Milford Christmas Concert with German Vocal Ensemble
Children under 15 Admitted Free
One of Germany's most prominent vocal groups will perform at the Milford Theatre in MIlford, PA, at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 14th. Calmus will perform seasonal music from the Renaissance through modern times. Tickets cost $20 at the box office, at 114 E. Catharine Street, or $15 when purchased in advance from http://kindredspiritsarts.org, and children under 15 are admitted free. See below for more details.
Winner of both the ECHO Klassik and Supersonic awards, Calmus' five vocalists have been together since 1999, during which they've recorded 15 albums (including Calmus Christmas Carols, 2009), and performed at Carnegie Hall, not to mention scores of other famous venues throughout Europe and North and South America. "Calmus Ensemble is stunning in its vocal variety and mastery," wrote Washington Post critic Robert Battey when these Leipzig-based musicians sang in Washington, D.C., in April. "I've never heard finer ensemble singing." Calmus gets a lot of reviews like that. (See http://calmus.de/en/)
Bach and (Irving) Berlin
Featuring a soprano, countertenor, tenor, baritone, and bass, Calmus will perform familiar favorites from Renaissance times (e.g. "Coventry Carol"), the "Gloria" from Bach's great Magnificat, Christmas music by Poulenc, and 20th-century standards (e.g. "White Christmas," "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing") from their Christmas carol album. Calmus's fresh, spirited arrangements of these classic tunes have made listeners hear them anew.
"In the past we have filled every seat when we've had holiday music by vocal groups, such as New York Polyphony, and now we're so proud to present Calmus Ensemble," says Yos Feigelson. An internationally renowned cellist, Feigelson is also the artistic director of Kindred Spirits Arts Program, which arranges concerts in northeast Pennsylvania and music education events for school students. Kindred Spirits started out in 2001 as a volunteer group that arranged music events at Grey Towers for the Pinchot Institute. Today this nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization is supported by funds from individuals, businesses, and government agencies.
Tickets for the concert, at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 9th, cost $20 at the box office or $15 when purchased in advance on KSAP's website, http://kindredspiritsarts.org/. The public can also buy tickets at Books and Prints at Pear Alley, 220 Broad Street, Milford, PA. Children under 15 are admitted free.