San Francisco Girls Chorus - Chorus School Level IV

Presented by Old First Concerts

The San Francisco Girls Chorus School Level IV’s final concert of the year will feature a variety of repertoire as well as special guest artists on violin, guitar, and string bass. Repertoire includes composers such as Biebl, Copland, Hatfield, Mácha, Mendelssohn, Orbán, Quartel, and Whitacre, and pieces in English, Latin, Polynesian, Czechoslovakian and more.

About the San Francisco Girls Chorus

Stunning range, flexibility, drama, and power are among the hallmarks of the 43-year-old San Francisco Girls Chorus’s Premier Ensemble, recognized as one of the world’s leading youth vocal ensembles. Led by Artistic Director Valérie Sainte-Agathe, the Premier Ensemble has achieved an incomparable sound that underscores the unique clarity and force of impeccably trained treble voices.

Praised by Gramophone Magazine as a “remarkable tapestry of teenage voices,” SFGC has been a champion of the music of our time since its founding, having commissioned more than three dozen works by leading composers including Philip Glass, Richard Danielpour, Aaron Jay Kernis, Gabriel Kahane, Augusta Read Thomas, and Chen Yi.

SFGC has traveled the world as a musical ambassador for San Francisco, with tours to the Nordic countries, Germany, Japan, China, South Korea, and Cuba, and performed for the 2009 inauguration of President Barack Obama.

Upcoming 2022-223 season performances include an evening at SFJAZZ featuring women composers, the world premiere of SFGC commission Dreaming Horizons by 2020-2021 Composer-in-Residence and percussionist Susie Ibarra at Davies Symphony Hall, performances with Chanticleer featuring a co-commissioned work by GRAMMY-nominated composer Ayanna Woods, and the world premiere of Matthew Welch’s SFGC-commissioned choral opera Tomorrow’s Memories: A Little Manila Diary.

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City: San Francisco
Price Range:
$25 in-person / by donation for livestream

Program Items

Otma Mácha Hoj, hura hoj! (O Mountain, O!)
traditional, adapted by Aaron Copland Zion’s Walls
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Lift Thine Eyes
Sarah Quartel Songbird
Princess Lili’uokalani, arr. Stephen Hatfield Ahe Lau Makani
Eric Whitacre Five Hebrew Love Songs
György Orbán Sanctus, Benedictus
Ernani Aguiar Salmo 150
Franz Biebl Ave Maria (Angelus Domini)


Monica Baruch Director
César Cancino piano
Stefan Cwik guitar
Heidi Modr violin
Jared Pabilona string bass

Old First Presbyterian Church

Old First Presbyterian Church

1751 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States