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2016-2016 Performances


Camerata Chamber Choir Spring Concert
Sunday May 14 (Mother’s Day), 7:30pm
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall
Dr. Stephen Caracciolo, conductor

$5 donation welcome

Evening Beauty

Stars –  Ēriks Ešenvalds
Good Night Dear Heart – Daniel Forrest
Flower of Beauty – John Clements

American Folksongs

La Martiniana – arr David Conte
La Llorona
Shenandoah – arr James Erb
Simple Gifts  arr Stephen Caracciolo

A New Work

To the One Seated on the Throne – Stephen Caracciolo

Oratorio, Opera, and Cantata Choruses

And The Glory of the Lord  (from Messiah)– G.F. Handel
Va Pensiero (from Nabucco) – Giuseppe Verdi
Treulich Geführt (from Lohengrin)– Richard Wagner
O Fortuna (from Carmina Burana) – Carl Orff

2015-2016 Performances


Purcell’s London

Saturday, October 31, 2015, 7pm
Performed with the UMBC Opera Workshop
Linehan Concert Hall (Performing Arts & Humanities Building)
Parking Lot 8 and Hilltop Circle spaces free after 7:00pm
A performance featuring the exuberant verse anthems of the genius English Baroque, Henry Purcell (1659-95).
Professional Vocal Soloists
Allison Mondel, soprano
Crossley Hawn, soprano
Roger Isaacs, countertenor
Oliver Mercer, tenor
Stephen Caracciolo, bass
With the Baltimore Baroque Band, and Camerata Chamber Choir serving as the tutti/ripienists.
TICKETS REQUIRED
Contact Music Office: Connie Bailey, baileyc@umbc.edu, (410) 455-2942.

December Concert

Sunday, December 6, 2015, 4pm
Linehan Concert Hall (Performing Arts & Humanities Building)
Parking Lot 8 and Hilltop Circle spaces free after 7:00pm
Carols for the season and other delights.

Spring Concert

Sunday, May 8, 2016, 4pm
Linehan Concert Hall (Performing Arts & Humanities Building)
Parking Lot 8, 9, and Hilltop Circle spaces free all weekend
If Music Be the Food of Love – David Dickau
Abendlied – Johannes Brahms
The Wild Song – Michael McGlynn
To Everything There Is a Season – Stephen Caracciolo
Duo des fleurs (Duet of the Flowers from Lakmé) – Léo Delibes (Women)
The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald (Men) – arr. Alan Dunbar
Songs of the Bavarian Highlands Op 27 – Edward Elgar
False Love
Lullaby
The Dance
Make Our Garden Grow (from Candide)– Leonard Bernstein

 2014-2015 Concerts


December Concert

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2014, 8pm
Performed with the UMBC Opera Workshop

Our New! Performing Arts Building, Concert Hall
Parking Lot 8 and Hilltop Circle spaces free after 7:00pm

Mendelssohn’s Gift for Melody
Auf dem See (On the Sea)
Hear My Prayer
Thanks be to God (from Elijah)

A Choral Potpourri
Danny Boy – arr. Flummerfelt
Sanctus (from Requiem) – John Rutter
How Sweet the Moonlight Sleeps – Stephen Caracciolo

Carols for the Season
Deck the Hall – arr. David Willcocks
The Very Best Time of Year – John Rutter
Carol of the Bells – Mykola Leontovych
Christmas Night – John Rutter
Sans Day Carol – Stephen Caracciolo
Angels We Have Heard on High – Alice Park
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Choral Festival

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2015, 8pm
Our New! Performing Arts Building, Concert Hall
Parking Lot 8 and Hilltop Circle spaces free after 7:00pm

CCBC Catonsvile Choir
Prof. Andrew Dibble – conductor

Salmo 150 – Ernani Aguiar
Lady in the Water – Eric Barnum

Pie Jesu (from Requiem) – Andrew Lloyd Webber
The Storm is Passing Over – arr. Barbara Baker

UMBC Camerata
Dr. Stephen Caracciolo – conductor

Hail Gladdening Light – Charles Wood
The Lord is my Shepherd – John Rutter
Auf dem See (On the Lake) – Felix Mendelssohn
Lebenslust (Joy of Living) – Franz Schubert

