San Francisco Lyric Chorus

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Songs of Love and Spring:

a potpourri of vocal music from classical to contemporary

San Francisco Lyric Chorus

Robert Gurney, Music Director

Mark Bruce, organ/piano
Lisa Battista, piano
Brad Osness,piano

5 pm, Sunday
April 28, 1996
Trinity Episcopal Church
San Francisco

My Beloved Spake, from Song of Solomon   Patrick Hadley
Rise Up, My Fair One Healey Willan
Liebeslieder Walzer, Opus 52 [Love-Song Walzes] Text from "Polydora"by Daumer Johannes Brahms
Tom Kuwahara, tenor
Ed Zilch, tenor
Ubi Caritas Maurice Duruflé
I Am the Rose of Sharon, from Song of Solomon William Billings
Simple Gifts Adapted by Aaron Copland
American Shaker Song Transcribed by Irving Fine
Lisa Gartland, soprano
Sarah Higgins, soprano
Michèle Voillequé, alto
Mother Ann's Song Anon.
Wordless Shaker Song
Susan Quinlan, soprano
Anne Trapani, soprano
Claire Diepenbrock, alto
Barbara Greeno, alto
The Promise of Living [Thanksgiving song from The Tender Land] Music by Aaron Copland; Words by Horace Everett
Liebeslieder Polkas P.D.Q. Bach, Edited by Prof. Peter Schickele

All the following polkas are set to classic poems from English literature

1. To His Coy Mistress Andrew Marvell; Adapted by P.D.Q. Bach
2. To the Virgin, to make Much of Time Robert Herrick; Adapted by P.D.Q. Bach
3. The Passionate Shepherd to His Love Christopher Marlowe; Adapted by P.D.Q Bach
4. Why so Pale and Wan, Fond Lover? Sir John Suckling
5. It Was a Lover and His Lass William Shakespeare
6. The Constant Lover Sir John Suckling
7. Song to Celia Ben Johson; Adapted by P.D.Q. Bach
8. Interlude
9. Farewell, Ungrateful Traitor John Dryden
10. Who is Sylvia? William Shakespeare, Adapted by P.D.Q. Bach
Make Our Garden Grow
From Candide
Music by Leonard Bernstein, Lyrics by Richard Wilbur, Choral arrangment by Robert Page
Anne Trapani, soprano
Tom Kuwahara, tenor

San Francisco Lyric Chorus


Susan Alden
Candyce Anderson%
Daria Bauer
Didi Boring
Joan Donlon
Helene Donohue#%
Lisa Gartland*%
Janet Hewins
Sarah Higgins#
Mary Lou Myers
Susan Quinlan#%
Beverly Schmidt
Marjorie Sheffield#%
Anne Trapani*%
Helene Whitson#
Mimi M. Wong


Bobbi Alexnder
Jeanne Butterfield
Claire Diepenbrock#%
Ludmilla Drapkina
Anne Geismann
Elke Glendenning
Barbara Greeno#%
Leigh Ann Mylius
Kitty Oppenheim*
Anja Palmowski
Carolyn Rice
Michele Voillèqué
Ibbie White


Joshua Cole
Tom Kuwahara*%
Jim Losee%
Matthew McClure*%
Mark Paige#%
Gregor Rittinger
Rodel Rosel
Paul Spudich
Ed Zilch


Al Alden
David Baker#%
Peter Chrisler%
Robert Fields
Jack Fong
Roger LaClear
Russell H. Miller*
Loren Pigniolo*
Daron Scarborough%
Richard Turley
James Whelchel
Bill Whitson
Paul Zangaro

#Board of Directors
*Section Representatives
%Chamber Chorus

san francisco lyric chorus invites you to our upcoming concerts:

summer concert : Sacred Music of the 20th Century

Maurice Duruflé, Requiem
Herbert Howells, Magnificat and Te Deum
Charles Villers Stanford, Beati Quorum Via
Henryk Górecki, Totus Tuus
and the West Coast premiere of Robert Witt, Four Motets to the Blessed Virgin

Sunday August 25, 1996, 5 pm at Trinity Church
Rehearsals begin on Monday, May 13, 7:15-9:45 pm at Trinity Church

Winter/Christmas Concert
Sunday December 1, 1996 at Trinity Church
Rehearsals begin September 10

For more information about joining the chorus and concert activities,
contact Robert Gurney at (415) 775-5111.