CAAM Concerts

Combined CAAM Choirs 

CAAM in Concert: A Total Solar Experience

featuring Columbia Chorale, Columbia Chamber Choir, and Columbia Youth Choirs

3 p.m. / 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017

Free Admission

Monsanto Auditorium, Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center,

University of Missouri (1201 Rollins St.)

On August 21, a total solar eclipse will appear directly over Columbia for the first time in over 140 years. With an estimated 400,000 visitors traveling to this ideal viewing area, CAAM eagerly joins in the festivities by presenting a multimedia concert of space-inspired music that creatively juxtaposes science with the arts. Join members of the Columbia Chorale, Columbia Chamber Choir, and Columbia Youth Choirs for a total solar experience with works by John Williams, Ola Gjeilo, Ēriks Ešenvalds, and many more. This concert is generously sponsored by Mizzou Advantage.

Ticket Cost: FREE!


Columbia Chorale and Prometheus

Music of the Soul: Duruflé’s Requiem

7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, 2017

First Baptist Church (1112 E. Broadway)

Maurice Duruflé’s beloved Requiem, op. 9 (1947) masterfully combines Gregorian chant settings of the Latin Mass for the Dead with more modern harmonies of his French contemporaries. Joining Columbia Chorale is Prometheus: An American Vocal Consort, CAAM’s permanent professional artists-in-residence. Columbia Chorale and Prometheus will present a rich program of lush music and inspiring texts to celebrate the ability of choral music to delve into the depths of human emotion, consolation, and healing.


Prometheus in Concert

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017

Mary Queen of Peace

(676 W. Lockwood Ave., St. Louis)

Prometheus in Concert celebrates the exceptional beauty and verve of a cappella music from Palestrina, Lassus, and Victoria, to sublime arrangements of stunning and rarely-heard American, Swedish, and Finnish folk music. Prometheus’ ten singers hail from across the United States.  Each of them leading professional lives as soloists and chamber musicians, their experience bringing a special breadth and depth to the ensemble, lending Prometheus a unique versatility and intimacy.  According to St. Louis critics, Prometheus, under the direction of Artistic Director and Conductor Dr. R. Paul Crabb, “represents some of the finest choral chamber singing you’ll hear anywhere in the Midwest.” In addition to performing live in concert Prometheus will lead several educational workshops and master classes during their regional tour in October.


CYC’s Just a Taste

5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017

Columbia Independent School (1801 N. Stadium Blvd.)

6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017

Lenoir Woods Independent Living (3710 S. Lenoir St.)

See what’s in store for the season as CYC presents its annual “Just a Taste Concert” for family, friends and local seniors! This free-will donation concert raises money to help offset CYC music purchases for the year.


Columbia Chamber Choir

Therefore, Be Free: A Tribute to our Veterans

7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017

Sacred Heart Catholic Church (105 Waugh St.)

3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017

Thespian Hall, Boonville (522 Main St., Boonville, MO)

Join the Columbia Chamber Choir as we honor our country’s brave military service members. Thanks to their sacrifices, we are grateful and privileged to enjoy lifelong freedoms. Though the effects of war can be lasting and devastating, we hope to provide the audience, especially members of the U.S. Armed Forces (active and retired), a sense of true peace with poignant reflections on war, patriotism, life, and freedom.


Columbia Youth Choirs

Once Upon a Time

4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017

Battle High School (7575 E. St. Charles Road)

Take a trip to a fantastical land filled with talking beasts and true love, valiant quests and villains, heroes and happily ever afters! CYC concludes its first half of the season with Once Upon a Time, a dynamic concert that evokes wonder, imagination and enchantment through songs inspired by familiar and lesser-known fairy tales. Featuring artwork from the multi-award-winning Centralia High School Art Department through CAAM’s Partnership in Education and narration by a professional actor, this potent combination of music, art, and storytelling will keep audience members on the edge of their seats!


Columbia Chorale with Missouri Symphony

Shelter Insurance’s Symphony of Toys

presented by Missouri Symphony Society

3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017

Missouri Theatre (203 S. Ninth St.)

Members of Columbia Chorale team up with the Missouri Symphony Society to perform selections during the Missouri Symphony Orchestra’s annual holiday concert.


Columbia Community Gospel Choir

Unity Concert:

A Benefit for United Community Builders

featuring Columbia Community Gospel Choir, Columbia Youth Choirs,

and Columbia Chorale  

7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018

First Presbyterian Church (16 Hitt St.)

The political and cultural events of 2016 demonstrated the need to sustain organizations that promote inclusion, outreach and dialogue now more than ever. CAAM hosts its third-annual benefit concert to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy with all proceeds benefitting United Community Builders, a group that mentors local youths, provides meals and resources to families in need and trains community members in employment readiness. The Columbia Community Gospel Choir, the Chorale and select members of CYC perform gospel-inspired works and highlight Dr. King’s powerful call to serve one another regardless of one’s ability or resources: “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.”


All Men A-Loud: Men’s Choral Workshop

All Men A-Loud!

featuring the new CAAM Men’s Choir,

men of Columbia Chorale and CYC,

and the men of University of Missouri choirs

Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018

10 a.m.-5 p.m. workshop

5 p.m. concert

First Baptist Church (1112 E. Broadway)

CAAM and MU partner to host the third-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 mass choir, as well as a selected special interest track focusing on a specific music style (a cappella/pop, vocal jazz, gospel, barbershop, and standard classical choral literature). Lunch and music are included with the low registration fee. Join us in celebrating the beauty and power of the male voice. No preparation is needed.


Columbia Chamber Choir

Missouri Composers Orchestra Project Concert

7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 18, 2018

Broadway Christian Church (2601 W. Broadway)

Columbia Chamber Choir will premiere new choral works commissioned for the ensemble at the Columbia Civic Orchestra’s annual new music concert, which features the winners of the Missouri Composers Orchestra Project and other new works supported by the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation.


Combined CAAM Choirs

It Takes a Village: Community through Song

featuring members of Columbia Chorale, CYC,

CAAM Men’s Choir, and Columbia Community Gospel Choir

with special guest dancers

7 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2018

Missouri Theatre (203 S. Ninth St.)

The seven CYC choirs, CAAM Men’s Choir, Columbia Chorale and members of the Columbia Community Gospel Choir will join forces to present a concert of epic proportions at the historic Missouri Theatre. This concert will feature English composer Alexander L’Estrange’s flagship work Zimbe!, a fusion of African song and jazz for mixed choir, semi-chorus, children’s chorus, jazz quintet, and percussion. African dance and visual artwork by local artists complement the powerful concert celebrating the value of a supportive community. This is a concert not to be missed!


Columbia Chorale with Missouri Symphony

Masterworks Concert

featuring Columbia Chorale and Missouri Symphony Orchestra

June 2018

Missouri Theatre (203 S. Ninth St.)

For its final concert of the season, Columbia Chorale pairs with Missouri Symphony Orchestra to present a masterwork from the canon of great choral-orchestral works.