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Cantemus Presents A Season of Gloria, with Brass Ensemble

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Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
4 Ocean St., Beverly, MA

Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, 4:00 p.m.
Central Congregational Church
14 Titcomb St., Newburyport, MA

Sunday. Dec. 9, 2018, 4:00 p.m.
First Church in Swampscott
40 Monument Ave., Swampscott, MA

(Nov. 4, 2018) —Cantemus Chamber Chorus’ upcoming holiday concerts hark back to one of the earliest and most joyous expressions of celebration, Gloria! For centuries this theme of joy, “Glory to God in the highest and peace to God’s people on earth,” has inspired musicians to rise to the spirit of the season and compelled composers to find new, creative ways to express their own faith and joy through new settings of this ancient theme. The Cantemus holiday program traces the expression of that theme for chorus and keyboard accompaniment from the Renaissance right up to the modern day and adds a brass ensemble and percussion for sheer impact and emotion.

Gwyneth Walker: Ring Out, Wild Bells
Giovanni Gabrieli: Gloria and O Magnum Mysterium
John Rutter:Gloria
Randol Alan Bass: Gloria
Morten Lauridsen: Sure on This Shining Night

Students 21 and under are admitted free. Regular admissions costs $25, senior admission is $20. Tickets are available at the following outlets: A New Leaf in Beverly, The Bookshop of Beverly Farms, Nazir’s Fine Jewelry in Wenham, The Book Rack of Newburyport and Pak Mail Newburyport, Salem Wine Imports in Salem, and Zumi’s in Ipswich. Patrons can also purchase tickets on the Cantemus website,, or at the door.

Cantemus gratefully acknowledges funding support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Hamilton-Wenham, Newburyport, Salem and the West Newbury Cultural Councils. Cantemus is a member of Chorus America, and of the Greater Boston Choral Consortium, a cooperative association of diverse choral groups in Boston and the surrounding area.  

Cantemus’ members come from over 20 communities on the North Shore, Boston, Cambridge and New Hampshire:

Amesbury: Gary Lubarsky, Ron Pressler. Beverly: Dick Church, Mia D’Agostino, Scott Hufford, Paul Kelly, Karen Kepler, Steve Naylor, Richard Salandrea, Rachel Small. Cambridge: Stephen Cole, Artistic Director Jane Ring Frank. Essex: Betsy Vicksell. Georgetown: Patty Clark. Gloucester: Ed Mowrey. Hamilton: Donna Gale, Marcy Homer, Pam Morris, Peggy Russell. Haverhill: Mern Ebinger, Doug Guy. Ipswich: Gary Freeman, Bill Holloway, Anne Maguire, Hugh McCall, Stephen Miles, Dorothy Monnelly, Chris Reif, Sr. Pat Rolinger. Lynnfield: Priscilla March. Manchester-by-the-Sea: Isabella Bates, Stephen Pletcher. Marblehead: Debra Basile, David Rosen, Tanya Tupper. Melrose: Accompanist Jeffrey Mead. Newbury: Nancy Weinberg. Newburyport: Richard Blumenscheid, Claire Cayot. Peabody: Marjorie Short. Rockport: Brittany Betts. Roslindale: Deborah Lemont. Salem: Ariadne Nevin. Wenham: Jeremy Satchell. West Newbury: Jamie Cabot, Michael Fosburg, Melissa Lugo, Susan Nash. Winchester: Carol Weir. Durham, NH: Sydney van Asselt.

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