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Cahaba Chamber Chorale performs their Winter Concert, Solstice, that will take each listener on a journey from the dark night of the soul to light eternal (lux aeterna). Audience members will be surrounded by ethereal choral singing that will soothe and uplift even the most restless soul. Music will range from the renaissance to contemporary choral literature and familiar holiday carols.

Program: People experience the holidays in different ways. The joy of the season spent with family and friends as well as the loneliness and dwindling memories of those no longer in our presence. Many go through the darkest night and struggle to observe the light that is all around them. The Solstice concert performed by the Cahaba Chamber Chorale will take each listener on a journey from the dark night of the soul to lux aeterna (light eternal). Music will begin with composer Ola Gjeilo’s Dark Night of the Soul with string quartet, explore the imagery of moonlight through Desmond Earley’s The Body of the Moon with text by Galileo Galelei, and move toward light with two settings of the Latin text Lux aeterna by Edward Fissinger and Edward Elgar. In between there will be the familiar strains of The First Nowell and Kate Busby’s version of Underneath the Stars.

Ticket Information:

VIP Reserved Seating - $20

General Admission - $10

Student - $5

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The Cahaba Chamber Chorale will host two high school choirs as part of our education initiative and advocacy for the choral arts. Vestavia Hills High School Honor Choir conducted by Taylor Stricklin and Indian Springs High School Concert Choir conducted by Dr. Lee Wright will join in a collaborative concert with the Cahaba Chamber Chorale. The featured music will be winter and holiday themed and will highlight the exceptional talents of these three groups during the most wonderful time of the year.

 

 

Sunday, December 10 at 3:00pm

 

Vestavia Hills Methodist Church

 

2061 Kentucky Ave.

Vestavia Hills, AL 35216

 

 

 

Winter Choral Collective

 

Conductors: Dr. Quint Harris (Artistic Director), Taylor Stricklin, Dr. Lee Wright

 

Presented by: Cahaba Chamber Chorale Board of Directors

 

In collaboration with Vestavia Hills High School and Indian Springs School

 

Program: This collaborative concert will feature music of the season with styles ranging from traditional carols to holiday pop and early period music. Each choir will present several individual pieces of varying style to welcome in the most wonderful time of the year.

 

 

Non-ticketed event

 

Donations accepted online at www.cahabachamberchorale.org or at the door


Seasons

The Cahaba Chamber Chorale presents a concert titled Seasons, the opening concert of our second season. All humans experience different seasons of life. From the moment life begins we begin the slow steady march through life with all its twists and turns, beautiful moments, and the sadness that is all a part of being mortal. The Chamber Chorale along with featured guest artists and ensembles will share music that provides context for each season in the life of a person. No matter where you are in life, there will be music that will personally resonate with you.

 

Sunday, October 22 at 3:00pm

 

Vestavia Hills Civic Center

 

1090 Montgomery Hwy.

Vestavia Hills, AL 35216

 

 

Seasons

 

Conducted by: Dr. Quint Harris (Artistic Director)

 

Presented by: Cahaba Chamber Chorale Board of Directors

 

In collaboration with the Vestavia Hills Arts Council as part of the Artstober Celebration of the Arts

 

Program: Music for the Seasons program will use texts that share about being a young child or a young couple in love. They will sing of marriage and the challenges that come with building and maintaining relationships. Raising children and the spaces in between. The center piece of the concert will be music by Dale Trumbore and her setting of Barbara Crooker’s poem, In The Middle. The concert will also feature The Birmingham Girls Choir conducted by Margaret Herron, local teenage sensation, Emily Watson, and her own composition, The Placid Mind, as well as a newly formed ensemble of local collegiate students, The University Chamber Singers, conducted by Tyra Shelley. The concert will end with the Heavenly Home trilogy composed by Shawn Kirchner.

 

 

Non-ticketed event

 

Donations accepted online at www.cahabachamberchorale.org/become-a-donor or at the door.


MADRIGALS, CHANSONS, & AMORE

Cahaba Chamber Chorale presents its Spring concert 2023, Madrigals, Chansons, & Other Love Songs, the final concert in our opening season. This concert will thematically represent the opening of spring metaphorically as the fire of new love through music in the styles of Renaissance and modern madrigal and chansons. Texts will be drawn from English playwright William Shakespeare, German poet Rainer Maria Rilke, Italian poet Giovanni Guidiccioni, and John Lennon, among others. 

Saturday, May 6 at 6:00 PM

Church of the Ascension

1912 Canyon Rd, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216


Madrigals, Chansons, & Other Love Songs

Conducted by: Dr. Quint Harris (Artistic Director)

Presented by: Cahaba Chamber Chorale Board of Directors

Program:  Spring is a most joyous time of the year when all things are made new. The image of spring has been used as a metaphor for new love and the budding of relationships. Poets and playwrights have long celebrated this season with texts that enliven the senses and speak to the heart.  The Cahaba Chamber Chorale, in their Spring Concert, MADRIGALS, CHANSONS & OTHER LOVE SONGS, will present music that engages the imagination as to the delights of spring and love. This concert will feature the music of lauded American composer Morten Johannes Lauridsen. The chorale will perform several of his best-known works including Les Chansons des Roses and Six “Fire Songs” on Italian Renaissance Poems.

