CAAM Concerts


2018-2019 Season


Prometheus: A Vocal Consort presents

Music for Meditation and Evensong

4:30pm Concert

5:00 pm Evensong

Saturday, October 27, 2018

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (11 E 40th St., Kansas City, MO)

Mirroring the successful 2017 educational and performance tour in Columbia and St. Louis, MO, CAAM’s professional Artists-in-Residence Prometheus take their program to Kansas City to expose audiences to the beauty and accessibility of early and contemporary a cappella compositions. Under the direction of Artistic Director R. Paul Crabb and Assistant Director Emily Edgington Andrews, Prometheus’ twelve singers hail from regions across the United States. Each of them leading professional lives as soloists and chamber musicians, their collected experience brings a special breadth and depth to the ensemble, lending Prometheus a unique versatility and intimacy.

Don’t miss your opportunity to hear sublime music spanning five centuries at the historic St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in downtown Kansas City.

(Free-Will Offering)


Just a Taste

CYC

5 p.m. Sun., Nov. 4, 2018 (free-will donation)

Columbia Independent School (1801 N. Stadium Blvd.)

6 p.m. Tues., Nov. 13, 2018

Lenoir Woods Independent Living (3701 S. Lenoir St.)

See what’s in store for the season as CYC presents its annual “Just a Taste Concert” for family, friends, and local seniors! This free-will donation concert raises money to help offset CYC music purchases for the year.


Sounds of Japan

Columbia Chorale with special guests Osuwa Taiko Drumming from St. Louis

Presented in partnership with MU International Studies Department (Asian Affairs Center)

7 p.m. Sat., Nov. 10, 2018

Missouri Theatre (203 S. Ninth St.)

Columbia Chorale officially opens its 40th season with Sounds of Japan, a Japanese-themed concert featuring special guests the Osuwa Taiko Drumming Ensemble. The taiko’s deep, thunderous sound was traditionally used to communicate among neighboring villages and to intimidate enemies in warfare, but is now a celebrated artform worldwide. This concert uniquely blends Eastern and Western music and rhythm to depict a universal musical language that transcends borders and cultures.


Joy to the World! A Holiday Concert and Handel’s Messiah Sing-Along

Columbia Chamber Choir

1 p.m. Sat., Dec. 1, 2018

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Dust off your old choral score and warm up your singing voice – CAAM is bringing back Handel’s Messiah in a special sing-along concert! Join Columbia Chamber Choir as they perform seasonal favorites and lesser holiday known works, followed by an audience sing-along of many beloved Messiah choruses.


Hold Fast to Dreams

CYC

4 p.m. Sun., Dec. 2, 2018

First Baptist Church (1112 E. Broadway)

Join all members of Columbia Youth Choirs as they begin their 6th season focusing on the hopes and dreams of our young people whose voices, insights, and visions are too often overlooked or disregarded. With music, art, and poetry, they share their sometimes serious, sometimes silly but always sincere outlook on life as only a child can do. Hold Fast to Dreams features each of the CYC ensembles with special guest artists.


Symphony of Toys

Columbia Chamber Choir and Columbia Chorale Holiday Chorus

3 p.m. Sun., Dec. 16, 2018

Missouri Theatre

Don’t miss your opportunity to enjoy the world-class sounds of these stunning artists who hail from around the United States. Hear them in a full concert on Saturday night at the historic Sacred Heart Catholic Church, or along with members of Columbia Chorale and the Missouri Symphony Orchestra during the Missouri Symphony’s annual holiday concert Sunday afternoon.


Unity: A Benefit Concert

Columbia Community Gospel Choir, Columbia Kids Gospel Choir, and Columbia Chorale

7 p.m. Sat., Jan. 26, 2019

TBA

The current political and cultural climate demonstrates the need to sustain organizations that promote inclusion, outreach, and dialogue now more than ever. CAAM hosts its fourth-annual concert to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy through a benefit concert performance of gospel-inspired works. Past concerts have raised over $6,600 for Youth Empowerment Zone, Granny’s House, and United Community Builders. This year, all proceeds benefit the BOLD Academy, an organization that seeks to “empower and uplift Black and Brown Girls through enrichment opportunities, leadership training, education, and positive identity development.”


