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iCal 6:00 PM. Crescendo [MA]: Before Bach: Music for Peace in a Time of War. Cantatas and Motets for four, five and eight voices by German composers before J. S. Bach: Heinrich Schütz, Franz Tunder, Dietrich Buxtehude, and Johann Pachelbel. Performed by Crescendo Chorus, soloists and period instrument orchestra, with voices from the Berkshire Children's Choir and local area schools. With Julianne Baird, soprano; Nicholas Tamagna, countertenor; Steven A. Fasano, baritone and Jordan Rose Lee, mezzo soprano & Douglas Schmolze, tenor. Directed by Christine Gevert. Pre-concert talks about the music and the historic context will begin 30 minutes before the concerts. First Congregational Church, 251 Main St, Great Barrington MA 01230 (View flier)

iCal 4:00 PM. Crescendo [CT]: Before Bach: Music for Peace in a Time of War. Cantatas and Motets for four, five and eight voices by German composers before J. S. Bach: Heinrich Schütz, Franz Tunder, Dietrich Buxtehude, and Johann Pachelbel. Performed by Crescendo Chorus, soloists and period instrument orchestra, with voices from the Berkshire Children's Choir and local area schools. With Julianne Baird, soprano; Nicholas Tamagna, countertenor; Steven A. Fasano, baritone and Jordan Rose Lee, mezzo soprano & Douglas Schmolze, tenor. Directed by Christine Gevert. Pre-concert talks about the music and the historic context will begin 30 minutes before the concerts. Trinity Lime Rock, 484 Lime Rock Rd, Lakeville CT 06039 (View flier)

iCal 6:00 PM. Crescendo [MA]: Music from Two Hemispheres. Jaime Soto: Misa Andina (US premiere); with sacred choral works by the Norwegian, New York–based composer Ola Gjeilo, With Latin American soloists and an ensemble of Andean folk instruments, led by the Alturas Duo. The Misa Andina, composed in 1980, combines traditional Catholic elements with Chilean folklore. The meditative character and contemporary tonality of Gjeilo's a cappella pieces stand in contrast to the bright, rhythmical sounds of the Misa Andina. First Congregational Church, 251 Main Street, Great Barrington MA 01230 (View flier)

iCal 4:00 PM. Crescendo [CT]: Music from Two Hemispheres. Jaime Soto: Misa Andina (US premiere); with sacred choral works by the Norwegian, New York–based composer Ola Gjeilo, With Latin American soloists and an ensemble of Andean folk instruments, led by the Alturas Duo. The Misa Andina, composed in 1980, combines traditional Catholic elements with Chilean folklore. The meditative character and contemporary tonality of Gjeilo's a cappella pieces stand in contrast to the bright, rhythmical sounds of the Misa Andina. Trinity Church Lime Rock, 484 Lime Rock Rd., Lakeville CT 06039 (View flier)

iCal 6:00 PM. Crescendo [MA]: Sounds that Transform: The “Italian-Argentinian Bach,” Domenico Zipoli. Domenico Zipoli: Missa San Ignacio; Vespers San Ignacio (excerpts); Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata, “Nach Dir, Herr, verlanget mich” (For Thee, O Lord, I long), BWV 150; Cantata, “Nun komm der Heiden Heiland” (Now come, Savior of the heathens), BWV 61. Crescendo Choir and Youth Singers; Crescendo Period Instrument Orchestra and Andean Instruments; Julianne Baird, soprano; Nicholas Tamagna, countertenor; Pablo Bustos, tenor; Christine Gevert, conductor. Zipoli’s compositions are equal in artistry and style to his Italian Catholic contemporaries (such as Antonio Vivaldi), but they were composed in Argentina to teach sacred music to the indigenous population of the Jesuit settlements of the region. First Congregational Church, 251 Main St, Great Barrington MA 01230 (View flier)

iCal 4:00 PM. Crescendo [CT]: Sounds that Transform: The “Italian-Argentinian Bach,” Domenico Zipoli. Domenico Zipoli: Missa San Ignacio; Vespers San Ignacio (excerpts); Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata, “Nach Dir, Herr, verlanget mich” (For Thee, O Lord, I long), BWV 150; Cantata, “Nun komm der Heiden Heiland” (Now come, Savior of the heathens), BWV 61. Crescendo Choir and Youth Singers; Crescendo Period Instrument Orchestra and Andean Instruments; Julianne Baird, soprano; Nicholas Tamagna, countertenor; Pablo Bustos, tenor; Christine Gevert, conductor. Zipoli’s compositions are equal in artistry and style to his Italian Catholic contemporaries (such as Antonio Vivaldi), but they were composed in Argentina to teach sacred music to the indigenous population of the Jesuit settlements of the region. Trinity Episcopal Church Lime Rock, 484 Lime Rock Rd, Lakeville CT 06039 (View flier)

iCal 6:00 PM. Crescendo [MA]: In that Time – In this Time: from Monteverdi to Whitacre. Claudio Monteverdi: Missa In illo tempore; Christoph Demantius: Motets for six voices; Eric Whitacre: Alleluia; Oculi omnium; Lux Aurumque Crescendo Chorus and Vocal Ensemble will perform a cappella, and accompanied only by a Basso Continuo group of period instruments: Organ, Baroque Violoncello and Violone. First Congregational Church, 251 Main Street, Great Barrington MA 01230 (View flier)

