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Calmus: Christmas A Cappella

December 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Calmus

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13 at 7:30 PM

Bring in Christmas with one of Europe’s most celebrated vocal ensembles.

A perfect blend of sound, precision, lightness and wit. These are the hallmarks of Calmus, now one of the most successful vocal groups in Germany. The ensemble has forged a refined sound which few groups achieve. The wide range of sound colors, the joy in performing that musicians convey on the concert platform, and their varied and imaginative programs are praised by the press time and time again. These five Leipzig musicians have won a whole string of international prizes and competitions, including the ECHO Klassik and Supersonic Award, and the reach of their activities is constantly expanding, taking them throughout Europe as well as to North and South America. In 2010 the quintet made its debut at Carnegie Hall, New York.

The musicians are tireless in their quest to discover new repertoire. Shaped by the centuries-old tradition of great German boys’ choirs, they are naturally at home in the vocal music of the Renaissance, the Baroque and the Romantic. The music of our own time is also a real passion. In all their ventures, there are frequently interesting partnerships with musicians such as the Lautten Compagney Berlin, the Raschèr Saxophone Quartet, Hamburger Ratsmusik and the Frankfurt Radio Bigband. As this often means totally new repertoire in the area of contemporary music, over the years Calmus has commissioned numerous new works from composers including Bernd Franke, Steffen Schleiermacher, Wolfram Buchenberg, Mathew Rosenblum, Bill Dobbins, Michael Denhoff and Harald Banter, and the group has given many world premieres. It goes without saying that they revel in singing pop, folk and jazz, as well as chansons and golden oldies from the 1920s.

Part of their work is devoted to encouraging the up-and-coming generation, so teaching and workshops are part of their regular schedule, both at home in Leipzig and on their travels. It’s no wonder that Calmus, with its unique line-up of soprano, countertenor, tenor, baritone and bass, is gaining more and more fans worldwide.

Enjoy an all-inclusive (Tax and Tip included) three-course dinner beforehand at the highly renowned Amorette – https://amorette.com/.

Calmus Christmas A Cappella

Veni Emanuel                                                  Traditional, 14th century, arr: Calmus

 

Tobias’ favorite songs

Maria durch ein Dornwald ging                       Traditional from Germany, 19th century

arr: Ludwig Böhme

 

Nun komm der Heiden Heiland                        Johann Sebastian Bach, BWV 599/659

Johann Fischer, from: “Missa in Contrapuncto”

Johann H. Schein/Michael Praetorius                           Gunnar Eriksson “Kristallen den fina”

Collage

 

Coventry Carol                                                Tradtional from England, 16th century

 

Stefans favorite songs

O Nata Lux                                                      Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)

 

Mirabile Mysterium                                          Jacobus Gallus (1550-1591)

 

O magnum mysterium                                     Francis Poulenc (1899-1969)

 

Ludwigs favorite songs

Singet frisch und wohlgemut                          Hugo Distler (1908-1942) op. 12/4

Today the Virgin                                              John Tavener (1944-2013)

 

——————–                                              INTERMISSION

 

Hark! The Herald angels sing                          Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809-1847)

arr: Philip Lawson

 

Anjas favorite songs

Huron Carol                                                    Traditional from Canada, Jean de Brébeuf (1642),

arr: Calmus

 

De tierra lejana venimos                                 Traditional from Puerto Rico, arr: Juan Garcia

 

O Tannenbaum                                               Traditional from Germany, 16th century

arr. Ludwig Böhme

 

Manuels favorite songs

Wexford Carol                                                 Traditional from Ireland, William Grattan Flood

(1859-1928), arr: Naomi Crellin

 

White Christmas                                             Irving Berlin (1888-1989), arr: Sebastian Krause

 

La Peregrinacion                                              Ariel Ramirez (1921-2010), arr: Gregor Meyer

 

Jingle bells                                                      James Lord Pierpont (1822-1893)

arr: Ludwig Böhme

Details

Date:
December 13
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Venue

The Trust Performing Arts Center
37 N. Market St.
Lancaster, PA 17603 United States
Phone:
717-208-7835

Organizer

The Trust Performing Arts Center
Phone:
(717) 208-7835
Website:
https://www.lancastertrust.com
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