Our season starts with sunny days and cool evenings in the Bay Area (and a bit beyond) at three of the California Missions - San Luis Obispo, Carmel, and Santa Clara . Travelling down Route 101 through magnificent agricultural country and arriving at the Missions is always a homecoming to which we look forward. We're in familiar territory, but lots is new!
We're debuting our new program "In Time Of..." which contains some stunning music, especially from the 20th and 21st centuries: Lesur, Ligeti, Sametz, Chen Yi, McGlynn, Bates. Our two new tenors, Matt Curtis and Ben Jones, made their debuts in San Luis Obispo, and Music Director Matt Oltman takes up his new position in the front of the house.
Three mission bells at San Luis Obispo, the southernmost mission on this trip.
Beautiful Carmel - this is the courtyard side of the mission through which we enter for our concerts.
By request of the artist's mother.
New Dad Eric checks in with his daughter Mia, now five days old.
After ten years singing tenor in the ensemble, Matt Oltman takes up his new full-time post as Music Director.
The three tenors and fan.
The last roses of summer at the Santa Clara Mission.