SFCA is throwing a 450th birthday party for William Shakespeare!  Join the singers—and a few actors—for a choral and dramatic tribute to his genius. The program presents the very best from Shakespeare’s rich trove of verse. Featured are composers who have been inspired by the Bard’s masterful way with the English language, including Ralph Vaughan Williams, contemporary American composers Robert Baksa, Paul Chihara, Richard Felciano, Louise Spizizen, and Judith Zaimont; with world premieres from the SFCA Composers-in and Not-in-Residence Benjamin Taylor and Kala Pierson, and the 3 winners of SFCA’s 2015 New Voices Project competition for composers under age 30—David von Kampen, Kevin Laskey, and Natalie Bell.

Performances

Peninsula

Sun, June 8, 2014; 4 PM

St. Mark's Episcopal Church
600 Colorado Avenue, Palo Alto

San Francisco

Sat, June 14, 2014; 8 PM

St. Mark's Lutheran Church
1111 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco

East Bay

Sun, June 15, 2014; 4 PM

St. Paul's Episcopal Church
114 Montecito Avenue, Oakland