Tri-M Foundation is pleased to be a supporter of San Antonio Chamber Choir’s presentation of Bites, Ballads & the Bard.
Performances: 9-10 Febraury 2019, in the Rotunda at the Tobin Center, San Antonio, Texas
Satuday, 9 February 2019 @ 8pm
Sunday, 10 February 2019 @ 3pm
Actors Anna Gangai and Allan Ross will set the scenes from various Shakespearean plays. This will be followed with choral music using the same text from The Merchant of Venice, Sonnet 18, The Tempest, A Midsummer Nights Dream, and Macbeth. Music includes Ralph Vaughan Williams’ setting of Serenade to Music, Full Fathom Five, The Cloud-Capp’d Towers; as well as Jaakko Mäntyrärvi’s setting of Come Away, Death and Double Trouble, and Frank Martin’s settings of Songs of Ariel.
About San Antonio Chamber Choir
The San Antonio Chamber Choir was formed in 2005 by Artistic Director Scott MacPherson, and several board members who were passionate about bringing a professional chamber choir to San Antonio and the surrounding areas. Since its founding, the San Antonio Chamber Choir has performed over 300 works on 25 programs in seven cities with a repertoire ranging from the 15th to the 21st centuries. Highlights of these first nine seasons include special performances at San Antonio’s historic missions, including a private “rededication party” for Mission Concepcion and a Christmas concert at the revered San Fernando Cathedral.
Under the leadership of founding Artistic Director Scott MacPherson, the Choir commissioned and premiered several works and has specialized in the music of American composer Andrew Rindfleisch. In 2012, the Choir was commissioned to make a recording comprised solely of works by Mr. Rindfleisch.
Despite its regional focus, the Choir’s reputation for excellence now extends throughout the country following two performances at the American Choral Directors Association’s (ACDA) national convention in March 2013. The Choir performed before several thousand of the country’s leading music directors on the stages of Dallas’ premier performing arts venues, Meyerson Symphony Hall and the Winspear Opera House. At both concerts, the Choir shared the program with the Tallis Scholars, a world-renowned choral group from Cambridge, England.
In 2014, Rick Bjella joined the Choir as Artistic Director; the Choir was also named a resident affiliate ensemble of the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.