San Francisco Choral Artists perform Rekviem on May 18 at Old First Concerts in San Francisco

San Francisco Choral Artists will perform new American choral music in a program May 18 presented by Composers, Inc. Magen Solomon directs the 24-voice semi-professional choir, now celebrating their 25th anniversary, in a program that includes my Rekviem, a setting in Russian of a short but beautiful and moving text by Anna Akhmatova. Also on the program is Frank La Rocca’s 2005 Meistersings Choral Competition winning Miserere, an a cappella setting of Psalm 51 in Latin and Trevor Gomes’ Sunscape for mixed chorus and piano. Additional works TBA.

Old First Concerts
May 18, 8PM
1751 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94109 | 415.474.1608
Tickets cost $12/15

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CBG2_WPRKOriginally from New York, Charles Griffin returned to the U.S. in 2010 to take a position at Florida's Full Sail University as course director of Advanced Music Composition in their MPBS program, after spending 5 years living and working in Latvia. His compositions and arrangements have been performed at festivals and concert halls throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia, Brazil, Cuba, and Puerto Rico.

He is also a radio show host on 91.5 WPRK FM. His show Zero Crossings incorporates live interviews with composers, conductors and performers with a focus on the local contemporary art music scene.

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