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Masks are recommended but not required.

Marin Baroque’s eleventh season opens Saturday, October 28! 
Help us celebrate the 300th birthday of Bach’s choral masterpiece—his Magnificat—with a dream team of soloists, choir, and period instrument orchestra, led by music director Daniel Canosa. 
In addition to the Magnificat, the program will include Handel’s Overture to an Occasional Oratorio and Vivaldi’s Nisi Dominus.  
Join us for the musical festivities!


Rosemary Beecher Bryant, soprano

Rosemary Beecher Bryant, soprano

Irish-born American choral conductor and soprano Rosemary Beecher Bryant was a member of the Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, and director of the Cathedral Girls‘ Choir. Our audiences are familiar with her luminous voice from Marin Baroque's concerts of Bach Cantatas, and "A Girl Called Mary."

John Kendall Bailey, bass

John Kendall Bailey, bass

is also a baritone, oboist, pianist, lecturer, writer, composer, and conductor. He has performed with San Francisco Symphony among many other orchestras, American Bach Soloists, Philharmonia Baroque, Midsummer Mozart and West Marin music festivals, San Francisco Bach Choir, Volti, Coro Hispano de San Francisco, Pacific Mozart Ensemble, Sacred and Profane, Masterworks Chorale of San Mateo, Marin Baroque, and several dance and opera companies.

Helene Zindarsian, soprano

Helene Zindarsian, soprano

is a frequent soloist with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and has been featured with Marin Symphony, Marin Oratorio, Contra Costa Chorale, Marin Baroque, American Bach Soloists, San Francisco Symphony Chorus, San Francisco Opera Chorus, Mark Morris Dance Group, Carmel Bach Festival Chorale, and Park Ridge Civic Orchestra. Her album “Janabar,” a collection of Armenian liturgical hymns, internationally debuted in Messina, Italy, presented by Filarmonica Laudamo, with whom she's a regular guest.

Sam Faustine, tenor

Sam Faustine, tenor

A San Francisco native, Sam Faustine is an award winning singer and actor who performs a wide variety of genres ranging from baroque opera to modern musical theater. Sam has performed as a soloist with the San Francisco Symphony, California Bach Soloists, the Grace Cathedral Choir, and the San Jose Symphonic Choir, among many others. He is known in particular for his 'Roasted Swan' aria in Orff's Carmina Burana, having performed the piece several times around the country.

Sara Couden, alto

Sara Couden, alto

With an "unusually rich and resonant voice" (Opera News), Sara Couden made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Albine in Thais, and has since returned for multiple roles, as well as making role debuts this year with the Saint Petersburg and West Edge Opera companies. In the Bay Area, she has sung with Philharmonia Baroque, the San Francisco Symphony, the Lamplighters,  and Ars Minerva, among others.


Music Director 


Aaron Westman

Baroque Violin 


Anna Washburn

Baroque Violin 


Farley Pearce

Baroque Cello 


Roy Whelden



Letitia Berlin, Frances Blaker



Eugene Petrushansky



Allen Biggs



George Benton England

Baroque Guitar

Naomi Peterkin

Linda Price

Christina Schifner-Santchi

Betsy Levine-Proctor

Edward Betts

William Betts

Mark Mueller

Fred Goff

Carl Oser



J.S. Bach - Magnificat

Georg Friedrich Handel - Overture to an Occasional Oratorio

Antonio Vivaldi - Nisi Dominus



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