Resonance: First Church Berkeley Performances

resonance performance series posterCelebrate our third season with us!

Join Resonance for four unique concerts in the 2016-2017 season, featuring choral music from the Renaissance to newly written gospel songs, as well as everything in between.

Mozart for One, Two and Three: On November 4, delve into the sound world of 1780s Vienna with three masterful late chamber works by Mozart, performed on instruments similar to ones he would have played himself. First Church Director of Music and fortepianist Derek Tam will be joined by violinist Laura Rubinstein-Salzedo and cellist Adaiha MacAdam-Somer in this concert.

Carmina Burana: On January 20, the First Church Festival Chorus and Orchestra will join forces to present Carl Orff's 1936 masterpiece, Carmina Burana. Explore the pleasures and perils of fortune and love as viewed through the eyes of medieval clergy.

Salisbury Cathedral Choir: For over seven centuries, the Salisbury Cathedral Choir provided music at one of England’s most important cathedrals. Don’t miss this opportunity on March 22 to hear this internationally renowned choir, led by David Halls they sing various gems from the choral literature.

Ja Ronn & FLOW: Founded by Ja Ronn Thompson in 2013, this new gospel-inspired vocal ensemble already begun to headlines, with feature appearances on television as well as appearances with Journey and Josh Groban. Join us on June 2 for a performance by this vibrant ensemble.

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First Church Berkeley, a premier venue for music performance in the East Bay, has created its own exciting series of chamber and orchestral music concerts featuring artists from the Bay Area and beyond.

Music has always been an important part of the life of First Church. It touches the soul and gives sound and voice to ineffable mystery. We sing together and share our musical gifts. We also delight in the special talents of artists from within our community and beyond.

Derek Tam, First Church's Director of Music, curates this exciting series.

First Church is on the south side of the UC Berkeley campus, just west of Telegraph Avenue. It is a few blocks from the Downtown Berkeley BART and is accessible by several bus lines. Some paid parking is available in the church parking lot. Directions to the church and public transportation information...

Tickets
$25 for general seating
$20 for seniors (65 and over) 
$15 for students, children under 18 and First Church members

Tickets for individual events are available at the individual event pages below or by calling the church at (510) 848-3696. You may also purchase tickets at the door.

Friday, November 4, 2016
Delve into the sound world of 1780s Vienna with three masterful late chamber works by Mozart, performed on instruments similar to ones he would have played himself.
Friday, January 20, 2017
Carl Orff’s exhilarating masterpiece remains as potent today as at its first performance 70 years ago. Join the First Church Festival Chorus and Orchestra in an exploration of the pleasures and perils of life viewed through the lens of medieval clergy.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
For over seven centuries, the Salisbury Cathedral Choir has provided music at one of England’s most important cathedrals. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear this internationally renowned choir, led by David Halls, as they sing various gems from the choral literature.
Friday, June 2, 2017
Founded by Ja Ronn Thompson in 2013, this new gospel-inspired vocal ensemble is already making headlines, with feature appearances on television as well as appearances with Journey and Josh Groban.