June 19, 2004

Pacific Camerata Offering Two Concerts

Pacific CamerataTwo old friends from my days taking pictures for Tom Rusch's Covenant Ark Theatre way back in the '70s, Vickie Jenkins (second from right in front row) and Dan Ratelle (far right), are members of a vocal ensemble called Pacific Camerata. I shot this photo of them before a concert in March. Dan also is the group's director, and I've actually known him since the '60s, as he was a year behind me at St. Augustine High School. Part of the Foundation for Early Music Performance and one of San Diego's premier choral ensembles, Pacific Camerata has been performing a wide variety of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque music in churches and halls throughout San Diego since 1994. The group will present "Music of Old and New Spain," songs and motets that would have been heard in the royal courts of Madrid, as well as in the New World cathedrals of Puebla and Mexico City, at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 20, at St. John of the Cross Catholic Church in Lemon Grove, and again at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 26, at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral on 6th Avenue. Tickets are $10 for general ($8 in advance) and $5 for students, seniors and Early Music Society members. For more info, e-mail PacificCamerata@cox.net or call 619-527-4457.

Posted at 12:26 PM in Music, Theater