Seasons Past: Seasons 25 to 43

SEASON 43

 

October 2018 – Spirit of the Bells

A collaborative concert with the New England Philharmonic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sergei Rachmaninoff……………………………………………………………The Bells

 

Sarah Pelletier, Soprano

Yeghishe Manucharyan, Tenor

David Kravitz, Baritone

 

 

November 2018

Giuseppe Verdi…………………………………...…………………….Messa da Requiem

In collaboration with the Metropolitan Chorale

 

Antonia Tamer, Soprano

Vera Savage, Mezzo-Soprano

Yeghishe Manucharyan, Tenor

James Harrington, Bass

 

 

March 2019 – Out from the Shadows

 

 

 

 

 

 

Antonio Salieri…………………………………………………………………….Requiem

Johann Kuhnau…………………………………………………………………Magnificat

 

Celeste Godin, Soprano

Vera Savage, Mezzo-soprano

Gregory Zavracky, Tenor

Thomas Jones, Baritone

 

 

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SEASON 42

 

November 2017 – Rebirth of an American Classic

Amy Beach……………………………..…………………….Grand Mass in E-flat Major

a Commonwealth Composer concert in collaboration with the New England Philharmonic

 

Dana Lynne Varga, Soprano

Vera Savage, Mezzo-soprano

Matthew Anderson, Tenor

Sean Galligan, Baritone

 

 

March 2018 – A Dazzling New Masterpiece

Kim André Arnesen………………………………………………The Wound in the Water

 

Susan Consoli, Soprano

 

May 2018 – Wellsprings of Soaring Song

Samuel Barber……………………………………..…………..Sure on This Shining Night

Leonard Bernstein………………………………..……………....Make Our Garden Grow

Johannes Brahms…........................................................................................Zigeunerlieder

arr. Celius Dougherty..................................................................Across the Western Ocean

Daniel Elder……........................................................................................Three Nocturnes

Charles Ives......................................................................When Stars are in the Quiet Skies

Stephen Paulus….........................................................................................The Road Home

Price Walden……….………………..………………………………....……In the Garden

David Carrier, conductor

 

Bosba Panh…….....................................................................................……Remember Me

Charles Tarver...............................................................................Fill the Night with Music

Holly Druckman, Assistant Conductor

 

Amelia Hoormann, Soprano

Angela Tribus Ramos, Soprano

Elizabeth Bruening, Alto

Raymond Delisle, Tenor

James Walsh, Tenor

William Farrell, Bass

 

Mark Feldhusen, piano

 

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SEASON 41

 

November 2016 – Eloquence in Brass

A Commonwealth Composer concert

Joseph Jongen……………………………..……..Messe en l’honneur du Saint-Sacrement

Patricia Van Ness…………………………………………………….………….Nocturnes

Daniel Pinkham…………………………...……………………………Christmas Cantata

 

Leora Nauta, Soprano

Ray Delisle, Tenor

William Farrell, Bass

Holly Druckman, Assistant Conductor

 

 

March 2017 – Mozart’s Masterpiece: Requiem

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart………………………………………………….……Requiem

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart………………………………………...……Exultate, jubilate

 

Joanna Mongiado, Soprano

Vera Savage, Mezzo-soprano

Gregory Zavracky, Tenor

Elijah Blaisdell, Baritone

 

 

May 2017 – Triumph & Homecoming

 

Johannes Brahms…............................................................................Drei Quartette, op. 64

  • An die Heimat
  • Der Abend

Aaron Copland………………………………………………………...……….At the River

Aaron Copland……………………………………………………………..Long Time Ago

Percy Grainger………………………………………………..………………..Briggs Fair

Franz Schubert...................................................................................Mirjams Siegesgesang

 

Dana Lynne Varga, Soprano

M. Patrick Kane, Tenor

William Farrell, Bass

Mark Feldhusen, piano

 

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SEASON 40

November 2015 – Exile & Miracles

George Frederic Handel…………………………………………………….Israel in Egypt

with orchestra

 

Dana Lynne Varga, Soprano

Vera Savage, Mezzo-soprano

Matthew Anderson, Tenor

Bret Aarden, Baritone

Mathew Rippere, Baritone

 

 

March 2016 – History & Nature

a Commonwealth Composer concert

 

Carson Cooman………….The Revelations of Divine Love: Metaphors from Sea and Sky

 

Susan Consoli, Soprano

Elijah Blaisdell, Baritone

 

