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Past Performances, University Chamber Chorus

Spring 2019


Noon Concert: April 17

Chamber Chorus University Chorus
ChenYi: Spring Dream (4’40)

John Rutter: The Owl and the Pussy Cat (2’14)

Arvo Part: Da Pacem Domine (5’40)

Ivan Hrusovsky: Rytmus (2’37)


Chinese folk Songs:

Fengyang song; Diudiu Deng (3’)

Persichetti, 4 ee cumming choruses (7’50)

Hogan: Abide with me (4’16)

Jake Runestadt: Nyon Nyon (3’00)

Final Choral Concert: April 27


Lotti: Crucifixus (3’34) — (Chamber Chorus)

Rheinberger: Stabat Mater (13’06) – (University Chorus)

Michael Haydn: Tenebrae (3’21) – (Chamber Chorus)

Brahms: Gesang Der Parzen (song of fate) (11’16)

Palestrina: Sicut Cervus (3’17) –  (University Chorus)

Mendelssohn: Psalm 42 (25’) – (University Chorus)

Bach: BWV 50 (4’)

Bach: Dona Nobis Pacem (3’20)

Fall 2014

Monday, September 22, 7:30-9:00pm, Hertz Hall, free
Free Speech All-Campus Sing-In (Part of the “FSM 50” Celebration)
Join the Chamber Chorus, Gospel Chorus, & University Chorus in this workshop (not concert). Learn how to sing and learn several freedom songs from the US and South Africa. Participants in the sing-in workshop are welcome to “lift up their voices” at the FSM concert the next day.

Tuesday, September 23, 5pm, Upper Sproul Plaza, free
“Freedom Songs” Concert
A concert by the Chamber, Gospel, & University Choruses, and all who assemble.

Friday and Saturday, October 24 & 25, 8pm, Hertz Hall
Carmina Burana
University Chorus, Chamber Chorus, and Chamber Orchestra
Marika Kuzma, director
Orff – Carmina Burana (piano-percussion version)
J.S. Bach, music that led to the B minor Mass: Sanctus, BWV 238;
Cantata BWV 12 Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen;
Cantata BWV 29 Wir danken dir

Wednesday, December 10, 12:15-1:00pm, Hertz Hall, free
Noon Concert: Carols, Carols, Carols! & Winter Songs
University Chorus and Chamber Chorus
Marika Kuzma, Director
The choirs perform traditional and contemporary songs of the season.

Spring 2014

  • April 26, 8pm, 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.
  • Wednesday, March 12, noon, Hertz Hall, free* (donations welcome)
    UC Chamber Chorus Noon Concert—Carnegie Hall Send-Off!
    Elizabeth Elkus Memorial Noon Concert
    Our chamber chorus will be performing in a special concert at Weill Recital Hall (within Carnegie Hall) on March 21st with two other prestigious choirs from Indiana University & Wichita, Kansas. Come hear them sing the program they’ll be performing in New York and cheer them on before they head East!
    A cappella works by Thompson, Whitacre, Estrada, Liderman, Felciano, Dycho.
    *Make a donation to help the chorus “get to Carnegie Hall”: Donate!

Fall 2013

  • Sat. and Sun. Oct. 26 and 27, Crissy Field
  • Sunday, November 10, 7:30pm, Concert at First Congregational Church, Berkeley
    Maurice Duruflé, Requiem
    Randall Thompson, “Let everything that hath breath”
    Eric Whitacre, work TBA
    Paul Brantley, Psalm 89 (world premiere)
    John Tavener, Funeral Canticle (Bay Area premiere)
  • Wednesday Noon Concert, Dec. 4, 12:15pm, Hertz Hall
    Handel Messiah, Part I
  • 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, 12pm, Hertz Hall
    Noon Concert Valentines repertoire to include Excerpts from Brahms Liebeslieder Op. 52, selections by Le Jeune, Monteverdi, Gesualdo
  • Saturday, April 20 (Cal Day!), 8pm, Hertz Hall
    Combined Concert with the University Chorus. Various a cappella works related to the spring season by Le Jeune, Monteverdi, Gesualdo, Hindemith, Britten, Dychko (Chamber Chorus) Poulenc, Gloria with orchestra and Clarissa Lyons, soloist (U Chorus)
  • Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11, 8pm, Hertz Hall
    Concert with UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Beethoven, Symphony No. 9
  • May 24–May 27, Tour to New York City
    Performances at St. Bartholomew’s Church and St. Paul’s Chapel, New York City Music by Bach (Cantata 199), Dychko, Felciano, Lennon & McCartney, Weston

