Ever since our 2011 concert of music by West Coast composers, "Pacific Passions", BCG participants have been sharing fond memories of that show. Now, more than a decade later, it is time to revisit and expand the scope of our survey. Pacific Passions II includes pieces by West Coast-based women and persons of color, and we're including piano-accompanied works to give us more options.
We're also showcasing newer works by some of our favorite composers from the original collection. Kevin Memley, whose Ave Maria was a hit in 2011, is represented by his upbeat Gloria in Excelsis Deo, and leading San Francisco composer David Conte's Invocation and Dance concludes the program.
There will be a pre-concert lecture by Sanford Dole 30 minutes before the performance.
All performers have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19. To protect the health of both audience and performers, we observe all COVID recommendation of the California Department of Health and the rules of our performance venues. Audience members may be required to wear masks and show proof of vaccination.