2017-2018 Season



Mission

For 54 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.


masterwork's 54th Season

November 4 & 5, 2017: Mozart Requiem / Gjielo World Premiére
December 9 & 10, 2017: Holiday Festival, Holiday Market, Cookie Buffet!
March 17 & 18, 2018: Jenkins’ The Armed Man, A Mass for Peace plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings
May 19 & 20, 2018: The British Invasion: from Britten to Beatles, Dowland to Adele!

 


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Masterworks 54th Season

 

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Mozart Requiem

plus World Première Gjeilo commission!

Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 8:00pm
Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 4:00pm
Cañada College Theatre
4200 Farm Hill Boulevard
Redwood City - map

Join us for this double bill concert combining a World Première (!) from Gjeilo, one of the most loved composers of contemporary choral music, and a performance of one of the most beautiful and enduring classical works of all time - the profoundly moving, enigmatic Requiem by Mozart.

Gjeilo transports the shiveringly beautiful spirit of his native Norway's landscape into his music.  He is deservedly celebrated for his cinematic, evocative, radiant vocal textures and richly-colored, entrancing harmonies, and it's a phenomenal coup for Masterworks Chorale to present this brand new commission.

Almost 200 years before Gjeilo was born, Mozart lay on his death bed, attempting to finish this complex, emotional masterpiece before his own death overtook him.  His final moments are reflected through this masterpiece of drama, intensity and depth. While its genesis is shrouded in mystery, it remains one of the most popular and enduring pieces of music ever composed.  The chance to hear this thrilling music live, with all the warmth, passion and technical skill which Masterworks Chorale brings to their concerts is an opportunity not to be missed!

 



 

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family holiday concert

Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 11:00am
Transfiguration Episcopal Church
3900 Alameda de las Pulgas
San Mateo - map

Holiday Festival

Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 4:00pm
Congregational Church of San Mateo
225 Tilton Avenue
San Mateo- map

Add special sparkle to your holiday traditions by joining Masterworks in song in both our special young families concert, and the joyous adult concert as well. Let us carry you back to yesteryear with our traditional sumptuous Cookie Buffets, and the Olde World Craft Faire.

 



 

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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
Congregational Church of San Mateo
225 Tilton Avenue
San Mateo- map

The peace and reconciliation encouraged in this global concert, using the power of music to heal and inspire, is music for the soul. Karl Jenkins “The Armed Man”— a mass for peace — dedicated to victims of the Kosovo crisis, which beautifully combines accessible contemporary harmonies with such varied styles as portions of the Latin mass, poems by Tennyson and Kipling, an Islamic Call to Prayer, part of the Indian epic the Mahabharata, and Japanese poetry on the bombing of Hiroshima.

'The "Adagio for Strings" was written by American composer Samuel Barber when he was in his 20s. With a tense melodic line and taut harmonies, the composition is considered by many to be the most popular of all 20th-century orchestral works. "You never are in any doubt about what this piece is about," says music historian Barbara Heyman. "There's a kind of sadness and poetry about it. It has a melodic gesture that reaches an arch, like a big sigh... and then exhales and fades off into nothingness."'
Retrieved from The Impact of Barber's Adagio for Strings, All Things Considered, November, 2006.

 



 

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The British Invasion:

from Britten to Beatles, Dowland to Adele!

Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 8:00pm
Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 4:00pm
Venue TBD

Travel through time with us exploring the depth of British creativity and musicality! Enjoy the classical to contemporary popular hits of the centuries, singing along when the spirit moves you. Then join us after in delightful receptions to cheer the Season Finale! We love hearing your reactions and look forward to celebrating with you in style.

 



 

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.