ACCOLADES

"…the S.F. Girls Chorus sang like a dream the whole way through, with beautiful dynamic shadings…”  San Francisco Classical Voice

"They appear to be capable of handling any vocal challenge set before them. Beauty of tone, exceptional agility and keen attention to words mark everything the choristers touch."  Gramophone Magazine

"You can throw just about anything at these young singers, and they’ll respond with panache...there is a lovely spirit of adventure, a sense that these performers are game for anything." San Francisco Chronicle

"To find yourself enveloped in the wonderful voices of the Girls Chorus...is a remarkable, spine-tingling experience." 
San Francisco Classical Voice

"The harmonies of the San Francisco Girls Chorus were perfect." — CBS-TV News

"...these are exceptional young musicians..." — San Jose Mercury News

“The San Francisco Girls Chorus is a treasure. Their training, musicality, and vibrant spirit are evident whenever they perform. I have enjoyed our long association and look forward to many years of collaboration.” — Michael Tilson Thomas

"It's like listening to the surface of glass -- smooth, perfect, yet very identifiable."  Minnesota Public Radio

“There is no overstating the dedication, versatility or technical command of this superb organization. For sweet-toned singing and a deft blend of individual sonorities, these young women are unbeatable. Again and again, a listener could only sit slack-jawed in astonishment at the beauty and clarity of their singing.”  — San Francisco Chronicle

 

MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

May 2018

Album review of Final Answer  Gramophone Magazine, May 2018

April 2018

Girls Chorus winds up its season with stylish new works  San Francisco Chronicle, April 23, 2018

August 2017

Best of the Bay 2016 - 2017 — San Francisco Classical Voice, August 7, 2017

S.F. Girls Chorus Just Wanna Sing Sing Sing - San Francisco Classical Voice, August 4, 2017

FEbruary 2017

S.F. Girls Chorus Brings Light From Darkness - San Francisco Classical Voice, February 28, 2017

January 2016

Nancy Pelosi Holds New Year's Party in Bay Area — KPIX-TV, January 10, 2016

Top Musical Events for the New Year — San Francisco Classical Voice, January 5, 2016

2015

Best of 2015: Trojan War masterpiece, Gustavo Dudamel, top classical year — San Jose Mercury News, December 15, 2015

SF Girls Chorus, TENET Go 'Behind Convent Walls’ — San Francisco Classical Voice, November 4, 2015

S.F. Girls Chorus sings music of the convent — SFGate.com/San Francisco Chronicle, October 27, 2015

State of the Arts — KDFC-FM, October 27, 2015

NY Phil and Director Alan Gilbert Announce 2016 Biennial, Featuring Grammy-Winning San Francisco Girls Chorus and More! — BroadwayWorld.com, October 22, 2015

S.F. Girls Chorus brings to life old convent music — SFGate.com/San Francisco Chronicle, October 20, 2015

SF Girls Chorus, TENET to Reveal ‘Music From Behind Convent Walls’ — San Francisco Classical Voice, October 20, 2015

A Harmonious Beethoven's Ninth from the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra — San Francisco Classical Voice, September 28, 2015

Dudamel and the Bolivar Orchestra Rock the Greek — SFGate.com/San Francisco Chronicle, September 26, 2015

Review: Gustavo Dudamel and Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra triumph in Beethoven's Ninth— San Jose Mercury News, September 26, 2015

San Francisco Girls Chorus previews its coming ‘ambassadorial’ role in Europe — Examiner.com, June 6, 2015

New Century Chamber Orchestra’s “Most Ambitious Season” Announced — San Francisco Classical Voice, May 26, 2015

Bay Area Arts News — SFGate.com, May 21, 2015

Young Singers' “Serious Music for Serious Times” — San Francisco Classical Voice, April 15, 2015

Young voices raised in song -- Los Angeles Children's Chorus and San Francisco Girls Chorus both performing world premieres — San Jose Mercury News, April 14, 2015

Talley's Folly ~ Girl Chorus & Children's Crusade ~ Pianist Igor Levit ~ Sing for America — KALW 97.1FM, April 14, 2015

