These are recordings of the Berkeley Women’s Community Chorus concert from
Sunday, April 24, 2016 • 4 PM
Northbrae Community Church
941 The Alameda, Berkeley, California 94707
[the most of the following was copied from the concert program]
MUSIC DIRECTOR: Debra Golata
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Jacqueline Andersen
PIANO: Collin Whitfield
STRING QUARTET: Nicola Gruen, violin; Yuri Kye, violin; Amy Apel, viola; Gwyneth Davis, cello
PERCUSSION: Kate Mangotich
RECEPTION: Bernadette Lopes
Berkeley Women’s Community Chorus under direction of Music Director Debra Golata is:
Debra Golata’s Acknowledgments:
Thank you to our generous donors, many from within the chorus, making this concert possible. Gratitude to the Karl and Alice Ruppenthal Foundation for the Arts and Sara Katz. Thank you to Bill & Helene Whitson, Valerie Howard, Frances Schultz & Paul Neff, and Rev. Michael Burch & the Northbrae Community Church community for the performance facilities, equipment, recording and support.
Many thanks to the Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra for their constant support: to Ming Luke, BCCO president Christian Fritze, Linda Berti (our gracious bookkeeper), Gabriela Crane, and to the BCCO Board. The BCCO members’ interest and enthusiasm are encouraging and heartening.
I am indebted to Janice Bradley, Arianna Comyns, Teresa Countryman, Mary Foley, Joyce Gibrick, Helen Bernard Gray, Nicola Gruen, Kanna Aoki, Bernadette Lopes, Jaime Reyes, Sonia Reyes, Barbara Swarzenski, Jacqueline Andersen, Jon Harris, and inspirational friends and family. I am sure there are many more to thank — past and present.
I particularly wish to acknowledge and thank the members of BWCC — for their dedication, courage, musicianship and hard work. Here’s to Life, Here’s to Love, and Here’s to You!