CHORUS WITHOUT BORDERS

4-16-2013 7-27-41 AM

THE ROCKRIDGE CHORALE WILL PRESENT TWO CONCERTS Featuring Internationally Renowned Baritone

Nikolas Nackley

ALLA CORDA QUARTET

Debra Golata – Piano

Daniel Olson and Rachel Itoua

Devi de Sam Lazaro-Jameson – Director

SATURDAY MAY 11, 2013

2:00 P.M.

CHURCH OF SANTA MARIA

40 Santa Maria Way ORINDA

SUNDAY MAY 12, 2013

2:00 P.M.

CHAPEL OF THE CHIMES

4499 Piedmont Avenue Oakland

In honor of Mother’s Day Weekend

TO RAISE FUNDS FOR YOUNG GIRLS IN KENYA

Reception to Follow

Tickets $15

For information and tickets go to  www.rockridgechorale.org  or Call 510-910-3059.

 

Founded in 2003, the Rockridge Chorale, a volunteer choral group has performed public concerts in the USA, England and India raising funds for Haiti, Darfur, individuals with disabilities and other worthy causes. They bring the “Joy of Choral Music” regularly to retirement homes in the Bay Area and hold an annual fund raising concert.

Mr. Nackley’s career has spanned the American, European, and Asian continents. He has been featured in such venues as Boston’s Symphony Hall, L.A.’s Disney Concert Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, and Davies Symphony Hall.  He has worked as a principle artist with orchestras and opera companies including the Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, The Carmel Bach Festival, Boston Lyric Opera, Opera Boston, Festival Opera, Oakland East Bay Symphony and the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra. Nikolas performed two concerts with the Rockridge Chorale early 2012 in Bangalore India. Nikolas recently made his Los Angeles Philharmonic debut, Upcoming engagements include Bach’s Magnificat with the Oakland E.B. Symphony at the Par- amount Theater, Beethoven’s 9th at Hertz Hall in Berkeley, Haydn’s The Seasons with the San Francisco Choral Society, and a recital series in Stuttgart and Frankfurt Germany.

In Kenya the “girl child” frequently faces discrimination.. Her low status is reflected in the denial of fundamental needs and rights and in such harmful attitudes and practices as a preference for sons.  Mount Carmel Girls Secondary School in Bungoma Kenya has need for residential facilities such   as dormitories, bunk beds, desks, chairs and the like to allow girls to have a safe place to stay while pursuing their education. The absence of residential facilities results in young girls dropping out of school, early marriage, domestic abuse, sexual exploitation, discrimination, less food and less access to education. The proceeds of this concert will help to support this critical need.

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