Featured Reviews

Review: Romantic-era musical styles power San Antonio Symphony evening

 

Brahms’  Schicksalslied

“an angelic choral entrance with philosophical overtones…”

Wagner’s Die Meistersinger

“An organ on stage added deep pedal notes to the joy of music-making articulated by the excellent chorus as Reif led the forces of almost 200 musicians on stage through a series of opera highlights.”

Dave Hendricks full review

A luxury import from Germany

 

"The Mastersingers sang with warmth and lovely balances in the peaceful first stanza; with dramatic punch and sizzle in the despairing, violent second.”

 

Mike Greenberg's full review

Upcoming Performances

To our Mastersingers friends,

 

We have received the following information from the San Antonio Symphony regarding the upcoming season.  While Symphony performances will go on, the decision has been made not to program any choral works for the 2020–21 season.  Many orchestras and choruses are considering recent studies regarding the risk linked between singing and the spread of the COVID-19 virus and above all, we want to keep everyone safe.

 

While this greatly saddens your Mastersingers not to be performing with the Symphony until the following year, we are planning two independent performances in the Spring of 2021. Stay tuned for information regarding a performance of Faure’s Requiem with harp and organ on Sunday, March 7 at 3PM, location to be determined. And we are planning our annual Little Flower concert featuring the music of Scotland, England and Wales on Sunday, May 16 at 3PM.

 

We will hold auditions for new members on December 5th and 12th, location to be determined. Check the Auditions tab under the About tab on this site for updates as they become available.

 

Please direct any questions and comments to samastersingers@gmail.com.         

 

With music in our hearts, and with warm regards, we look forward to seeing you soon!

Dr. John Silantien – Music  Director

Marguerite McCormick  Board Chair

Special thanks to University United

Methodist Church for providing the San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers with rehearsal space.

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