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With and Without Words
Saturday October 20, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday October 21, 2012 at 3:00 p.m.
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Portland (map)
The Choral Arts Ensemble opens up its 43rd season under the direction of its new conductor, Dr. David De Lyser. "With and Without Words" will feature new and familiar choral literature that began life as well-known instrumental works. Join us as we sing Whitacre's Alleluia (originally October), Barber's Agnus Dei (Adagio for Strings), Holst's I Vow to Thee My Country (Jupiter Hymn), Sibelius' This is My Song (Finlandia), and other familiar works. We'll recreate battle sounds in Jannequin's La Guerre, and eventually do away with words completely in Chorale Without Words by Portland's own Tomas Svoboda, and with movements from Mendelssohn's Songs Without Words, featuring our accompanist Jennifer Creek Hughes
Ceremony of Carols
Saturday December 15, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday December 16, 2012 at 3:00 p.m.
First Unitarian Church, Portland (map)
Celebrate the holidays with the Choral Arts Ensemble as we present seasonal music featuring Benjamin Britten's Ceremony of Carols, Tomas Luis de Victoria's famous motet, O Magnum Mysterium, and his rarely heard, complete O Magnum Mysterium Mass setting based on the motet. Also on the program will be Francis Poulenc's Four Christmas Motets, as well as traditional holiday carols.
From Broadway to the Met: Great Choruses from Musical Theater and Opera
Saturday February 23, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday February 24, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Portland (map)
1813 was a momentous year in the opera world, witnessing the birth of both Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi. Two hundred years hence, we'll celebrate with famous choruses from their operas as well as operas from Puccini and others. And we won't stop there. We'll journey across town to give our regards to the Broadway stage with well-known choruses from your favorite musicals as well!
Light Out of Shadow, with the University of Portland Orchestra
Saturday April 20, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. - All Saints Parish, Portland (map)
Tuesday April 23, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. - Buckley Center Auditorium, University of Portland (map)
Join us on a powerful journey from darkness to light culminating with the combined forces of the CAE and UPO performing Morten Lauridsen's dramatic Lux Aeterna. The CAE will also feature Ola Gjeilo's Dark Night of the Soul, while the UPO will present Beethoven's epic journey from dark to light, his iconic Symphony No. 5. This will be an unforgettable evening of music that you won't want to miss!
SEASON TICKET PRICES
INDIVIDUAL TICKET PRICES
Adults: $15 in advance, $18 at the door
Seniors: $12 in advance, $15 at the door
Students: $10 in advance, $12 at the door