BCCO Concert Programs, May 1989 to date

Ming Luke, Current Music Director, Fall 2011 to date

SeasonWorkComposerNotes

January 6, 7, 8, 2017

Requiem in C minor

Requiem in D minor

Luigi Cherubini


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Soloists:

Ariana Strahl, soprano»
Silvie Jensen, mezzo soprano»
Kirk Dougherty, tenor»
Matt Hanscom, baritone»

Concert Notes »

June 3, 4, 5, 2016

War Requiem Op. 66Benjamin Britten

Soloists:

Carrie Hennesey, Soprano »
Brian Thorsett, Tenor »
Efraín Solís, baritone »

Level IV of the San Francisco Girls Chorus School
Anne Katherine Hege, Level IV Director

January 8, 9, 10, 2016

Ming Luke,
Music Director
 

Joseph Liebling
Guest Conductor

Messiah - Overture and "Worthy is the Lamb"George Frideric Handel 
I Think I Shall Praise it - Composed for BCCO's 50th anniversary

Kurt Erickson

 
 
Ein Deutsches Requiem
Movements I and IV

Joseph Liebling, Guest Conductor
 Joannes Brahms 
Chichester PsalmsLeonard Bernstein

Soloists:

• Heidi Moss, soprano »
• Jennifer Lee, Soprano »
• Emma Broback, Soprano »

 

Finlandia

Jan Sibelius Concert Notes »

June 5, 6, 7, 2015

Ming Luke,
Music Director

Requiem

 
Giuseppe Verdi

Soloists:

Carrie Hennessey, soprano »
Lisa van der Ploeg, Mezzo Soprano »
Alex Boyer, Tenor »
James Demler, Baritone »

January 10, 11, 2015

Ming Luke,
Music Director

St. John Passion

 
Johann Sebastian Bach

Soloists:

Jennifer Paulino, soprano »
Danielle Reutter-Harrah, mezzo soprano »
Brian Thorsett, Tenor »
Jeffrey Fields, Baritone »
Paul Thompson, Bass »

 

June 13, 14, 15, 2014

Ming Luke,
Music Director

Elijah oratorio, Op. 70Felix Mendelssohn

Soloists:

• Carrie Hennessey, soprano
• Megan Berti, mezzo soprano

• Brian Thorsett, tenor

• James R. Demler, baritone

• Cap Sharon*, soprano
• Thomas Mosley*, soprano

*from the Pacific Boychoir Academy

Nov. 16, 22, 24, 2013

Ming Luke,
Music Director

St. Cecilia Mass
Serenade to Music
An Die Musik, D 547
Oseh Shalom Bimromav

Charles Gounod
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Franz Schubert *
Franz Schubert **
Michael Schachter ***
________________________
* Eric Howe, baritone, Ming Luke, piano
** Arranged by Loretta Notareschi
*** Young Composer competition winner

Soloists
• Jennifer Paulino, soprano
• Steven Ziegler, tenor
• Eric Howe , baritone

 

May 3, 5, 12, 2013

Ming Luke,
Music Director

 Requiem , OP.9
** Carmen Vocis
** Oseh Shalom Bimromav
** A Day of Sunshine
conducted by Derek Tam

** Young Composer
Competition Finalists

Maurice Duruflé
Costas Dafnis
Michael Schachter
Keane Southard

Soloists

• Carrie Hennessey, soprano
• Igor Vieira, baritone

 

 

Dec. 2012

Ming Luke,
Music Director

• The Great Mass in C minor, K. 427
• Symphony No. 29 in A major K. 201
Ave Verum Corpus

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Soloists
• Jennifer Paulino, soprano
• Megan Berti, mezzo-soprano
• J. Raymond Meyers, tenor
• Igor Vieira, baritone

May 2012

Ming Luke,
Music Director

Requiem Mass
     Op. 89

 