Catching Up With the San Francisco Girls Chorus — San Francisco Classical Voice, February 27,, 2015

Intermezzo: Jon Nakamatsu’s flawless musical poetry, and two picks for Valentine’s Day — Monterey Herald, February 11, 2015

S.F. Girls Chorus: Maturity Beyond Their Years — San Francisco Classical Voice, February 5, 2015

Pianist John Nakamatsu — Peninsula Reviews, February 1, 2015

2014

San Francisco Girls Chorus at Creativity Explored — Creativity Explored, December 30, 2014

Review: New Century Chamber, Girls Chorus team for magical holiday concert — San Jose Mercury News, December 22, 2014

NCCO joins forces effectively with the San Francisco Girls Chorus — Examiner.com, December 21, 2014

Opera as Serial Drama: Lisa Bielawaʼs Vireo Set For Premiere — San Francisco Classical Voice, December 10, 2015

An Opera Offered on the Installment Plan — The New York Times, December 4, 2014

S.F. Opera 'Bohème' does double duty — San Francisco Examiner, November 17, 2014

October will begin with a weekend of notable choral events — Examiner.com, September 26, 2014

Vireo Debuts on KCET TV - a New Opera by Lisa Bielawa Created for Episodic Broadcast — WMOT-FM, March 31, 2014

Britten's Biblical Epic Refashioned in a Temple — San Francisco Classical Voice, March 29, 2014

Petronio dance troupe tackles resurrection with ‘Lazarus’ — San Francisco Examiner, March 11, 2014

Academy of Sciences penguin Pierre happy with wet suit — SFGate.com/San Francisco Chronicle, March 8, 2014

S.F. Symphony review: A lusty new splendor in Mahler's Third — SFGate.com/San Francisco Chronicle, March 1, 2014

2013

'Crissy Broadcast' review: 800 musicians cast spell — SFGate.com/San Francisco Chronicle, October 28, 2013

At Play In the Fields of Crissy — San Francisco Classical Voice, October 21, 2013

Valerie Sainte-Agathe: Mentor leads Girls Chorus — SFGate.com/San Francisco Chronicle, July 31, 2013

Santos: The Powers That She — San Francisco Classical Voice, May 3, 2013

State of the Arts: Interview with Lisa Bielawa — KDFC.com, April 2013

Sisterhood Sings of Sacred Sisters — San Francisco Classical Voice, April 22, 2013

S.F. Girls Chorus Alumna Returns as Artistic Director — San Francisco Classical Voice, February 19, 2013

San Francisco Girls Chorus Announces New Artistic Leadership —  Classical Candor, February 17, 2013

Riveting Reverie: Opera Parallèle's Ainadamar — San Francisco Classical Voice, February 16, 2013

S.F. Girls Chorus Welcomes New Artistic Director and Conductor  — San Francisco Classical Voice, February 14, 2013

San Francisco Girls Chorus announces new artistic leadership — Examiner.com, February 13, 2013

'Holy Sisters' review: Substitute conductor shines — SFGate.com/San Francisco Chronicle, April 16, 2013

Leading girls in lifting up their voices — SFGate.com/San Francisco Chronicle, March 26, 2013

New arrivals — SFGate.com/San Francisco Chronicle, February 20, 2013

2012

Classical sounds for the holiday season — SFGate.com/San Francisco Chronicle, November 11, 2012

S.F. Girls Chorus Comes Alive in Vivaldi — San Francisco Classical Voice, November 2, 2012

Outwater Rides to Berkeley Symphony's Rescue — San Francisco Classical Voice, April 26, 2012

Review: Guest conductor Edwin Outwater saves the day at Berkeley Symphony — San Francisco Classical Voice, April 27, 2012

Tony Bennett's heart remains here, 50 years later — SFGate.com/San Francisco Chronicle, February 26, 2012

Sing along with San Francisco: ‘I Left My Heart’ has its day — SFGate.com/San Francisco Chronicle, February 14, 2012

2011

Bay Area arts and entertainment picks, Oct. 30 — SFGate.com/San Francisco Chronicle, October 30, 2011

