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Thursday, Feb 6th, 2014 7:30 pm Pine Street Church 1237 Pine Street Boulder Sunday, Feb 9th, 2014 2:00 pm Mountain View Methodist Church 355 Ponca Place Boulder Cantabile Beatles & Spirituals Music That Will Rock Your Soul!
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Thursday, Feb 6th, 2014

7:30 pm

Pine Street Church

1237 Pine Street Boulder

Sunday, Feb 9th, 2014

2:00 pm

Mountain View Methodist Church

355 Ponca Place Boulder

Cantabile

Beatles & Spirituals

Music That Will Rock Your Soul!

PROGRAM

MUSIC DIRECTOR’S NOTE

Deciding what to program for this concert, I knew that I wanted to explore music which would compel us to go even deeper into our facility to express the emotional content of the music. I knew that 2014 was the 50 year anniversary of the Beatles coming to the United States. I knew that I loved Moses Hogan and the incredible power of his music. When Fred Peterbark began to make suggestions for pieces that would represent Hogan, it became obvious that even though the Spiritual in itself traces its roots centuries back, we could not ignore "modern" pioneers such as William Dawson (Ezekiel) and Jester Hairston (Hold On). We could not ignore representatives of what has become Gospel in Take My Hand, City Called Heaven, and True Light. I wanted to delve

Cert'nly Lawd (2002) My God Is So High (1995) And I Love Her (1964) Back in the U.S.S.R (1968) Blackbird (1968) Hold On! (1955) Ezekiel Saw de Wheel (1942)

arr. Moses Hogan (1957-2003) arr. Moses Hogan

arr. Bob Chilcott (b. 1955)

arr. Daryl Runswick (b. 1946) arr. Daryl Runswick

arr. Jester Hairston (1901-2000)

arr. William L. Dawson (1899-1990)

Can't Buy Me Love (1964) Eleanor Rigby (1966) I Can Tell The World (1998) I Want Jesus to Walk with Me (1997) My Soul's Been Anchored in the Lord (1999) Yesterday (1965) Michelle (1965) Take My Hand, Precious Lord (1938, arr. 1982) City Called Heaven (1994) True Light (2002)

arr. Keith Abbs (b. 1967) arr. Paul Hart (b. 1945)

arr. Moses Hogan arr. Moses Hogan arr. Moses Hogan

arr. Bob Chilcott

arr. Grayston Ives (b. 1948)

Thomas A. Dorsey (1899-1993) arr. Ed Lojeski (b. 1967)

arr. Josephine Poelinitz (b. 1944) Keith Hampton (b. 1973)

The King’s Singers Lennon & McCartney Collection Words and Music by John Lennon and Paul McCartney

Take My Hand, Precious Lord Precious Lord take my hand, Lead me on, Let me stand. I'm tired, I am weak, I am worn. Thru the storm, thru the night, Lead me on to the light. Take my hand Precious Lord, lead me home. When my way grows drear Precious Lord linger near When my life is almost gone. Hear my cry, Lord hear my call, Hold my hand, oh lest I fall. Take my hand Precious Lord, lead me home. When the darkness appears And the night draws near And the day is past and gone. At the river I stand, Guide my feet, Lord, Hold my hand, Take my hand Precious Lord, lead me home. Precious Lord take my hand, Lead me on, Let me stand. I'm tired, I am weak, I am worn. Thru the storm, thru the night, Lead me on to the light. Take my hand Precious Lord, lead me home.

City Called Heaven I am a poor pilgrim of sorrow And I'm left in this wide world, this wide world alone! Oh I ain't got no hope, got no hope for tomorrow I'm trying to make it, make heaven my home. Sometimes I'm tossed and I'm driven, Lord. Sometimes I just don't know which way to turn Oh I heard of a city, a city called heaven I'm trying to make it, make heaven my home.

deeper into the Spiritual, and I knew that as an ensemble we didn't have extensive experience with the genre of the Spiritual, so I trusted that with Fred's guidance and leadership, we would come to love these pieces and to do them justice. Thank you to Fred!

If we think about it, as the Beatles came to the U.S, people like Malcolm X and of course Martin Luther King were enlightening the population about the necessity of striving for equality. When Lincoln was doing the same about a hundred years before, the Spiritual was also a witness to this struggle. And the genre of the Spiritual was stronger than ever as the Beatles developed their own musical voice! Both currents were completely vital at the same time, even though we might associate the Beatles with higher popularity because of the media attention. It is the Spiritual however, which is arguably the most representative American music, and therefore I am excited for us to show this interaction in the arc of our program, a journey that will indeed rock your soul!

