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Past Performances, University Chorus

Spring 2015

  • 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

Fall 2014

  • 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

Spring 2014

  • 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

Fall 2013

  • 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.

Spring 2013

  • 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

Fall 2012

  • 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

Spring 2012

  • Saturday, April 21, 8pm, Hertz Hall
    Janequin: La guerre
    Jerusalem: Polychoral Mass in F
    Handel: Utrecht Jubilate and Zadok the Priest

Fall 2011

  • 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
    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

Spring 2011

  • 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

Fall 2010

  • 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

Spring 2010

  • 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.

Fall 2009

  • 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

Spring 2009

  • 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,
  • 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,

Fall 2008

  • 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.

Spring 2008

  • Saturday, April 26, 8pm, Hertz Hall
    University Chorus, Aya Ueda, guest director
    MacMillan, Cantos Sagrados;
    Bernstein, Chichester Psalms

Fall 2007

  • 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

Spring 2007

  • Orff, Carmina Burana, Marika Kuzma, director
    Vaughan Williams, Dona nobis pacem, with the University Symphony, David Milnes conducting

Fall 2006

  • Mendelssohn, Elijah, Marika Kuzma, director
    Holiday Noon concert

Spring 2006

  • Bach, Matthäus-Passion, Marika Kuzma, director

Fall 2005

  • Fauré, Requiem
    Randall Thompson, Requiem “The Garment of Praise” (excerpts)

Spring 2005

  • Stravinsky, Svadebka [Les noces]
    Haydn, Missa in tempore belli [Mass in the Time of War] with the University Symphony

Fall 2004

  • Rachmaninoff, Vsenoshchnoe bdenie [Vespers] with the Oakland Symphony Chorus
    Holiday Noon Concert