Resonance: First Church Berkeley Performances

resonance performance series posterThe 2015-2016 Season of Resonance to feature diverse range of music


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.

After an exciting inaugural series, the second will begin with the early music ensemble MUSA performing several of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos on September 18. Tenor Kyle Stegall, praised in The New York Times for his "ardent expression," will join pianist Derek Tam for an exploration of the Romantic song repertoire on November 13. On February 12, Bay Area-based composer Andrew Jamieson and spoken word artist Schmian Evans will provide a 21st-century take on the African-American spiritual tradition. Finally, First Church organist Elizabeth Forsyth and the First Church Festival Chorus will present a thrilling evening of French organ music and Fauré's beautiful Requiem on May 20.

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 accessible by several bus lines. Some paid parking is available in the church parking lot. Directions to the church and public transportation information...

$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. Series tickets will go on sale later in the summer. You may also purchase tickets at the door.