Presented by the Institute of Sacred Music
Battell Chapel (corner College and Elm), New Haven
Free and open to the public, tickets not required.
The Yale Camerata will present its annual Advent concert on Saturday, December 6 at 8 pm at Battell Chapel in New Haven. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will have as its centerpiece two cantatas from the Christmas Oratorio of Johann Sebastian Bach, performed with orchestra and soloists Julia Blue Raspe, Kellie Van Horn, Paul Berry, Charles Kamm, and Richard Lalli. Also on the program are works with Marian texts by Bruckner, Rachmaninov, and Crabtree, as well as the Village Wedding of Tavener. The revised version of Daniel Kellogg’s Gloria will receive its premiere at this concert. Originally commissioned by the Fairfield County Chorale for its fortieth anniversary concert, and performed by them under the direction of Johannes Somary, the piece is scored for choir and strings. The concert will conclude, in its annual tradition, with the Willcocks arrangement of Goss’s See, amid the Winter’s Snow, with the Camerata joined by the audience.
Founded in 1985 by its conductor, Marguerite L. Brooks, the Yale Camerata is sponsored by the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. The group’s approximately sixty singers are Yale graduate and undergraduate students, faculty, staff, and experienced singers from the New Haven community. The Camerata performs a widely varied spectrum of choral literature, with a specific commitment to choral music of our time.
The concert, presented by the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, is free and open to the public. For more information, call 203/432-5180.