Our March Choral Program

What can a chorus and orchestra do to match the excitement, drive, and over-the-top climactic movement of the youthful Berlioz Messe solennelle heard here in November? Go in the totally opposite direction: forward to two contemporary masterpieces which, in their...

Morten Lauridsen Lux Aeterna

For most of our 38 seasons, I have avoided repeating a piece, as we choral singers are blessed with a vast repertoire of fascinating, worthwhile compositions from which to choose; life is short, why repeat a work we have already “done?” Short answer: because it is...

Ola Gjeilo Sunrise Mass

It was at an ACDA (American Choral Director’s Association) convention several years ago that I first heard a work by the then impossibly young Norwegian composer, Oja Gjeilo. One is immediately struck by the sheer beauty of sound, created by an understanding of the...

Rosario Caltabiano, Tenor

Rosario Caltabiano was born in Naples, Italy. He started his musical career at the age of fourteen, when his godfather gave him a jazz organ as a confirmation gift. He went on to study jazz organ, church organ, and piano, giving many concerts and winning several...