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Here's a link to a photo of Frances accepting an award from the Peabody Institute for "Outstanding Contributions to Music in Maryland (2013)"!   Frances Dawson.

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The annual Noël performance by the CPC Chamber Singers is scheduled for next Sunday, December 14, at 3:00 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Rd., Columbia 21045. Tickets will be available at the box office on Sunday before the performance and online until the evening of Saturday, December 11. Don't forget this concert of traditional Christmas selections from a variety of sources, offered in the acoustical elegance of this hall where the spirit of the holiday is honored in music.

The Opening Concert, October 25th

CPC's 38th season began with the Petite Messe Solennelle of Gioachino Rossini, in the original arrangement for full chorus, four soloists, two pianos, and a harmonium. (No partridge in a Pear Tree.) The soloists, all new to this audience, were Jennifer Holbrook, soprano; Leah Serr, mezzo soprano; John Noh, tenor; and Steven Eddy, baritone.  All were greatly appreciated and received a standing ovation from the audience as did Laura Lee Fischer, Assistant Conductor of CPC, who, in a surprise debut, brilliantly directed this performance. Frances Dawson, founder and Artistic Director of CPC, was present in the unexpected role of audience member, while she recovers from a broken knee. Alison Gatwood and Erik Apland were the pianists and Donald Fries the harmoniumist. (Is that a word?) See Here for some visual highlights of the performance.

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2014-2015 Season

Rossini:Petite Messe Solonelle
Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 8 PM
Free pre-concert lecture at 7:00 p.m.
Jim Rouse Theatre, Columbia, MD

Handel Messiah:
Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Jim Rouse Theatre, Columbia, MD

Free pre-concert lecture at 6:30 p.m.

A Christmas Noël with the CPC Chamber Singers:
Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.
Christ Episcopal Church, Columbia, MD

New Year's Eve Soirée
Join us for our ever popular New Year's Eve Soiree - an evening of music, food and fun and cash bar with Jared Denhard and Friends, in a Private Home in the Dunloggin area of Ellicott City

Women Composers
featuring Amy Beach's Grand Mass

Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 8:00 PM 
Jim Rouse Theatre, Columbia, MD,

Great American Songbook Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 8 PM
Jim Rouse Theatre, Columbia, MD

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June 21, 2014