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SFSU Chamber Singers Light Up the Season
with Candlelight Christmas, Saturday, December 6, 8 p.m.


College of Creative Arts


Ariane Bicho, Publicist
College of Creative Arts
San Francisco State University
(415) 338-1442
(415) 338-0520 fax

Press Release published by the Office of Public Affairs


San Francisco, November 12, 2003 -- Get into the season with the enchanting holiday sounds of the SFSU Chamber Singers. Amid the glow of candles, conductor Joshua Habermann leads the vocalists in a diverse and ethereal program in the rich acoustics of St. Albert’s Priory in Oakland on Saturday, December 6, at 8 p.m.. A festive reception follows the performance.

In pieces ranging from serene Renaissance motets to rousing contemporary spirituals, this annual favorite showcases a cappella and accompanied arrangements and includes stunning solos. The program features works by Johannes Brahms, Roland de Lassus, Edward Fissinger, Kevin Oldham and local composer David Conte, along with a variety of traditional pieces heralding from around the globe.

Nestled in north Oakland off College Avenue and two blocks from the Rockridge BART station, St. Albert’s Priory is located at 5890 Birch Court. For directions, call (510) 596-1800 or visit

Admission and parking information
Admission is by donation with a suggested contribution of $20. For tickets and parking information, please call (510) 596-1800.

The SFSU School of Music and Dance
San Francisco State University’s School of Music and Dance boasts such graduates as conductor Kent Nagano, jazz singer Wesla Whitfield and composer Paul Gemignani, who received the Tony Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001. An internationally recognized faculty directs students in both professional and liberal arts degree programs. Students also benefit under the instruction of SFSU’s renowned quartet-in-residence, the Alexander String Quartet, and artists-in-residence such as Branford Marsalis. Music is a program of the College of Creative Arts. For more information, please call the School of Music and Dance at 415/338-1431 or visit


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