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Tentative choir schedule for next year!

October 31st and November 1st
Venues: Daylesford Abbey, Philadelphia Cathedral

"Voices of Scotland" seeks to highlight the music of two composers of that country, the Renaissance monk and choir master Robert Carver (ca.1485 – ca.1570) and contemporary phenomenon James MacMillan (b. 1959). Although both composers could be labeled "British" their music language is quite different unique from their English contemporaries. Both composers speak directly to events and social-political conditions of Scotland of the past and the present.

Robert Carver: Missa "Dum Sacrum Mysterium" form 10 voices
O bone Jesu for 19 voices
James MacMillan: Mass (Kyrie, Sanctus)
A Child's Prayer
Christus Vincit

December 18th and 23rd
Venues: St. Paul's Church, Chestnut Hill

Cantata #147 - Herz und Mund und Taten
Cantata #10: - Meine Seele erhebt den Herren

Join us for a special recreation of the sounds of a Lutheran Vespers Service from Leipzig. Choral Arts and the Philadelphia Bach Festival Orchestra will team up to present this special concert with two Cantatas as well as motets, organ chorales, and German Carols with audience participation.

March 14th and 15th
Venues: Daylesford Abbey, Philadelphia Cathedral

Philadelphia composer Joseph Castaldo was commissioned by Sean Deibler's "Music Group" to compose a major work for strings, percussion, piano, chorus and narrator based on the worship practices of Mithraism called "Ancient Liturgies." Drawing on mystical vowels, shimmering string effects and a battery of unconventional percussion instruments, Castaldo's piece vividly brings you into the sights and sounds of mystic ceremonies of antiquity.

Along with the Arvo Part "Te Deum" and Eric Whitacre's "Cloudburst" this concert will show several different moods of spiritual and ritualistic music.

May 2nd

With the major Passions and Oratorios, Bach took the greatest care with these works since they were for the high feasts and festivals of the church year. Of all of them, the Easter and Ascension Oratorios are the shortest, yet most often overlooked masterpieces of Bach's output. Scored for chorus, soloists and full baroque orchestra, these stand out they contain the same drama and vivid story telling as their larger counterparts, such as the St. John Passion and the Christmas Oratorio.

Tags: music, singing

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