In addition to the participation of the Schola Adventus choir in the Feast celebrations for All Saints and All Souls at the Church of the Advent of Christ the King, San Francisco Renaissance Voices (SFRV), Artists-in-Residence at the Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church, will also be giving performances on both of these Feast days.
Tomorrow SFRV will make its debut at the Noontime Concerts (“San Francisco’s Musical Lunch Break”) free concert series. The program will feature plainchant, motets, anthems, and other music for the Feast of All Saints. Composers will be William Byrd, Juana Inés de la Cruz, Carlotta Ferrari, Hildegard of Bingen, Mark Schweizer, and Thomas Tallis. This concert will begin at 12:30 p.m. tomorrow (Tuesday), November 1. It will take place at Old Saint Mary’s Cathedral, located in Chinatown at 660 California Street on the northeast corner of Grant Avenue. These concerts are usually planned to last about 45 minutes. Neither tickets nor reservations are required, but donations are both accepted and encouraged with a suggested amount of $5.
The following evening SFRV will return to Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church. The Feast of All Souls will be celebrated by a service of prayer and music in the meditative Taizé style. The music will include selections from the program presented at Noontime Concerts. The service will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 2. Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church is located at 1329 Seventh Avenue, a short walk from the Seventh Avenue stop on the Muni N trolley line. Since this is a service, neither tickets nor reservations are required; but a collection will be taken.