San Francisco Renaissance Voices made their debut in 2004 with a "standing room only" performance of Victoria's Requiem and quickly became a favorite of Bay Area Early Music audiences.
We have consistently earned praise for our "gossamer sound ... a
sound something akin to spiritual levitation" as well as recognition
for our imaginative programming and christened the Bay Area's
We are dedicated to performing and exploring the a cappella choral
music of the Renaissance particularly lesser-known and rarely-performed
works, as well as exploring music from this period outside of the
traditional European canon.
Our Opera Early & Ancient San Francisco mini-series seeks to present to our audiences
operatic and related works from the Medieval through Baroque periods and has included such works as our "technicolor" production of Hildegard von Bingen's Ordo Virtutum ("Hildegard's little-performed musical mantra rang out anew" - Los Angeles Times) and the west coast premiere of William Boyce's Solomon ("The performance was often exciting and even eye-opening ... a performance other groups struggle to achieve on record" - San Francisco Classical Voice).
and Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church, our host as Artists-in-Residence
Artistic Advisory Board
CHAIR: Todd Jolly - Music Director, San Francisco Renaissance Voices
Marsha Genensky - Singer, Anonymous4
Susan Gundunas - Opera Singer & Voice Faculty, University California Berkeley
Alejandro Enrique Planchart - Musicologist, Composer & Conductor
Ian Robertson - Director, San Francisco Opera Chorus & Artistic Director, San Francisco Boys Chorus
CHAIR: J. Jeff Badger - Executive Director, San Francisco Renaissance Voices
SECRETARY: Nancy Cooke Munn - San Francisco Symphony
TREASURER: Phyllis Nelson - Law Offices of Antonio Salazar-Hobson
GENERAL DIRECTOR: Sara Burke - University California San Francisco