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Columbia Pro Cantare
2013-2014 CPC 37th Anniversary Season
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Choral Postcards from Europe

October 26, 2013 at 7:30 PM
The Jim Rouse Theatre at Wilde Lake 5460 Trumpeter Rd. Columbia, MD

Columbia Pro Cantare chorus, Frances Motyca Dawson, conductor; Laura Whittenberger, soprano; Erik Apland, piano; Alison Gatwood, piano; Festival Orchestra
The program will include Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes and Vier Gesänge Op.17 for women, harp, & two horns; Bach’s motet, Lobet Den Herrn alle Heiden BWV 230; Mozart's Regina Coeli K. 127; Verdi’s Ave Maria from Quattro pezzi sacri; Britten’s A Birthday Hansel, Op. 92 for tenor and harp; and Richard Strauss’ Part Songs by the CPC Chamber Singers. Pre-concert lecture at 6:30 PM; Post-concert reception.

Tickets:  Advance $23 Adults; $20 Seniors/Students. $2 more At Door; Groups of 10 or more $16 each.

George Frideric Handel: Messiah 

Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
The Jim Rouse Theatre at Wilde Lake, 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia, MD

This will be CPC's 29th annual dramatic performance of Handel’s Messiah. The ensemble of soloists, includes soprano Amy van Roekel; mezzo soprano Mary Ann McCormick; tenor Charles Reid; baritone Lester Lynch; and organist Henry Lowe; accompanied by orchestra. A free pre-concert lecture will take place at 6:30 in the theater and a reception will follow the concert. The chorus' mastery of Handel’s unique music, a quartet of world-class soloists, professional orchestra, and an accessible venue attract audience members from throughout the region.

Tickets:  Advance $23 Adults; $20 Seniors/Students. $2 more At Door; Groups of 10 or more $16 each.

A Christmas Noël with the CPC Chamber Singers

Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.
Christ Episcopal Church 6800 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia, MD

The annual performance of the CPC Chamber Singers is a gem in a beautiful setting. Frances Motyca Dawson, conductor; Alison Gatwood, piano; Frank Rittermann, piano & organ; and Greg McDonald, percussion will perform A Christmas Noël holiday music from the Renaissance to the present. The music, performed by 28 voices selected from the Pro Cantare in the intimate and acoustically fine setting of Christ Episcopal Church, will include new and favorite selections selected to put you in a holiday mood.

Tickets:  Advance $15 Adults; $13 Seniors/Students.  $2 more At Door.


At a private home in Dunloggin, Ellicott City, December 31, 2013, 9:00 PM – 12:30 AM
Join us for food, fun and entertainment as Jared Denhard and Friends present a Scintillating, Sparkling, and Surprising Program of New Year’s Eve Gems. New compositions by Jared and by Ronald Mutchnik will be featured!

Tickets: $35.00 Call 410-799-9321 or 301-854-0107

Rutter: Requiem

Sunday, March 16, 2014  - 3:00 PM, First Evangelical Lutheran Church 3604 Chatham Rd., Ellicott City, MD 21042

In 1985 British composer John Rutter dedicated his Requiem to the memory of his father who had died the previous year. In tone and feeling the piece is reminiscent of the beloved Fauré Requiem but breaks from tradition by drawing on a variety of sources for the text. Performing will be the CPC Chorus, Festival Orchestra, Frances Motyca Dawson, conductor, Laura Whittenberger, soprano, and Donald Fries, organ. Filling out the program are: Z. Fibich - Poem, Ronald Mutchnik, violin; Alison Gatwood, piano and Beatus vir, Columbia Pro Cantare Chamber Singers; J.B. Foerster - Impromptu, Donald Fries, organ and Stabat Mater, Movement 1, CPC Chamber Singers; M. Grandjany - Aria in Classic Style, Ronald Mutchnik, violin, Jacqueline Pollauf, harp; and W.A. Mozart - Aria from Il Re Pastore, Laura Whittenberger, soprano

Tickets:  Advance $20 Adults; $18 Seniors/Students.  $2 more At Door 

Music of the British Isles

Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 8 PM – The Jim Rouse Theatre at Wilde Lake, 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia, MD. Pre-concert lecture 7 PM; post-concert reception.
Celebrating British and Celtic music in its many forms the program will include short works, some familiar and some new to the ear, including Orlando Gibbons' Cries of London and Stephen Hatfield's Best to be Singing and Ower the Hills, as well as Eisteddsod - a medley of Welsh songs for chorus arranged by Jared Denhard. Adding to the spirit of the occasion will be some lively step dancing by a local troupe.

Performers will include Jared Denhard, pipes and whistles; Richard McCready, bones and percussion; and the Lexington Brass Quintet.

Tickets:  Advance $23 Adults; $20 Seniors/Students. $2 more At Door; Groups of 10 or more $16 each.

Season brochures detailing the concert schedule and ticket prices may be obtained after September 1 by calling 301-854-0107 or 410-799-9321 or at any time by visiting here for a downloadable order form.

Why not become a subscriber?  A subscription purchaser receives a 20% discount off individual concert ticket prices and receives tickets to 4 full chorus concerts and CPC Chamber Singers' inspiring "A Christmas Noël" on the afternoon of December 15 at Christ Episcopal Church in Columbia.  For information call 301-854-0107 or go to the tickets page.