2019 The Music Between Us
The Music Between Us: choral sounds from around the world was derived from one of the pieces being performed on this concert the first movement from a recently composed piece entitled This Love Between Us: Prayers for Unity. The piece in its entirety is seven movements, each movement representing a form of religion present in current day India. The movements sound very different, but the message is the same we are one. I wanted to expand the concept of that piece into an entire concert, featuring a collection of substantial choral arrangements of traditional music from countries around the world. Music is a way humans can connect beyond language boundaries, political boundaries, cultural boundaries, any boundaries. Music, in all its diverse forms of expression, is one of the strongest unifying forces known to humanity. Join us for a whirlwind trip around the world with the voices of your very own San Fernando Valley Master Chorale! Composers featured: Eric Whitacre, Shawn Kirchner, Sergio Barer, Sydney Guillaume, Paul Hindemith, and more! Buy online and save $5 off general admission door price! For tickets visit our website: www.sfvmc.com
2018 SFVMC Wishes You Happy Holidays!
HOLIDAYS IN THE VALLEY! "The songs of the season" The San Fernando Valley Master Chorale (SFVMC) is proud to present selections from George Frideric Handel's masterpiece, "The Messiah." This oratorio is a holiday tradition and has become a favorite for all generations this time of year. Artistic Director, Charlie Kim, has arranged a fun and diverse program that caters to everyone with several audience participation sing-a-longs, and new arrangements of well-known holiday classics that will excite and put you in the holiday spirit! In spirit and season of giving, we are asking anyone who would like to participate to bring with them an unwrapped toy for "Toys For Tots," or can of food to donate to the "Salvation Army." Let's spread love and happiness all over the valley this holiday season! Please share our video! Date: December 15th, 2018 Time: 7:30 PM (Doors open at 7:15 PM) Location: First Presbyterian Church 4963 Balboa Blvd, Encino, CA 91316 For tickets visit our website: www.sfvmc.com
2018 Meet our Composer in Residence
Sergio Barer is SFVMC's composer in residence and the president of our board of directors! Here he explains his process of composing his first choral work about to be premiered on October 20th, 2018. Please click subscribe to hear more updates about the San Fernando Valley Master Chorale!
2018 Lord Have Mercy
The text “Lord, have mercy” has long existed across time and several cultures as an exclamation used in times when the situation seems so dire the only place to look for help is from above. The San Fernando Valley Master Chorale presents a collection of music from two very different choral traditions: the African-American spirituals, and the Kyrie movements from the iconic musical settings of funeral rites of the Western church. Though the styles are starkly contrasting, the text is the same – Lord, have mercy. Artistically Directed by Charlie Kim October 20, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church 4963 Balboa Blvd.,Encino, CA 91316 Buy tickets: www.sfvmc.com Pre-sale Tickets $15 - $20 Door $25 Please share our video and like our FB page! 🙏🙏💙🎶