November 30, 2012
Sunday, Dec. 2 Choral music Columbia Pro Cantare Chorus will sing the Christmas portion and selections from parts II and III of Handel's "Messiah" at 7:30 p.m. at the Jim Rouse Theatre, Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Road in Columbia. Tickets are $25, $22 for seniors and students. To order tickets and for more information, call 410-799-9321 or 301-854-0107 or go to procantare.org . Chamber music Sundays At Three presents the Chagall Trio Plus One at 3 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia.
November 30, 2012
It wouldn't be the Christmas season without George Frideric Handel's "Messiah," and in Howard County that means a performance by Columbia Pro Cantare on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. at Jim Rouse Theater at Wilde Lake. "Handel's 'Messiah' arrives every December and has a worldwide and fabulously successful run," Columbia Pro Cantare music director Frances Motyca Dawson says about this 18th-century oratorio's widespread appeal. "It has a sense of theater and of great drama. Handel came out of opera, and when he turned to writing oratorios that sense of drama never left him. There is a very special quality to the music that continues to delight the ear, mind and heart.
December 6, 2009
Columbia Pro Cantare performs the Christmas portion of Handel's "Messiah" and selections from Parts II and III at 7:30 p.m. today at Jim Rouse Theatre, 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia. A lecture by Eileen Soskin precedes the concert at 6:30 p.m. and a reception follows the performance. Soloists are Amy Van Roekel, MaryAnn McCormick, Charles Reid and Lester Lynch. Tickets are $25, $22 for seniors and students. Call 301-854-0107 or 410-799-9321 or go to procantare.org for more information.
November 29, 2009
A come-as-you-are chorus from choirs, choruses and the community opens the season of Advent by singing without rehearsal the Christmas portion of Handel's "Messiah" at 4 p.m. today at St. James Episcopal Church, 5757 Solomons Island Road in Lothian. A free will offering benefits the Salvation Army. For more information, call 410-224-2478.
December 4, 2008
Since 1982, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has presented Handel's Messiah note-complete each December (excepting one year when the musicians were on strike), and all of those performances have been conducted by Edward Polochick. His distinctive approach to the beloved oratorio, and his ability to generate vivid music-making, make this annual event a treasured holiday tradition. How long did it take you to develop your interpretation of Messiah? It has truly been an evolution. It wasn't possible to do everything I wanted with the soloists, chorus and orchestra we had at the beginning.
August 10, 2008
The Columbia Pro Cantare will hold auditions for all parts in its 32nd season of concerts. Among the works to be performed are Carl Orff's Carmina Burana, Handel's Messiah, Brahms' Requiem, and a Tribute to Paul Robeson, with baritone Lester Lynch and the chorus. Auditions will be held at a private home in Harper's Choice. Rehearsals, to be held from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesdays at Hammond High School, begin Sept. 2. www.howardcountymd.gov/oa/50+expo.htm.