Columbia Pro Cantare 40th Anniversary Gala Celebration

Columbia Pro Cantare
Jim Rouse Theatre for the Performing Arts
Columbia, MD
Event date: 
22 Oct 2016
Start Time: 
8 pm
Conductor / Keynote Speaker: 
Frances Motyca Dawson

Columbia Pro Cantare will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a gala concert at the Jim Rouse Theatre in Columbia, Maryland.

On Saturday, October 22, 2016, 8 pm at the Jim Rouse Theatre, Columbia Pro Cantare will celebrate four decades of performance with a concert of choral favorites, old and new. The program begins with a tribute to the Fallen, "Hymn to the Eternal Flame," by contemporary composer Stephen Paulus. Also featured are choral favorites, Vivaldi's Requiem and Haydn's Missa Brevis, as well as Purcell's Sonata in D for trumpet and strings, and Handel's "Let the Bright Seraphim" for soprano and orchestra. Joining the chorus under the direction of founder Frances Motyca Dawson for this concert are the CPC Chamber Singers, trumpeter Susan Rider, soprano Susan Blaustein and mezzo-soprano Zoe Band, the Howard County Concert Orchestra, and high school choristers from Howard County area. A pre-concert lecture by Barbara Renton, Ph.D., begins at 7 pm and there is a post-concert reception. Tickets: $23, $20 (students and senior citizens) in advance, $2 more at the door. Students, 5-15 years old: $10. Group rates available.

Tickets are available online at, and by phone: 410.799.9321 and 301.854.0107.


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