iCal 4:00 PM. Crescendo [CT]: In that Time – In this Time: from Monteverdi to Whitacre. Claudio Monteverdi: Missa In illo tempore; Christoph Demantius: Motets for six voices; Eric Whitacre: Alleluia; Oculi omnium; Lux Aurumque Crescendo Chorus and Vocal Ensemble will perform a cappella, and accompanied only by a Basso Continuo group of period instruments: Organ, Baroque Violoncello and Violone. Trinity Lime Rock, 484 Lime Rock Road, Lakeville CT 06039 (View flier)

iCal 6:00 PM. Crescendo [MA]: Remember and Rejoice! A Te Deum and a Requiem for a Prince. Pietro Torri (1650-1737): Missa Pro Defunctis (for Chorus (five voices), soli, trumpet, oboes, strings and basso continuo); Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel (1690-1749): Te Deum (for Chorus, soli, three trumpets, timpani, strings and basso continuo). Julianne Baird, soprano; Alicia DePaolo, soprano; Nicholas Tamagna, countertenor; John Cox, tenor; Kevin Maynor, bass. Pre-concert talk 30 min. before performance. First Congregational Church, 251 Main St., Great Barrington MA 01230 (View flier)

iCal 4:00 PM. Crescendo [CT]: Remember and Rejoice! A Te Deum and a Requiem for a Prince. Pietro Torri (1650-1737): Missa Pro Defunctis (for Chorus (five voices), soli, trumpet, oboes, strings and basso continuo); Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel (1690-1749): Te Deum (for Chorus, soli, three trumpets, timpani, strings and basso continuo). Julianne Baird, soprano; Alicia DePaolo, soprano; Nicholas Tamagna, countertenor; John Cox, tenor; Kevin Maynor, bass. Pre-concert talk 30 min. before performance. Trinity Church Lime Rock, 484 Lime Rock Rd., Lakeville CT 01230 (View flier)

iCal 6:00 PM. Crescendo [MA]: Trumpets and Angels: A Baroque Christmas Story. H. Schütz: Weihnachtshistorie; M. Praetorius: Motets for Choir and Brass. Concert time subject to change. Kellogg Music Center, Bard College of Simon’s Rock, Great Barrington MA 01230

iCal 6:00 PM. Crescendo [MA]: Elizabethan Music and the Sounds of Hamlet. Juan Mesa: a world premiere based on three quotes from Shakespeare’s Hamlet; and madrigals and motets by William Byrd, Orlando Gibbons, Thomas Morley, Thomas Tallis, Thomas Weelkes, and John Wilbye (including a selection of madrigals from the 1601 collection The Triumphs of Oriana,). With the viola da gamba ensemble Arcadia Viols. Laurence Wallach, continuo organ. Artistic Director Christine Gevert conducts. Tickets: $30 general, $50 premium seating. First Congregational Church, 251 Main Street, Great Barrington MA 01230 (View flier)

iCal 4:00 PM. Crescendo [CT]: Elizabethan Music and the Sounds of Hamlet. Juan Mesa: a world premiere based on three quotes from Shakespeare’s Hamlet; and madrigals and motets by William Byrd, Orlando Gibbons, Thomas Morley, Thomas Tallis, Thomas Weelkes, and John Wilbye (including a selection of madrigals from the 1601 collection The Triumphs of Oriana,). With the viola da gamba ensemble Arcadia Viols. Laurence Wallach, continuo organ. Artistic Director Christine Gevert conducts. Tickets: $30 general, $50 premium seating. Trinity Church Lime Rock, 484 Lime Rock Rd., Lakeville CT 01230 (View flier)

iCal 4:00 PM. Crescendo [CT]: O For the Wings of a Dove: Sacred Music by Felix Mendelssohn. Jordan Rose Lee, soprano; Ron M'Sadoques, tenor; Juan Mesa, organ. St. Mary Church, 76 Sharon Rd, Lakeville CT 06039 (View flier)

iCal 4:00 PM. Crescendo [MA]: Praise & Gratitude: Renaissance to Modern Choral Music. Palestrina: Jubilate Deo; Pachelbel: Now Thank we all our God; Telemann: Kapitänsmusik 1730 (excerpts), Mendelssohn: “Te Deum a 8,” “Denn er hat seinen Engeln” (excerpts); Villa-Lobos: Bachiana No. 5; Gjeilo: Ubi Caritas, Farias: Oceana (excerpts); Mers: Paintings in Song: Vision of Norman Rockwell (excerpts). Congregational Church, 251 Main St, Great Barrington MA 01230 (View flier)

iCal 5:30 PM. Crescendo [MA]: The Adventure Continues! A Second Preview of Paintings in Song. John Myers: Visions of Norman Rockwell. Checkers, Freedom from Fear, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want. In collaboration with the Berkshire Children’s Chorus. Norman Rockwell Museum, 9 Route 183, Stockbridge MA 01262

