September 21 Chelsea Chen, concert organist 3:00 pm
This young, Juilliard and Yale-educated organist is a bright new light in the organ world.
“…utterly engaging…eye-popping contrapuntal clarity… not all organists have her delicacy,
her ability to paint a line with a poetic brush stroke before – or after – she lets rip.”
-Los Angeles Times, November 2008 Disney Hall performance review
The cause: Storyland Theatre
October 12 The Swingle Singers 4:00 pm
For half a century, the Swingle Singers have pushed the boundaries of what the human voice can achieve.
Their vocal agility and blend have thrilled generations of audiences around the globe.
Five decades on from their pioneering, Grammy-winning debut album Jazz Sebastian Bach in 1963,
today’s Swingle Singers are an international a cappella phenomenon.
These seven young and versatile voices deliver folk ballads, funk jams and fugues with equal precision and passion.
The cause: The Imperial Community Theatre, Inc.
November 16 Vega Quartet with pianist William Ransom 3:00 pm
CWC 2013-14 audiences begged for more.
The Vega String Quartet returns, this time with William Ransom.
The music simply took over and created a space of its own. The musicians played with a deceptive fluidity
that made difficult passages seem childlike in their straightforwardness.
Big, strong playing...excellent ensemble. Crisp, clear precision. -The New York Times
The cause: The Maxwell Theatre Project
December 24 Christmas Eve Concert and Lessons and Carols 10:30 pm
The Saint John Choirs and orchestra
The cause: The United Methodist Children’s Home
January 18 Millikin University Choir 4:00 pm
“…Millikin's performances are profound… This is music making of the highest order,
and the Millikin Choir continues to set the standard at virtually every ACDA event at which they perform…
The audience roared with applause.” – 2011 American Choral Directors National Conference review
The cause: The Jessye Norman School of the Arts
March 8 Faure Requiem and organist Jared Johnson 3:00 pm
The St. John Choir and members of Symphony Orchestra Augusta offer Faure’s Requiem for Lent.
Jared Johnson, canon organist and choirmaster of Trinity Cathedral, Columbia,
performs a solo organ concert and accompanies the beloved choral work.
The cause: The Miller Theatre