Eastern Michigan University Chamber Choir
Dr. Brandon Johnson – conductor

Der Geist Hilft Unser Schwachheit auf – J.S. Bach
Richte Mich Gott – Felix Mendelssohn
Sicut Cervus – G.P. Palestrina
Tonight Eternity Alone – Rene Clausen
Idumea (Shape Note Tune from Kentucky Harmony, 1816)
Shenandoah – arr. James Erb
Wana Baraka – arr. Shawn Kirchner
Sure on this Shining Night – Morton Lauridsen
He’ll Make A Way – Byron Smith

Combined Ensembles
The Promise of Living – Aaron Copland

Requiem

The Music of John Rutter
Performed with the Maryland Choral Society
and the Howard County Concert Orchestra
SUNDAY MAY 10, 2015, 8pm
Our New! Performing Arts Building, Concert Hall
Parking Lot 8 and Hilltop Circle spaces free after 7:00pm

2013-2014 Performances


Fall Concert

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2013, 8pm
Performed with the UMBC Opera Workshop

Fine Arts Building, Recital Hall
Parking in Lot 8 is free after 7:00pm

Sacred Texts
Salmo 150 – Ernani Aquiar
Dies Irae(from the Gregorian Missa Pro defunctis)- Medieval anonymous
Ev’rytime I Feel the Spirit – William Dawson

Love’s Pain
The Water is Wide – arr. Joseph Flummerfelt
Il bianco e dolce cigno – Jacob Arcadelt

Movements from Larger Works
Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnugen – Johannes Brahms
from Ein Deutsches Requiem

Gloria – W. A. Mozart
from Mass in C, “Coronation”

Carols for the Season
Ding Dong! Merrily on High – arr. Charles Wood
Nova, Nova – Renaissance anonymous
In dulci Jubilo – J.S. Bach
Carol of the Bells – Mykola Leontovych
The Three Kings from Persian Lands Afar – Peter Cornelius
There Is No Rose Of Such Virtue – Stephen Caracciolo
Angels We Have Heard on High – arr. Robert Shaw

 

Mostly Mozart

SATURDAY, MAY 10, 2014, 8pm
Fine Arts Building, Recital Hall
Parking in Lot 8 is free after 7:00pm
Admission is free, $5 donations will be welcome

Three Folk Songs; arranged by Joseph Flummerfelt
The Water Is Wide
Flow Gently Sweet Afton
Danny Boy

Three Sacred Texts/Three Different Sound Worlds
Hodie Christus natus est – Giovanni Gabrieli – Italian Renaissance
Spaseniye sodelal – Pavel Chesnokov – Russian Orthodox
O Sifuni Mungu – David Muddux/Roger Emerson – African Chorus

Mozart Mass in C, K317 “Coronation”
Performed with soloists and chamber orchestra

2012-2013 Performance


With Hope and Thanksgiving 

Saturday, NOVEMBER 17, 2012, 8pm
A collaborative concert performed with the United States Navy Sea Chanters, guest artists

Fine Arts Building, Recital Hall
Parking in Lot 8 is free after 7:00pm

Camerata
Let Thy Hand be Strengthened – G.F. Handel
The Promise of Living – Aaron Copland
Brindisi – Guiseppi Verdi

United States Navy Sea Chanters
Ever With Me – Gwyneth Walker
Animal Crackers, volume 2 – Eric Whitacre
Let There Be Peace on Earth – arr. James Turk
Drunken Sailor – arr. Robert Sund

Combined Ensembles
Denn alles Fleisch, es ist wie Gras (A German Requiem)
– Johannes Brahms
Wayfaring Stranger – arr. Stephen Caracciolo
Crossin’ Ovah – Richard Jackson
Make Our Garden Grow – Leonard Bernstein

Choruses and Carols

Saturday, December 8, 2012, 8pm
Fine Arts Building, Recital Hall
Parking in Lot 8 is free after 7:00pm

Let Thy Hand be Strengthened – G.F. Handel

Choruses
Denn alles Fleisch, es ist wie Gras (A German Requiem)
– Johannes Brahms
Brindisi (La Traviata) – Giuseppi Verdi
The Promise of Living (The Tenderland) – Aaron Copland
Make Our Garden Grow (Candide) – Leonard Bernstein

