Garrop's Terra Nostra | San Francisco Choral Society

Terra Nostra | Lux Aeterna

November 14 and 15, First Unitarian Church

Our November concerts feature an inspiring pair of contemporary works: The first complete performances of Stacy Garrop’s Terra Nostra, and Morten Lauridsen’s 1997 Lux Aeterna. The Garrop work, a new oratorio co-commissioned by SF Choral and the Piedmont Children’s Choir, is the composer’s most ambitious, largest-scale work. Lauridsen’s piece, composed in 1997, has been described by its composer as “a meditation on light.”

SF Choral Bob Geary

A message from Bob

If you are looking for a musical home with an organization that is generated by the enormous creativity of the greater San Francisco community, you should consider auditioning. The Choral Society is a vibrant and innovative musical organization. In addition to a primary focus on historical literature for chorus and orchestra, the Choral Society has a vigorous program of commissioning new works and in recent years has done some staged pieces.

Garrop score for SF Choral

New Oratorio: Creation Diary

“When a movie trilogy is over, good has triumphed over evil, love interests are reconciled, and brave hearts have proven their worth,” writes composer Stacy Garrop. “I hope the message of my oratorio will lead to a similar outcome in having humanity find a balance in living with terra nostra, our earth.” Read more about her approach to creating an entirely new oratorio for SF Choral and the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir, as work continues towards the first complete performances November 14 and 15.