Skip to main content Skip to main content

Walnut Creek Magazine

Chromatica's world premiere

Chromatica performs the world premiere of Grammy winning Christopher Tin's Transfigurations

Chromatica Chorale, a popular chorus founded in Danville, CA in 2011, is proud to announce that it has commissioned a major new choral and instrumental suite in six movements by Christopher Tin with lyrics by Charles Anthony Silvestri, titled Transfigurations. It will receive its world premiere performance on April 27, 2024, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Walnut Creek CA.

Christopher Tin is a multiple Grammy winning composer with several additional Grammy nominations. Charles Anthony Silvestri is a poet, lyricist and composer. He is the author of more than fifty published works.

The Transfigurations commission was funded by former Chromatica singers, Dan Peterson and his late wife Maria, to whom it is dedicated.

"I'm very honored to be able to work with Chromatica” said Christopher Tin. “I was born and raised in the Bay Area, so getting the opportunity to work with a group so close to my hometown will be a treat. Charles Anthony Silvestri has delivered a truly thought-provoking suite of poems that I've diligently set to music, and I'm looking forward to working with the choir to transform them from mere notes on a page to a transcendent concert experience."

Transfigurations includes six movements that focus on the transfiguration of life into light, of life into dust, of gender, of the son of God, and the transfiguration of the soul. Accompanied by piano, bass, cello and oboe, Transfigurations will comprise half of the April 27 world premiere concert.

Christopher Tin: Charles Anthony Silvestri:

Tickets and more information at

Date & Time

April 28, 2024

4:00PM - 6:00PM


Peace Lutheran Church - 3201 Camino Tassajara, Danville, CA, 94506 3201 Camino Tassajara Danville 94506 CA US

Get Directions

More Info

Event Website


$30 adults, $10 students, children free

Special Attractions Danville California Walnut Creek California Contra Costa County East Bay Northern California Lafayette California Northern California Alamo Californa San Francisco Bay Area Pleasant Hill California Concord California