Antonin Dvořák

Soloists
• Carrie Hennessey, soprano
• Megan Berti, mezzo-soprano
• J. Raymond Meyers, tenor
• Richard Mix, baritone

Dec. 2011

Ming Luke,
Music Director

Gloria
Frostiana
Brandenburg Concerto
No. 3 in G major
Vivaldi
Thompson
Bach
Soloists
• Carrie Hennessey, soprano
• Megan Berti, mezzo-soprano

May 2011

Guest Conductor Joseph Liebling/

Music Director Arlene Sagan

Requiem
Opus 45
BrahmsSoloists
• Marcelle Dronkers, soprano
• Eric Howe, baritone
 Because We Sang  
 from "Elegy of the Forest of      Sainte-Croix", #32

(World Premiere)
Robin Eschner 

Dec. 2010

Guest Conductor Joseph Liebling

Music Director Arlene Sagan

Harmoniemesse
Mass No. 14 in B flat major
HaydnSoloists

Rita Lilly, soprano

Deborah Kropp, soprano
Lauren Carley, alto
J.  Raymond Meyers, tenor

Gregory Stapp, bass
  Zadok the Priest from the Coronation Anthems Handel 
 First movement of the
Christmas Oratorio
  BWV 24
Bach 
 Fantasia & Fugue in C minor, BWV 53

Bach

 

Transcribed for string orchestra by David Cheng

May  2010

Arlene Sagan,
Music Director

Mass in B minor 
 BWV 232

 

 

 

Bach

Soloists
Elspeth Franks, soprano
Sonia Gariaeff, alto
Brian Thorsett, tenor
Hugh M. Davies, bass

Dec.  2009

Arlene Sagan,
Music Director

Mass in E flat major, no. 6,
D 950
Schubert

Soloists
Tiffany Cromartie, soprano
Lauren Carley, mezzo-soprano
J. Raymond Meyers, tenor
Jim Molmen, tenor
Paul Thompson, bass

May 2009

Arlene Sagan,
Music Director

Stabat Mater
Opus 58
DvořákSoloists
Carole Schaffer, soprano
Sonia Gariaeff, mezzo-soprano
Kalil Wilson, tenor
Jeffrey Fields, baritone

Dec. 2008

Arlene Sagan,
Music Director

Selection of Opera ChorusesMiscellaneousSoloists
Marcelle Dronkers, soprano
Richard Goodman, baritone

May 2008

Arlene Sagan,
Music Director

Requiem

 KV 626

Mozart

Soloists
|Marcelle Dronkers, soprano
Sonia Gariaeff, alto
J. Raymond Meyers, tenor
Zachary Gordin, baritone

 Ave Verum CorpusMozart Chorus
 

Hear the Bell  (World Premiere)

EschnerWinner of BCCO's Choral Composition Contest, 2007
 Prelude in C minorBach

Orchestra

Transcribed for strings by David Cheng

Dec. 2007

Arlene Sagan,
Music Director

Messa di GloriaPuccini

Soloists 
Kevin Courtemanche, tenor
Todd Donovan, baritone

 Va, Pensiero from NabuccoVerdi Chorus
 Overture, L'italiana in AlgeriRossini

Orchestra

Frank Chang, guest conductor

 La Notte, Concerto, Op 45 No. 8 for BassoonVivaldiCynthia Hanson, bassoon soloist

May 2007

Arlene Sagan,
Music Director

RequiemFauré

Mark Bruce, organist

Soloists
Marcelle Dronkers, soprano
Tiffany Cromartie, soprano
Joshua Henderson, baritone

 

Selections from

Les Chansons des Roses

LauridsenChorus
 Tanzlied des PierrotKorngold

Soloist
Joshua Henderson, baritone

 Violin Concerto in A minorBach

Charles Montague, violin soloist

Mark Bruce, harpsichordist

Dec. 2006

Arlene Sagan,
Music Director

Chichester PsalmsBernstein

Soloist
Max Vicas, soprano

 

