Quiet, reclusive and massively talented Billy Colucci’s name is known to Baltimoreans who really know their jazz.
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Ella Jane Fitzgerald became an internationally celebrated cultural force who has been called the greatest female singer in history. ELLA chronicles the ultimate rags-to-riches embodiment of the American dream, whose personal life was one of the best-kept secrets in show business.
Marin Alsop, Music Director
Scott Simon, commentator
Featuring Special Guest Jamie Bernstein
Bernstein // Overture to Candide
Bernstein // Opening Prayer
Bernstein // Selections from West Side Story and On The Town
Bernstein // CBS Music
John Williams, Luciano Berio and John Corigliano // Selections from Birthday Bouquet
The Columbia Pro Cantare chorus will commemorate the centennial of the end of World War I with a concert, “Over There: Music of ‘The Great War’,” Saturday, May 5, 2018, 8 pm. The chorus, soloists, and The Lexington Brass Quintet will perform both classical works and popular songs of the period highlighting different perspectives on the war. The chorus and the Columbia Pro Cantare Chamber Singers will be under the direction of Frances Motyca Dawson. Joining CPC for this concert will be baritone Rob McGinness, soprano Kayla Currie, and pianists Erik Apland and Sammy Marshall.
Anthony Blake Clark opens the concert with a salute to English composers, including Benjamin Britten and Edward Elgar. Honoring Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday, Blake will lead the chorus in Bernstein’s beloved Chichester Psalms. The program also includes the music of Maurice Duruflé, highlighted by the original version of his Requiem, featuring internationally-acclaimed organist Jeremy Filsell and showcasing the magnificent organ in the historic St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
A pre-concert Choral Conversation will be held at 2:00 pm inside the church.