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All Saints' Episcopal Church
San Diego, California
Saturday, 14 May 2016 - 7:30 PM
Written just over four hundred years ago, Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespers was included in an imposing volume of Italian church music in honor of the Virgin Mary. In this volume, Monteverdi included a six-part setting of the Mass in the old style, contrasting a sequence of Psalm settings, hymns, ravishing motets for solo voices, a sonata, a hymn, and a seven-part part setting of the Magnificat.

SOLOISTS:
Nell Snaidas, Soprano
Molly Quinn, Soprano
Reggie Mobley, Countertenor
Derek Chester, Tenor
Scott Mello, Tenor
Kyle Ferrill, Bass
Patrick Walders, Bass

This project includes our inaugural apprenticeship program, in which the BCSD is joined by choral students from San Diego State University.
Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine (Vespers 1610)
St. Andrew's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church
San Diego, California
Friday, 13 May 2016 - 7:30 PM
Written just over four hundred years ago, Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespers was included in an imposing volume of Italian church music in honor of the Virgin Mary. In this volume, Monteverdi included a six-part setting of the Mass in the old style, contrasting a sequence of Psalm settings, hymns, ravishing motets for solo voices, a sonata, a hymn, and a seven-part part setting of the Magnificat.

SOLOISTS:
Nell Snaidas, Soprano
Molly Quinn, Soprano
Reggie Mobley, Countertenor
Derek Chester, Tenor
Scott Mello, Tenor
Kyle Ferrill, Bass
Patrick Walders, Bass

This project includes our inaugural apprenticeship program, in which the BCSD is joined by choral students from San Diego State University.
Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine (Vespers 1610)
St. Paul's Cathedral
San Diego, California
Saturday, 19 March 2016 - 7:30 PM
Beginning to End takes the audience from the beginning of time to the end of life, featuring Aaron Copland's In the Beginning and Heinrich Schütz's Musikalische Exequien (requiem). This program will also feature the world premier of "An English Requiem" by local composer and SDSU Faculty Emeritus Martin Chambers.

Copland: In the Beginning
Angela Young Smucker, mezzo-soprano
Presenter: San Diego Pro Arte Voices
Copland: In the Beginning
Artist: Angela Young Smucker (Mezzo Soprano)
Ensemble: San Diego Pro Arte Voices
Conductor: Patrick Walders
Chambers: An English Requiem
Schütz: Musicalische Exequien, Op. 7
St. Andrew's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church
San Diego, California
Friday, 18 March 2016 - 7:30 PM
Beginning to End takes the audience from the beginning of time to the end of life, featuring Aaron Copland's In the Beginning and Heinrich Schütz's Musikalische Exequien (requiem). This program will also feature the world premier of "An English Requiem" by local composer and SDSU Faculty Emeritus Martin Chambers.