Selections from

Old American Songs

Copland Chorus
 A Tribute to Julian White
selected works, including
She Walks in Beauty
(World Premiere)
J. White Chorus

May 2006

Arlene Sagan,
Music Director

Mass in C Major

 Opus 86

Beethoven

Soloists
Marcelle Dronkers, sopranoSonia Gariaeff, mezzo-soprano
Elspeth Franks, mezzo-soprano
Richard Walker, tenor
Joshua Henderson, baritone

 

Pavane Opus 50

Fauré Chorus
 Fugue for Organ in G minorBach

Orchestra

Arranged for strings by David Cheng

Dec. 2005

Arlene Sagan,
Music Director

GloriaPoulenc

Soprano soloists 
Jillian Khuner
Paula Goodman Wilder

 23.5°   (World Premiere)MuellerWinner of BCCO Choral Composition Competition, 2005
 Hymn to the United NationsBacon Chorus
 Concerto for Oboe and TrumpetHertel

Dana Kemp, trumpet
Terri Knight, oboe

 

Serenade for Winds
Opus 7

Strauss

Orchestra

Frank Chang, guest conductor

 Song to the MoonDvořák

Soprano soloists
Jillian Khuner
Paula Goodman Wilder

May 2005RequiemDuruflé Chorus
 

Arlene Sagan,
Music Director

Motet VI - Lobet den Herrn, Alle HeidenBach Chorus
 Rinaldo (selected arias)Handel

Soloist
Marcelle Dronkers, soprano

Dec. 2004AlleluiaThompson Chorus
 

Arlene Sagan,
Music Director

A Ceremony of Carols Opus 28

Gloria

Britten

Vivaldi

Soloists 
Marcelle Dronkers, soprano
Terry Alvord, mezzo-soprano
Elspeth Franks, mezzo-soprano

 

 

Agnus Dei
from Adagio for Strings

BarberChorus 

May 2004

Arlene Sagan,
Music Director

RequiemVerdi

Soloists

Jillian Khuner, soprano
Elspeth Franks, mezzo-soprano
Colby Roberts, tenor
Paul Thompson, bass

Dec. 2003

Arlene Sagan,
Music Director

MessiahHandelSoloists
Eileen Hunt, soprano
Miriam Abramowitsch, mezzo-soprano
Clarence Wright, tenor
Paul Thompson, bass

May 2003

Arlene Sagan,
Music Director

RequiemBrahms

Soloists
Marcelle Dronkers, soprano
Eric Howe, baritone

 O Viridissima VirgaHildegard  Chorus
 O EcclesiaHildegard  Chorus

Dec. 2002

Arlene Sagan,
Music Director

Mass in C minor
 KV 427

Mozart

Soloists
Marcelle Dronkers, soprano
Karen Carle, mezzo-soprano
Clarence Wright, tenor
Richard Mix, bass

 O Ignis SpiritusHildegard  Chorus
 Columbia AspexitHildegard  Chorus
 Quiet CityCoplandOrchestra

May 2002

Arlene Sagan,
Music Director

Carmina BuranaOrffSoloists
Eileen Hunt, soprano
Clarence Wright, tenor
Tim Krol, baritone
Richard Goodman, bass

Members of SF Boys Chorus

 Irish IdyllDoddOrchestra
 Brook Green SuiteHolstOrchestra

Dec. 2001

Arlene Sagan,
Music Director

Mass in A Flat Major

 D 678

Schubert

Soloists
Jillian Khuner, soprano
Debra Golata, mezzo-soprano
Clarence Wright, tenor
Richard Mix, bass

 Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in E flatWeberAsher Davison, clarinet
 Concord

Music by Britten
Words by Plomer

 Chorus
 Hymn

Music by Tallis
Words by Hosmer

 Chorus
May 2001

Children's Hour  

(World Premiere)

Julian White

Soloist
Miriam Abramowitsch, mezzo-soprano

 

