2017-2018 CONCERT SEASON
MARCH 3 and 4, 2018: GOING FOR BAROQUE
Derived from the Portuguese barroco, or “oddly shaped pearl,” the term “baroque” has been widely used since the nineteenth century to describe the period in Western European choral music from about 1600 to 1750. Comparing some of music history’s greatest masterpieces to a misshapen pearl might seem strange to us today, but to the nineteenth century critics who applied the term, the music of Bach and Handel’s era sounded overly ornamented and exaggerated. Having long since shed its derogatory connotations, “baroque” is now simply a convenient catch-all for one of the richest and most diverse periods in music history.
Join us as we explore some of these choral treasures. Featured are Vivaldi’s Magnificat, Bach’s Jesu, Meine Freude, Charpentier’s Te Deum, Handel’s Zadok The Priest, plus a few shorter pieces to round out the program. And, of course, the Cantaré Chamber Orchestra, as well as special guest soloists, will join us for these special concerts. The Saturday performance will be held at St. Catherine of Siena in north Seattle; the Sunday matinee will be in West Seattle at Holy Rosary Church.
Join us for GOING FOR BAROQUE.
- Saturday, March 3, 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, March 4, 2:00 p.m.
- $25 general admission (19-59)
- $23 seniors (60+) and students (12-18)
- ages 5-11 admitted FREE when accompanied by paying adult
- (not suitable for children under 5)
- $3.00 OFF if purchased BEFORE March 2
APRIL 28, 2018: THE FABULOUS 50s
Cantaré rolls out the red carpet as we serve up an incredible feast and present the music of the 1950s. You’ll hear music from some of the greatest shows of all time.
Full chorus pieces as well as special solo and small group numbers will be featured as you
enjoy an evening of scrumptious food, fine wine, an exciting silent auction, and mingling
with the chorus members.
Tickets go on sale for this special event March 4, 2018.
- Saturday April 28, 6:00 p.m.
October 14, 2017 – REQUIEM ÆTERNAM
Cantaré, conducted by Mark Adrian, performs Gabriel Faure’s exquisite “Requiem” in Seattle’s most outstanding concert venue: Benaroya Hall. Joining the chorus for this special event is the Sammamish Symphony Orchestra.
Also on the program is the world premiere of Alois Storch’s “Requiem in D Minor” and Handel’s “Viola Concerto in B Minor,” featuring Aloysia Friedmann.
Join us for REQUIEM ÆTERNAM
- Saturday October 14, 2:00 p.m.
DECEMBER 8,9 and 10, 2017: ALL MY HEART THIS NIGHT REJOICES
Each year, Artistic Director Mark Adrian assembles a holiday concert that includes something for everyone. ALL MY HEART THIS NIGHT REJOICES brings together traditional arrangements and new contemporary settings of joyous choral music to help you ring in the merriest of seasons.
Featured works include five selections by Mannheim Steamroller pianist/arranger Jackson Berkey:
- Still, Still Night
- God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
- Bleak Midwinter Night
- Hark! The Herald Angels
- and the west coast premiere of Good King Wenceslas.
Rounding out the program is a selection of shorter pieces including secular favorites, fresh
new arrangements of holiday standards, and beautiful new compositions reflecting every
aspect of this special time of year. Joining us for this outstanding concert is the Cantaré
Chamber Orchestra as well as Elisabeth Ellis on piano.
Join us for ALL MY HEART THIS NIGHT REJOICES.
- Friday, December 8, 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, December 9, 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, December 10 at 2:00 p.m.
Cantaré is often invited to perform at various functions in the Seattle area, and may be booked for private events. To inquire about including Cantaré in your next special occasion, please contact conductor Mark Adrian at 206-367-5667 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Please check back regularly for additional information about our other performances during this season.