2013-2014 35th Anniversary Season

JULY 2, 2014

Patriotic POPS with the Missouri Symphony

Missouri Theater, 203 S. 9th St.

The Columbia Chorale concludes its 35th Anniversary season with a patriotic concert to celebrate our nation’s freedom and honor those who fought for our independence.  The Chorale is honored to join the Missouri Symphony Orchestra for their annual Patriotic POPS Concert.  Check the Missouri Symphony Society website for updated ticket information later this semester: http://mosymphonysociety.org/hot-summer-nights/.

 

Past Performances:

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12 – 7:00 P.M. and

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13 – 3:00 P.M.

Remembrance: A Daniel Pearl Concert

FEATURING “SONGS OF CHILDREN” BY ROBERT CONVERYWITH ÉLAN

Saturday, OCTOBER 12 – 7:00 P.M.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 1112 E. BROADWAY, COLUMBIA, MO

TICKETS: $10 ADVANCE, $15 DOOR, $5 STUDENTS WITH ID

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13 – 3:00 P.M.

ST. PIUS X CATHOLIC CHURCH, 211 S WILLIAMS, MOBERLY, MO

FREE-WILL DONATION

Columbia Chorale begins its 35th season with a powerful message of acceptance and equality by taking part in an important awareness-raising program, the Daniel Pearl World Music Days.  This international network of concerts, which takes place October 1-31, uses the power of music to reaffirm our commitment to tolerance and love of humanity. The Chorale, in conjunction with Élan, a local vocal chamber ensemble, will present the poignant cantata SONGS OF CHILDREN by New York composer, Robert Convery.  This 9-movement cantata is based on the writings of children in Terezin.  Although the poetry was written by various youth, Convery constructed the work to show one child’s spiritual transformation from the innocent state of entry into the concentration camp; to the quick, brutal confrontation with the reality of life in the camp; a coming of terms with the child’s reality of life in the camp, and finally ending with a transcendence of that reality, knowing the soul cannot be harmed, though the body may be humiliated, degraded, and destroyed.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8 – 3:00 P.M.

ON A WINTER’S EVE: A HOLIDAY CONCERT

with the Columbia Civic Orchestra

FEATURING works by BRITTEN, HOLST, AND HANDEL

MISSOURI UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 204 S. 9TH ST.

The Columbia Chorale and Columbia Civic Orchestra join forces once again to ring in the holiday season with a joyous program of seasonal music and caroling. Partnering with local harpist, Maria Trevor, the Chorale will present Benjamin Britten’s masterpiece “Ceremony of Carols.”  CCO and CC will unite to perform Gustav Holst’s choral fantasy “Christmas Day.”  This delightful concert will conclude with the 20th annual Handel’s MESSIAH sing-along.  Guest conducting for this monumental occasion is founding CCO director Anthony Addison.

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 1 – 7:00 P.M.

Themes of Love and Loss

WITH COLUMBIA HANDBELL ENSEMBLE

FEATURING MUSIC OF MOZART, WHITACRE, LAURIDSEN, STROOPE, AND MANY OTHERS

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 1112 E. BROADWAY

TICKETS: $10 ADVANCE, $15 DOOR, $5 STUDENTS WITH ID

Joining forces with the award-winning Columbia Handbell Ensemble, Columbia Chorale and CHE will present a stirring concert exploring the themes of love and loss.  The ensembles will perform music from both classical and contemporary composers that explores the sonority of bells and the human voice.  Come get lost in the richness of this unique partnership.

SUNDAY, APRIL 13 

Pre-Concert Rooftop Reception to Support Choral Music Education

3:00-4:30 P.M.

 MISSOURI THEATER ROOFTOP, 203 S. 9TH ST.

ROOFTOP RECEPTION CONCERT PACKAGE INCLUDES ADMISSION TO THE ROOFTOP RECEPTION AND ONE CONCERT TICKET: $35

Help support choral music in our region by taking part in the Rooftop Reception. Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres and beverages, while listening to the lovely serenading of local musicians.

Concert: From Waking to Sleeping

5:00 P.M.

FEATURING JOHN RUTTER’S “MASS OF THE CHILDREN”

WITH COLUMBIA YOUTH CHOIRS,

9TH ST. PHILHARMONIC, COLUMBIA INDEPENDENT SCHOOL, ROCK BRIDGE, AND HICKMAN HIGH SCHOOLS ADVANCED ORCHESTRA MEMBERS

MISSOURI THEATER, 203 S. 9TH ST.

TICKETS: $12 ADVANCE, $17 DOOR, $7 STUDENTS WITH ID

Please note: Tickets for the April 13 concert From Waking to Sleeping will be available at the Missouri Theater Box Office (573) 882-3781.

In the true spirit of collaboration, 200 elementary-aged performers through seasoned adults will share the stage to present one of John Rutter’s most treasured works “Mass of the Children” for children’s choir, mixed choir, soloists, and orchestra. Audience members will be taken on a musical journey by way of blending soaring melodies and lush harmonies using the theme from dawn to dusk. This concert will feature singers from the community’s newest youth choir program, in addition to advanced instrumentalists from several local high schools.  You won’t want to miss this powerful concert. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.