Americana
Wayfaring Stranger – arr. Stephen Caracciolo
Crossin’ Ovah – Richard Jackson

Carols for the Season
Carol of the Bells – Mykola Leontovych
Hush, My Dear Lie Still And Slumber – Stephen Caracciolo
Wassail Song – arr. Ralph Vaughn Williams
Angels We Have Heard on High – arr. Alice Parker

 

Carols for the Season

Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 1:45pm
UMBC Commons Mainstreet
Carol of the Bells – Mykola Leontovych
Hush, My Dear Lie Still And Slumber – Stephen Caracciolo
Wassail Song – arr. Ralph Vaughn Williams
Angels We Have Heard on High – arr. Alice Parker

 

A German Requiem – Johannes Brahms

Sunday, April 14, 2013, 4pm
In collaboration with
The Handel Choir of Baltimore and The Orchestra of St. John’s
Melinda O’Neal, conducting

Church of Saint Michael and All Angels
2013 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore, Maryland
Tickets required in advance
Parking available across the street

 

2011-2012 Performances


Carmina Burana

Saturday, October 8, 2011, 8pm
Fine Arts Building, Recital Hall

Featured Voice and Percussion Solos
John Duke Songs, Colleen McKenna, soprano
I Carry Your Heart
I Can’t Be Talkin’ of Love
Loveliest of Trees
Bruce Hamilton Percussion piece, Zachary Shanks, percussion
Edge (Corrugated Box) for multi-percussion soloist and tape

Carmina Burana – Carl Orff
Camerata performs a lengthy suite of movements from Carl Orff’s youthful and exuberant cantata, Carmina Burana. The performance will feature the two-piano/percussion version of the work with the UMBC Percussion Ensemble, Tom Goldstein conductor, supplying the heart pounding, thrilling power to this audience favorite.

Fall Concert

Saturday, November 19, 2011, 8pm
Fine Arts Building, Recital Hall

In the Italian Language
Amor Vittorioso – Giovanni Gastoldi
Lasciatemi morire – Claudio Monteverdi
Vita de la mia vita – William Hawley
Va Pensiero – Giuseppe Verdi

Carols of the Season
Wassail Song – Ralph Vaughn Williams
Some Children See Him – Alfred Burt
Carol of the Bells – Mykola Leontovich
Sans Day Carol – Stephen Caracciolo
People Look East – Stephen Caracciolo

Carmina Burana – Carl Orff
Camerata performs a lengthy suite of movements from Carl Orff’s youthful and exuberant cantata, Carmina Burana. The performance will feature the two-piano/percussion version of the work with the UMBC Percussion Ensemble, Tom Goldstein conductor, supplying the heart pounding, thrilling power to this audience favorite.

 

Carols of the Season

Tuesday, December 6, 2011, 1:45pm
UMBC Commons Mainstreet

Wassail Song – Ralph Vaughn Williams
Some Children See Him – Alfred Burt
Carol of the Bells – Mykola Leontovich
People Look East – Stephen Caracciolo

 

How Sweet the Moonlight Sleeps Upon This Bank – Stephen Caracciolo

Thursday, February 9, 1:45-2:15pm
Fine Arts Building, Recital Hall

Premiere performance of UMBC Faculty Fellowship research. The text is drawn from Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, which begins, “How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank. Here will we sit and let he sound of music creep inn our ears.”

 

Missa “O Magnum Mysterium” – Tomas Luis de Victoria

Thursday, March 1, 1:45 – 2:15pm
Fine Arts Building, Recital Hall

A short mass from the Renaissance Spain based on the composer’s own famous motet of the same name.

 

Lighter Fare

Thursday, March 15, 1:45 – 2:15pm
Fine Arts Building, Recital Hall

A brief program of lighter fare, including “Danny Boy” in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.

Vita de la mia vita – William Hawley
The Gift To Be Simple – arr. Bob Chilcott
Danny Boy – arr. Joseph Flummerfelt
Wade in the Water – arr. Moses Hogan

 

How Sweet the Moonlight Sleeps Upon This Bank – Stephen Caracciolo

Saturday, April 14, 7pm
Hylton High School, Woodbridge, VA.

