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Date Sunday April 06
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
Music Center Recital Hall, Heller & Meyer Drives, UCSC Campus, Santa Cruz, CA 95064
Event Type Concert/Show
Organizer/AuthorSanta Cruz Baroque Festival
Emailinfo [at]
AddressP.O. Box 482; Santa Cruz, CA 95061

Brian Staufenbiel (tenor), the Kirby Chamber Choir, with
Lux Musica, Annette Bauer (recorder)
and other guest instrumentalists

Sunday, April 6, 2008 at 7:30 PM ~ UCSC Music Center Recital Hall

This concert presents a joyful celebration of music by Bach and the Beatles. Our program includes arrangements of Bach favorites by the Swingle Singers — performed by the prize-winning Kirby vocal ensemble, alongside 'baroque instrumentals' based on famous Beatles tunes — performed by a period instrument ensemble (recorder, 2 flutes, string quartet, and continuo). Drafted by the festival's artistic director Linda Burman-Hall, this unique concert presents the cross-over point between the baroque roots of 'classical' music and the legendary songs and musical style of the Beatles.

PROGRAM INFORMATION: Whereas the sudden rise in popularity of the Beatles and their music represented a generational and cultural rift to some, this same phenomena was eyed with curiosity and delight by some studious historical musicologists of the 1960s. Our program brings to life The 'Baroque Beatles Experience' from two different musical sides. Performing music of the Beatles in a 'baroque' context, renowned tenor Brian Staufenbiel and the instrumental ensemble illustrate the proximity of the famous band's songs to historical forms of classical music. Entirely instrumental arrangements in modern and historical styles complement these selections. Kirby Choir in turn offers 20th-century vocal arrangements of music by J.S. Bach and choral settings of Beatles' songs. In accordance with this season's theme, our concert unites the musical language of historical and contemporary 'musical legends.' Performing are: vocalists Brian Staufenbiel (tenor) and the Kirby Chamber Choir (Drew Lewis, conductor), with instrumentalists Linda Burman-Hall (harpsichord/director), Annette Bauer (recorder), Lars Johannesson & Alissa Roedig (flutes), Joe Edelberg & David Sego (violins), Amy Haltom (viola), Amy Brodo (cello), Stan Poplin (bass), and percussion.

Online: ~ Per Phone: 831-457-9693 ~ Email Us: info [at]
Tickets to all events also available through the UCSC Ticket Office and Santa Cruz Tickets.
Added to the calendar on Sunday Mar 23rd, 2008 4:14 PM
§Kirby School Choir
by Santa Cruz Baroque Festival Sunday Mar 23rd, 2008 4:14 PM
Photo by Steve DiBartolomeo (2007)
§Lux Musica
by Santa Cruz Baroque Festival Sunday Mar 23rd, 2008 4:14 PM
Lux Musica

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