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Feb
23
Sat
NC State University Theatre presents CABARET @ Stewart Theatre
Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm

Willkommen, Beinvenue, Welcome!

The young American writer Cliff Bradshaw and the “simply marvelous” charismatic singer Sally Bowles spend their days in Fraulein Schneider’s boarding house — and their nights in the seedy Kit Kat Klub where “life is beautiful. The girls are beautiful. Even the — are beautiful.” Come, experience the final, chaotic days of Germany’s Weimer Republic in this Tony Award-winning musical cabaret. Book by Joe Masteroff, music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood.

Directed by Mia Self
Musical direction by Catherine Hamner
Choreography by Tara Z. Mullins

Audio Description and Closed Captioning available during the Friday, February 22, 2019 show. Call 919.515.1100 for more details and to make arrangements in advance.

Produced by special arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC., 560 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022

Feb
24
Sun
NC State University Theatre presents CABARET @ Stewart Theatre
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm

Willkommen, Beinvenue, Welcome!

The young American writer Cliff Bradshaw and the “simply marvelous” charismatic singer Sally Bowles spend their days in Fraulein Schneider’s boarding house — and their nights in the seedy Kit Kat Klub where “life is beautiful. The girls are beautiful. Even the — are beautiful.” Come, experience the final, chaotic days of Germany’s Weimer Republic in this Tony Award-winning musical cabaret. Book by Joe Masteroff, music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood.

Directed by Mia Self
Musical direction by Catherine Hamner
Choreography by Tara Z. Mullins

Audio Description and Closed Captioning available during the Friday, February 22, 2019 show. Call 919.515.1100 for more details and to make arrangements in advance.

Produced by special arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC., 560 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022

Triangle Shape Note Singers @ North Carolina Museum of History
Feb 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Triangle Shape Note Singers will share their distinctive music in the NC Museum of History lobby as part of the 20th anniversary of the Music of the Carolinas series. Note: This concert was rescheduled due to inclement weather in December; if you have already reserved a ticket for the December show, it will still be valid on this new date.

In the shape note singing tradition, singers sing a cappella (without accompaniment) and sit arranged by vocal part in a “hollow square,” facing one another across the square and taking turns at leading. Shape note singing began in Protestant churches in New England in America’s early years, and it survived in the rural South and became recognized as an American art form in the 1960s. Today, local singers still gather three times a month around the Triangle to share the music and fellowship of the Shape Note Sing. The Shape Note Singers meet the second Sunday of each month in Durham, the third Sunday of each month in Chapel Hill, and the fourth Sunday of each month in Raleigh. They also host an annual convention in March, drawing singers from across the state and beyond.

“Sounds on Oberlin” Concert Series Presents the Three Triangle Tenors @ White Memorial Presbyterian Church
Feb 24 @ 4:00 pm

WMPC member Tim Sparks, George Deaton, and Wade Henderson founded the Three Triangle Tenors in 2009 with collaborative pianist Thomas Warburton. Their repertory encompasses folk songs, religious songs and arias, songs and ensembles from Broadway musicals and movie scores, opera arias and ensembles and Neapolitan songs.

Mar
2
Sat
North Carolina Sacred Harp Convention @ Pullen Memorial Baptist Church
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

The annual North Carolina Sacred Harp Convention is the first weekend of March! Held over two days for the third year in a row, this year includes one day of singing in Raleigh and a second day of singing in new-to-the-group venue in Chapel Hill. Both days are free and open to the public, and singers and non-singers alike are welcome.

Sacred Harp singing is the largest surviving branch of what is known as traditional American shape note singing. Singers in this tradition sing without accompaniment and sit arranged by vocal part in a “hollow square,” facing one another across the square and taking turns at leading from the middle of the square.

On Saturday, singers will sing from The Sacred Harp, a historically important tunebook descended from a version first published in 1844. It has reappeared in multiple editions ever since. The 1991 Edition added 62 songs, including late 18th- and early 19th-century classics of New England and Southern origin and new songs by living composers from the South, Northeast, and Midwest. And 46 rarely sung older songs and anthems were deleted from an earlier edition. You can learn more about this history book and order your own copy online:
originalsacredharp.com

Mar
3
Sun
NC Opera: Leah Crocetto in Recital @ A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm

North Carolina Opera is proud to present soprano Leah Crocetto (NCO’s Norma) in recital with pianist Mark Markham. The program features classic songs by Respighi, Poulenc and Rachmaninoff, George and Ira Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, Harold Arlen and Sammy Fain. The program also includes the North Carolina premiere of Eternal Recurrence, a new song cycle by American composer Gregory Peebles. Don’t miss this “recital for the ages.” (WQXR, New York)

