Season 4 of the Gaudium Musicae Concert Series.
The next concert will be on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 7 p.m. with Piedmont Baroque Consortium (Baroque Orchestra, Chorus & Soloists).
The newly-formed Piedmont Baroque Consortium is a collective effort by four independent ensembles to bring together the best possible baroque musicians from throughout the North Carolina Piedmont, for ongoing collaborative projects. The consortium consists of Centenary United Methodist Church's Chamber Choir (Winston-Salem), the Greensboro Vocal Consort, the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra (Davidson), and VOX (Charlotte). Together, they will present an evening of Baroque music for full chorus, orchestra and soloists, including Bach: Cantata, BWV 1 "Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern," George Muffat's Passacaglia from Sonata V of Armonico Tributo, and the modern-day premiere performances of two works by 18th century, Venetian composer - Antonio Lotti: his Gloria in C No. 1 and a Dixit Dominus. Unheard for 200 years, the two works by Lotti will be recorded by the consortium for the first time in history, for international release. Soloists will include Margaret Carpenter - Soprano, Reggie Mobley - Countertenor, Glenn Siebert - Tenor and Neal Sharpe - Bass-Baritone.
The next concert will be on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 4 p.m. with Mary Akerman & Robert Teixeira (Classical Guitar Duo).
The Akerman-Teixeira duo will perform works from Spain to France, the Americas and more! Mary Akerman, winner of the Guitar Foundation of America's international competition and regular performer at regional colleges and festivals, currently teaches classical guitar at Kennesaw State University in Atlanta. Robert Teixeira lives in Charlotte, NC and is a guitar instructor at Queens University of Charlotte, Central Piedmont Community College, and Davidson College. In addition to his performances with Mary, his arrangements of the sambas from “Black Orpheus” by Bonfa are recorded on the Akerman-Teixeira Duo CD, and his publications of etudes and arrangements are available through Clear Note Publications.
The final concert will be on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 4 p.m. with Let's Sing! (award-winning Barbershop Quartet).
With over 100 years of combined barbershop quartet singing experience, Let’s Sing! brings an exciting and unique blend of traditional men’s harmony that will grab your heart and keep your toes a’ tappin’! You’ll love their great mix of tunes, old and new, sweet love songs and inspirational gospel favorites. And their corny jokes are still funny! They come from the Raleigh, Greensboro, Winston-Salem and Lewisville, and are thrilled to perform for you. As they like to say, if you’re too busy to sing, you’re just too busy! So come on, y’all, Let’s Sing!
All concerts will be in the church. Each concert will be about one hour long and followed by a reception giving the audience an opportunity to meet and mingle with the performers.
Single concert tickets are $12 per adult, $8 per student, $30 per family. Children 12 years old and under are free. Tickets are available online, after Mass in the Parish Office or at the door.
Please consider sponsoring this season's concert series. Contact the parish office at 704-523-4641 ext. 221 for information.
The first concert was Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 4 p.m. with Marsha Harris & John Renwick (Appalachian Mountain Dulcimer & Native American Flute).
Marsha Harris, a multi-instrumentalist from Morehead City, plays the Native American style flute and the Appalachian mountain dulcimer. She enjoys the opportunity of free expression the Native American style flute provides and the many moods playing the instrument creates. Marsha is a part of the Native American flute and World Music duo, ‘Painted Raven’. She shares her music by playing for various events, weddings, schools, theatre productions, festivals and teaching at dulcimer workshops. Marsha is joined by her friend and fellow mountain dulcimer player John Renwick of Charlotte.
John, an almost native Charlottean, is the co-founder of the Charlotte Appalachian Dulcimer Club. His love of the Dulcimer has taken him to festivals, concerts and contests all over the Southeast. He also plays the Bass in a traditional Old Time band, “Too Wet To Plow.” A member of the Charlotte Folk Society, he gives private lessons and often teaches at Dulcimer Festivals.