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COLUMBIA PRO CANTARE, FRANCES MOTYCA DAWSON, Director,
 and HOWARD COUNTY CONCERT ORCHESTRA, RONALD MUTCHNIK, Director, Present:

“MUSIC BY WOMEN COMPOSERS”, Saturday, March 21, 2015, 8 PM, Jim Rouse Theatre, Columbia, Pre-concert Lecture 7:00 by Dr. Barbara Renton, a program exploring contributions by women composers over a period of nine centuries, including:

                                                                                       

                   Amy Beach:  Grand Mass in E-flat Major
Jenifer Holbrook, soprano; Leah Kaye Serr, mezzo, John Noh, tenor; Steven Eddy, baritone


Amy Marcy Cheney Beach (1867 – 1944), illustrated at left, American composer and pianist, made her professional debut in Boston in 1883 as a pianist.  She was the first successful American female composer of large-scale art music, and was also known as one of the leading composers of the New England School.

                                                                          

 

 


 
                                                              Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel:  Gartenlieder, Op.3, No. 3,5 & 6

Fanny Mendelssohn, (1805 – 1847) later Fanny [Cäcilie] Mendelssohn Bartholdy and, after her marriage, Fanny Hensel, was a German pianist and composer, the sister of the composer Felix Mendelssohn, and granddaughter of the philosopher Moses Mendelssohn. She was the grandmother of the philosopher Paul Hensel and the mathematician Kurt Hensel. {Carl Friedrich Zelter, an ancestor of our late ardent audience member and friend of the CPC, Gudrun Huden, indeed at one point favored Fanny over Felix: he wrote to Goethe in 1816, in a letter introducing Abraham Mendelssohn to the poet, 'He has adorable children and his oldest daughter could give you something of Sebastian Bach. This child is really something special'. }

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                                                            Abbess Hildegard of Bingen:  O Jerusalem De Sancto Ruperto

Hildegard of Bingen (1098–1179), also known as Blessed Hildegard and Saint Hildegard, was a German religious teacher, prophetess, and abbess. At a time when women were often not recognized in the public and religious sphere she was also an author, counselor, artist, physician, healer, dramatist, linguist, naturalist, philosopher, poet, political consultant, visionary, and composer of music. She wrote theological, naturalistic, botanical, medicinal, and dietary texts as well as letters, liturgical songs, poems, and the first surviving morality play. She also supervised the production of many brilliant miniature illuminations.

                                                                                       CPC Chamber Singers sopranos

                                                                     Messiah, December 7th

The 2014 performance of Messiah was attended by a near capacity audience who witnessed the return of Director Frances Motyca Dawson to the conductor's podium and were treated to a brilliant performance of this masterpiece. Photos of the performance may be seen Here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2014-2015 Season

Rossini:Petite Messe Solonelle
Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 8 PM
Free pre-concert lecture at 7:00 p.m.
Jim Rouse Theatre, Columbia, MD

Handel Messiah:
Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Jim Rouse Theatre, Columbia, MD

Free pre-concert lecture at 6:30 p.m.

A Christmas Noël with the CPC Chamber Singers:
Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.
Christ Episcopal Church, Columbia, MD

New Year's Eve Soirée
Join us for our ever popular New Year's Eve Soiree - an evening of music, food and fun and cash bar with Jared Denhard and Friends, in a Private Home in the Dunloggin area of Ellicott City

Women Composers
featuring Amy Beach's Grand Mass

Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 8:00 PM 
Jim Rouse Theatre, Columbia, MD,

Great American Songbook Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 8 PM
Jim Rouse Theatre, Columbia, MD


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