Choral Choral

Choral Concerts

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The genre of choral music has a rich history that dates back centuries. It originated in religious settings, particularly within the Christian church, where choirs were used to enhance worship services. Choral music is characterized by the use of multiple voices singing together in harmony, often accompanied by an instrumental ensemble.

The origins of choral music can be traced back to ancient civilizations such as Greece and Rome, where vocal ensembles were used in religious ceremonies and theatrical performances. However, it was during the medieval period that choral music truly began to flourish. Gregorian chants, which consisted of monophonic melodies sung in Latin, became popular during this time.

During the Renaissance era, choral music underwent significant developments. Composers such as Palestrina and Josquin des Prez composed intricate polyphonic works for choirs. The use of imitative counterpoint and complex harmonies became prominent features of Renaissance choral music.

In the Baroque period, composers like Johann Sebastian Bach expanded the possibilities of choral music with his compositions for choir and orchestra. His Mass in B Minor and St Matthew Passion are considered masterpieces of the genre.

The Romantic era saw further evolution of choral music with composers like Ludwig van Beethoven and Johannes Brahms incorporating large-scale choruses into their symphonies and oratorios. The use of dramatic dynamics and emotional expression became key characteristics during this period.

In modern times, choral music has continued to evolve and diversify. Contemporary composers have experimented with new techniques and styles while still drawing inspiration from traditional forms. Eric Whitacre is one such composer who has gained recognition for his innovative approach to choral composition.

Locations

Concert Schedule

Concert Date Artist Venue City
2024-02-29 John Eliot Gardiner Concertgebouw Amsterdam, NL
2024-02-29 Bryn Terfel Royal Opera House London, GB
2024-02-29 VOCES8 Grace Episcopal Church Providence, US
2024-03-01 John Eliot Gardiner Concertgebouw Amsterdam, NL
2024-03-01 VOCES8 Shalin Liu Performance Center Rockport, US
2024-03-02 VOCES8 Middlebury College Performing Arts Series Middlebury, US
2024-03-03 Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir deSingel Antwerp, BE
2024-03-03 John Eliot Gardiner Concertgebouw Amsterdam, NL
2024-03-04 Bryn Terfel Royal Opera House London, GB
2024-03-04 VOCES8 St. Johnsbury Academy St. Johnsbury, US
2024-03-04 VOCES8 Academy Saint Johnsbury, US
2024-03-06 VOCES8 Kaul Auditorium Portland, US
2024-03-08 VOCES8 Southern Oregon University Ashland County, US
2024-03-09 Bryn Terfel Royal Opera House London, GB
2024-03-11 Bryn Terfel Royal Opera House London, GB
2024-03-13 Bryn Terfel Royal Opera House London, GB
2024-03-16 Bryn Terfel Royal Opera House London, GB
2024-03-18 John Eliot Gardiner Palau de la Música Catalana Barcelona, ES
2024-03-19 Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir Tivoli Vredenburg Utrecht, NL
2024-03-20 John Eliot Gardiner Philharmonie Luxembourg, LU
2024-03-20 Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, NL
2024-03-21 Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir Concertzaal Tilburg, NL
2024-03-22 Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir deSingel Antwerp, BE
2024-03-22 John Eliot Gardiner St Martin-in-the-Fields London, GB
2024-03-23 VOCES8 Cadogan Hall London, GB
2024-03-23 Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir Amare The Hague, NL
2024-03-24 VOCES8 Philharmonie Berlin, DE
2024-03-24 John Eliot Gardiner Chapelle Royale Versailles, FR
2024-03-26 John Eliot Gardiner Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, DE
2024-03-26 VOCES8 Pfarrkirche St. Agnes Hamm, DE
2024-03-27 Collegium Vocale Gent Bozar Brussels, BE
2024-03-29 Stile Antico Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, NL
2024-03-30 Stile Antico Concertgebouw de Vereeniging Nijmegen, NL
2024-04-01 Laurence Equilbey Festival De Paques Aix-en-Provence, FR
2024-04-10 VOCES8 Conservatorio "Giuseppe Verdi" Turin, IT
2024-04-19 VOCES8 Southend Christian Fellowship Southend-on-Sea, GB
2024-04-22 John Eliot Gardiner Palau de la Música Catalana Barcelona, ES
2024-04-23 John Eliot Gardiner Auditorio Nacional De Música Madrid, ES
2024-04-24 John Eliot Gardiner Auditorio Príncipe Felipe Oviedo, ES
2024-05-04 VOCES8 Liebfrauenkirche Ravensburg, DE
2024-05-13 John Eliot Gardiner St Martin-in-the-Fields London, GB
2024-05-14 John Eliot Gardiner St Martin-in-the-Fields London, GB
2024-05-14 VOCES8 Prinzregententheater Munich, DE
2024-05-15 VOCES8 Wiener Konzerthaus Vienna, AT
2024-05-15 VOCES8 Wiener Konzerthaus Vienna, AT
2024-05-15 VOCES8 Konzerthaus Vienna, AT
2024-05-16 John Eliot Gardiner St Martin-in-the-Fields London, GB
2024-05-16 Bryn Terfel Royal Opera House London, GB
2024-05-17 John Eliot Gardiner St Martin-in-the-Fields London, GB
2024-05-18 John Eliot Gardiner St Martin-in-the-Fields London, GB
2024-05-19 Philippe Herreweghe Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, NL
2024-05-25 John Eliot Gardiner Philharmonie de Paris Paris, FR
2024-05-26 John Eliot Gardiner Philharmonie de Paris Paris, FR
2024-05-28 John Eliot Gardiner Philharmonie de Paris Paris, FR
2024-05-29 John Eliot Gardiner Philharmonie de Paris Paris, FR
2024-06-06 Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir National Concert Hall Dublin, IE
2024-06-06 Bryn Terfel Grange Park Opera West Horsley, GB
2024-06-08 VOCES8 Queensland Performing Arts Centre Brisbane City, AU
2024-06-09 VOCES8 Queensland Performing Arts Centre Brisbane City, AU
2024-06-14 VOCES8 Ukaria Cultural Centre Adelaide, AU
2024-06-15 VOCES8 Ukaria Cultural Centre Adelaide, AU
2024-06-15 Bryn Terfel Grange Park Opera West Horsley, GB
2024-06-16 VOCES8 Ukaria Cultural Centre Adelaide, AU
2024-06-20 John Eliot Gardiner Herkulessaal Munich, DE
2024-06-20 Bryn Terfel Grange Park Opera West Horsley, GB
2024-06-21 John Eliot Gardiner Herkulessaal Munich, DE
2024-06-23 VOCES8 Sydney Opera House Sydney, AU
2024-06-23 Bryn Terfel Grange Park Opera West Horsley, GB
2024-06-26 Bryn Terfel Grange Park Opera West Horsley, GB
2024-06-29 Bryn Terfel Grange Park Opera West Horsley, GB
2024-07-07 Bryn Terfel Grange Park Opera West Horsley, GB
2024-07-13 VOCES8 Friedenskirche Ludwigsburg, DE
2024-07-21 John Eliot Gardiner Haus für Mozart Salzburg, AT
2024-07-22 Bryn Terfel Théâtre Antique Orange, FR