Venue hunting . . .

Building D, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco

The SeaSongs project is off and running! Eric Banks is composing away, the singers are choosing music, and we’re searching for the perfect aquatically situated venues to sing these nautical tunes. The first concert will be hosted by our friends at Community Congregational Church in Tiburon–a lovely community with a Bay view to die for. Come early to enjoy the last rays of light on their lawn overlooking the water. Saturday the 20th of October, we’ll be on the piers of Fort Mason in the fleet room–an evocative and rustic venue right on the bay. We’ll have news about our East Bay space soon. Watch this blog for more info.

Setting sail

Inspired by the Bay Area’s maritime traditions and the arrival of the America’s Cup races, this October Clerestory presents “SeaSongs.” Traditional chanteys, serenely flowing Renaissance polyphony, and modern melodies will transport listeners over bays, islands, waves, and currents. The concert features Clerestory’s first ever commissioned work, “These Oceans Vast,” a song cycle on poems of Hermann Melville by the esteemed Seattle composer Eric Banks. Set sail with us this October!