If it's not already clear, Calvin is passionate about music. Beyond our own musical groups, we are always bringing in musicians, bands, and musical groups from around the country and world. From bluegrass to handbells, dance bands to world renowned pianists, there truly is something for everyone.
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Below is our concert calendar, and make sure to check back because we're always adding new shows!
In 1981, stage director Peter Brook, in collaboration with writer Jean-Claude Carrière and composer Marius Constant, stunned the opera world by presenting, in an arena-like theater in Paris, a revision of Bizet’s Carmen that ran just ninety minutes. Its title, La Tragédie de Carmen, said it all.
Brook eliminated many characters — and all choruses of soldiers, children and factory workers — in order to concentrate the action on the four main characters. All the major arias were maintained and dramatically rearranged. The opera opened the year after in New York City and has been revived many times since then all over the operatic world.
Carmen - Hannah Penn, mezzo-soprano
Don Jose - Brennen Guillory, tenor
Escamillo - Zachary Lenox, baritone
Micaëla - Jocelyn Claire Thomas, soprano
Pianist - Kira Whiting
PDX Brass along with organist Darlene Cusick will be performing on Sunday, December 15th at 3:00 pm. PDX Brass is a premier brass quintet based in Beaverton, Oregon comprised of members from many backgrounds. They have a trumpet maker, several highly established music educators, and musicians that have performed with the Oregon Symphony and other professional orchestras in the area. PDX Brass likes to present varied programs that give a little something to everyone: Classical, Jazz, Modern, and big orchestral pieces that normally aren’t performed by only five brass players. They always love putting on as big a show as they can! On this concert, we will be joined by the incredible Darlene Cusick on organ for some excerpts from the Nutcracker Suite on the organ.
For the season finale, Calvin’s own Chancel Choir will perform at their Celtic Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 22nd at 3:00 pm. As the dreary winter winds blow cold outside, come rest by the fire with friends and family, and experience the joy of a Celtic celebration of the Yuletide. Calvin Presbyterian Church invites you to join their Chancel Choir and guest traditional Celtic performers in a joyous marking of the wonders of the Christmas season. Join with us as we raise the rafters with songs both old and new, and anthems inspired by the Highlands. Come and hear the sounds of the season as we celebrate our Celtic heritage. To continue the festivities, the choir will provide warm cider and traditional Celtic treats after the concert.
And to kick off a new year, join us for Lutheran Choral Association’s Epiphany Concert on Sunday, January 5th at 3:00 pm. The 12 days of Christmas begin, not end, on December 25th. This large ecumenical choir has sung continually since 1938. There will be a variety of songs from traditional carols such as Joy to the World, music of contemporary composers John Rutter and Joseph Martin, some less well-known carols, and audience sing-alongs. Sue Thompson Armentrout directs the choir, accompanied by Karl Jurisons.
David Southorn, Violin | Bill Kuyper, Horn | Darlene Cusick, Piano