In collaboration with the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, ABS presents a series of public master classes during each concert season. On February 23, tenor Derek Chester will coach a group of SF Conservatory singers in vocal repertory and interpretation. The master class will take place in the Conservatory’s Recital Hall. Admission is free and no tickets are required.
Derek Chester is a frequent ABS collaborator and has performed the music of Monteverdi, Kuhnau, and Bach with the ensemble regularly since his debut in 2008. Acclaimed for his performances of Bach, Chester will sing the role of the Evangelist in ABS’s performances of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, February 27-March 2. Along with his duties as assistant professor of voice at the University of Northern Colorado, he tours the country and further abroad as a featured soloists (read about the trip he made last summer to sing Bach in Leipzig).
The February 23 master class is free, open to the public, and begins at 7:30 pm. The San Francisco Conservatory of Music is located at 50 Oak Street, close to BART and MUNI stops. For more information about this and other upcoming free public master classes by the musicians of American Bach Soloists, please visit our website here.