COME JOIN US FOR OUR FALL / WINTER SEASON!
Voices’ December concert, Winter Joy, features our full company performing Kirk Mechem’s Seven Joys of Christmas – a setting of lesser-known carols from different countries in order to paint different aspects of joy for the Christmastide; Winter (from the forgottens) by Dan Locklair – a four-movement choral cycle, based on texts by 19th and early 20th century American poets, filled with vivid imagery expressing the magic and mystery that are a part of winter; and an invigorating and powerful gospel setting of Mary’s prayerful expression of joy – Robert Ray’s Gospel Magnificat, complete with rhythm section. Our chamber ensemble, Cantari, will present a set of a cappella pieces including Salamone Rossi’s “Elohim hashivenu,” Robert Applebaum’s Maoz tsur,” a setting of the first principal of Kwanzaa (Unity) by Zanaida Robles; Nathaniel Dett’s “Ave Maria,” and a Nigerian Christmas song entitled “Keresimesi q’dun de o” arranged by Wendall Whalum, with several other selections.
Our season will culminate in 2 winter performances:
- Friday, Dec 16, 2022 @ 7:30PM
- Saturday, Dec 17, 2022 @ 3:00PM
“Singing with others has this amazing effect–no matter how tired I am when we start a rehearsal, I am refreshed and happy when we finish! It’s just good for the soul.”
“Cantari has been my musical home since moving to the Carolinas. It is rewarding to sing wonderful music with talented singers from around the Triangle. I look forward to every rehearsal! ”
“We always enjoy the glorious, classic music with interesting arrangements and orchestration and beautiful harmonization!”
Voices programs are supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.