Encinitas Library hosts South Coast Chamber Choir


The South Coast Chamber Choir performed for local residents Feb. 7 at the Encinitas Library.

The South Coast Chamber Choir is a professional ensemble of more than 20 singers specializing in virtuoso choral repertory spanning all historical periods.

The program featured four major works from the historical choral repertory by Renaissance Spanish composer Cristobal Morales, Baroque composers J.S. Bach and Claudio Monteverdi, and contemporary Swiss composer Frank Martin.

A lighter portion of the program explored international folk music from Russia, Scotland and France, ending with a tour-de-force piece by Rossini.

South Coast Chamber Choir is led by founder and music director Gary McKercher.