14th Annual Cantus Columbus Christmas Concert Set for RiverCenter, 12/16

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In its 14th annual holiday concert the professional chorus, Cantus Columbus, con­tin­ues its tradition of recounting the Christ­mas story with clas­sical works on Monday, December 16 at 7:30 pm.

In this year's installment, each of the con­cert's four major sections is intro­duced with an art song sung by the guest soloist­ and con­clud­ed with a familiar audi­ence carol. The story is told and the music performed by chorus and instru­ments, alone or in various combinations. It includes a great variety of musical forms (from folk carol arrangements and instrumental move­ments to seasonal motets) and histor­ical styles (from the 15th and each subse­quent century through the 21st).

The chorus and conductor William J. Bullock are assisted this year by baritone solo­ist Wade Thomas and a seven-piece instrumental ensemble (piano, flute, clari­net, violin, cello, trumpet and horn).

Subtitled Message of the Season-Music of the Masters, the concert recounts the Christ­mas story with great music in place of narration. This season's concert includes works by master composers Fauré, Prokofiev, Reger, D'Indy, Berg, Willan, Spohr, and others, as well as arrangements of anonymous tunes and folk carols from Ireland, Denmark, Moravia, France, Germany, England, and America. The audience will especially enjoy singing the carols in the beautiful acoustics of Legacy Hall.

This beautiful holiday tradition is the perfect way to prepare to receive the true message of the season.

The concert will take place on Monday, December 16 at 7:30pm. Tickets: $29 - $33. Charge By Phone: 706-256-3612; In-Person: At RiverCenter Box Office - Monday - Friday 10am - 5:30pm; Online: rivercenter.org.

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by Peter Danish