his A Prayer for a Child. The men and young women will sing folk songs from around the world, as well as pieces composed on themes of play, animals, trees, trains, and much more. This family-friendly concert will delight and inspire the child in each listener; we hope to see you for this special Mother’s Day weekend event.
Hear the beautiful young voices of YWCP’s Allegro Chorus, under the direction of Danelle Johnson, perform classical music by Handel and Schubert, Hungarian folksongs, contemporary selections, spirituals, and even a bit of choreographed boogie woogie. The older singers in the Young Women’s Chorus of San Francisco,Susan McMane, conductor, present music by Paulus and Brahms, as well as Norwegian and American folk music, and Broadway selections. The two choirs come together for “Sing All Ye Joyful” by renowned Bay Area composer Kirke Mechem.
From the Bay to Broadway sends the YWC off on our tour to New York City in June 2014. Expect music from Bay Area composers as well as Broadway selections.
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