Resonance: An Evening of Vaughan Williams

Fri, Jan 25 • 8:00 pm


The First Church Festival Chorus and Orchestra will perform several works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, including his eloquent plea for peace, the choral cantata "Dona nobis pacem," written in 1936 amid growing fear that global war would soon break out again. The concert will take place on Friday, January 25, 2019 at 8 pm in the First Church Sanctuary.

Angela Arnold (soprano) and Billy Lawley (baritone) will sing the solos.

Derek Tam will conduct the First Church Festival Chorus, a 100-member ensemble drawn from various Bay Area choruses. To participate in the chorus, please sign up here.

This beautiful program will also feature Vaughan Williams' "Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus", as well as his "Serenade to Music"  a piece that Sergei Rachmaninoff said had moved him like no other.

More about other performances in the 2019-2019 season of Resonance...

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

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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...

$25 for general seating / $20 for seniors (65 and over ) / $15 for students, children under 18 and First Church members
2345 Channing Way, Berkeley CA

Derek Tam