Complete performance of this new work performed with the choir and string orchestra of Hylton High School, Woodbridge, Va. The text is drawn from Shakespeare’s the Merchant of Venice, which begins, “How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank. Here will we sit and let the sound of music creep inn our ears.”

 

Spring Concert

Saturday, April 28, 8:00pm
Fine Arts Building, Recital Hall
Missa “O Magnum Mysterium” – Tomas Luis de Victoria
A short mass from the Renaissance Spain based on the composer’s own famous motet of the same name.

Music for Evening Prayer
O Come and Worship (from All-Night Vigil) – Sergei Rachmaninoff
Psalm 145 (Anglican chant) – Douglas Major
Let My Prayer Rise Before You as Incense – Stephen Caracciolo
Hail Gladdening Light (for double choir) – Charles Wood

 

2010-2011 Performances


VIVA VIVALDI

Saturday, December 11, 2010, 8pm
Fine Arts Building, Recital Hall

A Renaissance Motet
O magnum mysterium – Tomas Luis de Victoria

Three Settings of Old English Carols
Noel, Sing We Both All and Some – anon. 15th Century
Make We Joy Now In This Fest – Stephen Caracciolo
A Savior From On High – Stephen Paulus

Four Choral Favorites
Danny Boy – arr. Joseph Flummerfelt
Daniel, Servant of the Lord – Undine Moore
Wassail Song – Ralph Vaughan Williams
Noel – (African carol) arr. by Brad Holmes

Love Songs
Liebeslieder Waltzes – Johannes Brahms
a short set of selected songs from the collection

Featured Work
Magnificat in G Minor, RV 610 – Antonio Vivaldi
performed with chamber orchestra and soloists

 

Opera Choruses

Thursday February 10, 1:45 – 2:15
Fine Arts Building, Recital Hall

“Va, pensiero” from Nabucco – Giuseppe Verdi
solo “Se vuol ballare” – from The Marriage of Figaro – W. A. Mozart
solo “O Image Angel-like and Fair” – from The Magic Flute – W. A. Mozart
“Finales to Acts I & II” from The Magic Flute – W. A. Mozart

Americana

Thursday February 24, 1:45 – 2:15
Fine Arts Building, Recital Hall

Shenandoah – arr. James Erb
solo Zion’s Walls – arr. Aaron Copland
Bound for the Promised Land – arr. Mack Wilberg
Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair – arr. Stuart Churchill
Polly Wolly Doodle – arr. Gail Kubik

Songs of the Irish

Thursday March 17 (St. Patrick’s), 1:45 – 2:15
The Commons

Danny Boy – arr. Joseph Flummerfelt
The Wild Song (as sung by Anúna) – Michael McGlynn
The Rakes of Mallow – arr. T.C. Kelly

Contemporary Composers

Thursday April 14, 1:45 – 2:15
Fine Arts Building, Center for Art Design and Visual Culture

First Kyrie (from Mass in Five Parts) – Francis Pott
The Wild Song (as sung by Anúna) – Michael McGlynn
The Lamb – Stephen Caracciolo
Salmo 150 – Ernani Aguiar

Evening Concert

Saturday April 30, 8:00pm
Fine Arts Building, Recital Hall

 

2009-2010 Performances


Mozart Mass

Friday, December 4, 2009, 8pm
Fine Arts Building, Recital Hall

Missa in C, K220 “Sparrow Mass” – W.A. Mozart
Performed with chamber orchestra and soloists

Four Carols for the Season
In Dulci Jubilo – Robert Lucas Pearsall
Wassail Song – Ralph Vaughan Williams
There Is No Rose of Such Virtue – Stephen Caracciolo
People Look East – Stephen Caracciolo

Love and Marriage

Saturday, May 8, 2010, 8pm
Fine Arts Building, Recital Hall

The Russian Liturgical Tradition
Priidite, Poklonimsia – Pyort Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Spaseniye Sodelal – Pavel Chesnokov

Love and Marriage
Dieu! qu’il la fait bon regarder – Claude Debussy
Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair – arr. Stuart Churchill
Flower of Beauty – John Clements
Three Madrigals – Emma Lou Diemer
Wedding Cantata – Daniel Pinkham

Three Spirituals
Daniel, Servant of the Lord – Undine Moore
I Wanna be Ready – James Miller
Rock-a Ma Soul – Paul Christiansen