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Welcome to the Peninsula Musical Arts Association

We are the Peninsula Musical Arts Association, formed to support community-based musical groups on the mid-peninsula. Based in Foster City, California, our nonprofit corporation consists of volunteers from communities all over the Peninsula who participate in our two performing groups. In cooperation with the Foster City Parks and Recreation Department, we strive to bring to the community an appreciation of a broad range of musical literature.


 

Come Hear Us Sing!

The Whole World is Singing

May 6 & 7 at 3:00pm

Peninsula music lovers will have an opportunity to hear the Foster City Community Chorus and Heart & Soul present their 24th annual spring concert, The Whole World is Singing, on Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7. Under the direction of Mr. Paul Hurst, the groups will perform songs from around the world, including Brazil, India, Scotland, Ireland, China, South African Zulu, England and America. The concerts will be performed at 3:00pm both days in the recently renovated and acoustically splendid Transfiguration Episcopal Church, 3900 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo.

General admission tickets are $20, while those under age 18 are free. Tickets are available at the door, from your favorite singer, or from Eventbrite. You can order tickets at Eventbrite tickets: Spring Season Concert "The Whole World is Singing!"

This family-friendly concert by the combined choruses of the Peninsula Musical Arts Association will feature works of Morten Lauridsen, Victor Paranjoti, George and Ira Gershwin, Erani Aguiar, Greg Gilpin, Chia-Ming and Nan-Chang Chien, John Lennon, Lloyd Stone and Tom Anderson. The choruses will also sing selections from “My Fair Lady” and “America Sings!” arranged by Paul Hurst.

In existence since 1992, the two groups have performed across the country in recent years, including performances of Haydn’s The Creation in Dallas, Handel’s Messiah at Carnegie Hall, Omnia Sol at Grace Cathedral and “Paradise Lost: Shadows and Wings” at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. In 2012, 94 singers and friends toured Rome , Florence and Venice for concerts in Rome and singing Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica. They headed for New Zealand and Australia in 2014, with the opportunity to sing Morton Lauridsens’ Lux Aeterna in the Sydney Opera House. In 2015, they returned to Washington, DC to sing in the National Memorial Day Parade and at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Last year, they joined with other choruses to perform the entire Faure Requiem at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. This June, they go to Barcelona and Madrid, Spain. Friends and family are always welcome to join them on future trips.

This is the nineteenth season under the direction of the multi-talented musician/composer Paul Hurst, who teaches voice, music theory, harp, and piano. Mr. Hurst has performed internationally on harp and piano and has accompanied some of the most famous entertainers in Las Vegas. His extensive musical theater experience includes over 55 productions in the Bay Area and Southern California, and he has directed 15 shows, coached choruses, and conducted orchestras.

Completing her fifth season as Piano Accompanist is Anna Khaydarova. She is a very accomplished pianist who took Second Prize in the Bartok-Prokofiev Kabalevsky International Piano Competition in Redford, Virginia and won the NDNU Concerto Competition in San Francisco.

The Foster City Community Chorus and Heart & Soul are co-sponsored by the Foster City Parks and Recreation Department and the Peninsula Musical Arts Association. For more information, call 650.268.8345 or visit www.PeninsulaMusicalArts.org. The Foster City Community Chorus welcomes new members.

The Whole World is Singing

 

 
 
 

Come Sing with Us!

The Foster City Community Chorus invites all singers, regardless of experience, to come and sing with us. We have two singing seasons each year, Spring and Fall. Our Winter season will begin with rehearsals on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. We have weekly rehearsals each Tuesday from 7:15pm to 9:30pm at Audubon School, 841 Gull Drive, Foster City.

This coming season we will be singing songs from around the world, including choral arrangements of “Imagine” by John Lennon, “Finlandia” by Sibelius, and “Bogoroditse" by Rachmaninov. We will also perform medleys, arranged by our director, Paul Hurst, of music from My Fair Lady plus a collection of songs from the United States titled Americana.

For more information, please call 650.268.8345 or e-mail us at info@peninsulamusicalarts.org.

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Support PMAA with Your Donation!

One way to support PMAA is by making a donation to Peninsula Musical Arts Association. Financial contributions are a key to our success. Concert performance receipts, public donations of cash and vehicles, and in-kind services make it possible for people to hear our wonderful groups perform, and also help to support our programs of education and community outreach.

To donate online, click on the Donate button below. You will be taken to a new window where you can make your donation using PayPal. If you prefer to donate by mail, please send your check (payable to PMAA) to us at Peninsula Musical Arts Association, 969-G Edgewater Blvd. PMB 155, Foster City, California 94404. See How You Can Help for more information.

 

 
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