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Feb
17
Sat
Choral Society of Durham Presents Dvořák’s Stabat Mater
Feb 17 @ 8:00 pm

“The grieving mother stood weeping” opens the 13th century Latin hymn portraying the sorrows of Mary as she stood at the foot of the cross during Jesus’ crucifixion. Dvořák’s setting offers sublime music of profound contemplation, with simple beauty, expressive solo singing, and rich orchestral colors.

Mar
3
Sat
Cantari Presents à la Française
Mar 3 @ 3:00 pm

Cantari presents “à la Française”. Featuring music by Renaissance and Modern composers with French connections.

Performing

  • From the French Renaissance – Claude Goudimel
  • Revecy venir du printemps – Claude Le Jeune
  • Mass for Double Choir – Frank Martin
  • Quatre Motets pour le temps de Noël – Francis Poulenc
  • Cantique de Jean Racine – Gabriel Fauré
Mar
10
Sat
Choral Society of Durham Chamber Choir Concert: Creation and Creativity
Mar 10 @ 3:00 pm

With Monica Reinagel, mezzo-soprano

  • Copland: In the Beginning
  • Brahms: Liebeslieder Waltzes Op. 52

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

Mar
17
Sat
Concert Singers of Cary Presents Sacre Coeur: Sacred Music of Beloved French Composers
Mar 17 @ 7:30 pm

The Symphonic Choir and Chamber Choir perform Faure’s Requiem, Durufle’s Messe cum jubilo, and Poulenc’s Litanies a la Vierge Noire at St. Francis United Methodist Church, 2965 Kildaire Farm Rd, Cary, NC 27518 beginning at 7:30 pm.

Apr
8
Sun
NCMC Presents Motus Missæ
Apr 8 @ 3:00 pm

Accompanied by symphony orchestra, the 170-voices of the NC Master Chorale perform a ‘mixed Mass,’ comprised of movements by some of the greatest composers of the genre, including Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and more.

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Apr
11
Wed
The Tallis Scholars
Apr 11 @ 8:00 pm

Tallis Scholars

Over the last four decades, London’s Tallis Scholars have become unquestioned authorities of renaissance polyphony — “ethereal and yet full-blooded, uplifting and yet grounded,” declares The Guardian. Their sterling reputation stems both from a steady stream of first-class singers and from the inventive programming of founder Peter Phillips, who approaches historic texts with reverence for their past and energy for ensuring their relevance in the future. Phillips brings that philosophy to bear with War and Peace, a poignant program of music dealing with suffering, death, and redemption, delivered in remembrance of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.

In Durham, the Tallis Scholars sing the program, fashioned as a mass, inside the soaring space of Duke Chapel. The ten Scholars begin with “L’homme armé,” the renaissance root of many subsequent masses, then proceed to the glorious Kyrie of Josquin’s own Missa l’Homme armé. They turn next to Arvo Pärt’s ethereal and deeply moving tribute to Mary Magdalene, The Woman with the Alabaster Box, and Tavener’s Song for Athene, sung at Princess Diana’s funeral. The concert ends with Spanish composer Victoria’s Libera Me (1603), a timeless prayer for the release of the dead that has created solace in the midst of tumult for more than four centuries.

Program

  • Monody: L’Homme armé
  • Josquin: “Kyrie,” from Missa l’homme armé
  • Guerrero: “Gloria,” from Missa batalla
  • Pärt: The Woman with the Alabaster Box
  • Jean Mouton: Quis Dabit Oculis
  • Lobo: Versa Est
  • Guerrero: “Credo,” from Missa batalla
  • Victoria: “Requiem Aeternam,” from Missa pro Defunctis
  • Guerrero: “Sanctus,” from Missa l’homme armé
  • Tavener: Song for Athene
  • Palestrina: “Agnus Dei,” from Missa Papae Marcelli
  • Victoria: “Libera Me,” from Missa pro Defunctis

About

“The Scholars gave the contemporary compositions timeless nobility, while making the music of the sixteenth century feel feel utterly fresh, modern and alive.” – Ottawa Citizen

Apr
14
Sat
There is Sweet Music Here
Apr 14 @ 8:00 pm

Come celebrate 35 years of beautiful singing with us!

Our 35th Anniversary Season closes with a concert featuring music about music, including pieces by Edward Elgar, Craig Hella Johnson, Dan Forrest, and more. Whether this is your first Bel Canto experience or you have not missed a concert in 35 years, our signature sound is sure to move, inspire and entertain you.

Apr
16
Mon
There is Sweet Music Here
Apr 16 @ 7:30 pm

Come celebrate 35 years of beautiful singing with us!

Our 35th Anniversary Season closes with a concert featuring music about music, including pieces by Edward Elgar, Craig Hella Johnson, Dan Forrest, and more. Whether this is your first Bel Canto experience or you have not missed a concert in 35 years, our signature sound is sure to move, inspire and entertain you.

Apr
22
Sun
Choral Society of Durham presents Mahler Symphony #2
Apr 22 @ 5:00 pm

with David Briggs, organist and Duke Chapel Choir

Duke University Chapel
Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

FREE ADMISSION

Apr
28
Sat
Spring into Song with American Composers
Apr 28 @ 3:30 pm

The Durham Community Chorale cordially invites you to our spring concert featuring the music of American composers. From inspiring to toe-tapping, the selections will surely move you!

Raleigh Boychoir – American Music Festival 2018
Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm

The American Music Festival is an annual event sponsored and organized by the Raleigh Boychoir through generous contribution from The Fowler Foundation.  This event features music of American composers and writers.

For the 2018 American Music Festival, the Raleigh Boychoir will host special Guest Conductor, Rollo Dilworth.  This choral music festival, includes workshops and clinics for the boys led by Dr. Dilworth culminates in a concert featuring performances by the Raleigh Boychoir Performing Choir & Young Men’s Ensemble and the Triangle Boys Honors Chorus.

May
4
Fri
VOICES Presents Castles and Cottages
May 4 @ 8:00 pm

English coronation music, British choral gems, Folksongs from Scotland and America

May
5
Sat
Choral Society of Durham presents Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna
May 5 @ 8:00 pm

The Choral Society of Durham presents Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna with Durham School of the Arts

Duke University Chapel
Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.

The Choral Society of Durham has earned a reputation as one of the Southeast’s finest symphonic choruses. The 150-voice mixed chorus includes members from all walks of life, selected by audition from throughout North Carolina’s Triangle area.

May
8
Tue
Berlioz Requiem
May 8 @ 7:30 pm

Hector Berlioz’ monumental Grande Messe des morts (or Requiem) features choir, orchestra, four brass choirs, and four sets of timpani. Massive in both sound and scale, the Requiem will be the perfect capstone to the Chorale’s 75th season!

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May
12
Sat
Unclouded Day: Music of Reminiscence and Hope
May 12 @ 7:30 pm

Symphonic Choir and Chamber Choir featuring Corigliano’s Fern Hill and Thompson’s Alleluia. The performance will take place at 7:30 pm at St. Francis United Methodist Church, Cary, NC.

May
19
Sat
Cantari Presents Flights of Fancy
May 19 @ 7:30 pm

Imagination, memories, dream, and farewells. Premiering a new choral work by composer Jeremy Jennings.

Jun
9
Sat
Raleigh Boychoir Spring Concert
Jun 9 @ 7:30 pm

Join the Raleigh Boychoir for our 2018 Spring Concert.  This annual concert marks the conclusion of our 50th Anniversary Season and features all Raleigh Boychoir ensembles, as well as the Alumni Choir.  Please join us for this wonderful performance!

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