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San Francisco Girls Chorus 2014-2015 Season

The Romantic Imagination

Saturday, October 4, 2014, 8pm
at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, San Francisco

Sunday, October 5, 2014, 4pm
at First Congregational Church, Berkeley
With Jon Nakamatsu, piano

Featuring the world premiere performance of Alexander Blachly’s arrangements of Lieder by Schubert (“Die junge Nonne,” “Du bist die Ruh”) Beethoven (“In questa tomba oscura,” “Aus Goethes Faust”), Schumann (“Die Hochländer-Witwe”) and Amy Beach (“I Sent My Heart”), plus Jon Nakamatsu performing two Liszt arrangements of Schumann Lieder, for solo piano, Widmung and Frühlingsnacht. He is also playing Lisa Bielawa’s piece Wait accompanied by SFGC singing the drone.

Northern Lights

Monday, December 8, 2014, 8pm
at Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

The full complement of more than 300 voices of the San Francisco Girls Chorus and School take the Davies Symphony Hall stage is song for the annual celebration of the season, which this year will feature winter and holiday-themed music from Nordic countries in anticipation of the Chorus’ June tour, plus carols and audience sing-along.

With New Century Chamber Orchestra

December 18, 19, 20 and 21

The Chorus will appear as guest artists with New Century Chamber Orchestra in concerts featuring works by Handel, Vaughan Williams and others. This will mark the first collaboration with the NCCO and adds to the Chorus’ impressive list of partners over the years which have included regular appearances with San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Symphony, Opera Paralelle, and occasional appearances with Joe Goode Performance Group, ODC Dance, Stephen Petronio Dance Company and others. Click here for more information

Children’s Crusade

Friday, April 17, 2015, 8 pm
at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, San Francisco

Sunday, April 19, 2015 4 pm
at First Congregational Church, Berkeley

West Coast premiere of Kinderkreuzzug, an anti-war cantata by German-Turkish composer Ralf Yusuf Gawlick, with text by Bertoldt Brecht; plus works by Lili Boulanger (Pie Jesu) and Philip Glass (Father Death Blues), with instrumental ensemble.

American Vanguard

Friday, June 5, 2015, 8pm
at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music
With Carla Kihlstedt, violinist/composer

The Girls Chorus will close the season at the forefront of innovation—delivering compelling, technically impeccable and emotionally rich performances of significant music of our own time. This program features modern and contemporary American masterworks the Chorus has been invited to tour to Nordic countries including Meredith Monk, John Cage, Carla Kihlstedt, Lou Harrison, and others.

2014-2015 Season
Subscriptions and Tickets

Subscription packages and single tickets will be available in August at City Box Office: Phone 415-392-4400; online cityboxoffice.com; or in person at City Box Office, 180 Redwood Street, Suite 100, San Francisco (Monday – Friday, 9:30am-5pm).

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Chorus Registration

Register for the 2014-2015 season


Please print out the pdf documents, fill them out and mail/fax/email to the Chorus office.

44 Page Street, Suite 200
San Francisco CA 94102



If you have any questions, please contact Chorus School Administrative Director Julie Hoerl 415-863-1752 x301 or jhoerl@sfgirlschorus.org


the San Francisco Girls Chorus

San Francisco Girls Chorus, founded in 1978, is a regional center for music education and performance for girls and young women, ages 5–18. Each year 400 singers from 45 Bay Area cities participate in this internationally recognized program, deemed “a model in the country for training girls’ voices” by the California Arts Council.

Performances & Awards

Annually, its dedicated young artists present season concerts, tour nationally or internationally, and appear with respected partner organizations, including San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Opera. SFGC’s 30th Anniversary season, 2008-2009, culminated in a performance at President Barack Obama’s swearing-in ceremony, and a debut concert at Alice Tully Hall at New York’s Lincoln Center. The Girls Chorus has won many honors, including, the prestigious “Margaret Hillis Award” in 2001, given annually by Chorus America to a chorus that demonstrates artistic excellence, a strong organizational structure, and a commitment to education. Other awards include three ASCAP awards for Adventurous Programming in 2001, 2004 and 2011, and five Grammy awards.

The Chorus at a Glance

Established:   1978
Number of Choristers:   400
Ages:   5-18
No. of Grammy's:   5
Artistic Director:   Lisa Bielawa
Music Director and Principal Conductor:   Valérie Sainte-Agathe

Connect with Us

 44 Page Street, Suite 200, San Francisco, CA 94102      415.863.1752       info@sfgirlschorus.org