The Cahaba Chamber Chorale is an organization that endeavors to connect, celebrate, and unify our community as we sing together and highlight the experiences that all people share. Formed to fulfill a mission, it is our goal to elevate Alabama's rich tradition of choral music and the choral art for a higher purpose, showcasing the diverse breadth of talent in our region. Fostering the human spirit through education, advocacy, and performance of choral music, the Cahaba Chamber Chorale is excited to begin connecting with you through the power of the choral art.


Ticket Information: 

VIP - $50

General Admission - $20

Student - $5

MADE IN THE USA 

A Concert Uniting Our Community In Celebration of Presidents Day


Cahaba Chamber Chorale presents in partnership with the Ramsay IB High School Choral Department a unique musical tribute to be held during American Village’s annual celebration that honors the Father of Our Country, George Washington.

Cahaba Chamber Chorale is pleased to present their next concert in collaboration with the Ramsay IB High School Choral Department and the American Village.

This community event is designed to unite all, provide hope, and elevate the ideals of what it means to be an American, engaging the spirit of our Founders and their aspirations for our Nation – Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of Happiness. A common thread that we all share as Americans.

The combined choirs, featuring professional vocalists from across the southeast and young high school students, will present Randall Thompson’s Testament of Freedom, based on the writings of Thomas Jefferson. Other selections will include Somewhere from West Side Story, Zion’s Walls, and Lift Every Voice and Sing. The concert, entitled Made in the USA, includes classical, jazz, and spiritual choral selections all by American composers from across the generations.


Featuring:  Cahaba Chamber Chorale and Ramsay IB High School Concert Choir

Date:  Monday, February 20 at 2:00 PM

Location:  American Village Liberty Hall in the American Village Tavern and Visitors Center

3727 Highway 119, Montevallo, AL 35115


Additional time info:

Visitors to the American Village on President’s Day will enjoy family-friendly activities with their staff of costumed historical interpreters from 10 am to 4 pm, and can share birthday cake with George Washington at noon.

Admission:

Admission to the American Village on President’s Day will be $11 for adults, $10 for students and youth, $9 for seniors, and free to veterans, active military and children ages 4 and under.

The MADE IN THE USA Concert is presented as a special musical tribute during the day’s activities of American Village. Therefore no additional ticket is required — the concert is complimentary to American Village visitors.

Photo Credit: Cahaba River by Kelly Verdeck (wanderland.xyz)

Cahaba Chamber Chorale presents their inaugural concert, WATER — a concert in partnership with the Cahaba River Society. This premiere concert will take audiences on an aural and visual journey that explores the ways humans interact with the most precious compound on earth. The performance will feature choral music from the Renaissance to the Modern era, including traditional African American spirituals originating in the Appalachian region, accompanied by Cahaba River video imagery by award-winning filmmaker Hunter Nichols.

Featuring: Cahaba Chamber Chorale with the Cahaba River Strings & Cathedral Brass of Birmingham, Cahaba River videography by filmmaker Hunter Nichols, and commentary from Ron Carson, founder of the Appalachian African American Cultural Center

Sunday, November 13 at 3:00 PM

Indian Springs School — Town Hall — Concert Hall

190 Woodward Drive, Indian Springs, AL 35214

Water — Cahaba Chamber Chorale Premier Concert

Conducted by: Dr. Quint Harris (Artistic Director) & Dr. Lee Wright (Assistant Conductor)

Presented by: Cahaba Chamber Chorale Board of Directors

In Partnership With: Cahaba River Society and Indian Springs School


Program:  Water has a profound effect on everyone and everything on earth. As humans, we interact with water in myriad ways, necessity and celebration of life, human relationship, lament and spiritual journey — all have been or can be shaped by water. The Cahaba Chamber Chorale, in their season opening concert, will use choral music from the Renaissance to the Modern era to highlight our connection to one of earth’s most essential and precious elements, WATER. Throughout the performance, Cahaba River imagery created by Hunter Nichols will flow in accompaniment to the exemplary choral music presented by the chorale. 


The Cahaba River is a lifeblood for the central Alabama region. The Cahaba is the longest substantially free-flowing river in Alabama and runs 194 miles from its headwater north of Birmingham to where is flows into the Alabama river near the ghost town of Cahaba, the first state capitol. It is among the most scenic and biologically diverse rivers in the United States. Inspiration for this concert has been drawn from the influence the river has on central Alabama through the connection of our community to the diversity that we share. The river creates a common bond. The concert concept has taken up this theme of Water as a common element that all humans and in fact all living things share. The Cahaba Chamber Chorale will partner with the Cahaba River Society to present an aural and visual experience for audience members. Images of the Cahaba River will flow in, and around high-quality choral music presented by the chorale. The center piece for the concert will be Water Night composed by Eric Whitacre. As a prelude to this piece extended narrated video footage of scenic places on the river will be projected. Other themes such as the spiritual journey experienced through water, water as a metaphor for love gained and lost, and water as the spark for lament or epiphany will be highlighted.


Ticket Information:


  $50  VIP Reserved Seat

   $20  General Admission

   $5    Student

VIP ticket holders are invited to a Pre-concert Conductor’s Forum at 2:00 PM and following the concert a Cahaba Chamber Chorale Premier Celebration Reception.