2018/2019 Season - Shining Night



holiday concerts | brahms | misa criolla by Ramirez

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Holiday Concerts

Masterworks invites you to celebrate the holidays in song at our special family concerts (this year we’ll have two starting times!) or at the joyous traditional concert.


Kids Concert

Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 1:00pm and 4:00pm
Transfiguration Episcopal Church
3900 Alameda de las Pulgas
San Mateo - map

Calling all kids and kids at heart! Our special family concert features sing-alongs, activities, and this year's enchanting holiday story The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. And be sure to stay for the cookie buffet afterward!

Enjoy a magical, musical start to the holiday season, and make this annual concert your new family tradition!

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traditional concerT

Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 4:00pm
Congregational Church of San Mateo
225 Tilton Avenue
San Mateo- map

Add a sparkle to your holidays with our festive holiday program, featuring Seven Joys of Christmas by Kirke Mechem, Christmas Joy by Dan Forrest, and many other festive holiday songs both traditional and modern that will bring joy and warmth into this winter afternoon. And of course, you will be able to join the choir in singing beloved carols.

After the concert, savor our traditional cookie buffet. Don’t miss the fun!

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Arnold Böcklin - Die Toteninsel III (Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin)

Brahms requiem

Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 7:00pm
Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 4:00pm
Cañada College Theater
4200 Farm Hill Boulevard
Redwood City - map

This is the biggest production of our season, with full-blown orchestra and soloists: the magnificent German Requiem by Johannes Brahms! Brahms' longest and most famous choral work is not a Requiem Mass in the traditional sense: the seven movements of this piece are focused on the living, with music set around different biblical verses that lead from suffering and mourning to comfort and consolation. We will also present Blow Ye the Trumpet by Kirke Mechem for chorus and orchestra.

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Tukuta Gordillo en la Misa Criolla en la Biblioteca Nacional

misa Criolla

by Ramírez and pieces by Morten Lauridsen

Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 7:00pm
Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 4:00pm
Messiah Lutheran Church
1835 Valota Road
Redwood City - map

A mass that will make you want to put on your dancing shoes? Come hear for yourself, as we finish our season with the Misa Criolla by Ariel Ramírez, a composition praised for its color and rhythmic energy, and its connection to the culture, language, and music of Argentina. We revisit our season's theme with three Nocturnes by Morten Lauridsen, set to poems by Rainer Maria Rilke, Pablo Neruda, and James Agee. Finally, Kirke Mechem's Las Americas Unidas which contains both Spanish and English texts echoing each other; a sweeping tribute to cross-cultural understanding and cooperation.

This concert is sponsored in part by a grant from the
Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission.

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Masterworks Chorale :: Tickets & Group Discounts

Masterworks strives to provide the lowest ticket prices possible, while supporting outstanding venues and soloists. Tickets for concerts (except where noted) are:

  • $30 advance purchase by phone or web
  • $35 at the door
  • $10 for children and students with ID

Save up to 30%!
Subscriptions include Saturday or Sunday performances of the November, March, and June concerts
plus the Traditional Holiday Concert for $96 ($24 per concert).

Group Discounts

Groups of 10 or more can get a discount of $5 per ticket on advance purchase tickets.

  • Tickets must be purchased in advance, and through a singer, by calling 650.918.6225, or by email to info@masterworks.org.
    (Not available online).
  • We cannot reserve seating for groups; if groups want to sit together they will need to arrive early.

Ticket Policies

  • Tickets are non-refundable.
  • Tickets may be exchanged for the same concert-set/venue. The exchange must be made no later than 48 hours before the performance date by calling the office at 650.918.6225.