Rus Returns

SF Symphony Organist Charles Rus Returns to Sonoma State for Choral Concerts
April 10, 2015
organ in schroeder hall

Two upcoming choral concerts at Sonoma State University will feature organist Charles Rus, longtime organist with the San Francisco Symphony. The programs include works by Haydn, Duruflé and Britten under the baton of Jenny Bent, SSU choral activities director.

Rus, who played a key role in the selection of the Brombaugh organ in the Green Music Center's Schroeder Hall, made his "Sundays at Schroeder" solo debut in November 2014 performing Baroque and modern selections to a sold-out house.

Rus will perform on organ with orchestra, the SSU Symphonic Chorus and soloists in Weill Hall at the Green Music Center, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. Jenny Bent conducts Haydn's "Little Organ Mass" with Jennifer Thuman, soprano soloist, and movements from Durufle's Requiem.

The second concert of the weekend pairs Rus on the Brombaugh organ in Schroeder Hall with the SSU Chamber Singers April 26 at 7:30 p.m. Jenny Bent conducts Britten's "Rejoice in the Lamb," as well as choral works by di Lasso, Debussy, William Schuman and Eleanor Daley.

The April 24 concert will open with a special performance by the Young Musicians Choral Orchestra of Berkeley, appearing through the collaboration of Trio Ariadne, the music department and Frederica von Stade.

Tickets are $8. Advance tickets are recommended. For information, call the box office at 707.664.4246 or visit