Solstice Sings for the Holidays: Potrero Hill, SF
Dec
16
8:00 PM20:00

Solstice Sings for the Holidays: Potrero Hill, SF

  • St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Solstice will sing our eclectic mix of holiday songs live in the beautiful acoustic of Saint Teresa of Avila Church in the Potrero Hill neighborhood of San Francisco.

Our outside-the-box holiday program features gorgeous music both old and new--but never the songs you hear at the mall (well, almost never). 

The afternoon's selections include the Spanish Renaissance "A un nino llorando al hielo", several Middle English Christmas texts set by 20th century composer Williametta Spencer, an original arrangement of Vince Guaraldi's "Christmas Time is Here" from the Charlie Brown Christmas special, in addition to beautiful and unusual carols from around the world. 

The concert will feature local composer Cortlandt Bender's arrangement of Gustav Holst's haunting carol "In the Bleak Midwinter, " which he created especially for Solstice in honor of their 20th year of a cappella music making. 

Let Solstice ease you into the peace and warmth of the season, and come away with joy in your heart and several copies of their holiday CD "Winter Solstice" in your shopping bag. It's the perfect last-minute solution for those hard-to-please folks on your list.

Suggested donation at the door $15-$25.

 

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Solstice Sings for the Holidays: Albany
Dec
17
3:00 PM15:00

Solstice Sings for the Holidays: Albany

Solstice will sing our eclectic mix of holiday songs live in the beautiful acoustic of Saint Alban's Episcopal Church in Albany.

Our outside-the-box holiday program features gorgeous music both old and new--but never the songs you hear at the mall (well, almost never). 

The afternoon's selections include the Spanish Renaissance "A un nino llorando al hielo", several Middle English Christmas texts set by 20th century composer Williametta Spencer, an original arrangement of Vince Guaraldi's "Christmas Time is Here" from the Charlie Brown Christmas special, in addition to beautiful and unusual carols from around the world. 

The concert will feature local composer Cortlandt Bender's arrangement of Gustav Holst's haunting carol "In the Bleak Midwinter, " which he created especially for Solstice in honor of their 20th year of a cappella music making. 

Let Solstice ease you into the peace and warmth of the season, and come away with joy in your heart and several copies of our holiday CD "Winter Solstice" in your shopping bag. It's the perfect last-minute solution for those hard-to-please folks on your list.

Advance tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets. $20 general/$15 Students & Seniors. $25/20 at the door.

 

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Tuesday Night A Cappella:  Solstice and Ro Sham Bo
Nov
7
7:30 PM19:30

Tuesday Night A Cappella: Solstice and Ro Sham Bo

Ro Sham Bo (www.roshambosings.com) and Solstice (www.solsticesings.com) are teaming up to bring you an evening of a cappella music at The Octopus Literary Salon in Uptown Oakland. Cover charge of $8 at the door. This unique venue serves food and drink (https://oaklandoctopus.org/menu). All ages welcome. We're hoping to see lots of our friends and a cappella fans there!

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Nov
4
8:00 PM20:00

Caritas Abundat: Love Abounds

Solstice Sings in Support of Refugees

Please join Solstice on Saturday, November 4, as we sing in support of, a local organization with a 35-year history of supporting newly arrived refugees, asylees and immigrants with education, family engagement and community leadership programs. We are especially pleased to support their new Women’s Initiative, which supports mothers with young children in their transitions to life in the US.  Refugee Transitions focuses on supporting those who have been forced to migrate due to war, famine, violence or economic duress. 

In this time of many wars and disasters at home and abroad, Solstice is glad that we can support a local group making a difference in the lives of some of those affected.  Bring a friend and your checkbooks, make a donation and listen to our signature eclectic mix of a cappella music from around the globe and through time.  This concert will take you from 11th Century Europe to China, Japan, Columbia and back home again.  Be transported while supporting a good cause

Suggested Donation at the Door:  $20-50. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

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Jun
18
2:00 PM14:00

Rose Avenue Acoustic Delights

We are looking forward to the warmth we always find at Rose Avenue Acoustic Delights!  A concert there is like having us in your own living room, so if you want the most intimate of concert experiences, this one is for you!  The hosts, Mark and Deborah, make everyone feel welcome, and create a space where artists can be at their best.  

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Feb
25
7:30 PM19:30

The Amy X-Perience @ JCC East Bay

Solstice is thrilled to be joining our friend and collaborator, composer Amy X Neuburg for The Amy X-Perience! . 

Get your open ears and open minds on for an experimental-meets-traditional evening of music from a who's-who of local performer/composers working with widely varying genres and instrumentations. Curated by beloved Bay Area electronic diva Amy X Neuburg, expect a very X-esque evening of solos, duos, typos, and mojos… and show tunes! Of course!