 

May 2016 – Love & Devotion

a Commonwealth Composer concert and World Premiere

 

Richard St. Clair…………………….Dharma Chant: A Buddhist Oratorio in Three Parts

 

Mark Feldhusen, piano

 

 

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SEASON 39

 

November 2014 – Sweeping Horizons

Ralph Vaughan-Williams……………………………….………………..A Sea Symphony

with orchestra

 

Kim Leeds, Soprano

Philip Lima, Baritone

 

 

March 2015 – Sacred Visions

Jean Langlais……………………………………………………………....Messe Solonelle

Collegium Regale………………………………………………………….……Magnificat

Herbert Howells………………………………………………Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis

Max Janowski………………………………………………………………….Hashkivenu

Simon Sargon……………………..…………………………………V/shamru, Psalm 135

Roy Ringwald…………………………………………………………………..Deep River

Roy Ringwald……………………………….……………..Precious Lord, Take My Hand

Charles Villiers Stanford………………………………………………For Lo, I Raise Up

Kurt Weill…………………………………………………………………………Kiddush

Louis Lewandowski……………………………………………………….………..Enosh

arr. William Dawson……………………………………………….Ezekiel Saw de Wheel

 

Ross Wood, organ

May 2015 – Blooming in Boston

Carson Cooman …………………………………………….………………..………..Eros

Carson Cooman………………………………….……………..………The Choir Invisible

Daniel Pinkham……………………….…………………..………….………Garden Party

James Woodman……………………………………..…………………………..Narcissus

 

Susan Consoli, Soprano

Thomas Jones, Bass

Mark Feldhusen, piano

 

 

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SEASON 38

 

November 2013

Johannes Brahms………………………………………...………………….Alto Rhapsody

Franz Schubert………………………………...……………….Mass No. 5 in A-flat Major

Bern Herbolsheimer……………...………….Thanksgiving Day, 1861: One Vacant Chair

 

Susan Consoli, Soprano

Pamela Dellal, Mezzo-soprano

Martin Kelly, Tenor

Thomas Jones, Baritone

 

 

March 2014

Ernest Bloch………………………………….………Avodath Hakodesh (Sacred Service)

Rick Lawrence, Baritone

Fred MacArthur, organ

Louis Lewandowski…………………………………..…………………….………..Enosh

Max Janowski…………………………………………………………………..Adonai Roi

Max Janowski………………………………………………………………….Sim Shalom

 

 

May 2014

Dan Forrest…………………………………………….……...….Good Night, Dear Heart

John Meuhleisen…………………………….…….…Consolation (Requiem for Newtown)

Heinrich Schütz……………………………..……………….…….Musikalische Exequien

 

Susan Consoli, Soprano

Deborah Rentz-Moore, Mezzo-Soprano

Clare McNamara, Mezzo-Soprano

Ray Delisle, Tenor

Patrick Kane, Tenor

Harris Ipock, Baritone

Mathew Rippere, Baritone

 

 

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SEASON 37

 

November 2012 – Life, Love and Fate

In Collaboration with Youth Pro Musica

 

Carl Orff…………………………………………………………………..Carmina Burana

George Frederic Handel………………………….……………….Let the Bright Seraphim

Youth pro Musica

J.S. Bach………………………………………………..…………….Wie will mich freuen

Youth pro Musica

 

Susan Consoli, Soprano

Matthew Anderson, Tenor

Thomas Jones, Baritone

Mark Feldhusen, piano

Ross Wood, organ

 

 

March 2013

 

Franz Joseph Haydn……………………………….…….…Die Schöpfung (The Creation)

with orchestra

 

Kendra Colton, Soprano

Peter Halpern, Tenor

David Kravitz, Baritone

 

May 2013

 

Gabriel Fauré………………………………………………………...……………Requiem

Gabriel Fauré………………………………………………...…..Cantique de Jean Racine

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina………………………………………..……..Sicut Cervus

Charles Villiers Stanford…………………….…………………………For Lo, I Raise Up

Charles Villiers Stanford……………………..…………………………Beati Quorum Bia

 

Susan Consoli, Soprano

David McFerrin, Bass

Ross Wood, organ

 

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SEASON 36

 

November 2011 – Royal Riches

with orchestra

 

Ludwig van Beethoven………………………………………………..…………Mass in C

Franz Joseph Haydn…………………………………………...………………….Te Deum

 

