Chanson du Soir will be performing for the Bellflower Concert Association on October 19 and would love to share their music with you Here is all the pertinent info...
Sunday, October 19, 2008
The Bellflower Concert Association
William Bristol Civic Auditorium
15500 Civic Center Drive
Bellflower, CA 92651
As passion guides them Chanson du Soir, creates an atmosphere of intensity and intimate beauty. They present a unique repertoire that is at once technically refined and emotionally engaged.
Chanson du Soir , soprano Chelsea Camille and classical guitarist David Isaacs., was established in 2005,. The Southern California natives, have quickly garnered national recognition as a premier guitar and voice duo. They have been featured in concert series throughout the United States at Colleges, Universities, guitar societies, churches and libraries. In April of 2007, Melancholie et Espoir, their debut studio recording, was released on Abet Music. Chelsea Camille has been soprano soloist at Belmont Heights United Methodist Church in Long Beach since 2001 and is currently studying voice with Dr. Nicole Baker. David Isaacs, has performed throughout the US and Greece; and earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Classical Guitar Performance under the tutelage of David Grimes from California State University, Fullerton. In October of 2006, David was signed to Eroica Classical Recordings and in November of 2006 released his debut studio recorded solo classical guitar CD, Structures. Ken Keaton wrote in The American Record Guide: "Isaacs plays with sensitivity and technical finish and is more emotionally committed to the music and its images than many far more famous players." Now residing in Long Beach, David runs the Long Beach Classical Guitar Society, Long Beach Classical Guitar Academy, and Southern California Classical Guitar Workshop with his co-founding partner Michael Nigro. He teaches at Cerritos College, Morey's Music, The Sheet Music Shoppe, Oakwood Academy, and in his private studio.
Chanson du Soir's current program spans the centuries from the Renaissance to the 21st Century while traversing four languages. This intense set includes: Renaissance fare from light to haunting by John Dowland, a couple of sweet songs from the plays of Shakespeare, several poignant verses of The Divan of Moses Ibn Ezra by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, a delightful trio of songs from Simone Mayer's obscure opera Adelasia ed Aleramo set by 19th century guitar virtuoso Mauro Giuliani, the entrancing "Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5" arranged by Heitor Villa-Lobos, a delicious art song by Joaquin Rodrigo, and music dedicated to Chanson du Soir by masterful new composer, Brian Madigan.