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  • Santa Barbara Master Chorale Holiday Concert
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    Santa Barbara Master Chorale Holiday Concert

    Special guests include
    Elaine Litster, harpist, Eduardo Villa, tenor,
    American Riviera Children’s Chorus

    Tickets: $20 general admission; $5 children in grades K–12
    Available from chorus members,
    at sbmasterchorale.org, and at the door

  • Santa Santa Barbara Master Chorale sings Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem
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    Santa Santa Barbara Master Chorale sings Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem

    Composed between 1865 and 1868, this requiem is recognized as one of the most extraordinary spiritual compositions ever written. It’s believed that Brahms created this piece as he struggled to overcome his loss at the death of his mentor, Robert Schumann, in 1856, and then of his mother in1865. For text he did not follow the traditional Latin mass, but carefully selected poetic passages from Martin Luther’s German translation of the Bible. He set them to music that sought to offer consolation to those left behind.

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    Santa Santa Barbara Master Chorale sings Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem

    On Saturday, November 9, at 7:30, and Sunday, November 10, at 3:00, the Master Chorale will present Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem) by Johannes Brahms.

  • Santa Barbara Master Chorale presents On Wings of Song
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    Santa Barbara Master Chorale presents On Wings of Song

    Across hundreds of years, our feathered friends have been the topic of interest for many composers and musicians, from Handel and Mozart to Hoagy Carmichael and Rodgers and Hammerstein.

  • Santa Barbara Master Chorale sings A Sea Symphony
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    Santa Barbara Master Chorale sings A Sea Symphony

    First performed in 1910, A Sea Symphony stands as one of the composer’s first fully mature works. The text draws on the poetry of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass and supports an analogy between the voyager on the sea and the voyage of the soul into the unknown. The work reflects the many moods of the sea and its influence on mankind.

    Soloists are Julie Adams, soprano; and Brian Hotchkin, baritone.

  • Steve Hodson, Master Chorale Artistic Director and Conductor, presents Santa Barbara Sings!
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    Steve Hodson, Master Chorale Artistic Director and Conductor, presents Santa Barbara Sings!

    This beautiful folk drama of the Nativity is based on the rhythms and traditions of Hispanic America. Ariel Ramirez was an Argentine composer who was considered a chief supporter of Argentine folk music.

    This concert is free to the public. It is our gift to Santa Barbara in response to all that the community has endured in the past year with fires and mudslides and the resultant damage. It will be performed at the Lobero Theater, 33 East Canon Perdido, Santa Barbara.

  • Santa Barbara Master Chorale sings Jubilate Deo & Gloria
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    Santa Barbara Master Chorale sings Jubilate Deo & Gloria

    The Jubilate Deo, which premiered in 2016, is being given its first Santa Barbara performance. It brings to life the global aspect of the traditional Psalm 100,”O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands,” by featuring an exciting array of languages: Latin, Hebrew, Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, Zulu, Spanish, and English. Each movement combines some characteristics of its language-group’s musical culture with Forrest’s own musical experience.

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    Santa Barbara Master Chorale sings Jubilate Deo & Gloria

    The Jubilate Deo, which premiered in 2016, is being given its first Santa Barbara performance. It brings to life the global aspect of the traditional Psalm 100,”O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands,” by featuring an exciting array of languages: Latin, Hebrew, Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, Zulu, Spanish, and English. Each movement combines some characteristics of its language-group’s musical culture with Forrest’s own musical experience.

  • Santa Barbara Master Chorale call for auditions
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    Santa Barbara Master Chorale call for auditions

    Auditions begin Tuesday, August 28, at 6:30 pm for singers with choral experience. Rehearsals are held on Tuesdays from 7 to 9 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. 4575 Auhay Drive, Santa Barbara. To arrange for an audition, please call 805-682-6516, or email to [email protected].

  • Santa Barbara Master Chorale sings Petite Messe Solennelle
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    Santa Barbara Master Chorale sings Petite Messe Solennelle

    This year is the 150th anniversary of the 1868 death of Rossini. The version of his mass being performed at this concert features two soloists, choir, and three keyboardists. This work was written toward the end of his life when he was no longer writing operas. Rossini described it as "the last of my péchés de vieillesse" (sins of old age). The music is heartfelt and highly inventive. Despite the “solemn” in the title, much of the mass is also full of the joy and exuberance expressed in many of Rossini’s operas.

  • Santa Barbara Master Chorale sings Samson
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    Santa Barbara Master Chorale sings Samson

    This oratorio is considered to be one of Handel’s finest works. It recounts the story of Samson, a Judge of Israel, who married a Philistine woman, Dalila. Upon discovering that his supernatural strength was derived from his never cutting his hair, she sheared his hair while he was sleeping and betrayed him to the Philistines, who captured him and put his eyes out. Handel’s 3-part oratorio begins as Samson, blind and in chains, bewails his fate.

  • Santa Barbara Master Chorale sings Samson
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    Santa Barbara Master Chorale sings Samson

    This oratorio is considered to be one of Handel’s finest works. It recounts the story of Samson, a Judge of Israel, who married a Philistine woman, Dalila. Upon discovering that his supernatural strength was derived from his never cutting his hair, she sheared his hair while he was sleeping and betrayed him to the Philistines, who captured him and put his eyes out. Handel’s 3-part oratorio begins as Samson, blind and in chains, bewails his fate. In act 2, the Israelites implore divine assistance for him.

  • Santa Barbara Master Chorale Holiday Concert, Carol Sing & Party
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    Santa Barbara Master Chorale Holiday Concert, Carol Sing & Party

    Featuring Navidad Nuestra, a series of songs composed by Ariel Ramirez

    Featured performer will be classical guitarist Anthony Ybarra.

    Special guest choir will be the American Riviera Children’s Chorus, Erin Bonski-Evans, Director.

    7:00 p.m. Sunday, December 10, 2017
    Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara
    1535 Santa Barbara Street

    Tickets available at the door and in advance from chorale members
    $25 adults, $10 children under 12
    (Tax deductible: $20 per adult ticket, $5 per child ticket)

  • Santa Barbara Master Chorale sings Forrest & Faure
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    Santa Barbara Master Chorale sings Forrest & Faure

    Now being introduced to Santa Barbara, the beautiful Requiem for the Living received more than 100 performances worldwide within a year of its 2013 composition. In contrast to the traditional prayer for the deceased, its five movements form a narrative just as much for the living and their own struggle with pain and sorrow.

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    Santa Barbara Master Chorale sings Forrest & Faure

    Now being introduced to Santa Barbara, the beautiful Requiem for the Living received more than 100 performances worldwide within a year of its 2013 composition. In contrast to the traditional prayer for the deceased, its five movements form a narrative just as much for the living and their own struggle with pain and sorrow.

  • Santa Barbara Master Chorale auditions
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    Santa Barbara Master Chorale auditions

    Requiem for the Living
    by Dan Forrest

    Requiem in D minor
    by Gabriel Fauré

    Requiem for the Living is by the young American composer Dan Forest. Now being introduced to Santa Barbara, it received more than 100 performances worldwide within a year of its 2013 composition. Gabriel Fauré’s lovely requiem, written in the late 19th century, has always been a favorite here. By Fauré’s own account, its emphasis is dominated by “a very human feeling of faith in eternal rest.”