Clerestory Christmas - San Francisco
Saturday, November 30, 2013 from 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM (PST)
San Francisco, CA
This year's Clerestory Christmas ushers in the holiday season with all-American works both old and new. The concert will evoke American holidays past and present, from wintery Native American sounds to familiar carols and classic American jazz.
The fourth installation in Americana—the ensemble’s ongoing exploration of great choral music from the U.S.—Clerestory Christmas includes works by Morten Lauridsen, William Billings, and John Jacob Niles as well as Ray Charles, Joseph Jennings and Clerestory founder Jesse Antin. Classic Christmas tunes will be enlivened with new arrangements from Abbie Betinis, Joel Martinson and Eric Banks.
We kick off the season with these early concerts that are guaranteed to put you and your loved ones in the holiday spirit.
The concert will run just over an hour with no intermission.
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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.