Collage Vocal Ensemble

The Collage Vocal Ensemble is a select mixed chamber choir dedicated to performing compelling and challenging repertoire from a wide range of time periods and musical traditions. Founded in May, 2011, the Los Altos-based group presents a mix of full-ensemble and small-ensemble works in its concerts, and donates all net proceeds to local charitable organizations.

2019-2020 SEASON

Music of the Spheres

St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, 2650 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park

November 24, 2019, 4:00pm

For our ninth season, Collage Vocal Ensemble takes inspiration from that most wonderful shape, the sphere, with music by Kirke Mechem, Charles Wood, Ross Lee Finney, and Harry Belafonte among others. We continue our tradition of mixing classical and popular music styles in programs of kaleidoscopic variety and mixing music for the whole ensemble with songs for women, for men, and for trios and quartets. Our audiences always have a great time, and so do we! Admission free; suggested donation $15; all donations will benefit LifeMoves – Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness in San Mateo County; contributions taken at the door or online at http://stbedesmenlopark.org/arts-series/

Spring Awakening

St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, 2650 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park

April 26, 2020, 4:00pm

Poets and composers alike love to celebrate the coming of spring with its flowers and showers, young love, and new life. So, too, does Collage Vocal Ensemble. We offer a rich garden of musical delights in our spring program, emphasizing folk music from around the world. As always, artistic director Rafael Ornes has chosen choral music by living composers, famous composers from the past, and arrangements of popular songs of yesteryear and our own time. Join Collage Vocal Ensemble in opening hearts and ears to all that spring has to offer. Admission free; suggested donation $15; all donations will benefit the Music in the Schools Foundation; contributions taken at the door or online at http://stbedesmenlopark.org/arts-series/

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