Music & Morsels: Mixing it Up Vocally | Osher Marin Jewish Community Center

Music & Morsels: Mixing it Up Vocally

Fri, January 18, 2019 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This event has been postponed; We hope to reschedule it for a future date

Music Morsels

About Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale:

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra has been dedicated to historically informed performance of Baroque, Classical and early-Romantic music on original instruments since its inception in 1981. Under Music Director Nicholas McGegan, Philharmonia has been named Ensemble of the Year by Musical America.

The Orchestra performs an annual subscription series in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is regularly heard on tour in the United States and internationally. The Orchestra has its own professional chorus, the Philharmonia Chorale, directed by Bruce Lamott.

PBO's Education Program has been a leading force in early music education since 1989. Through partnerships with institutions such as The Juilliard School, Stanford University, Yale University, Harvard University, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and the University of California at Berkeley, the Orchestra inspires and helps train a new generation of young artists. Reaching over 4,000 students of all ages annually, the program has enriched the Bay Area's cultural community through free public master classes, symposia, school residencies, community chamber music workshops, full Orchestra concerts for students and teachers, numerous lectures for adults and family concerts.

One of the most-recorded period-instrument orchestras in the United States, the Philharmonia Chorale was formed in 1995. Philharmonia Baroque has made thirty-four highly praised recordings—including its Gramophone award-winning recording of Handel's Susanna—for harmonia mundi, Reference Recordings and BMG.

The Chorale has been critically acclaimed for its brilliant sound, robust energy and sensitive delivery of the complement whose fluency in the stylistic language of the Baroque period matched that of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. The 24 members of the Chorale are professional singers with distinguished solo and ensemble experience. Chorale members appear regularly with organizations such as the San Francisco Symphony, Carmel Bach Festival and American Bach Soloists; are guest soloists with most of the area's symphonic and choral organizations; appear in roles with regional opera companies; and have been members and founders of some of the country's premier vocal ensembles, including Chanticleer, the Dale Warland Singers and Theatre of Voices.

Reserve your space(s) soon!  Because seating is very limited, registration is open until the event is sold out or until noon on the Wednesday before the program – whichever comes first.

Event Timing

1:00-1:45pm – Chat, Dessert, Coffee/Tea
1:45-3:00pm – Live musical performance

Reservations & Seating

$25 – Individual Premiere Seating*
$15 – Individual Classic Seating* 

In appreciation of their support, donors of $180+ will be assigned priority locations within their chosen seating section.  Note: the reservations must be made under the donor’s name.

*Note: Seating is at a 4-seat cabaret table.  Guests wanting to sit together must purchase tickets under one name.

To reserve spaces, please call the Osher Marin JCC at 415-444-8000

Important Notes

  • If not sold out in advance, all reservations must be made by noon on Wed, Jan 16th.
  • Drop-in and day-of reservations are not available.
  • Just like tickets at most performing arts venues, registrations are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

Start the weekend a few hours early; Come celebrate Friday with talk, treats & tunes!  Enter our lovely, intimate space. Chat with new and long-time friends, relax and connect.  In the wonderful tradition of many European countries, enjoy an afternoon “dessert & coffee” (or tea)…with our compliments! Then, sit back and bask in a terrific program featuring the artistry of great musicians.  Each month will feature different musical and culinary treats.

Our January program features Musicians from the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale

Members of PBO's Chorale:
Soprano Angela Arnold
Alto Heidi Waterman
Tenor Jonathan Smucker
Bass Jeff Fields

Members of PBO’s Orchestra:
Harpsichord and PBO Chorale Director Bruce Lamott
Cellist Robert Howard
Violin and PBO's Director of Education Lisa Grodin 

This program features a lively, dramatic quartet of vocalists representing the soprano, alto, tenor and baritone sections of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra's all-star Chorale, accompanied by a PBO continuo cellist and harpsichordist and directed by PBO's renowned Chorale Director Bruce Lamott. The ensemble will perform a variety of popular, characterful repertoire from the Baroque and beyond. The audience will learn about "HIP" (historically informed performance) practices and—by singing along with the PBO group—discover the teamwork skills that enable the chorale and orchestra to deliver ensemble performance at its best.

Fees do not cover the cost of programs! 
Today’s program is made possible, in part, by a generous gift from Carol & Duff Kurland
 and by
donors to the Osher Marin JCC’s “Adult Learning & Living” programs. To help make this and other programs possible, make a gift at