San Francisco Lyric Chorus Fall 2017 Auditions: Poulenc, Vaughan Williams & more

San Francisco Lyric Chorus
St. Peter's Hall, Trinity+St. Peter's Episcopal Church
1620 Gough Street, San Francisco, between Austin and Bush Streets
Event date: 
11 Sep 2017 to 09 Oct 2017
Start Time: 
7:15 p.m.
Conductor / Keynote Speaker: 
Robert Gurney

Our Fall 2017 program will put you in the mood for the joys of the season, with the ever popular Poulenc Gloria and Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols. We’ll also sing smaller jewels, both sacred and secular.  You don’t want to miss singing these delightful compositions!

The San Francisco Lyric Chorus, under the direction of Music Director, Robert Gurney, invites singers to join us for our Fall 2017 trimester, What Cheer!
Lift your spirits singing joyous and beautiful music suitable for the season!  We have openings in all parts, especially for Sopranos and Basses.  We know Sopranos, Altos, Tenors and Basses will enjoy singing this delightful program.

Francis Poulenc
: Gloria
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Christmas Carols  * Wassail Song
Franz Biebl:  Ave Maria
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Bogoroditse Devo
William Walton: What Cheer?
Stephen Jackson, arr.: Noël Nouvelet

Rehearsals began Monday, September 11, 2017
Rehearsals are held on Monday nights from 7:15-9:45 p.m. in:
St. Peter’s Hall
Trinity+St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
1620 Gough Street (between Austin and Bush Streets)
San Francisco
Our concerts will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 5 p.m.
To arrange for an audition (ability to blend and sing in tune, some sight reading and musicianship skill expected) or obtain further information, contact Music Director Robert Gurney at 415-721-4077 or  . For further information about us, check our website at

Formed in 1995, San Francisco Lyric Chorus is an auditioned, medium-sized, mixed-voice chorus that performs a diverse repertoire with an emphasis on classical choral music and rarely performed works. We are an inclusive and welcoming community of singers, committed to excellent musicianship and creative programming.  The Chorus has featured performances of works by such composers as Berlioz, Mozart, Bach, Haydn, Schubert, Brahms, Fauré, Dufay, Josquin, Bernstein, Gjeilo, Howells, Pärt, Tavener, Lauridsen, Verdi, Britten, Whitacre, Dvorák, Kodály, Corigliano, and San Francisco composer Kirke Mechem, as well as our 10th Anniversary commissioned work, Illinois composer Lee R. Kesselman's This Grand Show Is Eternal and the December 2009 World Premiere of Robert Train Adams’ Christmas Fantasy.  We are especially proud of our Summer 2015 performance of classical choral music performed at the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition, including the first American performance of Camille Saint-Saëns’ oratorio, The Promised Land, since its American premiere and only American performance at the PPIE.

We have a wonderful sense of community and enjoy making music together and sharing it with our audiences. We would like to meet you!

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