Choral Fantasia

 Opus 80

Beethoven

Orchestra
Matthew Edwards, piano

 Frostiana (selections)Thompson Chorus

Dec. 2000

Arlene Sagan,
Music Director

St. Cecilia MassGounod

Soloists
Marcelle Dronkers, soprano
Clarence Wright, tenor
Richard Mix, bass 

 Chandos Anthem No. 7Handel Chorus
 Exsultate JubilateMozart

Soloist
Marcelle Dronkers, soprano

May 2000

Arlene Sagan,
Music Director

Mass in B Minor

 BWV 232

BachSoloists
Eileen Hunt, soprano
Brenda Johnson, soprano
Miriam Abramowitsch,  mezzo-soprano
Clarence Wright, tenor
Richard Mix, bass

Dec. 1999

Arlene Sagan,
Music Director

Mass in E flat major

 D 950

SchubertSoloists
Francine Lancaster, soprano
Miriam Abramowitsch,  mezzo-soprano
William Gorton, tenor
Richard Mix, bass
 Symphony No. 23 in D majorMozart

Orchestra

Frank Chang, guest conducor

 

"The Trumpet Shall Sound"

from Messiah

HandelDana Kemp, trumpet
soloist
Richard Mix, bass

May 1999

Arlene Sagan,
Music Director

Missa Solemnis

 Opus 123

BeethovenSoloists
Jillian Khuner, soprano
Miriam Abramowitsch, mezzo-soprano
William Gorton, tenor
Richard Mix, bass

Dec. 1999

Arlene Sagan,
Music Director

Nelson Mass in D minorHaydnSoloists 
Eileen Hunt, soprano
Miriam Abramowitsch,  mezzo-soprano
William Gorton, tenor
Richard Mix, bass 
 Divine ShipBacon Chorus
 Trumpet ConcertoHaydnDana Kemp, trumpet

May 1998

Arlene Sagan,
Music Director

RequiemMozartSoloists 
Inetta Harris, soprano
Miriam Abramowitsch, mezzo-soprano
Craig Knudsen, tenor
Richard Mix, bass 
 Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flatMozart David Lyons, horn
 A Tribute to Paul RobesonRobesonsoloist Inetta Harris, soprano

Dec. 1997

Arlene Sagan,
Music Director

A Ceremony of Carols

 Opus 28

Britten

Soloists
Marcelle Dronkers, soprano
Miriam Abramowitsch, mezzo-soprano
Othello Jefferson, tenor

 GloriaVivaldiChorus 
 

Missa Luba  

A Latin Mass set to African rhythms

arr. Guido HaazenChorus

May 1997

 

RequiemVerdiSoloists 
Jillian Khuner, soprano
Miriam Abramowitsch, mezzo-soprano
William Gorton, tenor
Eric Howe, baritone

Dec. 1996

Arlene Sagan,
Music Director

Messiah (selections)HandelSoloists 
Eileen Hunt, soprano
Miriam Abramowitsch, mezzo-soprano
Robert Calvert, tenor
Macatee Hollie, bass
 Anthem: O Sing Unto the LordPurcellSoloists 
Eileen Hunt, soprano
Miriam Abramowitsch, mezzo-soprano
Macatee Hollie, bass
 Sonata in D for 2 trumpetsFranceschiniDana Kemp and Arthur Adamson, trumpets

May 1996

Arlene Sagan,
Music Director

RequiemFauré

Soloists
Helen Dilworth, soprano
Paul Tavernier, baritone

 

Schicksalslied
 Opus 54

BrahmsChorus
 

"Et Incarnatus Est"
from Mass in C minor

Mozart

Soloist
Helen Dilworth, soprano

 Brandenburg Concerto No. 6BachOrchestra

Dec. 1995

Arlene Sagan,
Music Director

Israel in EgyptHandel

Soloists
Eileen Hunt, soprano
Miriam Abramowitsch, mezzo-soprano
William Gorton, tenor

