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New Season starts on October 25th

CPC's 38th season starts on October 25th at 8PM with a performance of Rossini's Petite Messe Solonelle at the Jim Rouse Theatre in Columbia. One of his last compositions, it was initially scored for chorus, four soloists, two pianos, and harmonium which is the version we will hear. Rossini described it as "the last of my péchés de vieillesse" (sins of old age) but it is an excellent example of his ample skills. The pre-concert lecture starts at 7PM.

The May 3rd (2014) Concert

Our 37th season concluded on May 3rd with Music of the British Isles, a concert of songs and instrumental pieces selected from English, Scottish, Welsh, and Irish sources, with traditional and composed sources. Jared Denhard and the Lexington Brass, augmented by violinist Dana Goode, pianist Alison Gatwood, and percussive dancer Joe Duffey provided the instrumental support, managing some twelve different instruments (counting the two trumpets of the LBQ as one and the two feet of Joe Duffey as another) while the Columbia Pro Cantare Chorus, the CPC Chamber Singers, Sharon Stewart, soprano, and James Farlow, tenor offered the vocal portions. It was an eclectic performance of music gleaned from several centuries of a rich musical history, enthusiastically received by the audience in the Jim Rouse Theatre.

Here are some visual highlights of the performance: British Isles Photos


















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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

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