TEXTS

Cantabile Alejandro Gómez Guillén, Music Director

Stella Pradeau, Collaborative Pianist

Roxanne Bailin Mark Bottemiller* Doug Burger Sara Casarrubias Cathy Frye Aloke Guha* Linda Haertling Orin Hargraves Nate Harnack Bill Horst Jonathan Hough Kyong Johnson Linda Johnson Joanne Karpinski

Lucy Kelly John Kitching* Debbie Kullby Annie Larner Pam Malzbender Kathleen McCormick Elizabeth McMillon Carol Nielsen Kay Norris Dave Norris Mary O'Brien Tim O'Brien Fred Peterbark Cindy Pierce

Phil Rice Julien Salmon Carol Stanwood* Hayley Stephens* Katja Stokley Caroline Van Pelt* Dick Van Pelt* Tom Voll Greg Werner Audrey Windolph *not singing

THANK YOU

Gold ($1,000 and up) Anonymous Betty & Robert Shaw Ball Aerospace King Soopers Safeway

Bronze ($100 – $499) Jana & John Bagwell June Bailin Jonathan Hough Tim & Mary O’Brien Phil Rice

Patron (up to $99) Ralph Hewitt Nola Melcher Kay & Dave Norris

Thanks to the generous support of our donors, Cantabile is able to offer our singers, our audience members, and our community excellent performances of the full range of choral music. We invite you to help us continue this great tradition by making a charitable contribution at cantabilesingers.org/support. Cantabile also receives funding from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District. Special thanks to Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church, Englewood, First Presbyterian Church, Boulder, the Longmont Chorale and Wellshire Presbyterian Church, Denver, for the loan of scores.

STELLA PRADEAU, COLLABORATIVE PIANIST

Stella Pradeau has been working with Cantabile since 1999. She graduated from the University of Colorado with a Master’s degree in piano performance in 1998. During her studies at CU, Stella was a teaching assistant and a winner of the Norris Piano Award. Studying under Angela Cheng, Stella was selected as a semi-finalist in the Hilton Head International Piano Competition in 1997. As an undergraduate, Stella was a scholarship recipient of Rotary International and studied music in Paris. Presently Stella is a full time mother of three daughters, Chloe, Clara and Lily, and enjoys time at home with her husband, Francois.

FREDERICK A. PETERBARK, TENOR

Frederick A. Peterbark is a native of Springfield, Virginia, and currently resides in Boulder, Colorado. He holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Michigan, along with a Teacher's Certificate for grades K-12.

Fred has performed as a guest artist with the Loveland Opera Theater, guest artist for the 111th birthday of Boulder’s Chautauqua Auditorium, Artist-in-Residence at St. Aidan's Episcopal Church (Boulder, Colorado), and has been featured on numerous recital series. Fred has toured as a guest artist with The Cornerstone Chorale & Brass (Southeast USA, 2005), and Musikanten (Baltic States, 2009). His operatic and oratorio performances have been highlighted with performances of Lensky in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, Pasék in Janácek's The Cunning Little Vixen, Brother Bates in the Restoration Premier of James P. Johnson's De Organizer, Evangelist and Tenor Soloist in J. S. Bach's St. Matthew Passion and Tenor Soloist in Ralph Vaughn Williams' Serenade to Music.

Fred has been privileged to study under Metropolitan Opera tenor George Shirley and Professors Julie Simson and Jennifer Bird-Arvidsson. Fred currently serves as Assistant Dean for Recruitment and Outreach at the University of Colorado at Boulder's College of Music. Additionally, Fred serves as the Executive Producer of Peterbark Productions, LLC.

Fred is overjoyed to collaborate with Cantabile. He will be joined by Collaborative Pianist Stella Pradeau in a solo recital entitled “Spiritual Influences: From Spirituals to Gospel Music” on February 22nd at 4:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church in Boulder.

ALEJANDRO GÓMEZ GUILLÉN, MUSIC DIRECTOR

Alejandro was exposed to a wide spectrum of music and musical styles while growing up singing in choirs and playing the violin in his native Colombia. Most recently he travelled to Germany and Italy to perform the B Minor Mass with Helmuth Rilling, and was one of the conductors chosen to conduct public concerts of the St. Matthew Passion at the Oregon Bach Festival. Alejandro is also passionate about his work with young musicians and this summer conducted the Encuentro Nacional de Orquestas Infantiles y Juveniles in Colombia and the Spokane Youth Symphony Sensational Summer Camp. Alejandro received a Dual Master's degree in Violin Performance and Conducting at the University of Colorado at Boulder and is finishing his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Orchestral Conducting under the tutelage of Gary Lew. Alejandro is currently a Visiting Professor at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction.

ASTER Women's Chamber Choir presents

"Springtime

in Scandinavia"

Friday, May 2nd at 7:30 PM at Trinity Lutheran

Church in Boulder

Saturday, May 3rd at 2 PM at the Broomfield United

Methodist Church

Have you wondered what it might be like when

Spring finally arrives in Scandinavia, after a long, cold winter with long, dark nights?

Come hear arrangements of Swedish, Norwe-

gian and Finnish folk songs which celebrate the

joys of Spring. Our featured guest is Finnish

conductor Dr. Riikka Pietlainen-Caffrey.

Cantabile

Mozart Great C minor Mass: Robert Levin Anniversary

Edition

Cantabile is privileged to bring Robert Levin’s acclaimed edition of the Mozart

Great C minor Mass to life with this Colorado premiere. We are also thrilled to

make this a community event, partnering with excellent choral and orchestral

musicians. An experience not to be missed!

Featuring:

Maria Lindsey, soprano

Linh Kauffmann, soprano

Zach Averyt, tenor

David L’Hommedieu, baritone

Friday, May 9th, 2014 7:30 pm

Mountain View United Methodist Church 355 Ponca Place Boulder

Sunday, May 11th, 2014 2:00 pm

First Methodist Church 1421 Spruce Street Boulder


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