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Gaude – August 21, 2016


Caitlin Tabancay Austin, soprano; Elizabeth Kimble, soprano; Danielle Sampson, mezzo-soprano; Gabriela Estephanie Solis, alto; Samuel Faustine, tenor; Michael Desnoyers, tenor; Matthew Peterson, baritone; Clayton Moser, bass; Jace Wittig, Founder & Music Director

GAUDE is a professional, a cappella octet based in San Francisco. Directed by Jace Wittig (former Interim Director of the Grammy Award-winning ensemble, Chanticleer), Gaude presents an a cappella meditation on peace and salvation, featuring Renaissance masterpieces by Josquin Des Prez, Carlo Gesualdo, Guillaume Dufay, and Tomás Luis de Victoria paired with the dynamic, modern voices of Jaakko Mäntyjärvi and Arvo Pärt, among others. Gaude seeks to engage the concert-going public, new listeners, and student musicians alike through unique programming and joyfully artistic performances. The ensemble’s roster includes many of the Bay Area’s most sought-after professional vocalists. “Gaude” means “rejoice” in Latin—the most common language for Sacred Renaissance music, which forms the core of our repertoire. The ensemble’s debut concerts (December 2015) in San Jose and San Francisco were greeted by glowing audience responses to a Christmas/Advent program spanning over one thousand years of music history. Gaude is a newly established non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. More information is available at

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