04. June 2007 · Comments Off · Categories: Concert Announcements, imported

This just in … well, last week … I forgot to post it!:

Berkeley, CA (May 31, 2007) — St. John’s Presbyterian Church celebrates its 100th anniversary with a Centennial Concert on Saturday, June 23 at 4 pm. Concert will feature special performances by world-class artists and distinguished Bay Area musicians, many of whom are members of St. John’s congregation.

The internationally acclaimed soprano Christine Brandes is the soloist in W.A Mozart’s Laudate Dominum, from K. 339. William Bennett, the extraordinarily gifted Principal Oboist of the SF Symphony, performs Domenico Cimarosa’s Concerto for Oboe in C, and favorite jazz standards by Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, and George Gershwin. The exciting young Canadian organist Leon Chisholm performs G.F. Handel’s Organ Concerto, Op. 4, no. 4 on St. John’s superb Brombaugh Organ.

These distinguished artists will also join forces for the premiere of The Mr. Siegel Songbook, a striking new commission by composer Brian Mountford, set to poems about innocence and war by Wallace Stevens, William Butler Yeats, Joyce Kilmer, and Gerald Manley Hopkins. Maestra J. Karla Lemon conducts.

St. John’s Presbyterian Church
2727 College Avenue, Berkeley, CA

St. John’s Website
Tickets: $20 general / $10 students
Available at the door, or call (510) 845-6830
Free parking available

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