Audio samples from our October 2012 concert

Sweelinck, Tes beaux yeux

Schola Cantorum San Francisco has caught the attention of audiences and critics in and beyond the Bay Area for its stunning artistry, fine blend of voices, and beautiful choral sound. Under the direction of Paul Flight, the group, especially known for its interpretations of Renaissance polyphony, is at home in a broad range of musical styles, from Gregorian chant to contemporary works. The choir's first two CDs, Pilgrimage and This Christmas Night, have been critically acclaimed, garnering praise for a sound "equal to the best of the mixed voice choirs in Great Britain." As guest artists, they have appeared with Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and the New Century Chamber Orchestra performing music by Dietrich Buxtehude and Clarice Assad, and with Alasdair Neale and the Marin Symphony Orchestra. They have been featured artists on the concert series of the San Francisco Early Music Society in performances of Victoria's Missa O magnum mysterium and Spanish and New World Villancicos, and also at the 2010 Santa Cruz Baroque Festival. Recently, the group gave a concert at Mission Santa Clara as guest artists of the Santa Clara Chorale, performing Domenico Scarlatti's ten-part Stabat Mater and Antonio Caldara's sixteen-part Crucifixus. They were a featured choir in the performances of Alessandro Striggio's Missa Ecco sí beato giorno given at the 2008 Berkeley Early Music Festival and on the 2012 Cal Performances series.