Fall 2012

  • Sunday, September 30, 3pm, Hertz Hall
    Mini-concert as part of Cal Peformances “Free For All”
    Music by Johannes Brahms, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Trevor Weston,
    combined with the University Chorus and guest string ensemble
  • Sunday, October 7, 11am, Grace Cathedral (as part of the morning worship service)
    Liturgical pieces by Vaughan Williams and Roman Hurko
  • Sunday, November 4, 3pm, Berkeley Art Museum
    Liturgies East and West
    Pieces from the Slavic Orthodox and Roman Catholic traditions
    by Dmitry Bortniansky, Lesia Dychko, Roman Hurko, Arvo Pärt, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Igor Stravinsky, John Tavener, Trevor Weston, Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • Saturday, November 10th, 8pm, Zellerbach Hall
  • Sunday, November 11, 8pm, St. Sophia Cathedral, Los Angeles
    Repetition of Liturgies East and West program
    for information please contact
  • Tuesday, November 13, 8pm Disney Hall in Los Angeles
    Berg, Wozzeck (concert performance)
    with the Philharmonia Orchestra and soloists; Esa-Pekka Salonen, conducting
  • Wednesday, December 5, 12:15 pm Hertz Hall
    Holiday Noon Concert
    Glorious Glorias: Concert and Sing-along
    UC Chamber Chorus (with audience) and brass quintet
    Selections by Praetorius, J. S. Bach, and Pinkham

Spring 2012

  • Friday, April 13, 2012, 8pm, Hertz Hall
    Di Lasso: Missa ‘Tous les regretz’
    Debussy: Trois Chansons de Charles d’Orleans
    And music by Gombert, Poulenc, and Daniel-Lesur
  • Saturday, April 21, 10:30am-4pm, Hertz Hall
    Cal Day Performances: Excerpts from recent concert “La Chanson”

Fall 2011

  • Sunday, October 23, 2011, 3PM, Berkeley Art Museum
    The Art of the Masque: Dramatic Music by Henry Purcell
    Excerpts from Purcell’s Dioclesian and King Arthur
  • 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

  • Thursday, March 10, 7:30PM, Zellerbach Auditorium
    James MacMillan: The Seven Last Words
    With the Berkeley Symphony, Joana Carneiro conducting and James MacMillan present for the performance
  • Sunday, April 10, 3PM, Hertz Hall
    Andrew Imbrie Festival – Concert featuring various chamber works by this esteemed Berkeley composer
  • Saturday, April 30, 8PM, Hertz Hall
    Deep River: American Choral Music
    Solo and Choral Music by Barber, Ives, Weston, and selected spirituals

Fall 2010

  • Friday, November 5
    With the David Abel, Julie Steinberg, William Winant
    Robert Ashley, She was a Visitor
    Morton Feldman, Rothko Chapel
    Berkeley Art Museum, L@te Friday Nights series
    7:30 p.m.; Gallery B
  • Saturday, November 6
    Music for a Sacred Space at Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland
    UC Chamber Chorus with David Abel, Julie Steinberg, William Winant
    Colorful, luminous pieces composed for the Sistene Chapel and Julian Chapel in Rome by Palestrina, Allegri, Giovanelli
    and the muted, meditative masterpiece by Morton Feldman composed for the sacred space in Texas by the same name: Rothko Chapel
  • Friday, November 19
    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

