At rehearsal break on Monday, April 3, Derek Tam led the Chamber Chorus in a brief demo of the small ensemble’s power, as it gets ready for a unique collaboration with the Oakland Ballet, an evening of dance programmed to acapella singing!
The Oakland Ballet website describes this 5-performance series (April 14, 15, 16, 21, and 23):
This extraordinary evening of dance and live music embraces the beauty of the unaccompanied human voice in concert with the beauty of the moving body.
A Cappella – Our Bodies Sing features:
– A world premiere by Val Caniparoli.
– A world premiere by Janice Garrett & Charles Moulton.
– The West Coast premiere of Artistic Director Graham Lustigs “Stone of Hope.”
Live musical will accompaniment by Bay Area choral groups:
– The Berkeley Community Chamber Singers
– Nona Brown and the Inspirational Music Collective
– Vajra Voices