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Jubilate to Perform Handel, Scarlatti, and Monteverdi with Bay Choral Guild

The Jubilate Orchestra, a project of Magnificat, will perfrom with Bay Choral Guild on November 20, 21, and 22 . The program features Handel’s marvelous setting of Psalm 109 Dixit Dominus, Alessandro Scarlatti’s Messa di Santa Cecilia, and Monteverdi’s setting of Psalm 112 Beatus vir.

Sanford Dole

Sanford Dole

Magnificat’s relationship with Bay Choral Guild is almost as old as Magnificat. The Jubilate Orchestra (then called the Magnificat Baroque Orchestra) first performed with Bay Choral Guild (then called Baroque Choral Guild) in March 1989, joining with the choir in J.S. Bach’s motet Jesu meine freude. Since then, Jubilate has collaborated with BCG almost every season, first under Robert Geary and more recently under music director Sanford Dole.

In addition to projects with BCG, Jubilate has performed with the Sanford Dole Ensemble with the choir of St. Gregory Nyssen Episcopal Church, which Sanford also directs. Active in the Bay Area as a conductor, singer and composer for his entire adult life, Sanford has performed with, and had his compositions performed by, many of the area’s leading ensembles. He was a member of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus for 23 seasons, and was that group’s Assistant Director from 1987-97. A founding member of the male vocal ensemble, Chanticleer, his arrangements have often been performed by the renown 12-man chorus as well as his commissioned work, I Am With You, set to a poem by Walt Whitman.

The Jubilate Orchestra recently celebrated 20 years of service to the San Francisco Bay Area. Originally called the Magnificat Baroque Orchestra, the Jubilate Orchetsra was formed in 1989 to provide period instrument ensembles to accompany Bay Area choirs and other arts organizations. In this capacity, Jubilate has performed over 200 times with dozens of professional and community choirs, churches and opera companies. Jubilate has played public concerts, church services, and and for a variety of private engagements. Under the general direction of Magnificat’s Artistic Director Warren Stewart since its inception, Jubilate has been managed since 2000 by violinist David Wilson.

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