Berkeley Women's Community Chorus

Concert Sunday, April 15 4pm

Concert Listening:

El Paso de la Siguiriya with dancer                                                                                 

Jubilate Deo    Johan Helmich Roman (1694-1758) with strings

Laudate Pueri          Giovanni Battista Gajani    with strings                                            

Ave Regina Coelorum  Cozzolina   with strings

Stars     Erik Esenvalds   with water glasses                                                                             

The Shape of My Soul             Andrea Clearfield   with strings                               

 FamineSong by VIDA

 I’m Gonna Sing Andre Thomas  

 Alma Del Core   Caldara  with strings                                                                      


BACKGROUND OF THE WOMEN'S CHORUS: In response to the overwhelming interest in Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra, which has a full membership, a new women’s chorus was developed, directed by Debra Golata. We hold to the high standards of BCCO--singing in 2 to 4 part harmony, in a variety of languages with development of vocal and musical skills.

DIRECTOR DEBRA GOLATA received a bachelor’s degree in music education from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in choral conducting from San Jose State University.  She has studied modern and flamenco dance, acting, and classical voice in San Francisco, New York City and Santiago de Compostela, Spain.  Her vocal performance experience includes solo recitals, opera, musicals, and professional choral singing. She sang with the acclaimed Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra Chorale for 15 years, and she has concertized throughout the United States and Mexico with classical guitarist Jon Harris.  For Oakland’s Rockridge Chorale she performed as vocal soloist in India and England and has served as accompanist, assistant conductor and vocal coach for the San Francisco Lyric Chorus.  She is organist and music director at Northbrae Community Church in Berkeley and teaches private voice and piano lessons, as well as general music classes for schools in the Bay Area.