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UMBC Camerata
Stephen Caracciolo, director

A select choir of 40-50 singers drawn from all majors of the university, Camerata performs a wide variety of works drawn from the expansive choral repertoire: including Renaissance motets, folksongs, choral-orchestral works, German part songs, Russian sacred liturgies, American spirituals, and new works. In previous seasons Camerata has accepted invitations to perform with conductor-composer John Rutter at Carnegie Hall, and provide entertainment for guests touring the White House during the holiday season.

 

Visitors are welcome to observe or sing rehearsals held Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00-2:15 in the Fine Arts Building.

2013-2014 PERFORMANCES

FALL CONCERT
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2013, 8pm
Performed with the UMBC Opera Workshop

Fine Arts Building, Recital Hall
Parking in Lot 8 is free after 7:00pm

Sacred Texts
Salmo 150 - Ernani Aquiar
Dies Irae(from the Gregorian Missa Pro defunctis)- Medieval anonymous
Ev'rytime I Feel the Spirit - William Dawson

Love's Pain
The Water is Wide - arr. Joseph Flummerfelt
Il bianco e dolce cigno - Jacob Arcadelt

Movements from Larger Works
Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnugen - Johannes Brahms
from Ein Deutsches Requiem

Gloria - W. A. Mozart
from Mass in C, "Coronation"

Carols for the Season
Ding Dong! Merrily on High - arr. Charles Wood
Nova, Nova - Renaissance anonymous
In dulci Jubilo - J.S. Bach
Carol of the Bells - Mykola Leontovych
The Three Kings from Persian Lands Afar - Peter Cornelius
There Is No Rose Of Such Virtue - Stephen Caracciolo
Angels We Have Heard on High - arr. Robert Shaw

 

MOSTLY MOZART
SATURDY, MAY 10, 2014, 8pm
Fine Arts Building, Recital Hall
Parking in Lot 8 is free after 7:00pm
Admission is free, $5 donations will be welcome

Three Folk Songs; arranged by Joseph Flummerfelt
The Water Is Wide
Flow Gently Sweet Afton
Danny Boy

Three Sacred Texts/Three Different Sound Worlds
Hodie Christus natus est - Giovanni Gabrieli - Italian Renaissance
Spaseniye sodelal - Pavel Chesnokov - Russian Orthodox
O Sifuni Mungu - David Muddux/Roger Emerson - African Chorus

Mozart Mass in C, K317 "Coronation
Performed with soloists and chamber orchestra

 

ENSEMBLE INFORMATION

When does Camerata rehearse?
Tuesday and Thursday, 1:00-2:15 in the Fine Arts Building, Recital Hall. Visitors are welcome.

Who should audition for Camerata?
Any UMBC undergraduate or graduate student with significant choral experience, music reading skills, a commitment to expressive singing, and a creative imagination.

What are the additional things for which students are responsible?
Ladies are required to purchase a Music Department black performance dress. The cost is approximately $68. Information on the dress will be supplied the first week of the semester. Men are required to own a black suit, a solid black silk necktie, a dress white shirt, a black belt, and black dress shoes. In addition, students are required to purchase scores from the UMBC bookstore in time for the first rehearsal. Semester packets are typically no more than $25 or so.

Will singing in Camerata satisfy an Arts and Humanities General Education Program (GEP) requirement?
Yes, if for one semester you register for Music in Performance (MUSC358) instead of Camerata (MUSC303). Music in Performance consists of your ensemble rehearsal times plus a one-hour, once-a-week lecture course that introduces students to important topics in music performance and criticism.

MUSC358, therefore, is a combined class and grade between Camerata and your work in the lecture portion of the course. All First-Year students who are seated in a Department of Music ensemble, including majors in music, are strongly encouraged to register for MUSC358.

I am a student in the Honors College at UMBC. Is there an Honors section for Camerata in which I may enroll?
Yes, it is Camerata (MUSC303H). This Honors section is a 3-credit course. Students research the literature Camerata is studying, prepare short presentations for class, and turn their research into program notes for the printed concert program. Honors students may enroll as many times as they wish in MUSC303H, but only one of those semesters, of course, will satisfy the requirements of the Honors College.

CAMERATA AUDITIONS

Camerata is an auditioned ensemble. Individual meeting times with the conductor are brief and informal. For complete information, please visit Camerata Auditions.

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