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San Gabriel Valley Choral Company Presents "So British" June 28th - Monrovia, CA

Location: California, USA
Voicing: Mixed
San Gabriel Valley Choral Company
Zanaida Robles, Artistic Director
Monrovia, CA
San Gabriel Valley Choral Company presents "So British"
featuring music by Britten, Purcell, Holst
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Concert: 7:30 p.m.
Silent Auction with Refreshments: 6:30 p.m.
St. Luke's Episcopal Church - 122 S. California Ave., Monrovia, CA
Enjoy works spanning over half a millennium of English music by composers such as Morely, Purcell, Holst, and Britten. A silent auction with refreshments will be held prior to the concert, beginning at 6:30. Tickets are $5 to $20 and are available online (, by phone (626-579-2433), or at the door.
Take a journey of fiery love, celebration, youthful jest and sacred devotion. The program will feature madrigals by Gibbons, Wilbye, Bennet, Farmer, and Morely; choral organ masterpieces by Elgar, Mendelssohn, and Howells; and other timeless choral pieces by Handel, Purcell, Britten, and Sullivan. (See full program, below.) The diverse selection of auction items include amusement park tickets; out-of-town getaways; restaurant and hotel certificates; tickets to sporting events, museums concerts, plays, musicals, and the ballet; gift baskets; and more. Please bring your friends and family to experience a snapshot of over 500 years of Britain's legacy of singing!
Guest Conductor Karsten Longhurst is a conductor, singer, educator, and DMA student in choral music at the University of Southern California. He earned an MM in choral conducting at the University of Utah in 2010, and double bachelor degrees in Music Education and German from Weber State University. Now in his second year at USC, he co-conducts the Apollo Men’s Chorus, and has served as the assistant conductor to the USC Thornton Chamber Singers. In the community, Karsten is the music director for youth and adult choirs for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Pasadena.
Full Program (Subject to change and/or additions):
“Rejoice! Sing and Praise” from Coronation Anthem No. 2 – G. F. Handel (1685-1759)
“In Our Deep Vaulted Cell” from Dido and Aneus - Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
“Rejoice! Sing and Praise” from Coronation Anthem No. 2 – G. F. Handel (1685-1759)
“In Our Deep Vaulted Cell” from Dido and Aneus - Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Ave Verum Corpus - Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
Hear My Prayer/O for the Wings of a Dove- Mendelssohn
Like as the Hart - Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
Come Again! Sweet Love Doth Now Invite - John Dowland (1562-1626)
The Silver Swan – Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
Weep, O Mine Eyes – John Bennet (1575-1614)
As Fair As Morn – John Wilbye (1574-1638)
Bring Us Good Ale – Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
Fair Phyllis I Saw – John Farmer (1565-1605)
Fire, Fire, My Heart - Thomas Morely (1557-1602)
The Fishing Song – Benjamin Britten
Old Abram Brown – Benjamin Britten
Down By the Sally Gardens – Britten
The Lost Chord – Sullivan
“Finale” from Act II of Pirates of Penzance – Sullivan
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