Magnificat's 2014-2015 Season

Palo Alto • Berkeley • San Francisco

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During the 2014-2015 season, Magnificat will once again present three programs, all performed in Palo Alto, Berkeley and San Francisco. Each program will feature premiere performances of new editions of 17th century masterworks. The season opens in October with performances of Heinrich Schütz's Opus Ultimum in an orchestration prepared by artistic director Warren Stewart. Stewart has also prepared an edition of Cavalli's Messa concertata for a December coproduction with the San Francisco Early Music Society and in March, Magnificat will present two oratorios by Marc-Antoine Charpentier that set the stories of two strong women from the Old Testament: Esther and Judith.

October 2014 Schütz: Opus Ultimum with The Sex Chordæ Consort of Viols and The Whole Noyse

Magnificat performs Schütz's final masterpiece in a new orchestration by artistic director Warren Stewart.

December 2014 Cavalli: Christmas Mass with The Whole Noyse

In a co-production with the San Francisco Early Music Society, Magnificat performs Cavalli's Missa Concertata.

March 2015 Charpentier: Esther & Judith featuring sopranos Catherine Webster and Laura Heimes

Two oratorios setting Old Testament stories of powerful women.