  • Sunday, March 7, 3pm, Berkeley Art Museum
    A Cappella Meditations Old and New(er)
    University Chamber Chorus, Marika Kuzma director
    Josquin des Prez, Missa Pange lingua
    selections by Frank Martin, Ralph Vaughan Williams, James MacMillan, Jen Wang
  • 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, October 25, 5:30pm, Math and Science Research Insitute
    A Little Bit of Autumnal Music
    Women of the University Chamber Chorus, Marika Kuzma director
    with 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
    Schubert, Der 23 Psalm and Trinklied, and selections from the German Lieder repertoire
  • 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
  • Sunday, December 6, 3pm, Berkeley Art Museum
    Song of the Fountain: Medieval Veneration of Mary
    Women of the University Chamber Chorus, Marika Kuzma director, Karen Clark guest music director
    Hildegard of Bingen, Ave generosa
    Guillaume de Machaut, Le lai de la fonteinne

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
  • Saturday, March 14, 8pm, Hertz Hall
    Berkeley Choral Creations: A Retrospective of 70 years
    A Tribute to Berkeley Composers Then and Now.
    University Chamber Chorus Marika Kuzma, director
    Music by Randall Thompson, Roger Sessions, Andrew Imbrie (A Wind Has Blown the Rain Away), Richard Felciano (The Seasons), Jorge Liderman (Sephardisms II), Brian Current (Inventions on Et in terra pax), Robin Estrada.
  • Short preview performance featuring the US premiere of Brian Current’s “Inventions” on Sunday, March 8, 3pm, Berkeley Art Museum, Bancroft just below College.
  • 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, 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.

Fall 2008

  • Wednesday, December 10, Noon, Hertz Hall
    Holiday Noon Concert:  Handel Messiah (Part One)
    With student soloists & orchestra of guest Baroque instrumentalists.
  • Saturday, November 8, 2008, 8pm, Hertz Hall
    Zigeunerlieder/Gypsy Songs
    University Chorus & Chamber Chorus Marika Kuzma, director, with guest artists Jeffrey Sykes, piano; Danubius Hungarian music ensemble; Édessa, Balkan music ensemble featuring Rumen Sali Shopov.
    Choral works inspired by gypsy music
    Music by Brahms, Dvorak, Liderman

Spring 2008

  • Wednesday, March 12, noon
    University Chamber Chorus, John Kendall Bailey, guest director.
    Choral music by Fauré, Saint-Saëns, Ravel, Canteloube, Lili & Nadia Boulanger, Messiaen, Duruflé.
    With Soloists Christa Pfeiffer, soprano & Edward Betts, tenor
  • Saturday, April 26, 8pm
    University Chamber Chorus, Richard Worn Ensemble, David Milnes, conductor
    Steve Reich, Desert Music

Fall 2007

  • Music for All Saint’s Day
    University Chamber Chorus, Matthew Oltman, Guest director
    Tomas de Luis Victoria, Requiem Officium Defunctorum
  • Holiday Noon Concert
    University Chamber Chorus, Ian Kirk, Guest director
    Including selections by Warlock, Souza

Spring 2007

  • The medieval Carmina Burana (a reconstruction based on a staging by Thomas Binkley in 1990)
    UC Chamber Chorus, Marika Kuzma, Director
    With guest musicians on medieval instruments and choreography by Charles Moulton

Fall 2006

  • Purcell, King Arthur, with the Mark Morris Dance Group (American Premiere)
  • Music for All Souls Day
    Pierre de la Rue, Missa pro defunctis

Spring 2006

  • Bach, Matthäus-Passion
    East Coast Tour
    Music from Eastern Europe and Latin America
    by Hurko, Bortiansky, Glinka, Pärt, Dychko, Liderman, Orrego-Salas, Nin-Culmel

Fall 2005

  • Stravinsky, Requiem Canticles
    Holiday Noon Concert
    Selections by Charpentier, Poulenc, John Jacob Niles and traditional American and French carols.
    With guest baroque musicians and fiddler Sue Draheim
  • St. Mary’s College Christmas Concert
    Holiday music with a French accent and Southern Twist

Spring 2005

  • Noon Concert
    Songs of a Purple Country: Music by Bolcom, Barber, Copland
    Music in the Time of Rubens
    works by Monteverdi and Wert

Fall 2004

  • Music from North and South of the Border, works by Franco, Villa-Lobos, Nin-Culmell, Liderman; Barber, Reincarnations and Agnus Dei
    Holiday Concert:
    Excerpts from the Bach Weihnachts-Oratorium