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Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption

1111 Gough Street

San Francisco, CA 94109

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Cal Poly's


Concert Choir

Dr. Scott Glysson, Director


Laus Trinitati (Hildegard von Bingen, arr. Felicia Sandler)

Advance Democracy (Benjamin Britten)

A Child’s Prayer (James Macmillan)

This Little Light of Mine (Harry Dixon Loes)

A Spotless Rose (Herbert Howells)

Please Stay (Jake Runestad)



Scott Glysson began his tenure as director of choral activities in fall 2017. He previously served as director of choral activities at West Liberty University in Wheeling, West Virginia. He has also held the position of artistic director and conductor of the Tucson Masterworks Chorale, assistant director of the internationally recognized Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus, assistant conductor of the Reston Chorale and teaching positions at several high schools in the Washington, D.C., area. As the conductor of university, high school and community ensembles, he has performed both nationally and internationally. During the summer he presented an all-state choral festival at Cal Poly for high school students. He also traveled to Kenya to work with choirs from across the country, and presented a concert. He has been invited to conduct a performance of John Rutter’s “Requiem” in Carnegie Hall with the New England Symphonic Ensemble, in May 2019.


Paul Woodring specialized in organ performance at Cal State Northridge, studying under Sam Swartz and David Britton. He then studied organ and harpsichord in Vienna under Otto Bruckner and Elfriede Stadlmann. As an accompanist, Woodring has worked with the Los Angeles Master Chorale, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Los Angeles Opera Company among other well-known ensembles. Locally, he has worked with Opera San Luis Obispo, Festival Mozaic, Central Coast Children’s Choir, San Luis Obispo Master Chorale, Tolosa Strings and several musical theater organizations. He is currently staff accompanist, coach and university organist at Cal Poly. He is music director for Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church and San Luis Obispo United Methodist Church.


Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive polytechnic public university located in San Luis Obispo. Known for its Learn by Doing approach, small class sizes, and open access to expert faculty, Cal Poly is a distinctive learning community whose over 20,000 academically motivated students enjoy an unrivaled hands-on educational experience that prepares them to lead successful personal and professional lives.

As a polytechnic university, Cal Poly promotes the application of theory to practice. As a comprehensive institution, Cal Poly provides a balanced education in the arts, sciences and technology, while encouraging cross-disciplinary and co-curricular experiences.

The Music Department at Cal Poly is one of 15 departments in the College of Liberal Arts. The department offers a program that develops musical skills, encourages creativity, and cultivates vision for the future. The department offers all students an opportunity to participate in a variety of excellent musical organizations and to develop the understanding and skills necessary for lifelong musical involvement. It is accredited by the United States’ National Association for Schools of Music.

Cal Poly's most advanced campus choral ensemble on campus, the PolyPhonics is a highly visible ensemble and touring choir that represents the university in the community, across the nation and internationally.

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

There are no ID requirements for the concert series.

The concert space is very open and acoustically live, so it's important to keep audience noise low to let everyone enjoy the music. Children who are able to be quiet for the duration of a :45 to :50 musical performance are welcome.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption is at 1111 Gough between Geary and Ellis Streets. The 38 Geary stops nearby.

Driving? There is also a good sized parking lot, with entrances on Gough and on Cleary Court.

What can I bring into the event?

The performance takes place inside our sanctuary space, so please don't bring in food to eat or drink.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Chris or Helena in the Cathedral Music Department can answer your questions from Wednesday through Saturday, between 10 am and 2 pm. Please call (415) 567-2020, extension 213.

What's the refund policy?

You can get a refund on donation tickets up to a day before the concert. You can also give your tickets to other people.

Do I need to bring a printed copy of my ticket?

You don't need to bring a printout. Eventbrite gives us a list.

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Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption

1111 Gough Street

San Francisco, CA 94109

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