Gloriae Dei Cantores Celebrates 25 Years with Concerts This Weekend
Gloriæ Dei Cantores, the internationally acclaimed choir from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, continues its 2013 25th Anniversary Celebration - a series of concerts illuminating choral treasures from rich cultural traditions around the globe - with concerts today and tomorrow, August 2 and 3 at the Church of the Transfiguration, Orleans. The repertoire features rarely performedmasterpieces Missa Brevis by Zoltán Kodály, Cherubic Hymn by Howard Hanson, Brazilian Psalm by Jean Berger, and Lo, the Full, Final Sacrifice by Gerald Finzi. Tickets are $35 ($30 Seniors and Free for students and under 18.) Tickets can be purchased by calling 508-240-2400 or online at gdcchoir.org.
Concert times are tonight, August 2 and Saturday, August 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Church of the Transfiguration, Rock Harbor, Orleans (5 Bay View Drive, Orleans, MA). For tickets and more information call 508-240-2400. A Pre-Concert Lecture takes place at 6:45 p.m., and a reception follows the concert.
Gloriæ Dei Cantores from Cape Cod, MA has touched the hearts of audiences in 23 countries in Europe, Russia, and North America,receiving extensive critical acclaim for its artistic elegance, performance authenticity, and compelling spirituality. "Beautifully finished but richly emotional" BOSTON GLOBE; "Seamless ensemble, seductive phrasing" LOS ANGELES TIMES. Distributed by Harmonia Mundi, USA, the choir's catalog of more than 50 recordings showcases their extensive repertoire, encompassing both masterworks and rarely performed musical treasures from Gregorian chant to the 21st century. "Lovely, pure and radiant" GRAMOPHONE; "Rapturous a capella passages" CHICAGO TRIBUNE.
Highlights of the choir's career under Director Elizabeth Patterson, include three invitational tours of Russia, opening the 900thanniversary of St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, Italy, live radio and television broadcasts with the BBC, the soundtrack of Lorenzo's Oil, Tree-lighting ceremony at Rockefeller Plaza, and performances in some of the finest concert halls throughout Europe and the United States.
The choir's collaborative ventures have included ten Holiday Tours with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Symphony Orchestra,sixteen-city US tour of Mozart's Requiem with Philippe Entremont and the Munich Symphony Orchestra (Columbia Artists, CAMI, LLC), performances of Mozart's Requiem with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic in Russia, and world premiere concerts and recordings with Grammy-award-winning artist Mark O'Connor.
Gloriæ Dei Cantores makes its home at the Church of the Transfiguration in Orleans, MA (churchofthetransfiguration.org).