The Cleveland Contemporary Players (CCP) at Cleveland State University will present the San Antonio Chamber Choir in concert on Monday, March 17 at 8 p.m. The virtuoso 24-voice professional chorus concludes its residency at Cleveland State with an exciting concert of acapella choral literature focusing on the 20th Century.
The program is free and open to the public and will take place in Drinko Recital Hall in Cleveland State’s Music and Communication Building, located at 2001 Euclid Ave. The program consists of:
Warum ist das Licht gegeben, Op. 74, No.1 Johannes Brahms
Nachts (mvt. 1 from Nachts) Christian Ridil
Hymn* Stephen Walter
In manus tuas* Aaron Carman
Graue Liebesschlangen** Andrew Rindfleisch
Selections from Six Chansons Paul Hindemith
Aufführn (Act Up!) Manfred Länger
Epitaph for Moonlight R. Murray Schafer
When David Heard Norman Dinerstein
Las Agachadas Aaron Copland
In Praise of Apollo Dominick Argento
* World Premiere
** Ohio Premiere
Born out of a vision for professional choral artistry, the critically acclaimed San Antonio Chamber Choir made its debut in September 2005. Made up of singers from all walks of life, the 24-voice ensemble is the city’s only professional choir. With repertoire embracing the full range of choral music, from early Renaissance to the classics, to cutting-edge contemporary works, the San Antonio Chamber Choir provides its audiences a world-class, engaging and stimulating musical experience.
Conductor Scott MacPherson is the founding Artistic Director of the San Antonio Chamber Choir. MacPherson has consistently earned praise for the high standards of performance of choirs under his direction. His programming blends a variety of musical styles ranging from early music through new works commissioned especially for him and his ensembles. MacPherson is Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Trinity University in San Antonio, a position he has held since 1993. Before moving to San Antonio he served on the choral faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music where he was a colleague of the late Robert Fountain. MacPherson is also the founding Artistic Director of the Isthmus Vocal Ensemble, a chamber choir based in Madison, Wisconsin.
The Cleveland Contemporary Players (CCP), founded by Cleveland State Associate Professor of Music and composer Andrew Rindfleisch, is designed to explore the most vital issues relevant to contemporary music and culture. A major component to the music composition curriculum at Cleveland State, the CCP brings into residence the most renowned visiting artists in contemporary music. With major residencies occurring up to 10 times per year, the CCP champions the living creative artist and seeks to combine the highest standard of professional performance within the environment of one of the most unique music composition degree programs in the country. All events are free and open to the public.
For more information about this concert and upcoming events, please contact Vickie Peters, administrative coordinator for the Cleveland Contemporary Players, at 216.687.9243 or visit www.csuohio.edu/concertseries/ccp.
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