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SF Choral Artists
55 Taylor Street
San Francisco, CA 94102-3916
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About SFCA Patrons; What’s New
The Choral Artists are grateful for the continued support of San Francisco Grants for the Arts / Hotel Tax Fund, The Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, and the Zellerbach Family Foundation. These organizations, along with our many loyal individual donors and the corporations matching their contributions —AT&T, Cadence, IBM, Microsoft, and Salesforce.com—have a marked impact on the level of consistent support that SFCA is able to provide for the creation of new American choral music, to Bay Area composers, and for the fostering of young composers across the USA.
In 2013, we proudly announced the Roger Nixon Living Music Initiative (RNLMI), created by his five children in honor of the eminent composer who was SFCA’s first Composer-In-Residence. RNLMI was designed to advance our commitment to new choral music by doubling funding for SFCA’s composer commissioning programs—the Composers-in-Residence and Not-in-Residence programs and our New Voices Project Competition for composers under age 30—as well as to expand the Composers’ Invitational.
Happily, the success of RNLMI now supports two NEW composer-focused programs—”SFCA+1″, inaugurated in 2015 to celebrate our 30th season, and “Wild Card Commissions”, new in 2016. SFCA+1 is designed to expand the repertoire for chamber choir and a single instrument. Astounding jazz violinist, Grammy-winning Mads Tolling, was our inaugural SFCA+1 artist, and the Galax Quartet joins us this season to explore several SFCA+1 commissioned (and other) works as our 2016 SFCA+1 artist. Wild Card Commissions, designed to underwrite commissions to and showcasing of more composers whom we admire, treats us all to world premieres from two diverse composers—Robin Estrada (March 2016) and Veronika Krausas (June 2016).
We couldn’t have imagined so many significant developments as we build on the accomplishments of recent years:
- Winning the national Chorus America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming in both 2012 and 2015;
- Collaborating with Mads Tolling in June 2015;
- Collaborating with the instrumental trio Veretski Pass and composer/librettist Joshua Horowitz to premiere the unique folk opera, “Lilith the Night Demon”, in May 2014;
- Releasing With Strings Attached, our recording with The Alexander String Quartet, favorably reviewed by Fanfare Magazine.
As support for RNLMI continues to gather momentum, the scope of SFCA’s new music initiatives continues to widen, and our support of living composers continues to grow.
Won’t you please help us in this important work through your generous donation this season?