Missouri Composers Orchestra Project Concert

Columbia Chamber Choir

7:30 p.m. Sun., Mar. 10, 2019

Broadway Christian Church (2601 W. Broadway)

Columbia Chamber Choir will premiere new choral works commissioned for the ensemble at the Columbia Civic Orchestra’s annual new music concert, which features the winners of the Missouri Composers Orchestra Project and other new works supported by the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation.


Carmina Burana

presented with Missouri Contemporary Ballet

Columbia Chorale and CYC’s Canta Bella

Fri. and Sat., Apr. 5-6, 2019

Missouri Theatre

Fortune strikes again! After an incredibly successful two-night run in 2015, Missouri Contemporary Ballet and Choral Arts Alliance of Missouri team up again to produce Carl Orff’s timeless work in the way he envisioned: “total theatre,” combining music, words, and movement to produce a thrilling effect.


Genre Wars

CYC with special guests

5 p.m. Sun., May 5, 2019

Battle High School (7575 E. St. Charles Rd.)

Various musical genres and forms are brought head to head in this exciting concert of contrasts. Don’t miss CYC’s final concert of the season as they explore everything from classic music to rock, musicals to opera, and everything in between, with special guest ensembles including a rock band and professional classical string quartet.


Masterworks Concert and Austrian Tour

Columbia Chorale

Missouri Theatre, USA presented with Missouri Symphony Orchestra (June TBA)

Vienna and Salzburg, Austria presented with MU Choral Union (June 14-23, 2019)

The Chorale ends the season with a bang! In early June, Columbia Chorale will pair with Missouri Symphony Orchestra to present another dynamic masterworks concert for the annual Hot Summer Nights Series. Then June 14-23, members of Columbia Chorale will join forces with MU’s Choral Union to tour Austria, presenting Poulenc’s Gloria under the inspirational direction of Dr. R. Paul Crabb. (Tour details TBA)


Unity Reunion: Singing in the Park

Columbia Community Gospel Choir and Columbia Chorale

10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. rehearsal and lunch

12:30 p.m. free concert, public welcome

Sat., Aug. 11, 2018

Hulen Lake Shelter (Martin Dr. & Bourn Ave.)

Get energized for a new year of singing together – join us at the Unity Reunion for a morning of singing, socializing, and sustenance! Columbia Community Gospel Choir and Columbia Chorale come together for a singing reunion on Saturday, August 11. Returning singers and those interested in joining should attend the informal gathering and short rehearsal from 10-11:15 a.m. (non-singing family members can swim at the beach or play in the park). Potluck lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. and is open to family members and guests. At 12:30 p.m. all are welcome to attend a free short concert in the park, open to the public.

Directions and more information to come! Mark your calendars for this fun time together!


Past Concerts: 2017-2018 Season


Combined CAAM Choirs 

CAAM in Concert: A Total Solar Experience

featuring Columbia Chorale, Columbia Chamber Choir, and Columbia Youth Choirs

3 p.m. / 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017

Free Admission

Monsanto Auditorium, Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center,

University of Missouri (1201 Rollins St.)

On August 21, a total solar eclipse will appear directly over Columbia for the first time in over 140 years. With an estimated 400,000 visitors traveling to this ideal viewing area, CAAM eagerly joins in the festivities by presenting a multimedia concert of space-inspired music that creatively juxtaposes science with the arts. Join members of the Columbia Chorale, Columbia Chamber Choir, and Columbia Youth Choirs for a total solar experience with works by John Williams, Ola Gjeilo, Ēriks Ešenvalds, and many more. This concert is generously sponsored by Mizzou Advantage.

Ticket Cost: FREE!


Columbia Chorale and Prometheus

Music of the Soul: Duruflé’s Requiem

7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, 2017

First Baptist Church (1112 E. Broadway)

Maurice Duruflé’s beloved Requiem, op. 9 (1947) masterfully combines Gregorian chant settings of the Latin Mass for the Dead with more modern harmonies of his French contemporaries. Joining Columbia Chorale is Prometheus: An American Vocal Consort, CAAM’s permanent professional artists-in-residence. Columbia Chorale and Prometheus will present a rich program of lush music and inspiring texts to celebrate the ability of choral music to delve into the depths of human emotion, consolation, and healing.


