For 53 years Masterworks Chorale has inspired our community. We dedicate our professional performance of superior choral music to the enrichment, nourishment, education and entertainment of our audience, striving to create a meaningful personal experience for patron and performer.
Verdi brought a lifetime of experience composing opera to this work, and it is
formed on an epic scale, propelling us on an intense journey through loss, terror,
grief and hope. Yet in its intimate moments, it also has the quality of personal
testimony, speaking to us of love, friendship, and the endurance of the human spirit.
Our production brings the critically acclaimed Masterworks Chorale together
with superb soloists and the massed forces of a 46-piece orchestra, all conducted
by the outstanding Dr. Bryan Baker.
Saturday, March 25, 8pm
Sunday, March 26, 3pm
Cañada College Main Theatre
4200 Farm Hill Boulevard
Saturday, March 25 - 7:30-7:50
House open for seating at 7:15pm
Champagne reception after performance in the lobby at the theater.
Sunday, March 26 - 2:30-2:50
House open for seating at 2:15pm
Reception in lobby afterwards.
Marcelle Dronkers, soprano
"Dronkers has it all"
"...alive to every dramatic nuance"
"...fearless blend of force and agility"
" ...tones of pure gold"
"...her vocalism made every phrase speak"
"...dramatically charged and vocally superlative"
David Gustafson, tenor
"Gustafson, in a strong company debut, turned out to be just the singer the production needed, deploying plenty of vocal power in the service of a characterization both noble and pitiably tormented...unleashing his brief cry of triumph after the Venetians' naval victory with ringing, precisely placed top notes and ardent phrasing."
Paul Thompson, bass
Thompson studied at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music as well as throughout Europe. He has enjoyed wide-ranging roles
on both continents, including the Verdi Requiem as a favorite. His performance highlights include the title roles in Mozart's
Le Nozze di Figaro and Donizetti's Don Pasquale.
life is a cabaret:
SONGS OF KANDER AND EBB
We present the fun, tuneful and entertaining songs of one of Broadway's best-loved and most admired musical writing teams. Taken from the likes of Chicago and
Cabaret, we will present a concert-style revue of solo and choral versions of songs including "Maybe this Time," "Money Makes the World Go Round," "All that Jazz," "Mr. Cellophane," "Cabaret," etc.
Saturday, June 3, 8pm
Sunday, June 4, 4pm
Congregational Church of San Mateo
225 Tilton Avenue