Saturday, October 10, 2015, 8:00 PM
Monday, October 12, 2015, 7:30 PM
In Time of Strife
First Presbyterian Church
617 N Elm St, Greensboro (Map)
Bel Canto Company offers a performance that is uplifting and humorous but also heartrending. More than a backdrop to our lives, thoughtful, beautiful music can reveal truths about human nature we had not yet realized. In this concert that celebrates endurance and transformation, Bel Canto brings us the broad spectrum of emotion, and human experience in music about war, forgiveness, praise and love in times of adversity. Selections include: Veljis Tormis’s “Curse Upon Iron”, Arvo Part’s “Berliner Messe”, and music by Gerald Finzi, Craig Hella Johnson, Mack Wilberg, Moses Hogan, Morten Lauridsen and more.
Sunday, December 06, 2015, 3:00 PM - FAMILY MATINEE
Saturday, December 12, 2015, 8:00 PM
Monday, December 14, 2015, 7:30 PM
Dec. 6: Page High School, 201 Alma Pinnix Dr, Greensboro Map)
Dec. 12 & 14: Christ United Methodist Church, 410 N Holden Rd, Greensboro (Map)
The season’s narrative unfolds in song with this year’s Holiday Reflections. In a concert that weaves a holiday wreath of song, nostalgia, vintage artwork and family photographs, the evening will include delightful new holiday cards drawn by CVA summer arts students. Come and be inspired by special guests, the Greensboro Youth Chorus, the Quintessentials, and music by G.F. Handel, Craig Courtney, Dan Forrest, Mack Wilberg.
Saturday, April 16, 2016, 8:00 PM
Monday, April 18, 2016, 7:30 PM
The Deepness of the Blue
Providence Baptist Church
1106 Tuscaloosa St, Greensboro (Map)
In a collaborative concert, Bel Canto Company and Providence Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir showcase the breadth of Black influence on choral music. The performance features works by Black composers and poets in a wide variety of genres. The collaboration is not only one of music but of spirit, sharing through music making the heritage of Black musicians and poets who have made deep and lasting contributions to the American choral arts. The concert’s title is borrowed from William Averitt’s composition The Deepness of Blue, based on five poems by Langston Hughes: “New Moon,” “My Loves,” “To F.S.”, “Drum,” and “Danse Africaine.” Other works planned for this concert include “How Can I Cry,” a South African freedom song by Moira Smiley, “Lord We Give Thanks to Thee,” by Undine Smith Moore, and works by William Grant Still, William L. Dawson, James Weldon Norris, and Moses Hogan.