The Mendocino Music Festival invites you to the incomparable Little River home of John and Kathy Danhakl for an afternoon of fine music and refreshment. The singers in our newly formed Festival Chamber Chorale will sing their hearts out for you, providing a joyous, memorable holiday celebration, directed by Festival Chorus Master Jenny Matteucci, with Daniel Lockert at the piano. Wines from Harmonique and edible entertainment from Karina’s Catering. Admission is $125 per person.
Enjoy Libations, Sensations, Delectables, Treats, and your Festival Community—all in a matchless setting!
Known for her flexibility of style, Jenny Matteucci performs, directs and conducts in many different venues all over the San Francisco Bay Area. For the past 25 years, she has conducted choirs for the Diocese of Oakland and for the Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre’s Broadway Chorus, a group of 100+ singers of all ages, singing the music of Broadway. She and her husband, Daniel Lockert, team up for master classes for such organizations as the National Association of the Teachers of Singing (NATS) and Lamplighters.
As an educator, Jenny is part of the voice faculty of Notre Dame de Namur University and also runs a busy private voice studio in her home. She holds a BFA and MFA in Vocal Performance from Notre Dame de Namur University. For NDNU, she recently directed The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Broadway World nominee for best director), was assistant director for Lettice and Lovage at Hillbarn Theater, and was co-director for De España Vengo at NDNU. Her passion for vocal and choral repertoire has inspired her to create many cabaret-style and small venue shows.
Daniel Lockert has collaborated with singers past and present of the Metropolitan Opera, such as Deborah Voight, as well as current young recitalists, including Christopheren Nomura. As a coach and teacher, he has been on the staffs and faculties of the Juilliard School, the San Francisco Opera, Opera San Jose, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Chapman University, and the Aspen Music Festival.
Over the past 25 years, Karina Ulrich has brought her German love of cooking to first class restaurants, bed & breakfasts, and special events as both an executive chef and baker.
“As my German mother always said, “Love goes though the belly.” Having grown up in Europe, my philosophy toward food reflects an old world sentiment that food is far more than nourishment of the body; it feeds our hearts and souls. It connects us with our memories and our histories and can transport us both physically and spiritually to another time. Cooking for me is about bringing people together and nurturing them in the most primal of ways. Cooking is far more than a profession or a hobby; it is a passion that infuses everything from the ingredients I select, to the time and attention I put into menu planning and presentation of the finished product. Food also connects us to the Earth, which is why I strive wherever possible to use local, wild crafted and sustainable ingredients. I have cultivated relationships with local purveyors to insure that everything I prepare is fresh and life enhancing.” —KarinasCatering.com
Harmonique makes three different styles of gracefully aged Anderson Valley Pinot Noir wines and a Un-Oaked Chardonnay. Originating as a partnership between Bruce and Moira Conzelman and winemaker Robert Klindt, its name, Harmonique, recognizes a desire to create wines that harmonize with many foods and evoke a sense of their Burgundian heritage.