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San Francisco Symphony Chorus (Choir)

Founded: 1972 - San Francisco, California, USA

The San Francisco Symphony Chorus celebrates its 33rd anniversary this season. Established in 1972 at the request of Seiji Ozawa, then the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra's Music Director, the 217-member Chorus today gives a minimum of twenty-six performances each season and has sung under the world's major conductors, including Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas, Conductor Laureate Herbert Blomstedt, Kurt Masur, Neville Marriner, Roger Norrington, Yuri Temirkanov, and Wolfgang Sawallisch. Louis Magor served as the Chorus's Director during its first decade. In 1982 Margaret Hillis, then the world-renowned Director of the Chicago Symphony Chorus, assumed the ensemble's leadership, and the following year Vance George was named Chorus Director. The Chorus is made up of thirty paid and 187 volunteer singers.

Source: San Francisco Symphony Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (June 2006)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

Conductor

As

Works

Vance George

Choir

Selection from BWV 248

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KQED Arts: Profile - San Francisco Symphony Chorus

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