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The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass

The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass

Saturday, October 27, 2018 7:30PM
Cary Arts Center

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CSC Symphonic Choir
Guest artists: Hank, Pattie & The Current

The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass combines the sacred classical choral tradition with the bluegrass sounds of fiddle, mandolin, guitar, banjo and bass. Composed in 2007, it has become a favorite across the country.

According to composer Carol Barnett, the piece brings “the solemnity of the classical choir-based mass together with the down-home sparkle of bluegrass.” She added that that piece allowed her “the chance to write cheery sacred music — all too rare in a medium rife with staid and even lugubrious settings.”

Joining CSC in this performance is Hank, Pattie & The Current, a Raleigh-based quintet fronted by two veteran NC bluegrass musicians: Hank Smith on banjo and Pattie Hopkins Kinlaw on fiddle and vocals. Joining forces with some of the Triangle area’s most versatile musicians, they create modern acoustic music that weaves bluegrass into the tapestry of jazz, blues, and classical styles.

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    Announcing our 2018-19 Season: Songs You Love to Sing

    From our Artistic Director Nathan Leaf: I am so excited to introduce the 2018-19 season of The Concert Singers of Cary, a collection of concerts we’re calling Songs You Love to Sing. It’s our 28th year, and it is filled with music that will captivate you, inspire you and tug at your heartstrings. We kick…Continue Reading

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      We’re off for the summer…

      We’re off for the summer…

      Cookouts, vacation, and beach trips – oh my! We just finished the last concert of the season, and are taking a much-needed break for a few months. Join our email list (see tab on right) to find out about our 2018-19 season once it’s published. Happy summer! Image courtesy of artzsamui at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Share thisContinue Reading

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        Unclouded Day: Music of Reminiscence and Hope

        Unclouded Day: Music of Reminiscence and Hope

        There’s something for everyone in this concert!  It includes music by modern composers including Aaron Copland, John Corigliano, and Shawn Kirchner, and features the poetry of Dylan Thomas and Langston Hughes. The pieces range from quiet choral melodies to gospel songs and American folk tunes. Saturday, May 12, 2018 7:30PM St. Francis UMC 2965 Kildare Farm Rd,…Continue Reading

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          The Cary Big Sing!

          The Cary Big Sing!

          When: Monday, April 30, 7:30 pm Where: Cary Arts Center, Marcus Dry Room You’re invited to take part in a very special rehearsal with the Concert Singers, to experience what it is like to sing in our choir. CSC Artistic Director Nathan Leaf will lead a fun, no-pressure group singing experience, with CSC members along…Continue Reading

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            Sacre Coeur: Sacred Music of Beloved French Composers

            Sacre Coeur: Sacred Music of Beloved French Composers

            Saturday, March 17, 2018 7:30PM St. Francis UMC 2965 Kildare Farm Rd, Cary  Buy Tickets Nathan Leaf, Conductor Josh Dumbleton, Organ Kathryn Mueller, Soprano David Faircloth, Baritone Mallarmé Chamber Players France has given the world some of its finest choral composers, including the three whose works we’re performing at this concert. The Symphonic Choir and…Continue Reading

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              A Christmas Messiah (Pt. 1)

              A Christmas Messiah (Pt. 1)

              With The North Carolina Baroque Orchestra Nathan Leaf, Conductor Saturday December 16, 2017 at 7:30 PM The Halle Cultural Arts Center, Apex, NC Our 30-voice Chamber Choir will be joined by 10 members of The NC Baroque Orchestra to present G. F. Handel’s iconic work (part 1, plus the Hallelujah Chorus), joined by original or…Continue Reading

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                Holiday Pops: The Most Wonderful Tim

                Holiday Pops: The Most Wonderful Tim

                December 10, 2017 3PM Cary Art Center Guest artists: The Moonlighters Orchestra The Concert Singers of Cary Symphonic Choir welcomes the 20-piece Moonlighters Orchestra for an encore performance of the last two years’ highly successful program of holiday favorites. Enjoy an afternoon with Cary’s premiere jazz ensemble, who will inspire us with holiday songs both…Continue Reading

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                  Don’t miss our “Holiday Pops” on Dec. 10

                  The Concert Singers of Cary and The Moonlighters Orchestra Nathan Leaf and Terry Blalock,Conductors Sunday December 11 at 3:00 PM (tickets) Our concert features so many holiday favorites, we figured we’d let them speak for themselves — here’s a mash-up of all the titles: Share thisContinue Reading

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                    Special Gala event: Choose Something Like a Star

                    Special Gala event: Choose Something Like a Star

                    October 28, 2017, 6:00-9:30pm, Cary Arts Center Our first performance of the 2017-18 season will be a special event and you’re invited! “Choose Something Like a Star” will be a celebration in honor of Lawrence Speakman,our co-founder and long term Artistic Director who is retiring after 26 years. Larry has enjoyed a long and successful…Continue Reading

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