Berkeley Women's Community Chorus

         

BERKELEY WOMEN'S  COMMUNITY CHORUS

PRESENTS

 IMMIGRANTS:

               MUSIC CELEBRATING THE TAPESTRY  OF OUR COUNTRY'S PEOPLE

 SUNDAY   APRIL 30, 2017     4PM

   MONTCLAIR PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH  

                                           5701 THORNHILL DR, OAKLAND, CA                                                              (East off Hwy. 13--Allow time to park)

                                                                                  Admission is free--donations appreciated

Featuring -with string quartet- music by Barnwell, Chen Yi, Gjeilo (Song of the Universal), Hatfield, Padilla, Poelinitz, Whitacre and music from Africa, Syria, Russia, Mexico, England, and Ireland

                       

                                            Director:  Debra Golata     dgolata@yahoo.com      510 984-8892

Listening  for  BWCC  April 30  2017  concert  repertoire : subject to change

Song of the Universal (Ola Gjeilo)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=085XVzI4AnI
https://soundcloud.com/olagjeilo/song-of-the-universal

Chinese Mountain Songs (Chen Yi)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2ru8_koCQQ 

Eric Whitacre 5 Hebrew songs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKEnaURxbjg

City Called Heaven, Poelinitz 

Las Amarillas  Stephen Hatfield
https://soundcloud.com/stephen-hatfield/las-amarillas-3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7PWzycNVBU

Family Tree
https://soundcloud.com/stephen-hatfield/family-tree
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lx7zviHmbKM

Wanting memories
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpZ6wRjpUHQ
http://www.ymbarnwell.com/publishedsongs.php

COO COO BIRD
http://www.sbmp.com/SR2.php?CatalogNumber=1222

Jambo-African Welcome

Anastasia Solo Russian song

Syrian Folk Song

British Invasion for Sing along—Beatles

And more

Free practice MP3 files available to download.
Optional 6:30 sectionals before each rehearsal.

 

 


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.