THE BAY AREA’S UNCOMMON CHORUS
Welcome to our 37th Season!
We are excited to be performing with the Amaranth Quartet in our Winter concert and to be bringing back our Spring classical concert. And as in previous seasons we hope to enrich your lives with African-American spirituals! Join us to be transported and transformed!
Pacific Edge Voices (formerly Pacific Mozart Ensemble) is a Grammy®-nominated chorus that has been captivating audiences around the world for 35 years. Our diverse repertoire of performances include collaborations with artists such as Kent Nagano, Dave Brubeck, Meredith Monk, and Bobby McFerrin.
UPCOMING CONCERTS AND EVENTS
PEV offers its trademark blend of traditional and contemporary of music for the holiday season, together with Amaranth String Quartet. At the center of the program are several Baroque gems: The third cantata from J.S. Bach’s glorious Christmas Oratorio, select Christmas interpolations from Bach’s Magnificat, and Heinrich Schütz’s rarely heard storytelling masterpiece, The Story of the Birth of Jesus Christ.
This annual cabaret-style event features music numbers of all genres, copious and delicious food and drink and unique silent-auction items that are available for purchase by attendees. This event is Pacific Edge Voices’ principal fundraiser.
Saturday, March 11, 2017, 6:30pm
Northbrae Community Church, Berkeley
For spring, PEV takes flight with European and American works that explore sacred and secular dreams and destinations. Eric Whitacre’s enchanted Leonardo Dreams of his Flying Machine sets the stage for flights of fancy that are both heavenly and earthbound. Works by Bay Area composers Sanford Dole, Kirk Meecham, along with the premiere of a new piece by PEV tenor and composer Trevor Smith, are joined by Edwin Fissinger’s Lux Aeterna and Gabriel Faure’s ethereal Cantique de Jean Racine.
High-energy and truly original a cappella jazz and pop songs, often including rock, folk, Latin, R&B, country, body percussion, you name it!