Jon Curtis Past Concerts

"Old & New"

timete dominum - Michael Haydn
your steadfast love, o lord - Sanford Dole
bless us , lord, with your peace - Sanford Dole
autumn - Kevin Memley
sister gone - Kevin Memley
i've been in the storm so long - Arr. Mark Hayes
when the sun comes after the rain - Matthew Emery
earth song- Frank Ticheli
cantate domino - Allan Robert Petker
coelos ascendit hodie - Double Choir - CV Stanford
my song in the night - Arr. Paul Christiansen
hark i hear the harps eternal - Arr. Alice Parker
triptych - Tarik O'Regan

"Everyone did very well, challenging program met well.
Encore was like butter... so much spectrum in sound and versatility from your chorus."

— Lawrence Rose —

Director: Allan Robert Petker
Associate Directors: David Irvine, RuthE Wells
Accompanist: Alla Artemova-Helton
Dean of Music: Robert Friestad

Beth Carter
Jane Cheshire-Allen
Selma Ehrlich
Marty Friesen
Amanda Hahn
Sally Johnson
Nancy Larsen
Patricia Littman
Phyllis Mart
Barbara McElroy
Natalie Moon-Wainwright
Lily O’Brien
Naomi Peterkin
Judith Ward
RuthE Wells
Alexandra Amati-Camperi
Lucy Arnold
Michele Baroody
Lynn Callendar
Debbie Hahn
Eleanor Hillyer
Liz Johnstone-Cecchi
Laura Louis
Ruthann Lovetang
Lucinda Ray
Nancy Scott
Martha Wall
Elisabeth Zurlinden
Jon Curtis
Sanford Dole
David Hanchette
John Hart
Martin Hillyer
Michael Petersen
David Raub
Joe Stewart
Bob Friestad
John Griffin
David Irvine
Jim Kamphoefner
Ralph Kalbus
Charles Little
Don Miller
Jim Turner
Violin I: Michelle Maruyama, Darren Sagawa
Violin II: David Reffkin, Rebecca Jackson
Viola: Wieslaw Pogorzelski, Kati Dayner
Cello: Kelley Maulbetsch, Michael Graham
Contra Bass: Sascha Jacobsen
Piano: Alla Artemova-Helton
Contractor: Wieslaw Pogorzelski

Timete Dominum - Michael Haydn
Text from Psalm 33:10-11
Soloists: Soprano - Beth Carter, Alto - Debbie Hahn, Tenor - Sanford Dole

Timete Dominum omnes sancti ejus: quonium nihil deest timentibus eum. Inquirentes autem Dominum, non deficient omni bono. Alleluia.

Fear the Lord, all ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him: They that seek the lord shall not be deprived of any good. Allelujia.

Your Steadfast Love, O Lord - Sanford Dole
Adapted from Psalm 36:5-10
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Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens: your faithfulness up to the clouds. Your righteousness is like the strong mountains, your judgments are like the great deep: you, Lord, save both people and beasts. How precious is you steadfast love, O God: mortals take refuge in the shadow of your wings. They feast on the rich abundance of your house: you give them drink from the streams of your delights. For with you is the well of life and in your light we see light. Continue your loving kindness to those who know you: and your justice to the true of heart.

bless us , lord, with your peace - Sanford Dole
Text from Psalm 67, adapted from the Hebrew by Stephen Mirchell
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Autumn - Kevin Memley
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Sister Gone - Kevin Memley
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I've Been in the Storm So Long - Arr. Hayes
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When the Sun Comes After the Rain - Matthew Emery
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Earth Song- Frank Ticheli
Text by Frank Tichelli
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Cantate Domino - Allan Robert Petker
Text from Psalm 96:1
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Cantate Domino canticum novum, cantate Domino omnis terra.

Sing to the Lord a new sog all the earth.

Coelos Ascendit Hodie - Double Choir - CV Stanford


My Song in the Night - Arr. Paul Christiansen
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Hark I Hear the Harps Eternal - Arr. Alice Parker


Triptych - Tarik O'Regan
Soloist: Judith Ward

I. Threnody

II. As We Remember

III. From Heaven Distilled a Clemency

Consort Chorale consists of selected choral singers primarily from the San Francisco Bay Area who are dedicated to the choral art form. Every summer, for the past seventeen years, the group has auditioned in May, gathered for almost-weekly rehearsals and then an intensive week of nightly rehearsals, culminating in a crowd pleasing concert. The unique “intensive” format comes with certain limitations, but provides an opportunity for singers to share in their love of choral music through the ages. We are indebted to the artistic rehearsal contributions of David Irvine, RuthE. Wells and Sanford Dole, whose assistance in preparation is immeasurable.

Allan Robert Petker , founder-director of Consort Chorale, is an internationally known choral conductor, clinician and prolific composer with over 250 published works. He is the President of Pavane Publishing and the Director of Publications for the Fred Bock Music Companies. He is the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Santa Clarita Master Chorale and the Director of Music at the First Presbyterian Church in San Pedro.

Special thanks to the First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo; Bob Friestad, Consort's unflappable Dean; The Madison Company for their assistance with our publicity.

Please join us for a reception on the patio immediately following the concert.