Magnificat and The San Francisco Girls Chorus
This coming weekend (October 8, 9, 10) Magnificat in collaboration with the Purcell Society, Stainer & Bell, and the National Centre for Early Music, York (UK), will be presenting the modern premier of the second version of John Blow’s Venus & Adonis.
A re-telling of the classical myth from a distinctly feminist perspective, John Blow’s Venus & Adonis is the earliest surviving English opera. Combining elements of the English masque and the French tragedie lyrique, it was performed “for the entertainment of the King” in 1683 and later revised for a second production.
For this performance Magnificat will be joined by members of the San Francisco Girls Chorus.
Magnificat: Warren Stewart, director
Catherine Webster, soprano; Jennifer Paulino, soprano; Jose Lemos, countertenor; Clifton Massey, countertenor; Paul Elliott, tenor; Peter Becker, bass; Hugh Davies, bass; Louise Carslake, recorder; Annette, recorder; Carla Moore, violin; David Wilson, violin, Elisabeth Reed, violoncello; John Dornenburg, violone; Katherine Heater, organ & harpsichord.
- Friday, October 8th at 8:00 pm
St. Patrick’s Seminary
320 Middlefield Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025-3563
- Saturday, October 9th at 8:00 pm
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704-1604
- Sunday, October 10th at 4:00 pm
St Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell Street
San Francisco, California 94109
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