LIFT YOUR SPIRITS, FEED YOUR SOUL!
Samuel Carabetta, Artistic Director
A centennial tribute to composer, “Leonard Bernstein at 100” by the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists from the Washington National Opera. Join us for a celebration of the indelible and lasting impact Bernstein’s work had on American culture through the Broadway stage. His prolific work in nearly every genre has made him one of the most enduring and celebrated artists of all time. We honor his legacy with some of his most cherished works from West Side Story and Candide as these outstanding singers include such classic songs as “Tonight,” “Maria,” “Glitter and Be Gay, ” and “Make Our Garden Grow.”
Renowned for its “superb blending of tone, dynamic range, and flexible technique” (Opera News), Etherea Vocal Ensemble is an intimate chamber group specializing in choral repertoire for treble (high) voices. Founded and directed by countertenor Derek Greten-Harrison, Etherea’s Christmas program features Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols, John Rutter’s Dancing Day with harpist Grace Cloutier, and traditional favorites of the season. Begin your holidays early with celestial sounds by candlelight.
This remarkable sextet has delighted audiences worldwide for 50 years with incomparable musicianship, charm, and wit. They are counted among the world’s most elite classical performers, celebrated for their commitment to perfection in blend, balance, and intonation. Renowned for their versatility, The King’s Singers have an impressively diverse repertoire that encompasses masterworks from Medieval to Renaissance, lieder to folk and jazz. They are double Grammy® award-winning artists, one of only two vocal ensembles to enter the Gramophone Hall of Fame, honored for their unique discography of more than 150 albums.
“…they are still unmatched for their sheer musicality and ability to entertain.” – The Times, London
Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker magazine, and named Ensemble of the Year by Musical America in 2008, the GRAMMY® award winning ensemble Chanticleer. Praised by the San Francisco Chronicle for their “tonal luxuriance and crisply etched clarity,” Chanticleer – based in San Francisco – is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for the seamless blend of its twelve male voices ranging from countertenor to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz, and from gospel to venturesome new music
“The singing of Chanticleer is breathtaking in its accuracy of intonation, purity of blend, variety of color and swagger of style.” – The Boston Globe