Winter 2018 | The "Other" Side of Love

Winter 2018 | The “Other” Side of Love

So often, love songs celebrate the deepest unconditional and undying qualities of love, but we’re choosing to throw that mushy stuff out the window. Instead let us consider the music and texts that emphasize the silly, flirtatious, and darker sides of love. In particular, we will feature selections from Johannes Brahms’ Neue Liebeslieder, a collection

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Fall 2017 | Knowledge & Enlightenment

Fall 2017 | Knowledge & Enlightenment

Cantabile’s first concert of the season is inspired not by the season of the year, or by any specific composer or poet, but solely by our venues: the Boulder Public Library and the Longmont Museum. Libraries and museums are gathering places for the community and a repository of literature, philosophy and knowledge from all spheres

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Spring 2017 | Chichester Psalms

Spring 2017 | Chichester Psalms

Leonard Bernstein is celebrated as the composer of masterworks such as West Side Story, Candide, and Mass. Standing easily next to these works is his Chichester Psalms, composed in 1965 for a festival at Chichester Cathedral. Cantabile’s performance of this work will feature the reduced orchestration arrangement for Organ, Harp, and Percussion. Bernstein set six

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Winter 2017 | Winter's Passing

Winter 2017 | Winter’s Passing

With this concert, Groundhog Day will have just passed, and with it the debate about when Winter will finally come to an end. Winter’s Passing will try to musically illustrate the transition from Winter to the often more highly regarded season, Spring. The centerpiece of this program is Morten Lauridsen’s Mid-Winter Songs, a cycle of

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Fall 2016 | Choral Heritage of the United States

Fall 2016 | Choral Heritage of the United States

This year, the United States goes through a ritual that for some is a time of hope and expectation, and for others a time of despair and stress. For all, it is an important moment to better understand the issues facing our time and country. With this ritual, the Presidential election, as a backdrop, we

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Spring 2016 | Dona Nobis Pacem

Spring 2016 | Dona Nobis Pacem

Cantabile presents Ralph Vaughan Williams’ 1936 cantata Dona Nobis Pacem for chorus and orchestra. Written between the two World Wars, with texts from three poems by Walt Whitman, the Bible, and the Catholic Mass, Dona Nobis Pacem is a powerful and moving plea for peace.

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