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Earlier This Season...
An Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 7:30 p.m. ONE CONCERT ONLY
St. Philip Presbyterian Church
4807 San Felipe
Houston, Texas 77056
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Online sales are closed for this concert event. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door as follows:
$35 - Regular
$30 - Senior or MFAH/KUHF Member
$10 - Student
To celebrate ten wonderful years of singing and community building, CANTARE welcomes Rob Landes and Ola Gjeilo for repeat performances of their acclaimed works written especially for us. With the addition of a high school honors choir from across the Houston metropolitan region and a few audience favorites chosen from the past ten years, we bring to a festive close our anniversary season.
Thank you, Houston audiences: for your support, your love, your listening!
From an English Cathedral
In the glorious cathedral-styled space of St. Martin's Church, CANTARE Houston presents treasures of the English cathedral repertoire. Come hear the music that was playing during the famous scandals and drama of the Tudors, the tawdry pomp and circumstance of three Georges, the prosperity of Victorian expansion on which "the sun never set," and the brilliance of Elizabethan England. Music fit to capture the royal court across the ages in all it's splendor and acrimony. Music by Byrd, Tomkins, Gibbons, Parsons, Purcell, Handel, Vaughan Williams, Stanford, Walton, Tavener, and Chilcott.
CANTARE is joined by St. Martin's organist and director of music, Dr. David Henning.
A Fragrance Tender: Christmas with CANTARE
After years of standing-room-only events, CANTARE Houston takes its perennially-sold-out holiday concerts to venues throughout Houston before returning to the magnificence of the MFAH galleries for a single celebratory concert (special limited seating for the MFAH concert). Carol settings, contemporary sounds, new compositions by Ola Gjeilo, and a suite of carols by David Ashley White are featured during these Tenth Anniversary Christmas concerts.
Masters Ancient and Modern: J.S. Bach and Arvo Part
Bach: Singet Dem Herrn Ein Neues Lied (BWV 225), Der Geist hilft unsrer Schwachheit auf (BWV 226), Jesu, meine Freude (BWV 227)
Pärt: Berliner Messe; Bogoróditse Djévo; Zwei Slawische Psalmen
The motets of J.S. Bach are virtuosic pinnacles of the choral repertoire. In a unique pairing, the transcendent Magnificat and Berliner Messe of Arvo Pärt contrast the styles of two masterful pillars of composition and influence.