I know many of you enjoy attending Holiday concerts in the Bay Area! Here are a few programs where you can catch me hiding in the crowd:
Can you believe September is nearly here? And it's 2021?!
This Fall I perform in the chorus ensemble of Fidelio at San Francisco Opera. Find out more about purchasing tickets and Covid-19 protocols HERE.
I am also joining the team at Livermore Valley Opera as the Director of Outreach. With LVO, I will be coordinating visits to local schools to present mini-operas, as well as working with high school and college music teachers to bring LVO artists into masterclasses. If you know a teacher who would be interested in working with Livermore Valley Opera's fantastic artists or hosting an event at your school or venue, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to work in opera, I am excited to be coordinating and performing in events with the San Francisco Renaissance Voices. This Fall will be our return to live music. Please find out more on our website: SFRVoices.org
While there are still no opportunities for indoor performing, there may be a chance of some virtual experiences! For Halloween, I participated in my studio's online Spooky Halloween Concert! Boy was it fun!! I was also able to do a couple of virtual choir recordings! Some of these videos will be linked below.
I am planning on creating some Holiday Music in similar formats - so check back for details!
The Lighthouse Ghost by Nancy Bachmann
Into the Unknown, virtual choir: Arete Singers
While we're all online, singing in person is dangerous, I've been building up my voice studio tools, tricks, and available videos. Making all of this possible isn't easy! If you would like to donate to help me keep making videos and tutorials on singing, it would be greatly appreciated.
With new tech, a good set-up, and help from friends, I'd like to consider offering a virtual concert of classical music & musical theater rep sometime in the late Fall, perhaps. My voice students will be offering a Spooky Concert streamed online for your enjoyment This Halloween!! Let me know if you would like to join in.
Due to COVID-19, most gigs I had scheduled for the spring have now been postponed or canceled. This doesn't mean the music has stopped! I am still preparing music for a recital that has been postponed to July & will share updated schedules as they come. Lessons will now be given online! Feel free to contact me and set up a voice coaching.
Stay well, everyone. Thank you.
January 4th - A Grand Night for Singers at Jarvis Conservatory in Napa, CA
January 17th - NATS Cal-Western Regional Conference, teacher recital
January 23rd & February 13th - Senior Home performances, Palo Alto, with David Borac
February 8th - Performance with David Borac at Coastside Lutheran Church, Half Moon Bay, CA
Wow! The Holidays are approaching again! Make sure to mark your calendars for the following:
December 6th - 6pm Caroling at the Hayes Valley Christmas Tree Lighting and Christmas Festival.
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 10th - 12pm Caroling at Oakland City Center
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!