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SFGC Presents: From East to West

  • First Congregational Church of Berkeley 2345 Channing Way Berkeley, CA 94704 (map)
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Saturday, June 8, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m.  
Mission Dolores Basilica
Sunday, June 9, 2018 @ 4:00 p.m.  
First Congregational Church, Berkeley

San Francisco Girls Chorus

Valérie Sainte-Agathe, Artistic Director
Mahsa Vahdat, vocalist

The San Francisco Girls Chorus concludes its 40th anniversary season with an exploration of texts from poets and visionaries from the East and West. Persian vocalist Mahsa Vahdat appears as guest artist in a program that includes World Premiere performances of two SFGC commissions – Three Parables by acclaimed American composer Richard Danielpour and a new work from Israeli composer Aviya Kopelman, co-commissioned with the Isreal Institute – as well as works by Sarah Kirkland Snyder and Eric Banks.

Richard Danielpour: Three Parables (SFGC Commission and World Premiere)
Aviya Kopelman: New Work (SFGC Co-commission and World Premiere)
Eric Banks: Excerpts from The Syrian Seasons
Tord Gustavsen: Songs on text by Rumi and Hafez
Mahsa Vahdat: Selected Songs
            Mahsa Vahdat, vocals
Hildegard von Bingen: Selected Works
Frank Ferko: O nobilissima viriditas