Choral Concerts


Choral Concerts, 2019-2020

Sunday, December 8, 2:00 p.m.
Choral Concert
Britten, A Ceremony of Carols; Brahms, O Heiland reiss die Himmel auf; Abbie Betinis, Dormi, Jesu; plus works by Vittoria Aleotti, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Jean Sibelius, and others
Claremont Concert Choir and Treble Singers
Laura Griffin-Casey, harp
John Gilmour, piano
Garrison Theater, Scripps College
241 East 10th Street, Claremont

Thursday, December 12, 6:45 p.m.
A Winter Concert
Britten, A Ceremony of Carols; plus other holiday music
Claremont Treble Singers
Laura Griffin-Casey, harp
at the Marian Cook Athenaeum, Claremont McKenna College
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Friday, December 13, 12:15 p.m.
A Winter Concert
Music by Brahms, Betinis, others, and holiday favorites
Claremont Concert Choir
Friday Noon Concert
Balch Auditorium, Scripps College
10th and Columbia, Claremont

Saturday, February 22, 8:00 p.m.
True Witness: A Civil Rights Cantata by Jodi Goble
and other works
Pre-concert panel discussion at 7:00 p.m. with Professors Jodi Goble, Anne Harley, and Rita Roberts
Post-concert discussion with composer and artists
Claremont Concert Choir and Treble Singers (Charles W. Kamm, conductor)
Chaffey College Concert Choir (David Rentz, director)
Holy Family Glendale Children’s Choirs (Adan Fernandez, director)
Inside-Out Crossroads Choir (Anne Harley, director)
Melissa Givens (Pomona College faculty), soprano
Emery Stephens (St. Olaf College faculty), baritone
John Gilmour (Scripps College staff pianist), piano
Jodi Goble (Iowa State University faculty), composer and piano

True Witness, a 30-minute choral cantata, sets to music the letters, speeches and poems of African-American female poets, activists, and civil rights leaders, recognizes the notable contributions of African-American women who helped steer the course of this nation’s civil rights movement. Through the interpretation of their words, set to music, this project will urge audiences, students, scholars, and the community to consider their historical significance in the struggle for civil rights in this country.  Project originally conceived by Anne Harley and commissioned by the Scripps College President’s Office in 2013. Sponsored in part by the O’Brien Distinguished Professorship Fund of Scripps College and the Marian and Charles Holmes Performing Arts Fund of the Claremont Colleges.

Sunday, February 23, 2:30 p.m.
True Witness: A Civil Rights Cantata by Jodi Goble
A repeat of the February 22 concert, performed at
Chaffey College Theater, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Saturday, February 29, 6:30 p.m.
Pacific Southwest Intercollegiate Choral Association Festival
Claremont Concert Choir
private concert at Pomona College


Saturday, May 2, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 3, 2:00 p.m.
Concert with Claremont Concert Orchestra
Beethoven, Mass in C Major, Op. 86

Schubert, Symphony No. 8 in B minor “Unfinished”
Claremont Concert Choir and Treble Singers
With the Chaffey College Chamber Choir
Garrison Theater, Scripps College
241 East 10th Street, Claremont

For information about upcoming concerts, call the Joint Music Program Office
at (909) 607-3267