iCal 6:00 PM. Crescendo [MA]: In Dulci Jubilo/Sweet Rejoicing – Early Baroque Holiday Music. Christmas Motets for 4 to 8 Voices and Organ by Michael Praetorius, Giovanni Gabrieli, Salvatore Sacchi, A. Hammerschmidt, and Chr. Demantius. Kellogg Music Center, Bard College of Simon's Rock, Great Barrington MA 01230 (View flier)

iCal 4:00 PM. Crescendo [CT]: In Dulci Jubilo/Sweet Rejoicing – Early Baroque Holiday Music. Christmas Motets for 4 to 8 Voices and Organ by Michael Praetorius, Giovanni Gabrieli, Salvatore Sacchi, A. Hammerschmidt, and Chr. Demantius. Trinity Church Lime Rock, 484 Lime Rock Road, Lakeville CT 01230 (View flier)

iCal 3:00 PM. Crescendo [MA]: Norman Rockwell and Alice Parker: Visions of America in Art and Song. John Myers: Paintings in Song: Visions by Norman Rockwell, a commissioned multimedia work with projection animated images by Norman Rockwell and “Americana” Choral Arrangements by Alice Parker and Robert Shaw. Saint James Place, 352 Main St., Great Barrington MA 01230

iCal 7:00 PM. Crescendo [MA]: Norman Rockwell and Alice Parker: Visions of America in Art and Song. John Myers: Paintings in Song: Visions by Norman Rockwell, a commissioned multimedia work with projection animated images by Norman Rockwell and “Americana” Choral Arrangements by Alice Parker and Robert Shaw. St. James Place, 352 Main St., Great Barrington MA 01230

iCal 4:00 PM. Crescendo [CT]: Norman Rockwell and Alice Parker: Visions of America in Art and Song. John Myers: Paintings in Song: Visions by Norman Rockwell, a commissioned multimedia work with projection animated images by Norman Rockwell and “Americana” Choral Arrangements by Alice Parker and Robert Shaw. Mattison Hall, 1 Macedonia Road, Kent CT 06757

iCal 6:00 PM. Crescendo [MA]: Through Truth We Triumph – From Martin Luther to J.S. Bach. Music by Bach, Telemann, Schütz, Luther and others. Honoring the Reformation’s 500th Anniversary. With Chris Belluscio, Natural Trumpet and Baroque Period Instruments. Saint James Place, 352 Main Street, Great Barrington MA 01230

iCal 4:00 PM. Crescendo [CT]: Through Truth We Triumph – From Martin Luther to J.S. Bach. Music by Bach, Telemann, Schütz, Luther and others. Honoring the Reformation’s 500th Anniversary. With Chris Belluscio, Natural Trumpet and Baroque Period Instruments. Trinity Church Lime Rock, 484 Lime Rock Road, Lakeville CT 01230

iCal 6:00 PM. Crescendo [MA]: Three Wise Kings Follow a Star. Spanish Polyphony and Latin American Folk Songs of the Renaissance—works by Morales, Enzina, Guerrero and Araujo. Crescendo Vocal Ensemble with Soprano Baroque Guitarist Salome Sandoval, and Latin American and Baroque Period Instruments. St. James Place, 352 Main Street, Great Barrington MA 01230

iCal 3:00 PM. Crescendo [CT]: Three Wise Kings Follow a Star. Spanish Polyphony and Latin American Folk Songs of the Renaissance—works by Morales, Enzina, Guerrero and Araujo. Crescendo Vocal Ensemble with Soprano Baroque Guitarist Salome Sandoval, and Latin American and Baroque Period Instruments. Trinity Church Lime Rock, 484 Lime Rock Road, Lakeville CT 01230

iCal 6:00 PM. Crescendo [MA]: Songs of the Soul – Sensual and Spiritual Renaissance Voices. Josquin des Prez: Mass L’Homme Armeé; Leonhard Lechner: The Song of Solomon. Crescendo Vocal Ensemble, Organ, Dramatic Recitation and Dancers. St. James Place, 352 Main Street, Great Barrington MA 01230

iCal 4:00 PM. Crescendo [CT]: Songs of the Soul – Sensual and Spiritual Renaissance Voices. Josquin des Prez: Mass L’Homme Armeé; Leonhard Lechner: The Song of Solomon. Crescendo Vocal Ensemble, Organ, Dramatic Recitation and Dancers. Trinity Church Lime Rock, 484 Lime Rock Road, Lakeville CT 01230

iCal 6:00 PM. Crescendo [MA]: Dixit Dominus – The Voices of Order Over Chaos. Masterworks By Two Baroque Giants – Handel and Vivaldi. Soli, Crescendo Chorus with Baroque Period Instrument Orchestra. St. James Place, 352 Main Street, Great Barrington MA 01230

iCal 4:00 PM. Crescendo [CT]: Dixit Dominus – The Voices of Order Over Chaos. Masterworks By Two Baroque Giants – Handel and Vivaldi. Soli, Crescendo Chorus with Baroque Period Instrument Orchestra. Trinity Church Lime Rock, 484 Lime Rock Road, Lakeville CT 01230


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