Featured Guest Artists:

Amanda Chaudhary, manipulating a big bunch of electronic gadgets

Alex Kelly, cello with electronic processing, blending 21st-century soundscapes with jazz, klezmer, and "pretty cello"

Solstice, a female vocal ensemble with a world-y and wonderful repertoire

Each artist’s performance will be preceded by a short informal interview with Amy, and a final set will bring everyone together in various combinations to join her in songs by Jewish folks (no shortage of those!), including a “tutti” finale.

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Dec
17
8:00 PM20:00

Solstice Sings for the Holidays in Albany

  • Saint Alban's Episcopal Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Bring your friends and family and let Solstice ease you into the warmth and glow of the season.  Our beautiful holiday program features some fantastic new pieces this year, as well as many old favorites--but never the music you hear at the mall (well, almost never).  

The evening's selections include the Spanish Renaissance "A un nino llorando al hielo", several Middle English Christmas texts set by 20th century composer Williametta Spencer, an original arrangement of Vince Guaraldi's "Christmas Time is Here" from the Charlie Brown Christmas special, in addition to beautiful and unusual carols from around the world. You will even hear a couple of winter-related pop tunes.  A beautiful and fun evening for everyone.

Tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets.

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Solstice 20th Anniversary Concert in Guerneville!
Oct
8
8:00 PM20:00

Solstice 20th Anniversary Concert in Guerneville!

Join Solstice for a concert and party celebrating 20 years of fantastic music making!  You will hear a concert featuring new music and new arrangements written for us this year by our friends such as Cortlandt Bender and Jim Hale.  The concert will be followed by a reception where we can toast our many years of singing together.  We hope you will join us! 

Advance tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets

$20 general admission and $15 for students and seniors.

Door Tickets:

$25 general admission and $20 for students and seniors

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Jun
26
4:00 PM16:00

Solstice 20th Anniversary Celebration!

Join Solstice for a concert and party celebrating 20 years of fantastic music making!  You will hear a concert featuring new music and new arrangements written for us this year by our friends such as Amy X Neuburg,  Cortlandt Bender and Jim Hale.  We will also be joined by Solstice alums for some old favorites in our long-time repertoire.  The concert will be followed by a party where we can toast our many years of singing together.  We hope you will join us! 

 

Advance tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets

$20 general admission and $15 for students and seniors.

Door Tickets:

$25 general admission and $20 for students and seniors

 

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Jun
4
7:30 PM19:30

Brazzissimo 15th Anniversary Concert

  • First Congregational Church of Berkeley (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Brazzissimo will be presenting a special concert celebrating 15 years of performance featuring a newly commissioned work from Dean Boysen entitled, "Suite Jubilation" a four-movement piece for brass dectet and percussion.  Many of Mr. Boysen's other compositions and arrangements will also be presented. Additionally, the award winning vocal ensemble "Solstice" will be sharing their superb vocalization talents in collaboration and acapella style.

This concert is made possible with a music grant by the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music (SFFCM). Additional music included for the program will highlight the ingenious and spectacular music of Crespo, and DiLorenzo, amongst others.  Save the date on your calendar for this one-time event!

The concert will be held at the gorgeous and easily (parking and B.A.R.T) accessible First Congregational Church of Berkeley.

Admission: Adults - $15, Students 18 and under - Free.

 

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Solstice Sings for the Holidays in Ross
Dec
20
4:00 PM16:00

Solstice Sings for the Holidays in Ross

Bring your friends and family, and let Solstice ease you into the warmth and glow of the season.  Our beautiful holiday program features some fantastic new pieces this year, as well as many old favorites. 

The afternoon's selections include the Spanish Renaissance "A un nino llorando al hielo", several Middle English Christmas texts set by 20th century composer Williametta Spencer, an original arrangement of Vince Guaraldi's "Christmas Time is Here" from the Charlie Brown Christmas special, in addition to beautiful and unusual carols from around the world.  The concert will feature a world premiere of Cortlandt Bender's arrangement of Gustav Holst's haunting carol "In the Bleak Midwinter, " which he created especially for Solstice in honor of our 20th year of a cappella music making. 

Tickets Available through Brown Paper Tickets:  

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2471495

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Solstice Sings for the Holidays in Half Moon Bay
Dec
19
8:00 PM20:00

Solstice Sings for the Holidays in Half Moon Bay

  • Community United Methodist Church Chapel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Bring your friends and family, and let Solstice ease you into the warmth and glow of the season.  Our beautiful holiday program features some fantastic new pieces this year, as well as many old favorites. 

The afternoon's selections include the Spanish Renaissance "A un nino llorando al hielo", several Middle English Christmas texts set by 20th century composer Williametta Spencer, an original arrangement of Vince Guaraldi's "Christmas Time is Here" from the Charlie Brown Christmas special, in addition to beautiful and unusual carols from around the world. 

The concert will feature a world premiere of Cortlandt Bender's arrangement of Gustav Holst's haunting carol "In the Bleak Midwinter, " which he created especially for Solstice in honor of our 20th year of a cappella music making. 

Tickets will be available at the door.  Suggested Donation:  $20

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