Dana Schnitzer, Soprano

Oriana Dunlop, Mezzo-Soprano

Ethan Bremner, Tenor

Dana Whiteside, Bass

 

 

March 2012 – Luxurious Melodies

 

Frank Martin………………………………………..…………….Mass for Double Chorus

 

Daniel Pinkham……………………………………..……………………Wedding Cantata

Mark Feldhusen. piano

Johannes Brahms………………….…………………………………..Liebeslieder Valzer

NCS Chamber Singers

 

May 2012 – The Splendor of Bach

 

J.S. Bach…………………………………………………………………Singet dem Herrn

 

J.S. Bach…………………………………….Cantata 182, Himmelskönig, sei willkommen

with recorder, single violin, two violas, cello, and organ

 

Deborah Rentz-Moore, Mezzo-Soprano

Charles Blandy, Tenor

David McFerrin, Bass

 

J.S. Bach………………………………………………..…..Lobet dem Herrn, alle Heiden

NCS Chamber Singers

 

J.S. Bach………………………………………Cantata 51: Jauchset Gott in allen Landen

Susan Consoli, Soprano

 

 

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SEASON 35

 

November 2010

In collaboration with the Newton Symphony Orchestra

 

Johannes Brahms………………………………..…………………..Ein deutches Requiem

Johannes Brahms…………………………………………O Heiland reiss die Himmel auf

Johannes Brahms……………………………………………………………Ach arme Welt

 

Leah Hungerford, Soprano

David McFerrin, Baritone

 

 

March 2011 – Evensong: The Vespers of Rachmaninoff

 

Sergei Rachmaninoff……………………..……………………….Vespers, All-Night Vigil

Francis Poulenc…………………………………………….…………….Un Soir de Neige

 

Stephanie Kacoyanis, Alto

Matthew Anderson, Tenor

 

May 2011

 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart……………………...………Vesperae Solennes de Dominica

Franz Joseph Haydn…………………………………………………..…St. Nicholas Mass

 

Maria Ferrante, Soprano

Julia Teitzel, Mezzo-soprano

Martin Kelly, Tenor

Thomas Jones, Baritone

 

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SEASON 34

 

November 2009

Franz Joseph Haydn…………………………………………….…………St. Cecilia Mass

with orchestra

 

Sudie Marcuse, Soprano

Pamela Dellal, Mezzo-soprano

Matthew Anderson, Tenor

Thomas Jones, Baritone

 

Claudio Monteverdi………………………………………….……Hor che’l ciel e la terra

NCS Chamber Singers

 

 

March 2010

 

Ralph Vaughan-Williams…………………………………………….Five Tudor Portraits

Ralph Vaughan-Williams……………………………..………………….Mass in G Minor

 

Amanda Keil, Mezzo-soprano

Donald Wilkinson, Baritone

 

May 2010

In collaboration with the Boston Civic Symphony Orchestra

 

Giuseppe Verdi…………………………………………………………Messa da Requiem

 

Patrice Tiedemann, Soprano

Joanna Porackova, Mezzo-soprano

Ethan Bremner, Tenor

Colman Reaboi, Bass

 

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SEASON 33

 

November 2008 – Italian Renaissance Meets German Baroque

with orchestra

 

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina……………………………………O Magnum Mysterium

J.S. Bach……..………………..…Cantata BWV 76 Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes

J.S. Bach………………..……....…Cantata BWV 147 Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben

J.S. Bach…………………….....…Motet MWV 226 Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf

 

Brenda MacDonald, Soprano

Deborah Rentz-Moore, Alto

Matthew Anderson, Tenor

John Salvi, Baritone

 

March 2009 – Boston Premiere Event: Two Choruses, One Voice

with piano, violin and percussion

 

Leonard Bernstein………………………………………………………Chichester Psalms

Mordecai Seter……………………………………………………………….……Festivals

Eric Whitacre…………………………………………………….Five Hebrew Love Songs

Randall Thompson………………………………………….…….The Peaceable Kingdom

 

In collaboration with the Zamir Chorale

 

 

May 2009 – Mystical French Harmonies

with organ

 

Maurice Duruflé………………………………………………..……….….Requiem, Op. 9

Pamela Dellal, mezzo-soprano

Michael Pelletier, baritone

Ross Wood, organ

Francis Poulenc…………………………………………….…………….Mass in G Major

 

Francis Poulenc…………………………………………….…………….Un Soir de Neige

NCS Chamber Singers

 

