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SFGC Presents: Joint Concert with the Copenhagen Girls' Choir

  • Herbst Theatre 401 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA, 94102 United States (map)
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Friday, March 22, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. 
Herbst Theatre, San Francisco

San Francisco Girls Chorus
Valérie Sainte-Agathe, Artistic Director
Copenhagen Girls’ Choir
Anne Marie Granau, Artistic Director

The San Francisco Girls Chorus and Denmark's leading girls chorus, the Copenhagen Girls Choir, join forces to present a joint concert at Herbst Theatre, the culmination of a mini-residency and cultural exchange as part of CGC's 2019 California Tour.

As a part of the Danish Government International Cultural Exchange Program this artistic collaboration brings new, original Danish music across the Atlantic, to be performed with SFGC
The piece Gallop of Fire commemorates the people affected by the California wildfires and it will be premiered in California. The repertory also includes classical choral music, and Danish a cappella pieces.

Bo Holten: Prepare to go from Cantigas d’Amigo
Povl Hamburger (arr. Windekilde): Der er ingenting i verden så stille som sne
Ēriks Ešenvalds: O Salutaris Hostia
Danish Traditional Song (arr. Mäntyjärvi Ramund)

Copenhagen Girls’ Choir, Anne Marie Granau, conductor
Carla Kihlstedt: Herring Run
Meredith Monk: Panda Chant
David Lang: i lie

San Francisco Girls Chorus, Valérie Sainte-Agathe, conductor
Kim Rafael Nyberg: Paxima (instrumental)
Kim Rafael Nyberg: Klingra
Kim Rafael Nyberg: A Gallop of Fire (world premiere)

SFGC+CGG+Afenginn+Maggie Bjorklund
Anne Marie Granau, conductor

Violin, Niels Skovmand
Clarinet, Rasmus Krøyer
Mandolin, Kim Nyberg
Cello, Erik Olevik
Drums, Ulrik Brohuus
Pedal Steel, Maggie Bjorklund

About Afenginn and Maggie Bjorklund:
Composer and front man in Afenginn, Kim Nyberg, has a strong Nordic voice in his compositions that encompasses classical composition techniques, Scandinavian folk music and the odd meters of eastern European music. This very evocative style has won Nyberg and Afenginn several Music Awards through the years and the trademark of Afenginn is surprising and beautiful music and superb live performances. Maggie Bjorklund’s exceptional and poetic pedal steel playing is an interesting link between Denmark and the US as she has been touring extensively in the US as soloist and with American artists, such as Jack White.

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