Prometheus in Concert

7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017

Mary Queen of Peace

(676 W. Lockwood Ave., St. Louis)

Prometheus in Concert celebrates the exceptional beauty and verve of a cappella music from Palestrina, Lassus, and Victoria, to sublime arrangements of stunning and rarely-heard American, Swedish, and Finnish folk music. Prometheus’ ten singers hail from across the United States.  Each of them leading professional lives as soloists and chamber musicians, their experience bringing a special breadth and depth to the ensemble, lending Prometheus a unique versatility and intimacy.  According to St. Louis critics, Prometheus, under the direction of Artistic Director and Conductor Dr. R. Paul Crabb, “represents some of the finest choral chamber singing you’ll hear anywhere in the Midwest.” In addition to performing live in concert Prometheus will lead several educational workshops and master classes during their regional tour in October.

This Concert is a Free-Will Donation

Link to Prometheus Site


CYC’s Just a Taste

5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017

Columbia Independent School (1801 N. Stadium Blvd.)

6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017

Lenoir Woods Independent Living (3710 S. Lenoir St.)

See what’s in store for the season as CYC presents its annual “Just a Taste Concert” for family, friends and local seniors! This free-will donation concert raises money to help offset CYC music purchases for the year.


Columbia Chamber Choir

Therefore, Be Free: A Tribute to our Veterans

7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017

Sacred Heart Catholic Church (105 Waugh St.)

3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017

Thespian Hall, Boonville (522 Main St., Boonville, MO)

Join the Columbia Chamber Choir as we honor our country’s brave military service members. Thanks to their sacrifices, we are grateful and privileged to enjoy lifelong freedoms. Though the effects of war can be lasting and devastating, we hope to provide the audience, especially members of the U.S. Armed Forces (active and retired), a sense of true peace with poignant reflections on war, patriotism, life, and freedom.


Columbia Youth Choirs

Once Upon a Time

4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017

Battle High School (7575 E. St. Charles Road)

Take a trip to a fantastical land filled with talking beasts and true love, valiant quests and villains, heroes and happily ever afters! CYC concludes its first half of the season with Once Upon a Time, a dynamic concert that evokes wonder, imagination and enchantment through songs inspired by familiar and lesser-known fairy tales. Featuring artwork from the multi-award-winning Centralia High School Art Department through CAAM’s Partnership in Education and narration by a professional actor, this potent combination of music, art, and storytelling will keep audience members on the edge of their seats!

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Columbia Chorale with Missouri Symphony

Shelter Insurance’s Symphony of Toys

presented by Missouri Symphony Society

3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017

Missouri Theatre (203 S. Ninth St.)

Members of Columbia Chorale team up with the Missouri Symphony Society to perform selections during the Missouri Symphony Orchestra’s annual holiday concert.


Columbia Community Gospel Choir

Unity Concert:

A Benefit for United Community Builders

featuring Columbia Community Gospel Choir, Columbia Youth Choirs,

and Columbia Chorale  

7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018

First Presbyterian Church (16 Hitt St.)

The political and cultural events of 2016 demonstrated the need to sustain organizations that promote inclusion, outreach and dialogue now more than ever. CAAM hosts its third-annual benefit concert to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy with all proceeds benefitting United Community Builders, a group that mentors local youths, provides meals and resources to families in need and trains community members in employment readiness. The Columbia Community Gospel Choir, the Chorale and select members of CYC perform gospel-inspired works and highlight Dr. King’s powerful call to serve one another regardless of one’s ability or resources: “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.”


All Men A-Loud: Men’s Choral Workshop

All Men A-Loud!

featuring the new CAAM Men’s Choir,

men of Columbia Chorale and CYC,

and the men of University of Missouri choirs

Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018

10 a.m.-5 p.m. workshop

5 p.m. concert

First Baptist Church (1112 E. Broadway)

CAAM and MU partner to host the third-annual men’s choral workshop for area singers ages 10 and up. Dynamic and knowledgeable conductors will help singers dissect common vocal issues in a positive and supportive environment, culminating in a performance featuring workshop participants. Singers will sing in a mass choir, as well as a selected special interest track focusing on a specific music style (a cappella/pop, vocal jazz, gospel, barbershop, and standard classical choral literature). Lunch and music are included with the low registration fee. Join us in celebrating the beauty and power of the male voice. No preparation is needed.


