by Carl Orff
April 16th, 2023
Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
The San Fernando Valley Master Chorale joins the LA Symphonic Winds, conducted by Steve Piazza, to sing selections from Orff's famous "Carmina Burana," accompanied by other major works.
The Carmina Burana is a compilation of poems written by the German philologist Johann Andreas Schmeller. The texts present a varied view of medieval life, including: religious verses, social satires, and bawdy drinking songs.
and the Dream
by Sergio Barer
May 21st, 2023
Church of Scientology of the Valley
This is an original work by SFVMC's composer in residence, Sergio Barer. It describes the medieval clash of Christianity and Judaism, with the resulting persecution of the Jewish people. It explores the work of Theodore Herzl, the visionary who pursued the rebirth of a Jewish State in the Middle East, imagining it, describing it, and lobbying for it with the German Kaiser, the Turkish Sultan, and other leaders. Finally it details the story of the pioneers that settled in Israel from European and Arab countries to form a Jewish State, declaring its independence in 1948.