Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir performs “Making History” on April 22

Making History,” the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir’s concert features the world premiere of Robin Estrada’s Nag Iibang Hangin (“Changing Winds”) and the live premiere of Eric Tuan’s “In the Desert” on April 22nd

PEBCC continues to innovate and push the envelope of children’s choir repertoire and practice with its annual Making History concert. Featuring premieres of new works, past commissions, and up and coming exciting new voices in the choral landscape, this annual celebration of new music features all four of the choirs’ advanced performing ensembles.

The program includes four works commissioned by PEBCC, including the world premiere of Berkeley composer Robin Estrada’s Nag Iibang Hangin (“Changing Winds”), which describes the two seasonal winds in the composer’s native Philippines and juxtaposes western composition with traditional Filipino vocal and musical forms and practices. 

Continuing the choir’s commitment to centering and uplifting women composers and BIPOC voices, the program also includes works by Stacy Garrop, Meredith Monk, Rhiannon Randle, Eric Tuan (PEBCC Artistic Director), and Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate’s “Taloowa’ Chipota” (Children’s Songs) – a two-movement work evoking traditional stomp dancing by the Composer-in-Residence of the Chickasaw Nation. 

Date: Saturday, April 22, 2023

Time: 7:30 PM (doors open 7 PM)

Location: First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2330 Durant Avenue, Berkeley

Tickets: $30 adult/$20 students and seniors

Purchase: https://event.auctria.com/6dda65c5-78da-4539-a7fa-cef7f903f5ab/

Please note:

  • All tickets will be picked up at will call. There will be NO SALES AT THE DOOR, but the ticketing link will be live until the start of the event. 
  • PEBCC requires our patrons to be masked indoors during performances and respectfully requests that, if symptomatic/ill, patrons forego attending the performance. PEBCC is happy to honor unused tickets as a donation to the choirs.

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