Season 2013-2014 Concerts
BRAHMS’ GERMAN REQUIEM – presented by the Calgary Civic Symphony
Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 2:30 pm
Jack Singer Concert Hall, Epcor Centre
Kantorei is excited to open the season with a beautiful collaboration with the Calgary Civic Symphony, directed by Rolf Bertsch. The collaboration also includes Spiritus Chamber Choir, EnChor Chamber Choir and Cum Vino Cantus.
Brahm's German Requiem has captivated audiences for many years with its rich choral and orchestral writing. This work requires a great deal of resolve and vocal stamina on the part of any choir, so much so, that a several of Calgary's premier choral ensembles are collaborating to capture the vocal power and energy required to present this monumental work.
Concert Tickets priced at $20 plus applicable fees, may be purchased through the Calgary Civic Symphony website, may be ordered by phone from the Epcor Centre 403-294-9494 or may be purchased at the door.
CHRISTMAS IN SONG – presented by The Conservatory, Mount Royal University
Saturday, December 14, 2013, starting time To Be Announced
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
The Mount Royal University Conservatory’s Christmas in Song concert has become a treasured part of the city’s holiday festivities. This seasons Christmas in Song will feature an eclectic mix of works from around the world as we explore Christmas around the globe.
TESTament – presented by Mount Royal Kantorei
Saturday, March 8, 2014, starting time To Be Announced
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer
TESTament will feature an exciting mix of the most engaging and transcendent works of the Renaissance together with the driving and lyric beauty effortlessly blended in the compositions of today’s most innovative composers, and the exuberance of a few classic spirituals. Sure to be one of the most expansive and energetic performances of the season as we explore the diversity of human creativity through music.
Invictus – presented by Mount Royal Kantorei
Friday, May 9, 2014 (To Be Confirmed)
St. Mary’s Cathedral
Invictus is derived from the Latin word meaning ‘unconquerable” and is the title of William Ernest Henley’s famous poem.
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate
How charged the punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul
In addition to singing Josh Rist’s setting of Henley’s famous poem, this concert will feature compositions whose texts have inspired composers with their the power, lyricism, and beauty. This exploration of the relationship between poets and composers will also look at a few selections by those songwriters whose music and text combined to create palpable moments that continue to resonate today, evoking memories and feelings connecting us to our recent past (i.e. Paul Simon and John Lennon).