2013-2014 Season

 

 

Upcoming Performances


For the Beauty of the Earth

featuring the complete Missa Gaia of Paul Winter

Sunday, May 18, 2014 Mount Calvary Catholic Church
4:00 pm 6700 Marlboro Pike
  Forestville, MD
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The MCS will close its 2013-14 season with “For the Beauty of the Earth,” a performance presented in partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, featuring the complete Missa Gaia (Earth Mass) by Paul Winter. A portion of concert proceeds will go to support the work of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to improve the health of the Bay and its tributaries.

Written for the observance of the Feast of St. Francis at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, the Missa Gaia brings together a unique mix of musical styles—classical, jazz, gospel, new age, and world—in a rich and eclectic musical tapestry that also incorporates recorded sounds of wolves, whales, and birds. The voices of the MCS will be joined for this performance by vocal soloist Crossley Hawn, and an instrumental ensemble consisting of piano, guitar, soprano saxophone, cello, double bass, and percussion.

This concert will mark Artistic Director Richard Giarusso’s farewell performance with the group, celebrating five years of leadership and growth.

with

 
Crossley Hawn
soprano

 

Richard Giarusso
conductor

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The Half Note

3:15 pm Pre-Concert Talk
with Dr. Richard Giarusso, Artistic Director

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Ticket Information

$20 general admission
$15 senior/student
children 10 and under free

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Recent Performances


Haydn's "Lord Nelson" Mass

Sunday, March 2, 2014 Mount Calvary Catholic Church
4:00 pm 6700 Marlboro Pike
  Forestville, MD

Our annual choral masterworks concert features one of the most dramatic works by Franz Joseph Haydn, featuring full orchestra and distinguished soloists.

with
Caitlin Vincent, soprano
Leslie Procter, mezzo-soprano
Stephen Campbell, tenor
Nathan Wyatt, baritone

 


Brass and Voices Celebrate

A Benefit Concert for Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic
with the Rockville Brass Band, Nigel Horne, conductor

   
Saturday, December 7, 2013 Hughes United Methodist Church
7:30 pm 10700 Georgia Avenue
  Wheaton, MD
   
Sunday, December 8, 2013 Mount Calvary Catholic Church
4pm 6700 Marlboro Pike
  Forestville, MD
 

The MCS joined the Rockville Brass Band in a special collaboration concert supporting the Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic.

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