Author Archives: Lyn Bronson

Chanticleer Christmas at the Carmel Mission

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Chanticleer returns to the Carmel Mission for two performances on Friday, December 21, with performances at 6:00 and 8:30 pm. Having started on August 4 in San Francisco, Chanticleer’s 2018–19 season includes 52 performances throughout the United States, Europe, and Russia. In the United States, the ensemble will visit 23 states with 27 of their scheduled concerts focused around the San Francisco Bay Area. Two European tours throughout January and February of 2019 will take them throughout Europe and into Russia. Read full story

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Madregalia Christmas Concert at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Monterey

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On Saturday, December 22, at 8pm Madregalia will present a Christmas concert reaturing polyphonic choral Christmas music, including “This is the Record of John” by Orlando Gibbons, along with two double choir pieces, Hodie Christus natus est by Giovanni Gabrieli and Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland by Michael Praetorius, as well as two Latin American pieces from the 1600’s, among others. The Pastyme consort consists of such antique instruments as violas da gamba and violins, recorders and harpsichord, and special guests playing Renaissance drums, dulcian (an early bassoon), and well-known local traditional Jalisco harpist, William Faulkner.

Madregalia is a mix of singers, as well as recorder and viola da gamba consort musicians, from around Monterey Countywho enjoy getting together to sing and play madrigals and part songs from the Renaissance.
Location: Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 800 Cass Street in Monterey
Suggested donation $20, students free.
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Hartnell Community Choir — Winter Concert, December 16, in Carmel

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The Hartnell Community Choir presented its winter concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 16, at Church of the Wayfarer in Carmel. The choir, conducted by Robin McKee Williams, performed Dona Nobis Pacem by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Salve Regina by Arvo Pärt, Let Peace Then Still the Strife by Mack Wilberg and Always Something Sings by Dan Forrest. Dona Nobis Pacem was the main choral and orchestral work. David Dally’s Monterey Strings Orchestra accompanied the choir and soloists. Pamela Scholz, harp, Greg Bullock, timpani, and Kevin Jordan, trumpet, were also be featured instrumentalists. Read full story

Archived in these categories: 20th Century, Choral


MPC String Ensemble & MPC Chorus

Cyril Deaconoff – MPC Chorus Music Director 

A capacity audience turned out last night at the MPC Theatre to hear a double header — David Dally directing the MPC String Ensemble and Cyril Deaconoff directing the MPC Chorus. David Dally I have known and admired for over three decades, but this was my first opportunity to observe the artistry of Cyril Deaconoff, who has succeeded Dr. Sal Ferrantelli both as Director of the MPC Chorus and also I Cantori di Carmel. Read full story

Archived in these categories: Baroque, Classical Era, Orchestral


Monterey Symphony — “Sound Waves” — Concert No. 2

 

 Soloist Carol Wincenc 

Last night at Sunset Center in Carmel the Monterey Symphony conducted by Max Bragado-Darman treated us to the second concert in its 2018-2019 season, and it turned out to be a uniquely satisfying experience! There are many compositions that although readily accessible in recordings are rarely heard in live performance. We heard two such works last night — the Le corsaire Overture by Berlioz and Nielsen’s Flute Concerto. In the Berlioz overture that began the concert, the Monterey Symphony was joined by selected members of the Youth Music Monterey County Honors Orchestra, who had the great privilege of playing along with professionals in a large symphony orchestra. Maestro Max graciously asked them to stand and take a bow at the end of the performance. He also called YMMC’s Director, Farkhad Khudyev to the stage and take a bow. This was an experience the young YMMC players won’t ever forget. Read full story

Archived in these categories: 20th Century, Orchestral, Romantic Era, Woodwinds, Youth Music Monterey