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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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An important message for Seniors in need of transportation to and from concerts is here!

The Battle for Frances' Baton
has returned,
with three contestants: Christie Lassen,
Director of Public Relations for Howard County Library System; Valerie Lash, Dean of Arts and Humanities at Howard Community College; and Bob Lucido, The Bob Lucido Team of Keller Williams Select Realtors. You can learn all about it and cast your ballots for the lucky winner by clicking on this image (from the HoCo Fair, 2013):



It promises to be a good hard fight (not unnecessarily rigid, however - see the voting page). Vote early, late, and in-between; as often as you like; and for as many of the contestants as you endorse! All the proceeds go to support Pro Cantare! Please be aware that voting will close on Midnight  April 29!!
                                                                             Next Concert

The Great American Songbook
May 2, 2015: Lecture 7 PM; Concert at 8:00 PM, Post-Concert Reception. At the
The Jim Rouse Theatre at Wilde Lake, 5460 Trumpeter Rd., Columbia, MD 21044. The Columbia Pro Cantare chorus; Lexington Brass Quintet; Alison Gatwood, piano; and Harper Denhard, soprano,  will perform.



The program has been selected from the most important and influential American popular songs of the 20th century - principally from Broadway theater, musical theater, and Hollywood film - written from the 1920s through the 1950s.

                                                                                  MUSIC OF WOMEN COMPOSERS

The concert offered listeners a rare opportunity to hear music by, among others, Amy Beach, a major 20th century American composer whose Mass in E Flat, Opus 5 was the centerpiece. The Howard County Concert Orchestra performed with the CPC under the direction of Francis Motyca Dawson. Photos of the performers are here.






















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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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