Berkeley, 12 March 2000

"The Baroque Choral Guild presented a light repast of musical hors d'oeuvres and bonbons in a satisfying presentation of early and modern French chansons on Sunday evening, at the First Congregational Church in Berkeley. Inviting the audience into the more informal spirit of a "salon" evening of music, director Mitchell Covington created a pleasingly intimate atmosphere, introducing the various works with engaging commentary.

"Ravel's Menuet antique, played winningly by pianist Lino Rivera, served as a palette refresher for the second half of the concert, which featured the only a cappella choral works of Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel."
(Kristi Brown, San Francisco Classical Voice)

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