Sunday, May 21, 2023 at 3:00pm
Cantilena and Trinity Church will present a much loved classic- the Bach Magnificat with orchestra, soloists and chorus. Also included on the program will be monumental works for chorus and organ for the English cathedral by Howells and Bainton. In 1723, for his first Christmas as cantor of the St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, Bach presented a newly composed setting of the Magnificat. It was a grand, celebratory work with a five-voice chorus and a colorful variety of instruments. Filled with brilliance and grandeur, Bach's Magnificat is filled with countless fascinating details.
Sunday, March 5 2023, 3:00pm
Choral jazz is back! The Cantilena Chamber Choir and Berkshiresjazz is bringing back an all-inclusive jazz service to the Berkshires at Trinity Episcopal Church on Sunday, March 5th, at 3p.m. for a concert that will include A Little Jazz Mass by Bob Chilcott, All My Hope by Dave Brubeck, and a world premiere of Isaiah 44: 21-23 by Williamstown composer Stephen Dankner. Joining the choir will be the well-known Berkshire Jazz musicians John Sauer, piano; Jon Suters, bass; and Bill Chapman, drums. Audiences of all faiths are welcome! The concert is free of charge, good will donations accepted.
CHRISTMAS AT TRINITY
Sunday, December 4th, 2022 at 3:00pm
Trinity Church will present program of beloved carols and instrumental music for the season at Trinity Church, 88 Walker St. in Lenox on Sunday, December 4, at 3p.m. The concert will include well-known beloved carols by William Byrd, Tomas Luis de Victoria, Edvard Grieg, Vaughan Williams and new setting by Paul Halley, Gabriel Jackson, and Philip Stopford. The concert also features Natalia Shevchuk piano.
Music for the Dance
Sunday, October 16th 2022, 3:00pm
The concert will feature a unique combination of choral and chamber music performed by the Cantilena Chamber Choir and the Palmer trio of Music for the Dance, a program that includes the Monteverdi ballet Tirsi e Clori, Brahms Zigeunerlieder (Gypsy songs), Afro-Cuban cadences and choral arrangements of popular favorites from the movies and theater such as Singing in the Rain and more. Chamber music portions of the concert include dance music by Elizondo, De Falla, and the jazzy Piazzolla Fall from the Four Seasons for piano trio. There is even a tango or two!
A CONCERT HONORING THE VICTIMS OF THE WAR in UKRAINE
Saturday, May 21st, 2022, 7:30pm
In honor of the victims of the war in Ukraine, the Cantilena Chamber Choir will present the premiere of a new work, Slava Ukraine- a Ukrainian Prayer, by the world famous choral composer John Rutter and a new arrangement for choir and percussion of Hymn to the Fallen by John Williams from the film Saving Private Ryan. Also on the program rescheduled from May 2020 is the Te Deum for choir and orchestra, the rarely heard Le Reniement de St. Pierre (Peter's Denial of Christ) by Marc Antoine Charpentier and selections from the 2020 Grammy-nominated Liturgy of St. John Chrysosdom by American composer Kurt Sander.
A portion of the proceeds will go to the 206th Battalion of territorial defense in Northwest Kyiv that helps evacuate people under shelling and supports regular army and special force units, and the 93rd Combined Mech Brigade in the northeast that distributes night vision goggles, thermal imaging scopes, generators, cables and drones.
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