2017/2018 Season - Into the Light



  jenkins/barber | british invasion

2017/18 Season Preview


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Concert details



Jenkins’ The Armed Man, A Mass for Peace

plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings

Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 8:00pm
Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 4:00pm
Messiah Lutheran Church
1835 Valota Road
Redwood City - map

These lovely works have inspired and moved audiences all over the world. Their combination of haunting beauty and melodic power is truly music for the soul.

The Adagio for Strings was first written by American composer Samuel Barber in the 1930s. In its original, instrumental form, it is one of the most popular of all 20th-century orchestral works. He created the choral version 30 years later. Although less frequently performed, it is arguably even more expressive of the human condition.

In movies as diverse as Platoon and Death in Venice, Barber’s Adagio has been used to evoke feelings of sublime melancholy, yearning and heart-wrenching beauty. It is a rare treat to experience the choral version, sung live.

Karl Jenkins began composing his Mass for Peace - The Armed Man —at the other end of the 20th century, as the tragedy of war in Kosovo unfolded.  He dedicated it to victims of that terrible conflict, offering musical visions of hope, peace and redemption as well as a powerful, dramatic sense of the force of war. 

Contemporary, yet delightfully harmonic, it calls upon a rich set of influences, from portions of the Latin Mass to the Islamic Call to Prayer, and includes poetry by Tennyson, Kipling, the Indian epic the Mahabharata, and Japanese poetry on the bombing of Hiroshima. Following its premiere in 2000, Jenkins’ Mass was recognized as an instant classic.

Reception with drinks to follow. Click here to Buy your tickets now!




The British Invasion:

from Britten to Beatles, Dowland to Adele!

Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 8:00pm
Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 4:00pm
Messiah Lutheran Church
1835 Valota Road
Redwood City - map

From Britten to The Beatles, Dowland to Adele, travel through time with us exploring the depth of British creativity and musicality!

Enjoy popular and classical hits from across the centuries, singing along when the spirit moves you, and then join us for a delightful reception to cheer the Season Finale! We love hearing your reactions and look forward to celebrating with you in style.

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Masterworks Chorale :: Tickets & Group Discounts

Masterworks strives to provide the lowest ticket prices possible, while supporting outstanding venues and soloists. Tickets for concerts (except where noted) are:

  • $30 advance purchase by phone or web
  • $35 at the door
  • $10 for children and students with ID

Group Discounts

Groups of 10 or more can get a discount of $5 per ticket on advance purchase tickets.

  • Tickets must be purchased in advance, and through a singer, by calling 650.918.6225, or by email to info@masterworks.org.
    (Not available online).
  • We cannot reserve seating for groups; if groups want to sit together they will need to arrive early.

Ticket Policies

  • Tickets are non-refundable.
  • Tickets may be exchanged for the same concert-set/venue. The exchange must be made no later than 48 hours before the performance date by calling the office at 650.918.6225.