featuring Columbia Chorale,
Columbia Civic Orchestra, and Columbia Community Band
Saturday, May 6, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.
Battle High School
In a concert of sheer proportions, hundreds of the region’s finest community musicians take the stage together in a shared concert endeavor. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear the Columbia Chorale, Columbia Civic Orchestra, and the Columbia Community Band. A treat indeed!
Total Solar Eclipse
Saturday, August 19, 2017 @ 5:00 p.m.
On Monday, August 21, a Total Solar Eclipse will appear directly over Columbia, Missouri for the first time in over 100 years. With an estimate of 400,000 visitors scheduled to travel to the ideal viewing area, CAAM is eager to join in the festivities of this exciting event by presenting a concert of space-inspired music combining science and the arts. This concert will feature members from the Columbia Chorale, Columbia Chamber, and Columbia Youth Choirs.
Outreach Concert Opportunities:
All Men A-Loud!
Saturday, February 25, 2017 @ 9:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m., Concert at 5:00 p.m.
First Baptist Church
After an incredibly successful launch in 2016, Choral Arts Alliance of Missouri hosts its second annual men’s choral workshop for area singers ages 10 and up. Dynamic and knowledgeable conductors will help singers dissect common vocal issues in a positive and supportive environment, culminating in a performance featuring workshop participants. Singers will sing in a large, mass choir, as well as have the opportunity to select a special interest track focusing on a specific music style (a cappella/pop, vocal jazz, barbershop, and standard classical choral literature). Lunch and music included with the low registration fee! Join us in celebrating the beauty and power of the male voice.
Snapshots: Portraits of the American People
with Artemisia: women’s trio from Chicago, IL
Friday, October 28, 2016 @ 7:30 p.m.
Windsor Auditorium, Stephens College
Saturday, October 29, 2016 @ 6:00 p.m.
Heart of Nashville, 8285 State Road J, New Bloomfield
Columbia Chorale begins its 38th season with a focus on the art of storytelling presented through music. This age-old tradition has long played a central role in society, providing entertainment, delivering cautionary lessons, and recounting and immortalizing historic events. Featuring a bluegrass band, members of Columbia Youth Choirs, and the Chicago-based women’s trio Artemisia, known for “blurring the boundaries between classical and folk,” this concert returns to America’s roots, providing snapshots into the lives of the everyday person.
Opera in Concert
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Pre-Concert Soiree 6:00 p.m.
Concert 7:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church
Columbia’s premier community choral ensemble turns into an opera chorus for this sensational concert featuring the most notable choruses from the genre’s greats. Seasoned operagoers will be reminded why they fell in love in the first place, while newcomers to the genre will be left wanting more. Representing their area college or University, this concert will feature five collegiate winners from CAAM’s first-ever Opera Aria Competition.
“Unity” Benefit Concert
Saturday, January 21, 2017
First Baptist Church
In January 2016 CAAM hosted its first ever Community Gospel Choir in a benefit concert to honor the peaceful teachings of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. Nearly $3000 was raised for Youth Empowerment Zone, and the experience proved to be extremely powerful for singers and audience members alike. Thus, a new tradition was born. CAAM officially welcomes LaMont Walker to the CAAM Artistic Team, and in January 2017, will host its second annual Community Gospel Choir, a free choral experience open to the public. This year’s central concert theme is inspired by Dr. King’s profound quote: Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?
The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace
Friday, March 17, 2017 @ 8:00 p.m.
Missouri United Methodist Church, 204 S 9th Street
Guest conductor Alexandre Innecco, returning from Brazil
Members of Lux Animae and Vox Animae from Brazil, Alexandre Innecco, Conductor
Columbia Chorale, Emily Edgington Andrews, Artistic Director
Columbia Civic Orchestra, Stephan Freund, Music Director
Commissioned by the UK’s Royal Armouries Museum to mark the transition from one millennium to another, The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace, reflects on the passing of “the most war-torn and destructive century in human history” and looks forward in hope to a more peaceful future. The Armed Man, written by Welsh composer Karl Jenkins, is dedicated to the victims of the Kosovo conflict, whose tragedy was unfolding as it was being composed in 2000. Columbia Chorale welcomes back Alexandre Innecco, former Artistic Director of the Chorale, traveling from Brazil with members of his Brazilian choirs to lead the ensemble in this stirring musical work once again.