Copland: In the Beginning
Angela Young Smucker, mezzo-soprano
Presenter: San Diego Pro Arte Voices
Copland: In the Beginning
Artist: Angela Young Smucker (Mezzo Soprano)
Ensemble: San Diego Pro Arte Voices
Conductor: Patrick Walders
Chambers: An English Requiem
Schütz: Musicalische Exequien, Op. 7
Grace Episcopal Cathedral
Topeka, Kansas
Sunday, 13 March 2016 - 5:00 PM
Acclaimed organist Jan Kraybill joins the Spire Chamber Ensemble in the virtuosic setting of the beloved Requiem by Maurice Duruflé. One of the greatest choral works of the 20th century, Duruflé’s setting is both gentle and disturbing, passionate and becalmed – a beautiful and ultimately uplifting response to the text of the Requiem Mass. Additionally, we will give the world premiere of a new work by Zachary Wadsworth and honor great modern day choral composers who are no longer with us as we perform Sir John Tavener’s Song for Athene (made famous by its performance at the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales) and Stephen Paulus’ The Road Home. Join us as we remember our loved ones through songs of transcendence, inspiration and uplifting beauty.
Duruflé: Requiem, Op. 9
Tavener: Song for Athene
Paulus: The Road Home
Wadsworth: World Premiere
Community of Christ Temple
Independence, Missouri
Saturday, 12 March 2016 - 7:30 PM
Acclaimed organist Jan Kraybill joins the Spire Chamber Ensemble in the virtuosic setting of the beloved Requiem by Maurice Duruflé. One of the greatest choral works of the 20th century, Duruflé’s setting is both gentle and disturbing, passionate and becalmed – a beautiful and ultimately uplifting response to the text of the Requiem Mass. Additionally, we will give the world premiere of a new work by Zachary Wadsworth and honor great modern day choral composers who are no longer with us as we perform Sir John Tavener’s Song for Athene (made famous by its performance at the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales) and Stephen Paulus’ The Road Home. Join us as we remember our loved ones through songs of transcendence, inspiration and uplifting beauty.
Duruflé: Requiem, Op. 9
Tavener: Song for Athene
Paulus: The Road Home
Wadsworth: World Premiere
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Kansas City, Missouri
Friday, 11 March 2016 - 7:30 PM
Acclaimed organist Jan Kraybill joins the Spire Chamber Ensemble in the virtuosic setting of the beloved Requiem by Maurice Duruflé. One of the greatest choral works of the 20th century, Duruflé’s setting is both gentle and disturbing, passionate and becalmed – a beautiful and ultimately uplifting response to the text of the Requiem Mass. Additionally, we will give the world premiere of a new work by Zachary Wadsworth and honor great modern day choral composers who are no longer with us as we perform Sir John Tavener’s Song for Athene (made famous by its performance at the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales) and Stephen Paulus’ The Road Home. Join us as we remember our loved ones through songs of transcendence, inspiration and uplifting beauty.
Duruflé: Requiem, Op. 9
Tavener: Song for Athene
Paulus: The Road Home
Wadsworth: World Premiere
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Kansas City, Missouri
Wednesday, 23 December 2015 - 7:00 PM
The Spire Chamber Ensemble and Baroque Orchestra continue a Kansas City tradition with its annual performance of Handel’s epic masterpiece in the glorious acoustics of Helzberg Hall. Our rendition will reflect the scope and character of Handel’s own performances through the use of period instruments including Baroque strings, oboes, bassoon, and natural trumpets. Messiah has always been a popular part of the holiday season.
Presenter: Spire Chamber Ensemble
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56
Ensemble: Spire Chamber Ensemble
Conductor: Ben Spalding
First Wayne Street United Methodist Church
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Friday, 18 December 2015 - 7:30 PM
Handel's most recognizable and revered masterpiece is performed to the warm glow of candlelight in the most romantic of settings. Experience the "Hallelujah" Chorus and other unforgettable favorites in a luminous holiday experience you'll never forget.

Josefien Stoppelenberg, soprano
Angela Young Smucker, mezzo-soprano
Hoss Brock, tenor
David Govertson, bass
Presenter: Fort Wayne Philharmonic
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56
Ensemble: Fort Wayne Philharmonic
Conductor: Andrew Constantine
Tabernacle Presbyterian Church
Indianapolis, Indiana
Sunday, 13 December 2015 - 2:30 PM
The Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra presents the complete oratorio of Handel's beloved masterwork with Encore Vocal Arts and the Tabernacle Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Choir. Come enjoy Handel's beloved masterwork true to the composer's intentions: an intimate orchestra displaying the intricate musical lines to their full majesty.
Sponsor: Lilly Endowment
Presenter: Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56
Artists: Sari Gruber (Soprano); Angela Young Smucker (Alto); Derek Chester (Tenor); Michael Dean (Bass)
Ensembles: Encore Vocal Arts; Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra; Tabernacle Presbyterian Sanctuary Choir
Conductor: Matthew Kraemer
St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church
San Diego, California
Monday, 7 December 2015 - 7:30 PM
In collaboration with Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego.

Our annual performances of Handel’s beloved oratorio, 'Messiah'. The 2015 performances will feature a complete London version from the early 1750s, highlighting the oratorio’s historical connections with London’s Foundling Hospital.

SOLOISTS:
Margot Rood, Soprano
Angela Young Smucker, Alto
Reggie Mobley, Countertenor
Derek Chester, Tenor
Erik Gustafson, Tenor
Mischa Bouvier, Bass
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56
First Presbyterian Church
San Diego, California
Sunday, 6 December 2015 - 5:00 PM
In collaboration with Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego.

Our annual performances of Handel’s beloved oratorio, 'Messiah'. The 2015 performances will feature a complete London version from the early 1750s, highlighting the oratorio’s historical connections with London’s Foundling Hospital.

