Berkeley Women's Community Chorus

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The theme is "Celestial Song" featuring Vivaldi's "Gloria" with narration to tell the story of its origin--that it was written for an ALL WOMEN chorus. That and music of the stars, the moon, and even the earth:   I Feel the Earth Move...,  . Stars by Esenvalds (with glasses),  more to come.

Cost: Registration: $140 & Music: $25 Please register by August 15 for music order and processing.

Total $165  for 14 rehearsals, free Mp3s, vocal coaching, sectionals, and concert.

Caritas Abundat Nancy Grundahl                                                           

Caritas Abundat Michael John Trotta                                                        

Stars Esenvalds

Vivaldi Gloria
Deer Song (from Considering Matthew Shepherd)
Days of Beauty  Ola Gjeilo
When you Wish Upon a Star

Do Di LI

I Feel the Earth Move Carol King

CUsersSarahDesktopDebEarth-all voices plus piano.mp3 3.5MB.URL 621B

Music Director: Debra Golata
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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.