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Friday, December 2, 2022 | 6:30 p.m. Pacific

A Holiday Choral Sing-Along
Family Sing
with Valérie Sainte-Agathe

What could be better than singing together for the holidays? AMN is teaming up again with the San Francisco Girls Chorus and their artistic director Valérie Sainte-Agathe for a holiday choral workshop designed for the whole family. Attend in person in San Francisco or online via Zoom and join our warm circle of friends in a festive holiday music event!

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About the Event

Date and Time

Friday | December 2, 2022 | 6:30 p.m. Pacific

Who should attend?

Everyone who loves singing will enjoy this special event. We will sing holiday favorites and learn a few new songs too! Recommended for ages 10 and up. All voices (soprano, alto, tenor, and bass) are welcome! If you aren’t sure which section your voice fits into, we’ll help you decide!

Special in-person event for the littler onesSF Girls Chorus will provide a free HOLIDAY SING-ALONG event for children ages 5 through 9. Parents can stay to sing with their children or can participate in the main sing-along while the kids enjoy this special event designed just for them. Capacity is limited, so sign up today!

How should I prepare?

Download your music and learn your part, or just come for an hour of holiday favorites.

Is there a cost?

IN-PERSON: Adults $25, youth ages 10-18 $12.50
IN-PERSON FAMILY PACKAGE: Bring the whole family for $50
ONLINE-ONLY: $15
SPECIAL OFFER: with every in-person ticket purchase, you will receive a half-price coupon for an online ticket. Bring your whole family, wherever they are!

No one is turned away for lack of funds. Contact info@amateurmusic.org to request a fee reduction.

How do I attend?

Register at Eventbrite using the registration button.

In-person attendees will join us at the Kanbar Performing Arts Center in San Francisco, 44 Page Street.

We will be guided by the SF Girls Chorus COVID safety requirements for in-person attendance: All in-person attendees of all ages must wear a well-fitting mask.

Online attendees will receive an email with a link to your personal access page.

Register Now!

The button will take you to the Eventbrite registration page for this event. You may register for the series before the first session, or for individual sessions.

Already registered? Go to your Eventbrite access page. Be sure to log in to Eventbrite with the same account that you used to purchase the ticket.

More questions? Check out the Online Access Help Page.

About the Mentor

Valérie Sainte-Agathe has prepared and conducted the Grammy Award-winning San Francisco Girls Chorus since 2013, including performances with renowned ensembles such as the Philip Glass Ensemble, The Knights, Kronos Quartet, New Century Chamber Orchestra, Voices of Music, TENET Vocal Artists, the San Francisco Symphony, and San Francisco Opera.

Through transformative choral music training, education, and performance, Sainte-Agathe empowers young singers and champions the music of today throughout the choral world. Recent commissions by Theresa Wong, Angélica Negrón, Pamela Z, Susie Ibarra, Cava Menzies, and Matthew Welch continue to build upon SFGC’s legacy of creating and presenting new repertoire for treble chorus.

Sainte-Agathe joins Philharmonia Baroque as its new chorale director in 2022. In the 2020-2021 season, Sainte-Agathe joined forces with GRAMMY Award-winning Kronos Quartet to conduct the world premiere of At War With Ourselves—400 Years of You by Michael Abels throughout the U.S. including the west coast premiere at SFJAZZ with SFGC’s Premier Ensemble. She served as artist in residence in choral conducting at the University of the Pacific’s Conservatory of Music in Stockton, CA, and was guest chorus director with San Francisco Symphony for a program featuring works of Brahms conducted by Nathalie Stutzmann. Later this fall, she will be the guest conductor for new music ensemble Volti, creating pieces by Caroline Shaw and Pamela Z. In February 2018, she made her Carnegie Hall debut with the Philip Glass Ensemble, conducting with Michael Riesman in Glass’s Music with Changing Parts.

Sainte-Agathe served as music director for the Young Singers program of the Montpellier National Symphony and Opera in France from 1998-2011. In this capacity, she trained young singers for opera and symphony concerts and productions. She participated in eight recordings with the Montpellier National Orchestra and The Radio France Festival.


 

Workshop Materials

DOWNLOAD YOUR MUSIC

Holiday Music Binder

REHEARSAL RESOURCES

    Pronunciation guide for Schedryk (Ukrainian Carol of the Bells)

    Video with performance of Shchedryk