February 11, 12:15 PM Hertz Hall “Love is in the Air and in the Aria” Selections by Borodin and Mozart with guest artist Clarissa Lyons
March 15, 8 PM Hertz Hall (we will invite a subgroup of the chorus) An evening of Musical Theater and Opera Scenes. Selections by Bock, Sondheim, Mozart
April 30, 8 PM Zellerbach Hall Mozart, Requiem (Süssmayr version) with the Berkeley Symphony, Joana Carneiro conducting
Oct. 24 and 25 Concerts University Chorus, Chamber Chorus, and UC Symphony Soloists Carl Orff, Carmina Burana [University Chorus] piano-percussion version with soloists
Dec 10 Noon Concert University Chorus and Chamber Chorus Carols, Carols, Carols! and Winter Songs
April 26, 8 pm, Hertz Hall University & Chamber Choruses: Processions, Rituals, and a Wedding! Marika Kuzma, conductor The Rachmaninoff Vespers (first part of his Vsenoshchnoe bdenie); Brahms‚ Zigeunerlieder (Gyspy Songs); Stravinsky‚ famous Svadebka (Les Noces—The Wedding) for chorus and four pianos. A varied concert of music that is meditative, exalting, and raucous.
Thursday-Saturday, May 1-3, 8 pm, Hertz Hall UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, David Milnes, conductor with the University Chorus and UC Alumni Chorus Mahler Symphony No. 2, (Resurrection); Gershwin “An American in Paris
November 10, 7:30 pm, First Congregational Church Duruflé Requiem with organist Jonathan Dimmock, led by guest director Li-Wen Monk. Combined concert with the UC Chamber Chorus.
December 4, noon concert, Hertz Hall Handel Messiah, Part I, with baroque orchestra and student soloists, Led by Marika Kuzma.
December 8, 3pm, Orinda Community Church Handel Messiah, Part I, repeat performance with student soloists and organ at 10 Irwin Way, Orinda, (925) 254-4906 Tickets available at the door on day of concert. This second performance is a fundraiser for the upcoming UC Chamber Chorus trip to perform at Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, New York.
Wednesday, February 13, noon concert, Hertz Hall Selections by Morley, Brahms, Lennon & McCartney.
Sunday, March 17, 6pm, SF Conservatory Concert Hall September Sun, David Conte See video
Saturday, April 20, 8pm, Hertz Hall Poulenc, Gloria with soloist Clarissa Lyons (UC Berkeley alumna)
Friday and Saturday, May 10, 11, 8pm, Hertz Hall Beethoven, Symphony No. 9. With soloists Ann Moss, Abigail Nims, Brian Thorsett, Nikolas Nackley
Saturday, September 30, 3pm, Hertz Hall Mini-concert as part of Cal Performances “Free For All.” Music by Randall Thompson, David Conte, Franz Joseph Haydn with guest string ensemble
Sunday, October 28, 4pm, Hertz Hall A Harvest of Song Selections by Randall Thompson, Jackson, September Sun, David Conte “Autumn” from Die Jahreszeiten (The Seasons), Franz Josef Haydn with soloists and orchestra
Friday, November 30, 8pm, Zellerbach Hall Villa-Lobos, Choros 10, Estevez, Cantata Criolla with the Simon Bolivar Orchestra, Gustavo Dudamel conducting
Saturday, April 21, 8pm, Hertz Hall Invasions! Janequin: La guerre Jerusalem: Polychoral Mass in F Handel: Utrecht Jubilate and Zadok the Priest
Saturday, November 5, 2011, 8pm, Hertz Hall Hail, Brittania! Choral masterworks from the British Isles: Music of Byrd, Tallis, Gibbons, Vaughan Williams, Wesley and Parry
Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 12:15PM, Hertz Hall Music for the Holiday Season Program: Hugo Distler, Variations on “Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming” from Die Weihnachtsgeschichte, Op. 10 Francis Poulenc, Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël Michael Praetorious, Variations on Martin Luther’s Vom Himmel Hoch
Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 12:15pm, Hertz Hall Fauré Requiem With chamber orchestra and soloists
Friday/Saturday, May 6 & 7, 2011, 8pm, Hertz Hall Mahler: Symphony No. 3 Brahms: Alto Rhapsody Collaboration with the University Symphony Orchestra and renowned mezzo soprano Zheng Cao
Friday, November 20, Hertz Hall Reverberations from Chapels and Cathedral: Magnificent sacred music from Italy and Austria selections by Palestrina, Allegri, Gabrielli, and others and featuring the Mozart Vesperae solennes de confessore and Bruckner Locus iste University Chamber Chorus and University Chorus, Marika Kuzma director with orchestra and soloists
Wednesday, December 8, 12:15pm, Hertz Hall Holiday Noon Concert: “Christmas Carols and Winter Songs from Around the World” England, France, Germany, the Philippines, Ukraine, the United States with arrangements by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Adolph Adam, Mykola Leontovich, Alice Parker, and others
Saturday, April 10, 8pm, Hertz Hall University Chorus and University Symphony, Marika Kuzma and David Milnes conducting Beethoven, Mass in C Gershwin, excerpts from Porgy & Bess
Saturday May 1, 8pm, Hertz Hall A Symphony of Psalms University Chorus and Chamber Chorus, Marika Kuzma director Stravinsky, Symphony of Psalms with orchestra selections from Slavic sacred repertoire: orthodox chant, Bortniansky, Gretchaninoff, Rachmaninoff, etc.
