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San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Clerestory kicks off its eighth season with The Bard, a celebration of Shakespeare’s words in music. Shakespeare’s clever, innately lyrical words have inspired composers from the Renaissance to today, including Ralph Vaughan Williams, John Rutter, and Jaako Mäntyjärvi. Many of the pieces bring to life songs Shakespeare wrote into his own plays, when the drama pauses to highlight a few tender lines or a moment of cheerful coarseness. Are you “to be, or not to be” in the audience? Verily, we hope so!
The concert will run just over an hour with no intermission. All venues are accessible, and you can find directions, programs, recordings, and more on our website.
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Founded in 2006, Clerestory is the Bay Area’s acclaimed 9-man vocal ensemble. Clerestory’s singers, from countertenor to bass, are veterans of San Francisco’s finest professional vocal groups, including Chanticleer, Philharmonia Baroque, American Bach Soloists and others. For details on upcoming performances see the Concerts page. The ensemble has been featured on National Public Radio and on San Francisco’s KDFC. Clerestory’s concert recordings are available for free listening or download here.