Worthwhile bay area music - for families
Our family is planning to attend (and sponsor) at least one of three upcoming performances in the bay area of a selection of Russian choral music (for which I have more than a soft spot). The concert is called NEVER SETTING LIGHT: A Day of Sacred Song in the Russian Choral Tradition and includes "a capella selections from the services of a liturgical day -- from sunset to sunrise. The ancient lyrics are set to the music of Russian and American choral masters from the 18th century to the present, including 5 pieces by northern California composers."
Saturday, Feb. 20th Livermore - Asbury Methodist Church
Saturday, Feb 27th Oakland - Ascension Greek Cathedral
Sunday, Feb 28th Fremont - Mission San Jose
I expect these will be settings more traditional than, say, Rachmaninov's, Liturgy of St. John, but I am very much looking forward to these performances.