Wow! The Holidays are approaching again! Every year I feel like the Christmas Concert season hits me like a ton of bricks! Yes - I will probably sing with wandering Christmas Carolers a few times, but for the more specific concerts, make sure to mark your calendars for the following:
December 8th - 7pm Coastside Community Sing, Half Moon Bay United Methodist Church. I will be conducting my church ensemble (and friends) in two festive holiday pieces!
December 15th - 10am Worship Sermon: Reader's Theater "A Christmas Carol"
I'm directing this shortened version of a Christmas Classic with an inter-generational cast at Coastside Lutheran Church.
December 20th - 12:30pm Stanford Hospital's annual "mini-Messiah" as the soprano soloist. Performing with David Lewis and friends.
December 21st - 4pm Lessons and Carols with San Francisco Renaissance Voices at San Francisco Episcopal Church of the Incarnation.
I will be singing as a soprano in the chorus, as well assistant directing. I will also be conducting select pieces in this traditional Holiday prayer service.
***It's the Most wonderful tiiiiiiime of the year***
Just kidding... it's part of why all singers are really Masochists. I have a few auditions coming up, so I will announce any upcoming Spring roles to you here!
This Fall, I will be singing in the chorus for Nabucco with the Claude Healer Foundation. This presentation of a story about the ancient Jewish people will be presented in the beautiful Congregation Sherith Israel Synagogue in San Francisco. We are even performing the chorus of the Hebrew slaves in Hebrew!
Learn more here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/giuseppe-verdis-nabucco-concert-version-of-complete-opera-with-full-orchestra-and-chorus-tickets-69202585797
This year marks the 4th annual "end-of-summer" concert at Coastside Lutheran, and I'm hoping to make this event the best one yet!! We have a repertoire of quirky love songs, including Renaissance Madrigals, showtunes, and glee club favorites!
I am raising funds for the concert operation costs, and to add to the benefits for Abundant Grace and Coastside Lutheran's Community Breakfast program. I hope you will consider donating to this project that is near and dear to my heart.
July 2nd I will be performing highlights from Pocket Opera's season at The Towers Senior Home Facility.
This Summer I will be spending most of my time working on the fundraising concert for Coastside Lutheran Church and Abundant Grace (a community breakfast program in Half Moon Bay). August 24th!
Pocket Opera Annual Gala - February 10th, the Green Room at Herbst Theater, SF.
Bianca in Island City Opera’s production of La Rondine, March 8th - March 17th, Alameda Elks Lodge. Go to www.islandcityopera.org for more information. To purchase tickets click HERE.
Sing for America choral concert & fundraiser, April 7th at the Palace of Fine Arts, SF. Visit http://give.classy.org/pocketoperasf to make a donation or purchase concert tickets.
Lisette in Pocket Opera’s production of La Rondine, April 28th in Berkeley; May 5th in SF. Go to www.pocketopera.org for details and tickets
11/26: 12pm - 1pm Christmas Caroling with Piccola Carolers, Oakland City Center BART station
Weekly on Thursdays beginning 11/29: 7pm Vespers Evening Prayers at Coastside Lutheran
12/1: Christmas Caroling at Milpitas Christmas Tree Lighting, 7pm-8:30pm, Milpitas City Hall
12/9: Coastside Lutheran Church Choir performs at Half Moon Bay’s annual Community Sing, 7pm at Our Lady of the Pillar Catholic Church, HMB
12/15 & 12/16: Singing with the San Francisco Renaissance Voices for their Christmas Concert. Berkeley Hillside Club 7:30pm Saturday & SF Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, 29th Ave 8pm Sunday Tickets Available Here
12/17: 12-1pm Caroling at Oakland City Center BART
12/21: Soprano Soloist at Stanford Hospital’s “mini-Messiah” with David Lewis. 1pm, Main Hospital Atrium
12/22: Singing with Lessons and Carols with San Francisco Renaissance Voices, Church of the Incarnation, 4pm Reserve Your FREE seat here
12/ 24: Coastside Lutheran Church Christmas Eve services, choir at 6pm worship, soprano soloist at 10pm worship.
The Bernstein Celebration was ABSOLUTELY beautiful and so much fun to put together!
This Fall I will be focusing more on building up my voice studio and improving my choral conducting! More updates will be available soon. If you are interested in voice or piano lessons, I teach out of my home in Pinole, my church in Half Moon Bay, and now in Pleasant Hill! Contact me for details and to register for lessons.
Thank you for checking in! Happy Singing!
If you're in the Tiburon area July 24th, see if you can grab a seat at Servino Ristorante in Tiburon, where I will be singing with West Coast Opera for their monthly Opera Night! Pre-selected meal is $95/person and includes five AMAZING courses and some fabulous music! www.servino.com
So excited to be offering another concert at Coastside Lutheran Church this August. This year we will again raise funds for the community breakfast program, which feeds the homeless twice weekly. This year we have 5 amazing soloists who are all professional musicians, as well as choir singers from the Coastside Chorale and the Coastside Lutheran Church choirs.
Pocket Opera's Secret Marriage opens on May 20th in Berkeley at the Hillside Club and May 27th at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco. Purchase tickets at www.pocketopera.org
Excerpts from The Sound of Music with the Sutter Buttes Family Orchestra at the Veteran's Memorial Building, Gridley, CA on June 15th
100 Years of Bernstein at Coastside Lutheran Church, August 25th
Be sure to check out Pocket Opera's website (www.pocketopera.org) and purchase your tickets for Domenico Cimarosa's The Secret Marriage, with Donald Pippin's wonderful translations and notes. May 20th - Berkeley; May 27th - San Francisco.