3 APRIL CONCERTS- featuring the music of American composers alive and working today

January 14th, 2019


Gage Purdy, CRC’s new Music Director and John Hazelrigg, accompanist, are ready to lead California Redwood Chorale in our new and exciting repertoire for 3 April concerts.

“Goodnight Moon” by Eric Whitacre is new, and uses the lyrics from the famous children’s book seen in the photo above. (That is CRC Bass, Jim Peterson, reading it to his great nephew 15 years ago!)

“The Luckiest” by Ben Folds is a love song of great beauty. CRC is singing VOCES8 arrangement!

“O Magnum Mysterium” by Morten Lauridsen, is a famous work by American’s “king” of choral composers.

“You Raise Me Up” was made famous by American singer, Josh Groban. Wait until you hear Conductor Gage Purdy and his sweetheart, Crystal McDougall, sing this duet with a CRC back-up!!!

“Lovely Day” by Bill Withers, who is still with us today at age 80!

These are some of the things we will sing for you.

Please save the dates and come to hear our wonderful group sing for you!

TENOR for California Redwood Chorale

January 4th, 2019

Tenor for California Redwood Chorale
January 3, 2019 – News and Notices | Contact: Gerry Schultz – gerryschultz3@gmail.com

1st Presbyterian Church of Petaluma, 939 B Street, Petaluma, CA

California Redwood Chorale has 48 wonderful singers and a new!!! Conductor, Gage Purdy.
Our lead tenor had to take a leave of absence.
If you are a good sweet sounding tenor who can read well, please consider joining our terrific ensemble.
Check our website www.californiaredwoodchorale.org… and see us on Facebook.
This season we are singing all-American composers who are alive and kicking.
The repertoire is gorgeous…from Lauridsen to Whitacre to Ben Folds (yes!) to Joshua Shank to Bill Withers (He is 80 and kicking!).
We are coming off a highly successful series of all John Rutter Christmas music with chamber orchestra. Now, we are excited to have a new young conductor with great taste in contemporary choral music. We know tenors are hard to find…but we are looking anyway! Give us a shout.