Did You Know…?

…that Angela Arnold is part of the chorus for the San Francisco Opera production of Omar (and has a small solo at the beginning of Act 2)? Contact Matt Reed (contact info in Realm) for a 30% off discount code for five of the six performances in November. Can’t get to SF? Watch the livestream November 11. Click here for more info: https://www.sfopera.com/operas/omar/. More about the opera: Omar Ibn Said, who left us an autobiography in Arabic, lived as an Islamic scholar in present-day Senegal until captured there and enslaved in South Carolina. His faith, personal integrity, and need to express himself in writing figure largely in the opera.

…that our next Discover First Church class will be held Sun., Jan. 21, 2024 with crepe gathering Sat., Jan. 27 and joining Sun., Jan. 28? More information to follow!

…that Chora Nova opens its 2023-24 season under the baton of guest conductor Derek Tam, performing Bach’s Magnificat in D Major and the Credo (Symbolum Nicenum) from his Mass in B Minor? The performance is at First Church Berkeley at 7:30 pm on Sat., Nov. 18. For more info, visit https://choranova.org/