Our Current Season

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SFCA presents a new season highlighted by diverse repertoire, unusual collaborations, and stunning performances in three concert sets.

Castle, Court and Chamber: Harpsichords at Home

Castle Court Chamber Harpsichords at Home

What do nightingales, wretched lovers, and spinach in one’s teeth have in common?  All will be part of our season finale! Sacred and profane, old and new, we offer music for the spiritual enhancement and entertainment of both royalty and regular folk.

Join us on the playground, in the woods, in secret back rooms, and in the exclusive courts of royalty — for music not meant for concerts. Instead, we’ll offer kids’ songs, music for afternoon walks, for forbidden private worship, and for nobility’s very exclusive entertainment.

And we are NOT just singing a cappella! We'll be joined by nationally known harpsichordist Jillon Stoppels Dupree and cellist Paul Hale to offer not only Baroque, but also contemporary music for this combination. The program includes works by Bach, Handel, Schütz, Schumann and Mendelssohn, plus some Renaissance masters and three world premieres commissioned especially for this concert.

Hoping you'll join us in San Francisco, Palo Alto or Oakland for beautiful, expressive, engaging singing—music that is by turns playful, moving, and sublime!

San Francisco

Sunday, June 9 4:00pm

St. Mark's Lutheran Church
1111 O'Farrell Street

Palo Alto

Saturday, June 15 8:00pm

St. Mark's Episcopal Church
600 Colorado Avenue

Oakland

Sunday, June 16 4:00pm

St. Paul's Episcopal Church
114 Montecito Avenue

Out of the Garden, Into the Woods: from Paradise to Scary

Let’s go!  We’re heading out into nature both tamed and wild with music of flowers, fields and forests, of birds and bees, of gentle garden creatures and lurking monsters!   Featuring Britten, Mollicone, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Hensel, Crabtree, Nelhybel, Hindemith, Van Brink, and the winner of our New Voices Project, along with world premieres by Composer-in-Residence Jean Ahn and Composer-not-in-Residence Robinson McClellan.

San Francisco

Saturday, March 9th, 8pm

St. Mark's Lutheran Church
1111 O'Farrell Street

Palo Alto

Sunday, March 10th, 4pm

St. Mark's Episcopal Church
600 Colorado Avenue

Oakland

Sunday, March 17th, 4pm

St. Paul's Episcopal Church
114 Montecito Avenue