Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Noontime Concerts: Schola Cantorum

Concert today!Noontime Concerts
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at 12:30pm
Old St. Mary's Cathedral

Schola Cantorum San Francisco
Paul Flight, artistic director

Choral Music for the Holiday Season

At today's Noontime Concert in Old St. Mary's, 11 members of Schola Cantorum, led by artistic director Paul Flight, presented this seasonal program of mostly 16th century Spanish songs about the nativity. Besides the 16th century works, they performed a Besançon Carol (People Look East) & 2 songs by Peter Warlock (Where Riches is Everlasting & Benedicamus Domino). Schola Cantorum's sound is straight-toned & clear. Their performance was restrained & measured rather than merry. The program was well-attended, & the audience gave the group a warm ovation. Schola Cantorum responded by encoring Benedicamus Domino, "since it's short". I continue to be impressed by the appreciative audience that turns out for these concerts.

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