Let the People Sing, Part 1 and 2 — BBC.com, October 2011

S.F. Girls Chorus sings praises after Cuba visit — SFGate.com/San Francisco Chronicle, August 4, 2011

¡Viva! S.F. Girls Chorus — San Francisco Classical Voice, June 11, 2011

ASCAP "Adventurous Programming" Awards Presented at Chorus America Conference in San Francisco — ASCAP.com, June 10, 2011

Above and Beyond: The S.F. Girls Chorus Finish the Season With Premieres — San Francisco Classical Voice, June 5, 2011

A dynamic multimedia evening celebrating ten years of choral commissions — San Francisco Sentinel, May 2011

San Francisco Symphony review: Masur's Mendelssohn — SFGate.com/San Francisco Chronicle, March 12, 2011

In the ‘Glee’ Era, Youth Choruses Pop Up All Over — The New York Times, February 3, 2011

2010

Seven Choruses to Take Into Spring — San Francisco Classical Voice, December 28, 2010

Exhilarating 'Harmonielehre' — Bay Area Reporter, December 16, 2010

San Francisco Symphony: Adams' 'El Niño': review — SFGate.com/San Francisco Chronicle, December 4, 2010

Review: John Adams conducts his Christmas oratorio at San Francisco Symphony — San Jose Mercury News, December 3, 2010

New Classical Tracks: Heaven and Earth — Classical Minnesota Public Radio, April 19, 2010

Other Minds Festival: Lisa Bielawa — SFGate.com/San Francisco Chronicle, March 4, 2010

Supporters go gaga for Grammys — SFGate.com/San Francisco Chronicle, February 3, 2010

SF Symphony, Local Youth Choirs Win Top Classical Music Grammy — Contra Costa Times, February 1, 2010

Grammy Awards: List of Winners — The New York Times, January 31, 2010

San Francisco Symphony, Renee Fleming and Steven Epstein win classical Grammy awards — Los Angeles Times, January 31, 2010

High Notes: SF Symphony Brings Home Grammys — NBC Bay Area, January 2010

2009

Seeking High Notes in Bay Area Concert Halls — The New York Times, December 12, 2009

Transcendent Voices: San Francisco Girls Chorus at Cerritos — CerritosInk.com, November 2, 2009

Joe Goode goes for lift-off in Geyserville — SFGate.com/San Francisco Chronicle, May 14 , 2009

As it happened: Obama inauguration — BBC News, January 20, 2009

A Musical Dispatch From The Inauguration — National Public Radio (NPR), January 20, 2009

San Francisco Boys and Girls Choir — NBC Bay Area, January 20, 2009

Inaugural snapshots seen through Bay Area eyes — SFGate.com/San Francisco Chronicle, January 19, 2009

'The Nation's Heartbeat Set to Music'  — The Washington Post, January 18, 2009

S.F. boys, girls choruses go to Washington — SFGate.com/San Francisco Chronicle, January 17, 2009

Boys and Girls Choruses Come East to Sing-in Obama — The Chronicle of Philanthropy, January 16, 2009

SF youth chorus to sing during Obama inauguration — SFGate.com, January 16, 2009

San Francisco Choirs to Sing to Song Set to Obama Victory Speech — The Washington Post, January 16, 2009

SF Choruses Head to Washington for Inaugural — ABC KGO-TV Channel 7, January 12, 2009

2008

56th Presidential Inauguration Official Program — Digital Journal, December 28, 2008

Pre-Inaugural Jitters At San Francisco Chorus — National Public Radio (NPR), December 18, 2008

Aretha Franklin, Itzhak Perlman to Rock Obama Inauguration — People Magazine, December 18, 2008

Inaugural entertainment announced — United Press International (UPI), December 18, 2008

Obama, Biden & the Inauguration Lineup — ABC News, December 17, 2008

Aretha Franklin to Participate in Inaugural Ceremony — The New York Times, December 17, 2008

Inaugural singing — SFGate.com/San Francisco Chronicle, December 12, 2008

Bay Area groups to march at the inauguration — SFGate.com/San Francisco Chronicle, December 12, 2008

Chorus, ODC in soul-soothing world premiere — SFGate.com, March 17, 2008