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Cal Poly Choirs: Holiday Kaleidoscope

Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019
7:30 p.m., Miossi Hall, Performing Arts Center

An annual holiday tradition in its third year, this concert is a collaborative celebration of choral music from the Central Coast and beyond. In addition to Cal Poly’s four choirs, the performance will feature local choirs including Cabrillo High School and the Central Coast Youth Chorus. Each choir will perform its own repertoire, as well as join together for several majestic combined works. Audience members will have the opportunity to sing along to favorite carols of the season.

Tickets ($12 and $14 general, $9 and $12 students)

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Cal Poly Choirs Winter Concert: Traditions

Sunday, March 15, 2020
3 p.m., Miossi Hall, Performing Arts Center

A celebration of both American and African traditions, with the special guest ensemble, Bel Canto Chorus of Nairobi, Kenya. This concert will feature works from several American traditions of music, including spirituals, folk song, Western classical, Native American traditions and more. The Bel Canto Chorus will be conducted by its director, Abbey Chokera.

Tickets ($12 and $14 general, $9 and $12 students)

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Cal Poly Chamber Choir and Women's Chorus: Cantata Nuovo

Friday, May 1, 2020
7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church of San Luis Obispo

A concert featuring 20th-century cantatas in a variety of textures. The concert will feature the famous “Rejoice in the Lamb” by Benjamin Britten, performed by the Chamber Choir. The Women’s Chorus will present “Winter Cantata” by Vincent Persichetti for marimba and flute, as well as the epic “Songs of Sanctuary” by Karl Jenkins.

Suggested donation at the door: $10 general, $5 students

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Cal Poly Choirs and Symphony Spring Concert

Saturday, June 6, 2020
7:30 p.m., Miossi Hall, Performing Arts Center

The Cal Poly Choirs and Symphony have commissioned world-renowned composer Stacey Gibbs to compose a work for chorus and orchestra, which will have its San Luis Obispo premiere at this concert. The commission, which is a partnership with San Jose State University, is a way to celebrate the music of living American composers. Gibbs is best known for his modern and exciting — yet stylistically appropriate ­— arrangements of African American spirituals. The choir and symphony will also perform the work while on a performance tour of France in the summer of 2020.

The combined ensembles will also perform Dan Forrest’s "i thank You God for most this amazing day,” a lyrical setting of one of E.E. Cummings’ well-known poems.

Separately, the choirs will present several motets of Camille Saint-Saëns, and the symphony will perform a set on its own.

Tickets ($12 and $14 general, $9 and $12 students)

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