March 26, 2015—The University of Oregon’s premier ChamberMusic@Beall concert series—known throughout Oregon for bringing renowned live chamber musicians to the ears of Willamette Valley music-lovers—will end its 2014-15 season on a (literal) high note with an April 12 appearance by the Cantus Vocal Ensemble.
Patrons can purchase reserved-seating tickets in advance from the Hult Center for the Performing Arts (541-682-5000) or the UO Ticket Office (541-346-4363). All ChamberMusic@Beall concerts take place in the acoustically superb, historical environment of Beall Concert Hall, 961 E. 18th Ave, Eugene.
Prior to the Cantus concert, UO-trained musicologist Lindsey Henriksen will offer attendees a free pre-concert "Musical Insights" talk at 2:10 p.m.
The ChamberMusic@Beall series is a co-production of the Oregon Bach Festival and the UO School of Music and Dance.
Acclaimed as the premier men’s vocal ensemble in the United States, Cantus will perform a program of choral pieces from around the world, a marvelous blend of composers and styles in a widely varied and masterful program. Titled “Anthem,” the concert will include works by Gustav Holst, Leoš Janáček, Richard Rodgers, Robert De Cormier, and Stephen Hatfield, as well as folk and traditional tunes spanning the globe from Bali to Japan to Australia. Also to be included is “When we Sing,” a world premiere by Rosephayne Powell.
The first choral group featured by the series in several years, Cantus has become famous for its intellectually, emotionally, and musically rich performances of music ranging from the Renaissance to the 21st Century. One of America’s top-selling recording artists and regular guests on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion, Cantus performs more than 60 concerts a year, touring both nationally and internationally.
Sunday, April 12
Cantus Vocal Ensemble
3 p.m., Beall Concert Hall, Frohnmayer Music Building
$39, $33, $28, $17; reserved seating