June 2009 – St. Paul’s Music Festival

 

Darius Milhaud…………………………………...…………...….Trois Psaumes de David

Raymond Delisle, Tenor

 

César Franck……………………………………………...………Choral No. 2 in B minor

Ian Watson, organ

 

Maurice Duruflé…………………………………………………….……….Quatre Motets

Neva Corbo-Hudak, Soprano

Raymond Delisle, Tenor

 

Maurice Duruflé………………………………………………..……….….Requiem, Op. 9

Pamela Dellal, Mezzo-soprano

John Salvi, Bass

Ian Watson, organ

 

 

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SEASON 32

 

November 2007 – The Music of Daniel Pinkham

 

Daniel Pinkham………………………………………………….…………Advent Cantata

with wind ensemble and harp

Daniel Pinkham……………………………………………………The Christmas Cantata

with double brass quintet

Daniel Pinkham……………………………………………………The Nativity Madrigals

with piano

 

Arcadian Winds, woodwind quintet

 

March 2008 – Israel in Egypt

with orchestra

 

George Frederic Handel…………………………………………………….Israel in Egypt

 

Joanna Mongiardo, Soprano

Deborah Rentz-Moore, Alto

Matthew Anderson, Tenor

David Kravitz, Baritone

Thomas Jones, Baritone

 

May 2008 – Sacred Expressions Across the Centuries

 

Franz Schubert…………………………………………………...…..Miriam Siegesgesang

Kristen Watson, Soprano

Aaron Copland……………………………………………..……………..In the Beginning

Jacque Wilson, Soprano

 

Darius Milhaud…………………………………...…….Trois Psaumes de David, Op. 339

Maurice Duruflé…………………………….Four Motets (on Gregorian Themes), Op. 10

 

Ben Green, accompanist

 

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SEASON 31

 

November 2006 - The Majesty of Bach

with orchestra

 

J.S. Bach…………………………..………………………………….Magnificat BWV 243

J.S. Bach…Cantata 140, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Sleepers Awake, the Voice is Calling)

 

Susan Consoli, Soprano

Pamela Dellal, Mezzo-soprano

Matthew Anderson, Tenor

Thomas Jones, Baritone

 

March 2007 – The Music of the Haydns

with orchestra

 

Michael Haydn………………………………………...Requiem for Archbishop Siegmund

Franz Joseph Haydn………………………………………………..……Lord Nelson Mass

 

Kristen Watson, Soprano

Krista River, Mezzo-soprano

Martin Kelly, Tenor

Nik Nackley, Baritone

 

May 2007 – An All Randall Thompson Program

 

Randall Thompson……………………………………….Frostiana: Seven Country Songs

Randall Thompson…………….................……………………….The Peaceable Kingdom

Randall Thompson………………………….………………………………..…….Alleluia

 

Ben Green, accompanist

 

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SEASON 30

 

November 2005 – Masters of the Oratorio

with orchestra

 

Giacomo Carissimi…………………………………………………………………..Jepthe

George Frederic Handel……………………………………….……….Dettingen Te Deum

 

Jayne Tankersley, soprano

Andrei Caracoti, countertenor

Ryan Turner, tenor

Thomas Jones, baritone

 

 

March 2006 – Masters of Compassion

with orchestra

 

Johannes Brahms………………………………….….Warum ist das Licht gegebe, Op. 74

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart…………………………………………….…Requiem, K 626

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart……………………..………Missa in C, Spatzen-Messe K220

 

Carole Haber, Soprano

Krista River, Mezzo-soprano

Jason McStoots, Tenor

Thomas Jones, Baritone

 

 

May 2006 – Masters of Vocal Tapestry

with orchestra

 

Anton Bruckner……………………………………………………..…….Mass in E Minor

Patricia Van Ness………………………………………………….………….…Nocturnes

 

 

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SEASON 29

 

November 2004

with orchestra

J.S. Bach………………………..…………………….....…. Christmas Oratorio BWV 248

 

Claire Stadtmueller, Soprano

Pamela Dellal, Mezzo-soprano

Martin Kelly, Tenor

Thomas Jones, Baritone

 

 

March 2005

Leonard Bernstein…………...…………..……...……………...choruses from “The Lark”

Jason Abrams, Counter tenor

Ben Steinberg………………………………………………………..……....Torat Chayim

Geoffrey Fine, Cantor

 

 

