Chamber Choir and Women's Chorus

Event Date: 

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 7:30pm

Event Location: 

  • Trinity Episcopal Church (1500 State St.)

Event Price: 

Tickets: general ($15), non-UCSB students with ID ($10), UCSB students with ID ($5), children under 12 (FREE). Tickets may be purchased at the door, at the Associated Students Ticket Office window (UCEN Room 1535, across from Corwin Pavilion), online at the link below, or by calling the Associated Students Ticket Office at (805) 893-2064.
 
Youth and UCSB student tickets may be reserved in advance by visiting the Associated Students Ticket Office window on the UCSB campus (UCEN Room 1535, across from Corwin Pavilion) or by contacting the Associated Students Ticket Office at ticketoffice@as.ucsb.edu or (805) 893-2064.
 

 

Event Contact: 

Adriane Hill
Marketing and Communications Manager
UC Santa Barbara Department of Music
(805) 893-3230
Chamber Choir. Photo by Tony Mastres.
Photo by Tony Mastres.
 
For their Spring 2018 Concert, the UCSB Chamber Choir, under the direction of Grey Brothers, and the UCSB Women’s Chorus, under the direction of Tyler Reece, will perform classics and recent works by North American composers on Friday, June 1, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.  at Trinity Episcopal Church (1500 State St.). The Women's Chorus program will include a world-premiere of one song from Monochromes by LA-based composer Daniel Kessner, two pieces from An Emily Dickinson Suite by Santa Barbara icon and UCSB Professor Emeritus Emma Lou Diemer, and Days of Beauty by Norwegian-American composer Ola Gjeilo. Advocating the works of living female composers, the program will also feature works by Susan LaBarr, Abbie Betinis, and Moira Smiley. The Chamber Choir will sing such choral classics as William Billings' Creation, Randall Thompson's Alleluia, Alice Parker's Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal, and Moses Hogan's Didn't my Lord Deliver Daniel? The program will also include works by current choral composers Eric Whitacre and Stephen Paulus; a highlight will be Pulitzer Prize and two-time Grammy-winner Jennifer Higdon's Deep in the Night.
 
About the UCSB Choirs
 
The UCSB Chamber Choir is an outstanding ensemble of music majors and non-majors, comprised of 36 of the best singers from the UCSB campus. Specializing in virtuosic a cappella choral music from the Renaissance to the 20th century, the group has collaborated with the Ericson Chamber Choir from Stockholm, Madrigalchor Kiel from Germany, the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, the Santa Barbara Symphony, and the Asia-America Symphony Orchestra in Los Angeles. The Chamber Choir undertakes frequent international concert tours, and has twelve CD recordings to its credit. 
 
A dynamic group of music majors and non-majors, the UCSB Women’s Chorus draws its membership from some 20 departments across campus. The Women’s Chorus performs the main repertoire for women's voices, including a cappella and accompanied works, often with unusual combinations of instruments. The Women’s Chorus has been featured on four CD recordings with the UCSB Chamber Choir, including Carl Orff’s "Carmina Burana".

 

Chamber Choir. Photo by Tony Mastres.