The Cornerstone Chorale has performed much of the core classical choral repertory, with special concerts aimed towards bringing music to segments of our neighborhood, which would otherwise be unavailable. Recent performances include:
Fall: Messiah In the Neighborhood: G.F. Handel’s Messiah
Spring: Bach Cantata Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis, BWV 21
Fall: Forward Toward the Light: Songs of Refuge, Justice, and Humanity.
Spring: Music of Mozart and Vivaldi.
Fall: The Road Home: Music from the early American folk hymn tradition, with selections from and influenced by shape-note singing, Southern Harmony, and the other American folk traditions.
Spring: Requiem by John Rutter; Verleih uns Frieden of Mendelssohn
Fall: Reflections on Nature: Selections from the Rig Veda by Holst; The Song of the Birds by Janequin, plus music of Monteverdi, Schumann, Brahms, Barber, Ticheli, Whitacre.
Spring: Psalm 91 of Robert Scandrett; Haydn’s Mass for St. Nicholas and Bach’s BWV 45, Es ist dir Gesagt, with orchestra and soloists.
Fall: Charpentier’s Christmas Mass at Midnight; as well as shorter pieces from different cultures celebrating the holiday season. Selections included pieces by Rachmaninoff, Duruflé, Palestrina, Scheidt, Kodaly, Willan, and Elliot Levine.
Spring: Mozart’s Requiem
Spring: World concert premiere of “Just a Dream” by Grammy winner and neighborhood composer Aaron Scott; Holst’s Psalm 86 with organ and orchestra; Five Mystical Songs of Vaughan Williams; Schubert Mass in G.
Fall: Gesualdo and Britten, including selections from A Ceremony of Carols and Rejoice in the Lamb.
Some of our favorites over the years include:
Bach’s Mass in B minor
Mozart C minor Mass
Beethoven Mass in C
Haydn Lord Nelson Mass
Respighi Laud to the Nativity