Harmony with Meaning
AfterGlow Chorus is an advanced, auditioned chamber choir of 28 highly-skilled, experienced singers based in Oakland, CA in the San Francisco Bay Area. AfterGlow's mission is to perform beautiful choral works of all genres with the highest level of musicianship and emotional impact.
After two years of suspended animation during the pandemic, we are excited to return with a very special, memorial concert on August 7, 2022 called, "Pandemic & Racism: What's Going On"
This important concert will honor the lives and victims lost to both the pandemic and racism in the past two years. We will also honor the 50th anniversary of Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" (ranked number one on Rolling Stone's magazine list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time).
This emotional and powerful concert program includes a wide range of composers and genres, including Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On," a movement from the Brahms Requiem, a beautiful motet by Alonso Lobo (1598), African-American spirituals, Cynthia Erivo's "Stand Up" (from the movie "Harriet"), Alicia Keys, Sara Bareilles, "You're All I Need to Get By" by Marin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, and the gospel classic "Total Praise" by Richard Smallwood.
Here is a YouTube playlist of the concert songs: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeLtdDKoF3VSZ8U5TE3wC5HqNhMIKADXl