Feb 142011

Thursday, May 5th, 2011
Sunday, May 8th, 2011

From tales of love and adventure, passionate and satirical, to prayers to the Virgin Mary, celebrate Mother’s Day with Cantabile and beautiful choral works by Ravel, Poulenc, Tavener, Lauridsen, Rachmaninov and others.

Jan 282011

From Many VoicesIn our first season with Music Director Alejandro Gómez Guillén, Cantabile invites you to experience masterful choral works from Europe and America. Enjoy insights, relationships and connections to the music.

To represent the Old World and the New World, we will sing masterful pieces and arrangements of composers from Europe and America. The Old World is represented by Italy, France, Russia, and Germany, with examples by Duruflé, Wagner, Stravinsky, and Mendelssohn. The New World is represented by American works that display the breadth of choral music in the Unites States with spirituals and hymns featuring well-loved composers Aaron Copland, Randall Thompson, Moses Hogan and Morten Lauridsen among others.

Cantabile believes that a concert should be an active endeavor that deeply touches and reaches everyone. The audience doesn’t just sit at the receiving end; everyone present, including the singers, is able to relate│listen│reveal. Cantabile recounts a story, and establishes relationships; the audience and the singers listen for patterns that will reinforce these relationships; and through this uncovering all become active participants, engaged in the music.

Jan 132011

In the Spirit of JoyJoin Cantabile, under new Music Director Alejandro Gómez Guillén, for a beautiful combination of music for Christmas from different Western traditions at Frasier Meadows, 350 Ponca Place, Boulder, CO on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 7:30 pm. Admission is free.

Jan 132011

SchubertCantabile will be joining with the Boulder Symphony this fall to present Blood, Sweat & Tears: Creative Journeys, including Franz Schubert’s Mass in G, on Saturday, November 13th at 7:30 pm at Mountain View United Methodist Church, 355 Ponca Place in Boulder.

Robert Farr will lead Cantabile and the Boulder Symphony, with soloists Emily Murdoch (soprano), Lucas Goodrich (tenor), and Larry Jay Gidden (bass).

In addition to the Schubert Mass, the orchestra will be performing Exchanging Glances, by Chip Clark, and Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 in C minor under the baton of Devin Patrick Hughes.

The Mass in G Major was written early in 1815 when Franz Schubert was just 18 years old and first performed in the same year in the Viennese parish church of Lichtental.

The Mass has an intimate character heightened by the chamber scoring for three vocal soloists, a string orchestra and organ. Wind parts were added to the Mass by Schubert’s brother Ferdinand which was first published in Prague in 1846 and falsely attributed to Robert Führer.

This performance will use the Ferdinand Schubert orchestration orchestration of chorus, strings, woodwinds, trumpets, tympani and organ continuo.

Thanks to the Royal Free Music Society for permission to adapt material about the Mass in G.

Estes Park Music Festival 2010

 Posted by on Thursday, January 13, 2011  2010-2011 Season, Past Concerts
Jan 132011

Four Hands for VoicesThis program will include a performance of Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes Op. 52 and other works for chorus and 4-hand one piano accompaniment by Diemer, Gilbert & Sullivan and others, and will feature Stella Pradeau, Collaborative Pianist, and Elizabeth Smith, Guest Pianist.