November 22, 2010
Vol. 26 , No. 06
FOURTH ANNUAL HOLIDAY CONCERT
A Winter Holiday Concert
THE CLAREMONT CHAMBER CHOIR
CHARLES KAMM, Director
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2010
For most of us, the holidays are a time of joyous celebration…and not just to be finished with exams. Tonight, the Claremont Chamber Choir will launch the holiday season at the Athenaeum with a concert of choral music.
The concert program will feature the "Reincarnations" by Samuel Barber, whose 100th birthday anniversary is being celebrated in 2010. This group of three American choral part songs set the poetry of James Stephens who was in turn inspired by the work of one of the last Irish bards, Raftery. Also on the program are renaissance motets by William Byrd, Peter Philips, and Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, and a selection of seasonal carols.
The Claremont Chamber Choir is sponsored by the Joint Music Program and numbers 25 student singers representing all the colleges of the Claremont Consortium. It is directed by Charles W. Kamm, associate professor of music and director of choirs in the joint music program at Scripps College. He also teaches music history, with a research focus in Scandinavian choral music.
Kamm earned his B.A. from Earlham College, and went on to earn his Master of Music at Michigan State University. He then attended Yale, where he received his Master of Musical Arts as well as his Doctor of Musical Arts. Additionally, Kamm was a Fulbright Scholar in Finland.
To add to the celebratory mood of the evening, a special holiday dinner will be served. Make reservations on line and join your friends for a terrific evening of good food and song!