April 30, 2017 • 3:00 pm
St. Philip Neri

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Calmus captivates both audiences and critics with its charming stage presence, flawless technique, and entertaining presentation. A perfect blend of sound, precision, lightness, and wit. These are the hallmarks of Calmus, now one of the most successful vocal groups in Germany.

“[Calmus Ensemble] held the audience…spellbound with its artistry.”  The Washington Post

Program: “All the World’s a Stage: Shakespeare A Cappella”


Orlando GIBBONS  What Is Our Life? poem: Sir Walter Raleigh, after William Shakespeare (As You Like It)

Twelfth Night

Jaakko MÄNTYJÄRYI  Come Away, Death from: Four Shakespeare Songs, 1984
Henry PURCELL  If Music Be The Food Of Love arr: Sebastian Krause
Nancy WERTSCH O Mistress Mine from: A Shakespeare Suite


John TAVENER  Look In Thy Glass (Nr.3) from: Three Shakespeare Sonnets

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Jaakko MÄNTYJÄRYI  Lullabye from: Four Shakespeare Songs, 1984
Ralph Vaughan WILLIAMS  Over Hill, Over Dale from: Three Shakespeare Songs, 1951
Jussi CHYDENIUS  You Spotted Snakes


Paul CRABTREE  O, How Much More (Nr. 54) from: Three Rose Madrigals


John TAVENER  Fear No More from: Three Shakespeare Sonnets
Matthew HARRIS  Hark, Hark! The Lark from: Shakespeare Songs, Book I
Jussi CHYDENIUS  Fear No More

The Tragedy Of Othello

ANONYMOUS  O Willo, Willo, Willo! Arr: Ludwig Böhme
Pelham HUMFREY  A Poor Soul Sat Sighing Arr: Ludwig Böhme


Juhani KOMULAINEN  So Are You (Nr.75) from: Three Sonnets Of Shakespeare, 1993

The Fairy Queen

Henry PURCELL  Next Winter Libretto: anonymous (attributed to Thomas Betterton)
Henry PURCELL  Hush No More an adaption of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
Henry PURCELL, arr: Calmus Ensemble  If Love’s A Sweet Passion


Robert APPLEBAUM  Sweet Love, Renew Thy Force (Nr.56)

The Tempest

Jaakko MÄNTYJÄRYI  Full Fathom Fivefrom: Four Shakespeare Songs, 1984
John BANISTER  Full Fathom Five arr: Sebastian Krause
Matthew HARRIS  Full Fathom Five from: Shakespeare Songs, Book I
Charles WOOD  Full Fathom Five


Nils LINDBERG  Shall I Compare Thee (Nr.18)

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