ACCOLADES

"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

“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

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

December 2015

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

November 2015

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

October 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

September 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

May 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

April 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

February 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

December 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

November 2014

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

September 2014

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

March 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

October 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

July 2013

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

May 2013

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

April 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

February 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

April 2013

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

March 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