Brahms-a-thon @ Carswell Concert Hall
Mar 3 @ 3:00 pm

Songs, Duets and Quartets by Johannes Brahms

Meredith Canington, Soprano
Carol Ingbretsen, Mezzo-soprano
David Wiehle, Tenor
Ted Dougherty, Baritone
Susan McClaskey Lohr, Piano

Mar
23
Sat
American Music Festival “High Lonesome Bluegrass Mass” with the Raleigh Boychoir @ First Baptist Church
Mar 23 @ 3:00 pm

The Raleigh Boychoir will reach new heights as our choristers and community present Dr. Tim Sharp’s “High Lonesome Bluegrass Mass.” Welcoming area boys to perform in the 2nd Annual Triangle All Boy Honor Choir, we’ll be joined by NC State’s Singing Statesmen, the First Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir, Chuck Nation Bluegrass Band and guest conductor Tim Sharp!

Mar
31
Sun
Haydn’s The Creation @ Meymandi Concert Hall, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 31 @ 3:00 pm

Inspired after hearing Handel’s Messiah, Joseph Haydn wrote his greatest oratorio, The Creation, one of the most beloved works in the choral literature. Haydn’s depiction of the Biblical creation of the world is jubilant and uplifting. The 170-voices of the Chorale, orchestra, and soloists perform The Creation.

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Apr
1
Mon
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge directed by Graham Ross @ St. Michael's Episcopal Church
Apr 1 @ 7:30 pm

The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge (UK) is one of the world’s finest collegiate choirs. Formerly directed by John Rutter, the Choir has been under the superb direction of Graham Ross since 2010. The Choir has produced over 40 recordings, and has toured extensively throughout the world. Purchasing tickets early is recommended, as their previous performance was sold out.
This concert is arranged through Knudsen Productions, LLC, the exclusive N. American representative for the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge. The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge records for harmonia mundi.

Apr
6
Sat
Choral Society of Durham’s Chamber Choir Spring Concerts @ Hayes Barton United Methodist Church
Apr 6 @ 7:30 pm

Mass of the Children by John Rutter

Liner notes to the Naxos (2006) recording of Mass of the Children, Shadows, & Wedding Canticle by John Rutter, state that the work was written late in 2002 and was first performed in February 2003 at Carnegie Hall. Rutter, writing of his inspiration for the work, says, “The seed of the work probably lay in the inspiring experience I had back in 1963 singing as a member of the boys choir in the first recording of
Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem. The effect of combining children’s and adult’s voices is unique, and I wanted to write a work that would bring them together in a more joyful context than a Requiem.” He goes on to say that he based the structure on the Missa Brevis but added a number of English texts to it that are sung by the soloists or the children.

The work runs about 35 minutes and is scored for mixed choir, children’s choir, soprano and baritone soloists, chamber ensemble and organ. The Chamber Choir’s performances with the Raleigh Boychoir will take place Saturday, April 6 at Hayes Barton United Methodist Church in Raleigh and Sunday, April 7 at Duke Chapel, Durham.

Apr
27
Sat
Rachmaninoff’s Vespers @ Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm

Sergei Rachmaninoff weaves chant-based melodies into a lush harmonic fabric in his hauntingly beautiful Vespers (All-Night Vigil). The Chorale presents this sonorous a cappella work in Raleigh’s new, stunningly reverberant cathedral.

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May
19
Sun
Hillyer Community Chorus 2019 Spring Concert @ Hillyer Memorial Christian Church
May 19 @ 4:00 pm

Hillyer Community Chorus, accompanied with orchestra and professional soloists, will perform the Mozart Requiem and other short pieces .

May
21
Tue
NC Master Chorale – TILL WE MEET AGAIN @ Meymandi Concert Hall, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
May 21 @ 7:30 pm

Lovingly crafted, this program features 40-voices from the Chorale performing exquisite and heartwarming works associated with parting company and the journey of life. Our concert features Songs of Farewell by celebrated British composer Hubert Parry, and selections by Brahms and Mendelssohn. The concert’s second half brings a mix of folk songs, spirituals, and musical theatre.

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Jun
8
Sat
“Dawning of Day” Spring Concert with the Raleigh Boychoir @ Christ Episcopal Church
Jun 8 @ 3:00 pm

This moving presentation will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings and the Battle of Normandy featuring music of beloved American and French composers.

 

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