Friday, November 6, 8pm, Hertz Hall Hearty Songs for the Fall Season University Chorus and women of the University Chamber Chorus, Marika Kuzma director with Leon Chisholm, organ, Jeffrey Sykes, piano, Natalie Cox, harp, and Alicia Telford and Kathy Canfield Shepard, horn Brahms, Opus 17 for women’s chorus, 2 horns, and harp Selections by Charles Villiers Stanford and Lennox Berkeley Mendelssohn, Lobgesang (Song of Praise) arranged for chorus, piano, organ, and horn
Wednesday, December 9, 12:15pm, Hertz Hall Holiday Noon Concert University Chorus, Marika Kuzma director Spiritual, Mary had a Baby (conducted by Gabriel Wong) Praetorius, Lo, how a Rose e’er blooming J.S. Bach, Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243 with orchestra and student soloists
Wednesday, February 11, 8pm, Hertz Hall Choral Love Songs for Valentine’s Day University Chorus & Chamber Chorus, Marika Kuzma, director, host other campus choirs: Perfect Fifth, Cal Jazz Choir, Noteworthy, UC Men’s Octet, California Golden Overtones, UC Women’s Chorale, UC Men’s Chorale Tickets $15/10/5, 510.642.9988, www.tickets.berkeley.edu
Wednesday, April 22, 8pm, Zellerbach Hall Benjamin Britten, War Requiem University Chorus & Chamber Chorus Marika Kuzma, director; UC Alumni Chorus, Mark Sumner, director; Piedmont Children’s Choir, Robert Geary, director. With orchestra & soloists including acclaimed baritone Christòpheren Nomura. This is the first time Britten’s epic work will be performed on the UC Berkeley campus. Tickets $25/15/8, 510.642.9988, www.tickets.berkeley.edu
Saturday, November 8, 8pm, Hertz Hall Zigeunerlieder/Gypsy Songs University Chamber Chorus, University Chorus, Marika Kuzma, director. With guest musicians Jeffrey Sykes, piano, members of Danubius Hungarian Music ensemble, and Édessa Balkan Music ensemble featuring Rumen Sali Shopov. Brahms, Zigeunerlieder Dvorak, Cigánské melodie Liderman, Sephardisms, excerpts and arrangements of authentic gypsy melodies
Wednesday, December 10, Noon, Hertz Hall Holiday Noon Concert: Handel, Messiah (Part One) University Chamber Chorus, University Chorus, Marika Kuzma, director. With student soloists & orchestra of guest Baroque instrumentalists.
Saturday, April 26, 8pm, Hertz Hall University Chorus, Aya Ueda, guest director MacMillan, Cantos Sagrados; Bernstein, Chichester Psalms
Saturday, November 17, 8pm, Hertz Hall Mozart, Requiem Barber, Agnus Dei Robin Estrada, Awit Sa Panginoon
Wednesday Noon Concert, December 5, Hertz Hall Holiday Choral Music University Chorus, Aya Ueda, guest director; Chamber Chorus, Ian Kirk, guest director Selections by Britten, Souza, Warlock and Praetorius/Sandström
Orff, Carmina Burana, Marika Kuzma, director Vaughan Williams, Dona nobis pacem, with the University Symphony, David Milnes conducting
Mendelssohn, Elijah, Marika Kuzma, director Holiday Noon concert
Bach, Matthäus-Passion, Marika Kuzma, director
Fauré, Requiem Randall Thompson, Requiem “The Garment of Praise” (excerpts)
Stravinsky, Svadebka [Les noces] Haydn, Missa in tempore belli [Mass in the Time of War] with the University Symphony
Rachmaninoff, Vsenoshchnoe bdenie [Vespers] with the Oakland Symphony Chorus Holiday Noon Concert