Columbia Chamber Choir

Missouri Composers Orchestra Project Concert

7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 11, 2018

First Baptist Church (1112 E. Broadway)

Columbia Chamber Choir will premiere new choral works commissioned for the ensemble at the Columbia Civic Orchestra’s annual new music concert, which features the winners of the Missouri Composers Orchestra Project and other new works supported by the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation.


Combined CAAM Choirs

It Takes a Village: Community through Song

featuring members of Columbia Chorale, CYC,

CAAM Men’s Choir, and Columbia Community Gospel Choir

with special guest dancers

Don’t miss our pre-concert celebration with live music, dancing, and artwork from local artists from 6-7 p.m. in the Missouri Theatre Lobby, and concert at 7 p.m. 

7 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2018 (6 pm pre-concert celebration in lobby with Live music, dancing, and artwork from local artists)

Missouri Theatre (203 S. Ninth St.)

The seven CYC choirs, CAAM Men’s Choir, Columbia Chorale and members of the Columbia Community Gospel Choir will join forces to present a concert of epic proportions at the historic Missouri Theatre. This concert will feature English composer Alexander L’Estrange’s flagship work Zimbe!, a fusion of African song and jazz for mixed choir, semi-chorus, children’s chorus, jazz quintet, and percussion. African dance and visual artwork by local artists complement the powerful concert celebrating the value of a supportive community. This is a concert not to be missed!

Tickets only: $15 general admission in advance$5 students with ID$20 general admission at the door Help us make this concert a true community experience open to all!

We are working with old and new partner organizations (e.g., Granny’s House, Youth Empowerment Zone, and churches that support recent refugees) to provide free tickets to local residents who may not be able to afford to attend. Please consider sponsoring an advance general admission ticket at $15 or tickets for a family of four at $40. Thank you for your support!


Columbia Chorale with Missouri Symphony

Masterworks Concert: Verdi Requiem

featuring Columbia Chorale and Missouri Symphony Orchestra

7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 16, 2018

Missouri Theatre (203 S. Ninth St.)

For its final concert of the season, Columbia Chorale pairs with Missouri Symphony Orchestra to present a masterwork from the canon of great choral-orchestral works.


Mothers

Presented by Artemisia and Columbia Youth Choirs’ Canta Bella

7 p.m. Sat., Sept. 15, 2018

Sacred Heart Catholic Church (105 Waugh St.)

2-3:30 p.m. Multi-cultural Singing Workshop, open to general public at McKee Gymnasium, MU Campus

After a successful May 2018 tour to Chicago performing with the professional women’s trio Artemisia, the combined forces will present their concert one more time…in Columbia! Steeped in joy, fear, humor, anger, determination, and transcendent love, the stories and voices of mothers too often go unheard. CYC’s top performing group Canta Bella will open for the trio, whose fully staged and immersive show paints a portrait of the timeless and universal world of motherhood through the songs of women from all over the world. A performance not to be missed.

Ticket prices:

Concert general admission: 

General public price: $15 in advance, $20 at door

Workshop only: $30

Concert and Workshop: $40

Student price: 

Concert: $10 at door, $5 in advance

Workshop only: $15

Concert and workshop: $20


All Men A-Loud!

CAAM Men’s Choir, men of Columbia Chorale and CYC, and the men of MU Choirs

10 a.m.-5 p.m. workshop

5 p.m. concert

Sat., Oct. 6, 2018

Location TBA

CAAM and MU partner to host the fourth-annual men’s choral workshop for area singers ages 10 and up, this time in the fall! Dynamic and knowledgeable conductors will help singers dissect common vocal issues in a positive and supportive environment, culminating in a performance featuring workshop participants. Singers will sing in a mass choir, as well as a selected special interest track focusing on a specific music style (a cappella/pop, vocal jazz, barbershop, or standard classical choral literature). Lunch and music are included with the low registration fee. Join us in celebrating the beauty and power of the male voice. No preparation is needed.