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San Francisco Symphony Chorus: J.S. Bach's Magnificat

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Conductors
& Performers

Ragnar Bohlin

Conductor

Ellen Leslie

Soprano

Margaret (Peg) Lisi

Mezzo-soprano

Leandra Ramm

Mezzo-soprano

Natalia Salemmo

Soprano

Michael Desnoyers

Tenor

Mitchell Jones

Baritone

San Francisco Symphony

program

Magnificat

J.S. Bach

Dixit Dominus 

Handel
Salve Regina
Arvo Pärt

performances

Davies Symphony Hall

Sat, Apr 4, 2020 at 8:00PM

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Event Description

Experience two magnificent sacred choral works in one evening, when director Ragnar Bohlin and the soulful  SF Symphony Chorus perform Handel’s Dixit Dominus and J.S. Bach’s MagnificatDixit Dominus, written in Handel’s early twenties, reveals the composer’s excitement and rich imagination as he stretches his musical wings with refreshing freedom. J.S. Bach’s multi-dimensional Magnificat is as robust as it is poised, mesmerizing in its vocal energy and imploring beauty, and sublimely joyous in its exultant conclusion.