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Singing for Food: Pair of Harvest Concerts Benefit Two Local Food Banks, November 14 & 15


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 -- Before setting your Thanksgiving table, join the SFSU Chamber Singers and the SFSU Symphony at one of two Harvest Concerts:

San Carlos Harvest Concert
Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1106 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Carlos
Information & Directions: 650/593-8226
Friday, November 14, 8:00 p.m.

San Francisco Harvest Concert
Lakeside Presbyterian Church, 201 Eucalyptus (at 19th Ave.), San Francisco
Information & Directions: 415/564-8833
Saturday, November 15, 8:00 p.m.

Donations will be accepted at the door in lieu of admission; proceeds benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, and the San Francisco Food Bank.

Conducted by Joshua Habermann and Gregory Magie, the program features choral works by Bach and Brahms related to feeding the poor (Bach/Cantata #75, Die Elenden sollen essen (The Hungry Shall be Fed); Brahms/Motet: Warum ist das Micht gegeben dem Muhseligen? (Wherefore is the Light granted to those who are tired in spirit?); Bach/Orchestral Suite No. 2 in b minor; Mozart/Symphony No. 38 in D, Prague).

Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties is a private nonprofit organization that collects and distributes more than 21.2 million pounds of food each year to low-income children, adults and seniors. The food bank currently serves an average of 119,500 individuals each month; nearly 50 percent are children.

San Francisco Food Bank's mission is to end hunger in San Francisco. The group is the largest of its kind in San Francisco distributing food to more than 400 nonprofit programs, from senior centers and after-school programs to soup kitchens and food pantries. In 2002, the food bank distributed nearly 19 million pounds of food, or enough to provide nearly 41,000 meals every day of the year.


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. For more information, please call the School of Music and Dance at 415/338-1431 or visit www.sfsu/edu/~smd.

Music is a program of the College of Creative Arts, which has the only academic program primarily devoted to the creative arts in northern California. The College of Creative Arts is part of San Francisco State University, one of the 23 member universities comprising the California State University, the largest system of higher education in the nation. SFSU is a highly diverse, comprehensive, public and urban university. For more information about the College, please visit For an application, call SFSU Admissions at (415) 338-1113.


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