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By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,Contributing writer | October 22, 1991
The medieval monks and wandering scholars who composed the poems and songs collectively known as the "Carmina Burana" will give Annapolitans a lot to sing about during this concert season.As set to music by 20th-century German composer Carl Orff, the lusty, secular cantata "Carmina Burana" will be sung in its entirety by the Naval Academy Glee Club this spring in a concert that ought to give the new Hope Center's acoustic tiles a run for their money.And two of our area's other premiere performing organizations, the Ballet Theater of Annapolis and the Annapolis Chorale, pooled their artistic assets this weekend to produce a multimedia "Carmina" at Maryland Hall.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | June 5, 2013
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is trotting out "Carmina Burana" for its next program , excuse enough for Midweek Madness to hoist a few brewskis in the general direction of Carl Orff's indestructible cantata (not that Midweek Madness ever indulges in said beverage).
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April 23, 1993
The culminating concert of Western Maryland college's 125th anniversary celebration will be presented by the college choir at 3 p.m. Sunday in Baker Memorial Chapel.The choir, consisting of 53 students, faculty, administrators and alumni, will perform Johann Sebastian Bach's Cantata No. 80, which includes the hymn, "A Mighty Fortress is Our God."The first part of the concert will be a potpourri of American an European works with a composition by a Western Maryland senior as the finale.The two-hour concert is free.
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December 21, 2012
Christmas cantata "The Life-Light Christmas" will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, at Asbury Town Neck United Methodist Church, 429 Asbury Drive in Severna Park. The cantata will feature live narration, seasonal music by the church's Mass Choir and liturgical dance. A free-will offering will be taken. All are welcome. Information: 410-647-3461 or asburytownneck.org . Christmas Eve Galilee Lutheran Church will observe the birth of Jesus with three services Monday at the church, 4652 Mountain Road in Pasadena.
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By Stephen Wigler and Stephen Wigler,Music Critic | November 9, 1993
In the last few years all that's been routine about the performances of the Baltimore Choral Arts Society and its music director, Tom Hall, is how consistently good they are.On Sunday evening in Kraushaar Auditorium, Hall and the Society performed the last three cantatas of Bach's "Christmas Oratorio" -- they performed the first three last season -- in a style that was traditionally warm but enlightened by modern scholarly ideas, with excellent individual soloists...
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By Mary Johnson and Mary Johnson,Special to The Sun | December 7, 2007
The Arundel Vocal Arts Society marked the start of its 25th anniversary season with a sterling performance directed by conductor and music director JoAnn Kulesza, in her debut with the group. The 44-member choir seemed to be more fully engaged in an innovative Cantiamo program -- Italian for "we sing." The program opened on a warm note with the familiar "Let There Be Music" by Francis Williams, which displayed the chorus well. In her opening remarks, Kulesza encouraged anyone who might enjoy singing to join the chorus, describing the experience as "being part of a special community where there is a place for everyone."
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By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 23, 2000
The dawning of 2000 has sent some pulses racing of late, but true music lovers know that the real essence of Y2K is the chance it offers to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Johann Sebastian Bach's death. Indeed, the staunch German Lutheran Kapellmeister is revered as few others. "The immortal god of harmony," Beethoven called him. To Debussy, Bach was a "benevolent God, to whom musicians should offer a prayer before setting to work so that they may be preserved from mediocrity." "Bach is a Colossus of Rhodes beneath whom all musicians pass and will continue to pass," said Charles Gounod, composer of the opera "Faust."
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December 13, 2009
This cantata will be presented at 6 p.m. today at Glen Burnie Baptist Church, 7524 Old Stage Road. The cantata takes a look at the birth of Jesus and the events leading up to it. Free. For more information, call 410-766-2588.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | June 5, 2013
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is trotting out "Carmina Burana" for its next program , excuse enough for Midweek Madness to hoist a few brewskis in the general direction of Carl Orff's indestructible cantata (not that Midweek Madness ever indulges in said beverage).
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | February 10, 2011
After seven years, the adventurous American Opera Theater is wrapping things up this season. There's a tentative plan to stage Kurt Weill's "Lost in the Stars" in collaboration with the Baltimore School for the Arts in the spring, but the company would be exiting true to form if the current double bill at the Theatre Project turns out to be the swan song. Founding artistic director Timothy Nelson has shown a knack for stretching the envelope in a variety of ways. For this double bill, a co-production with the Handel Choir of Baltimore and Peabody Conservatory, Nelson has paired a baroque gem from 1689, Henry Purcell's "Dido and Aeneas," with a new work by Melissa Dunphy called "The Gonzales Cantata.
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December 13, 2009
This cantata will be presented at 6 p.m. today at Glen Burnie Baptist Church, 7524 Old Stage Road. The cantata takes a look at the birth of Jesus and the events leading up to it. Free. For more information, call 410-766-2588.
NEWS
By Mary Johnson and Mary Johnson,Special to The Sun | December 7, 2007
The Arundel Vocal Arts Society marked the start of its 25th anniversary season with a sterling performance directed by conductor and music director JoAnn Kulesza, in her debut with the group. The 44-member choir seemed to be more fully engaged in an innovative Cantiamo program -- Italian for "we sing." The program opened on a warm note with the familiar "Let There Be Music" by Francis Williams, which displayed the chorus well. In her opening remarks, Kulesza encouraged anyone who might enjoy singing to join the chorus, describing the experience as "being part of a special community where there is a place for everyone."
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By Tim Smith | December 1, 2002
As Advent gets under way, musical groups will be offering a good deal of appropriate music, from one end of town to the other. On Saturday night, a particularly enticing program will be performed by the Washington Bach Consort in a welcome visit to one of Baltimore's most acoustically and visually welcoming venues. This exceptional ensemble is known for its attention to historical musical style. It will cover quite a lot of liturgical ground via music by Bach, including the Advent cantata, Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland; the cantata for the Second Day of Christmas, Dazu ist erschienen der Sohn Gottes; and the cantata for the Third Sunday of the Epiphany, Ich steh mit einem Fuss im Grabe.
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By Tim Smith | February 25, 2001
Prismatic music from 20th century France will be featured in this week's Baltimore Chamber Orchestra concert, conducted by Anne Harrigan. The best known work is Ravel's shimmering "Mother Goose Suite," but the rest of the program is no less enticing. There will be a rare performance of the Trombone Concerto by Henri Tomasi, with the BCO's principal trombonist Christopher Dudley as soloist. Also on tap is Milhaud's "Le boeuf sur la toit" ("The Bull of the Roof"). This witty jazz- and Brazilian-flavored score was first conceived as accompaniment for a silent Charlie Chaplin film, but put to use instead in a ballet with a scenario by Cocteau set in an American speakeasy.
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By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 23, 2000
The dawning of 2000 has sent some pulses racing of late, but true music lovers know that the real essence of Y2K is the chance it offers to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Johann Sebastian Bach's death. Indeed, the staunch German Lutheran Kapellmeister is revered as few others. "The immortal god of harmony," Beethoven called him. To Debussy, Bach was a "benevolent God, to whom musicians should offer a prayer before setting to work so that they may be preserved from mediocrity." "Bach is a Colossus of Rhodes beneath whom all musicians pass and will continue to pass," said Charles Gounod, composer of the opera "Faust."
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