Sunday, April 03, 2016

St. Louis classical calendar for the week of April 4, 2016

The Choir of St. John's College
The Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis presents The Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge on Friday at 8 p.m., April 8, at the cathedral at 4431 Lindell. "The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge is one of the finest collegiate choirs in the world – known and loved by millions from its broadcasts, concert tours and over 90 recordings. Founded in the 1670s, the Choir is known for its rich, warm and distinctive sound, its expressive interpretations and its ability to sing in a variety of styles. Alongside this discipline, the Choir is particularly proud of its happy, relaxed and mutually supportive atmosphere. The Choir is directed by Andrew Nethsingha following in a long line of eminent Directors of Music, recently Dr George Guest, Dr Christopher Robinson and Dr David Hill."  For more information:

First Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood presents a concert by The Metropolitan Orchestra of St. Louis on Sunday, April 10, at 7 p.m. "Season Four concludes with Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass. The Choirs of Webster University and guest conductor, Trent Patterson join Conductor Laureate, Allen Carl Larson in this powerful work. Also on this concert is the beautiful Adagietto from Mahler’s Fifth Symphony and Mozart’s Ave Verum."  First Presbyterian Church is at 100 East Adams in Kirkwood.  For more information:

Cameron Carpenter
The Hettenhausen Center for the Arts presents Cameron Carpenter featuring the International Touring Organ on Thursday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m.  "Virtuoso composer-performer Cameron Carpenter smashes the stereotypes of organists and organ music, all the while generating worldwide acclaim and controversy. His diverse repertoire includes the complete works of Bach, film scores, original works and collaborations with jazz and pop artists." The concert takes place in the Hettenhausen Center for the Arts on the college campus in Lebanon, IL.  For more information:

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis presents the Annual Spring Recital for its Monsanto Artists-in-Training vocal program on Sunday, April 10 at 3:00 p.m.  This year, the competition will be adjudicated by internationally acclaimed American mezzo­ soprano Denyce Graves, who previously appeared on the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis stage in the 2013 world premiere of Terence Blanchard’s Champion. The event, followed by a complimentary reception, takes place at the Sheldon Concert Hall at 3648 Washington Boulevard in Grand Center.  For more information:

The St. Louis Chamber Chorus presents Concert Five: All Manner of Gods on Sunday, April 10, at 3 p.m.  "Choirs have celebrated numerous faiths over the centuries. We present a paean to the Greek god Pan by Granville Bantock, the praise of Jupiter by Gombert, and invocations to Hindu gods by John Schlenck. These contrast with music serving the Judeo-Christian traditions by Salamone Rossi and Gustav Holst, as well as a commission from Pulitzer-Prize winner, Steven Stucky." The concert takes place at the 560 Music Center, 560 Trinity in University City. For more information:

The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra presents a showing of the film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, with the John Williams score performed live by the orchestra conducted by Erik Ochsner, Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m., April 8-10.  The showings take place at Powell Symphony Hall, 718 North Grand in Grand Center.  For more information:

Alec Feldges
The Tavern of Fine Arts presents Timothy Jansen and Craig Frutiger in a joint piano recital on Tuesday, April 5, at 8 p.m. The concert features music by Liszt  The Tavern of Fine Arts is in the Debaliviere Place neighborhood.   For more information:

The Tavern of Fine Arts presents guitarist Alec Feldges on Friday, April 8, at 8 p.m.  "Classical guitarist Alec Feldges performs at the Tavern before returning to school at Mizzou."  The Tavern of Fine Arts is at 313 Belt in the Debaliviere Place neighborhood.   For more information:

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