The influence of The Beatles on our culture is undeniable—Cantabile is pleased to bring our own take to wonderful arrangements of popular Beatles songs as made known by The King’s Singers, with classics such as Yesterday, and Can’t Buy Me Love. Another revolutionary figure was Moses Hogan, a brilliant composer and arranger of Negro Spirituals who redefined the breadth and heightened the inherent poignancy of the genre, largely through his unfettered use of ostinato and mixed rhythms. Cantabile is delighted to explore a few Hogan arrangements, as well as other spiritual classics such as Sweet Home and City Called Heaven in collaboration with great vocalist and Cantabile member, Fred Peterbark.
Mozart partially set the text of the Mass in different occasions, and even in his Great C minor Mass, he left the Credo, Agnus Dei and some of the Sanctus portions yet-to-be written. Harvard musicologist Robert Levin completed the task for the anniversary of Mozart’s birth in 2006. The work was met with wide acclaim at its U.S. and Europe, largely through the ever-masterful work of Helmuth Rilling, and naturally thanks to Levin’s expert reconstruction, which uses Mozart’s own music and preserves Mozart’s own spirit. To close our season with a momentous occasion, Cantabile is honored to bring to life the Colorado premiere of this magnificent work in two performances. We are also thrilled to make this a community event, partnering with excellent choral and orchestral musicians to make this into an experience not to be missed!