SOLOISTS:
Margot Rood, Soprano
Angela Young Smucker, Alto
Reggie Mobley, Countertenor
Derek Chester, Tenor
Erik Gustafson, Tenor
Mischa Bouvier, Bass
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56
Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church
Cardiff, California
Saturday, 5 December 2015 - 7:30 PM
In collaboration with Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego.

Our annual performances of Handel’s beloved oratorio, 'Messiah'. The 2015 performances will feature a complete London version from the early 1750s, highlighting the oratorio’s historical connections with London’s Foundling Hospital.

SOLOISTS:
Margot Rood, Soprano
Angela Young Smucker, Alto
Reggie Mobley, Countertenor
Derek Chester, Tenor
Erik Gustafson, Tenor
Mischa Bouvier, Bass
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56
First Wayne Street United Methodist Church
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Saturday, 14 November 2015 - 7:30 PM
Lovely, playful, colorful and deeply moving, it's a program of Italian inspired music contrasted with Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass, named for the British officer who saved Austria from the French.
Presenter: Fort Wayne Philharmonic
Rossini: Overture to Il Signor Bruschino
Britten: Matinée musicales, Op. 24
Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite no 3
Haydn: Missa in Angustiis (Lord Nelson Mass)
Artist: Angela Young Smucker (Mezzo Soprano)
Ensemble: Fort Wayne Philharmonic
Conductor: Andrew Constantine
Chicago Temple
Chicago, Illinois
Saturday, 17 October 2015 - 8:00 PM
Vienna-based conductor Rubén Dubrovsky returns as artistic director of the some of Chicago's finest baroque musicians in three Bach cantatas featuring Sung Lee (baroque oboe).
Presenter: Chicago Bach Ensemble
Bach: Cantata BWV 22, Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe
Conductor: Rubén Dubrovsky
Bach: Liebster Jesu, mein Verlangen, BWV 32
Conductor: Rubén Dubrovsky
Bach: Ich steh' mit einem Fuss im Grabe, BWV 156
Artist: Angela Young Smucker (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Rubén Dubrovsky
Saint Jerome Catholic Church
Chicago, Illinois
Friday, 16 October 2015 - 8:00 PM
Vienna-based conductor Rubén Dubrovsky returns as artistic director of the some of Chicago's finest baroque musicians in three Bach cantatas featuring Sung Lee (baroque oboe).
Presenter: Chicago Bach Ensemble
Bach: Cantata BWV 22, Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe
Conductor: Rubén Dubrovsky
Bach: Liebster Jesu, mein Verlangen, BWV 32
Conductor: Rubén Dubrovsky
Bach: Ich steh' mit einem Fuss im Grabe, BWV 156
Artist: Angela Young Smucker (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Rubén Dubrovsky
University Park UMC
Dallas, Texas
Sunday, 11 October 2015 - 7:30 PM
A concert of choral favorites as well as some new and stunning pieces from world renown composers.
Presenter: Vox Humana
Program TBA
Ensemble: Vox Humana
Conductor: David N. Childs
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
Frisco, Texas
Saturday, 10 October 2015 - 7:30 PM
A concert of choral favorites as well as some new and stunning pieces from world renown composers.
Presenter: Vox Humana
Program TBA
Ensemble: Vox Humana
Conductor: David N. Childs
Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Durant, Oklahoma
Thursday, 8 October 2015 - 7:30 PM
A concert of choral favorites as well as some new and stunning pieces from world renown composers.
Presenter: Vox Humana
Program TBA
Ensemble: Vox Humana
Conductor: David N. Childs
St. Luke Church
Chicago, Illinois
Sunday, 27 September 2015 - 4:00 PM
Saint Luke Church will present a performance of J. S. Bach's B Minor Mass, also known as the Great Catholic Mass. This performance will be the culmination of a month of lectures, presentations and discussions that will examine, in light of the 50th anniversary of the Lutheran-Roman Catholic Dialogue, the role of the mass in Lutheran, Protestant and Roman Catholic traditions.

Mark P. Bangert, Director

SOLOISTS
Susan Lundholm, Soprano
Susan Nelson, Soprano
Josefien Stoppelenburg, Soprano
Angela Young Smucker, Mezzo Soprano
Michelle Wrighte, Mezzo Soprano
Patrick Muehleise, Tenor
Douglas Anderson, Bass
Andrew Schultze, Bass

Orchestra and 32 Voice Choir

Tickets are FREE but required.
Presenter: St. Luke Church
Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV 232
Artist: Angela Young Smucker (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Mark Bangert
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