 Quiet CityCoplandOrchestra

May 1995

Arlene Sagan,
Music Director

RequiemBrahms

Soloists
Marcelle Dronkers, sopranoPaul Tavernier, bass

 

Fantasia on a Theme

by Thomas Tallis

WilliamsOrchestra

Dec. 1994

Arlene Sagan,
Music Director

Te Deum

 KV 141

MozartChorus
 Te DeumPärt
 Christmas in the Western World

Still

Arvey

Chorus 
 

Concerto in D Major

 Opus 101

HaydnMatthew Owens, cello

May 1994

Arlene Sagan,
Music Director

Mass in B Minor

BWV 232

BachSoloists 
Eileen Hunt, soprano
Claudine Jones, mezzo-soprano
Andrew Morgan, tenor
William Berges, bass

Dec. 1993

Arlene Sagan,
Music Director

MessiahHandelSoloists 
Eileen Hunt, soprano
Marcelle Dronkers, mezzo-soprano
Claude Knudsenan, tenor
Eugene Jones, bass
Paul Tavernier, baritone

May 1993

Arlene Sagan,
Music Director

MagnificatVivaldi

Soloists
Leslie Lesner, soprano 
Barbara Myers, soprano
Mary Borders, mezzo-soprano
Monica Kaufer, contralto
Bruse Appel, tenor

 Symphony of PsalmsStravinsky Chorus
 Piano Concerto No. 4 in G majorBeethovenMatthew Edwards, piano
 

Judas Macchabaeus

(selections)

Handel

Soloists
Luanne Rogers, soprano Carole Jones, soprano

Dec. 1992

Arlene Sagan,
Music Director

Judas MacchabaeusHandel

Soloists
Marcelle Dronkers, soprano
Linda Jaua, mezzo-soprano
Craig Knudsen, tenor
Robert Calvert, bass

Aug. 1992

Arlene Sagan,
Music Director

Carmina BuranaOrff

Solosts
Eileen Hunt, soprano
Rob Calvert, tenor
Michael McCarty, baritone
Richard Goodman, bass baritone

May 1992

Arlene Sagan,
Music Director

Parables for Chorus & Orchestra

(World Premiere)

Julian WhiteChorus
Dec. 1991Concerto in F major, Op 9 No. 3AlbinoniOrchestra
 

Arlene Sagan,
Music Director

Five Songs for the SeasonMisc. ComposersChorus
 Handel 

Soloist
Eugene Jones

May 1991

Mass in C minor

KV 427

Mozart

Soloists
Jeanette Burney, soprano
Madelyn Weiss, soprano
Martin Spahn, tenor
Paul Tavernier, bass

Dec. 1990

Arlene Sagan,
Music Director

Magnificat in D, BWV 243BachSoloists
Pamela Alexander, soprano
Marcelle Dronkers, soprano
Pat Johnson, alto
Craig Knudsen, tenor
Martin Spahn, tenor
Paul Tavernier, bass
 Messe de Minuit pour Noël
 
CharpentierSoloists

PamelaAlexander, soprano
Marcelle Dronkers, soprano
Marilyn Weiss, soprano
Pat Johnson, alto
Craig Knudsen, tenor
Martin Spahn, tenor
Paul Tavernier, bass

 

Messiah

(selected choruses)

Handel

Soloists
Mary Borders, soprano
Madelyn Weiss, soprano
Pat Johnson, alto

May 1990

Arlene Sagan,
Music Director

The CreationHaydnSoloists
Pamela Alexander, soprano
Pat Johnson, alto
Michael Conran, tenor
William Berges, bass
Paul Tavernier, bass

Dec.  1989

Arlene Sagan,
Music Director

MessiahHandel 

May 1989

Arlene Sagan,
Music Director

Requiem

 KV 626

Mozart

Soloists
Pamela Alexander, soprano
Tom Reis, tenor
Michael Conran, tenor