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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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Please Note:
This page and the remainder of the site are currently being updated but the sale of tickets online and by mail have been updated and are now available. The Columbia Pro Cantare Chorus and its staff wish you all a happy summer season and are looking forward to seeing you all at the concerts of our 38th Anniversary Season.

On April 28th, 2014, a great friend of the chorus, Gudrun Huden, died. A supporter, both emotionally and financially, she was a Columbia pioneer who had served in the US AID program for many years. As she told us in reference to CPC's performances of Mendelssohn's Elijah, an ancestor many times removed had been Mendelssohn's impresario, and she continued a family tradition with zeal and devotion. Illness  made it impossible for Gudrun to attend the two final concerts of the 2013-2014 season but her earnest support will never be forgotten.

The May 3rd 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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