May 2005

 

Claudio Monteverdi………………………………………...……..………Vespers of 1610

Roberta Anderson, Soprano

Jayne Tankersley, Soprano

Andrei Caracoti, Counter tenor

Jason McStoots, Tenor

Ryan Turner, Tenor

David Kravitz, Baritone

Sumner Thompson, Baritone

 

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SEASON 28

 

November 2003 – The Glory of German Baroque: Bach and Schütz

 

Heinrich Schütz……………………………………...…………..…..Deutsches Magnificat

with chamber ensemble

J.S. Bach…………………..………………………………………...….Jesu Meine Freude

J.S. Bach………………..……………………………………………….....….Es ist Genug

Thomas Jones, Baritone and Artist-in-Residence

 

 

March 2004 – An Afternoon of English Choral Music

 

Edmund Rubbra…………...…………..……...………Missa in Honorem Sancti Domenici

C.H.H. Parry…………………………………………………………........Seven Partsongs

Charles Villiers Stanford……………………………………………………..Three Motets

Benjamin Britten………………………………………………………..Five Flower Songs

 

May 2004 – Josef Haydn Mass No. 12 in B-flat Major, Theresienmesse

 

Josef Haydn………………………………………………………..………Theresienmesse

with orchestra

 

Jayne Tankersley, Soprano

Pamela Dellal, Mezzo-soprano

Charles Blandy, Tenor

Thomas Jones, Baritone and Artist-in-Residence

 

J.S. Bach…………………..……………………………………...Amore Traditore Cupido

Thomas Jones, Baritone and Artist-in-Residence

 

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SEASON 27

 

November 2002 – The Music of Poets

a Commonwealth Composer concert with chamber ensemble

 

Charles Shadle………………….………………………………..A New England Seasonal

World Premiere

 

Gian Carlo Menotti……………………………………...………..Three Sundays of a Poet

Pamela Dellal, Mezzo-soprano and Artist-in-Residence

 

March 2003 – Evensong: The Vespers of Rachmaninoff

 

Sergei Rachmaninoff……………………………………...………Vespers, All Night Vigil

Jan Novak…………………………………………………….……..Exercita Mythologica

 

Suzanne Ehly, Mezzo-soprano

Aaron Sheehan, tenor

 

May 2003 – The Artistry of Sacred Music: Bach and Mozart

with orchestra

 

J.S. Bach…….…Cantata No. 11, Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen (Ascension Day Oratorio)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart………………………………………………Mass in C Minor

 

Susan Consoli, Soprano

Pamela Dellal, Mezzo-soprano and Artist-in-Residence

Jeffrey Thompson, Tenor

Thomas Jones, Baritone

 

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SEASON 26

 

November 2001 – The Earth and All Its Creatures

a Commonwealth Composer concert

 

Julian Wachner…………………………………………………………………Rilke Songs

World Premiere

Aaron Copland…………………………………………………………....In the Beginning

Hillary Nicholson, Mezzo-soprano

Ralph Vaughan-Williams………………………………………………Shakespeare Songs

 

March 2002 – The Ultimate Bach

 

J.S. Bach…………………..………………………………………………Mass in B Minor

Elizabeth Keusch, Soprano

Susan Consoli, Soprano

Pamela Dellal, Mezzo-soprano

Thomas Gregg, Tenor

Thomas Jones, Baritone

 

May 2002 – The Young Classicists

 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart……………………………..Mass in C, K 317, “Coronation”

Franz Schubert……………………………………………………………Mass in G Major

Sheryl Heather Cohen, Soprano

Susan Forrester, Mezzo-soprano

Rockland Osgood, Tenor

Aaron Engebreth, Baritone

 

Gustav Mahler……………………………….Symphony No. 2 in C minor “Resurrection”

Joanna Mongiardo, Soprano

Marion Dry, Alto

 

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SEASON 25

 

November 2000 – And There Was Light!

 

Franz Josef Haydn…………………………………...……..Die Schöpfung (The Creation)

Jayne West, Soprano

James Ruff, Tenor

Thomas Jones, Baritone

 

March 2001 – Humanity Consoled

 

Johannes Brahms…………………………Ein Deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem)

Elizabeth Keusch, Soprano

Joe Dan Harper, Baritone

 

May 2001 – Myths and Legends in Song

 

Randall Thompson………………………………………………..The Peaceable Kingdom

James Woodman…………………………………………………………………Narcissus

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