Da Camera will reprise pieces performed earlier in our season: lyrical choral works by Duruflé, Forrest, Vaughan Williams, Lauridsen, Isaac, Bruckner and Gjeilo.
Da Camera Singers, now in its forty-third season, is one of the Valley’s premier chamber ensembles.
For more information, call the church at 413-337-4019.
Spring 2017 Concert
This concert is in part a benefit for Soldier On. We are pleased to sponsor an art exhibit at St. John’s as part of the concert. The art is created by veterans. Soldier On’s Veterans Community Arts Initiative (VCAI) in Berkshire, Hampshire, and Hampden counties engages homeless or formerly homeless veterans in the arts and cultural activities to promote healing and expand veterans’ social personal networks of support.
Concerts are held in accessible venues.
Admission to most concerts is free, although we accept donations to help
defray our expenses.
Earlier in the season
Winter 2017 Concert
Lovely and Lyrical: Music to Soothe and Inspire
Jan. 28, Wesley United Methodist Church, Hadley, MA 7:30 PM – Directions
Dan Forrest, “Prayer Before Singing”
“Ave Maria” (Chant)
Jacobus Handl, “Ave Maria”
Heinrich Isaac, “Innsbruck Ich muss dich lassen”
Brahms, “Schaffe in mir Gott”
Bruckner, “Os Justi”
Lauridsen, “O Magnum Mysterium”
Lauridsen, “Midwinter Songs” – with Marianne Lockwood, piano.
Vaughan Williams, “Linden Lea (1901)”
Vaughan Williams, “Cloud Capped Towers”
Gjeilo, “Evening Prayer” – with Spencer Hattendorf, tenor saxophone.
Gjeilo, “Northern Lights”
WORLD PREMIERE: Marlor, “Our Flawed Garden” – This piece was commissioned by Da Camera and is based on “Firesong,” a poem by Sylvia Plath. Featuring Spencer Hattendorf on saxophone.
Our concert highlights the work of two young, professional musicians, both of whom have strong connections to the Connecticut Valley: J. L. Marlor, composer and soloist, and Spencer Hattendorf, saxophonist.
Admission by donation.
This program is supported in part by grants from the Amherst, Conway, Deerfield, Gill, Hadley, Montague, Northfield, Pelham, and Plainfield Cultural Councils, all of them local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Messiah Sing, Nov. 27, 2016
Click to enlarge poster – Second Congregational Church, Greenfield, MA, 3:30 p.m. – This is a sing along event. Bring your score if you have one. If you don’t have a score, we will supply you with one. Soloists and accompaniment provided by Da Camera. Sheila Heffernon conducts. Suggested donation – $10.00.