2021-2022 Concerts - Our 40th Anniversary Season
Tread Softly: Songs of a Winter's Night
To celebrate Cantemus Chamber Chorus’ return to live music making and to open the group’s 40th anniversary season, Cantemus presents Tread Softly: Songs of a Winter’s Night, featuring Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach’s realization of Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (“Sleepers Awake”), a cantata in three movements. The fifth son of Johann Sebastian, J.C.F. Bach gives us a glorious and unique rendering of his father’s famous work. This live streamed concert includes warm and stunning works by Samuel Barber, Morten Lauridsen, Z. Randall Stroope, and more.
MISSA GAIA: A Mass in Celebration of Mother Earth
As a culminating celebration of Cantemus’ 40th anniversary season, we welcome Grammy Award winner Paul Winter and the Paul Winter Consort in presenting Winter’s jubilant Missa Gaia/Earth Mass, a multimedia oratorio integrating jazz and world music with the pre-recorded voices of wolf, whale, harp seal, and loon. Supported by local environmental justice organizations, the performance will combine live adult chorus, children’s chorus, and the Consort to joyously perform Winter’s collaboratively composed, fusion Mass honoring the whole earth as sacred space.
Sunday, May 1, 2022, at 4:00 pm
Belleville Congregational Church, 300 High St., Newburyport, MA