Upcoming Events

Ex Corde: The Rhythm of the Land

Breaking away from their traditional classical roots, join the young men of Ragazzi Continuo as they present a concert of traditional and folk music from around the world. Ex Corde (meaning "From the Heart") brings you an eclectic, inspiring and, at times, heart-wrenching musical selection spanning the globe. You will delight in the raw hymns of Appalachia and charming ballads of the English Isles, including the classic Welsh lullaby "Suo Gan" and the ever-moving "Loch Lomond". Experience the intriguing tonality of the Middle East, the powerful melodies of Eastern Europe, and the vibrancy and emotion of South African apartheid freedom songs. As each piece takes you on a journey, you'll learn that, despite dialect or religion or geography, the language of music is universal. And it all comes from the same place ex corde. So bring yourself, bring a friend, bring the whole family this is a program you won't want to miss!

Saturday, May 24th, 7:30pm
Christ Church Parish
770 North El Camino Real
San Mateo, CA 94401

Saturday, May 31st, 7:30pm
All Saints Episcopal Church
555 Waverley Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Sunday, June 1st, 3:00pm
St. Mark's Lutheran Church
1111 O'Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

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Traditions

Ragazzi Continuo is excited to participate for the first time in the concert series presented by First Congregational Church of Palo Alto. We will perform favorite pieces that have become traditions for us within the short history of the group, as well as a selection of traditional folk music from around the world. Tickets will be available at the door.

Sunday, March 23, 2014
3:00pm

Mary Had a Baby: A Christmas Celebration

Ragazzi Continuo is excited to present a diverse and moving program of music dedicated to Mary, from the classic spiritual Mary Had a Baby, arranged by William Dawson, to a modern setting of the Gregorian chant Salve Regina by Kaj-Erik Gustafsson, to one of the most popular works of modern American classical music, O Magnum Mysterium by Morten Lauridsen.

Sunday, December 15th, 2013
7:30pm

Saturday, December 21st, 2013
7:30pm

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013
2:30pm

An English Renaissance

All-too-often overlooked by singers in favor of the Italian Renaissance, the English Renaissance played setting to the reign of Elizabeth I, the wit of William Shakespeare, and many, many a renaissance faire...but we won't hold that against it. More important, it was the era of Byrd, Dowland, Morley, Tallis, and others. Though these English masters inherited the history of their craft from the Italians, they brought both sensation and sensibility to the art of choral music. Join the voices of Continuo in a rare "classical" treat - fine vocal music in a language everyone will understand.

Sunday, May 12, 2013
4:00pm

Saturday, May 18th, 2013
7:00pm

Sunday, May 19th, 2013
4:00pm

Songs of Wintertide

Is it possible to present a collection of carols that are wonderfully familiar, yet not overdone, and fresh to the ear? YES! "Songs of Wintertide" is Continuo's collection of carols we wish we heard more often. In selecting each carol, we took care to find captivating and beautiful arrangements of each tune - and where we couldn't find one, we created our own! Guaranteed to be a one-of-a-kind experience, the concert is also a merry reunion with tunes we'd forgotten that we loved as the years have passed. Renaissance fans (and all you soon-to-be fans) will enjoy our complete setting of Josquin's beautiful Missa Ave Maris Stella -- a mass setting traditionally sung during the holiday season.

Friday, December 14th, 2012
8:00pm

Sunday, December 16th, 2012
4:00pm

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012
7:00pm

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012
4:00pm

Sailors, Soldiers, and Scoundrels

Sunday, June 10th, 2012
4:00 pm

Just in time for Father's day, join the men of Ragazzi Continuo for a celebration of manly types. Along the way, you'll laugh, love, and learn why it's really not a good idea to be a drunken sailor early in the morning! From rousing, beautfully-bombastic drinking anthems to touching war-ballads, including a beautiful setting of the iconic "Danny Boy" that reminds us that men have a softer side, too - this is not a concert to be missed. Bring your father, son, or the whole family - there's something in this show for everyone, and it might just be the most fun you'll have at a "classical" event this year!

Canciones Continuo

Saturday, March 31st, 2012
7:00 PM

Sunday, April 1st, 2012
4:00 PM

A delectable audio sampler of the flavors of Spain and Latin America, the vibrant "Canciones Continuo" is sure to please audiences young and old. Highlights include a classic mariachi tune, a haunting Venezuelan poem, a Brazilian prayer, a Medieval chant and its Renaissance setting by a Spanish composer, a satire from Chile, and others. Featured prominently are two selections brought back to the States from Ragazzi's most recent tour to Cuba (which included two Continuo members).

"Canciones Continuo" is also Continuo's first series to include music arranged by members of the group, for the group. Baritone Jeremy Ragent has put together a vocal-jazz inspired arrangement of "Besame Mucho " and Musical Director Jesse Buddington has arranged "Mes De Mayo" for soloist and vocal string quartet. In addition to the string section, you'll hear Continuo mimic horns, guitars, and a full percussion section. It's a concert not to be missed!

A Little Christmas Now and Then

Saturday, December 17th, 2011
7:00 PM

Sunday, December 18th, 2011
4:00 PM

Join Continuo for their first holiday concert featuring a collection of holiday music from the Renaissance to today, and everything in between.

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