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We invite you to follow the links in each of the Events below for YouTube clips, interviews,

reviews, and more from both our High Voices and our SATB Concerts!

The Glories of Spanish Polyphony from the 13th to the 17th Century

May 31, 2015

Mary Queen of Peace, Cleveland, OH

 

Contrapunctus Early Music's first outing at Mary Queen of Peace was by all accounts a glorious success! 'The Glories of Spanish Polyphony' was a concert event that had something for everyone: from the sacred polyphony of Tomas Luis de Victoria and Alonso Lobo, to the Cantigas de Santa Maria of Alfonso X (el Sabio), and with the rollicking exuberance of songs such as of Mateo Flecha's 'Riu, Riu Chiu' - this concert spanned four centuries of wonderful Spanish music!

Angel Voices Ever Singing...Vol. II

March 13, 2015

The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Cleveland, OH

 

"The sound of your choir ... is unlike any other I have heard, and well suited to the music of all the eras you perform. ... This is truly a world class group." 

- D. Badagnani

 

Back by popular demand, Contrapunctus' first concert of 2015 featured the wonderful soprano, alto and countertenor voices that captivated our audiences in June, 2014! The Contrapunctus Angel Voices Choir performed selections that carried our audience through the ages - from the Medieval through the modern day, our program highlighted compositions and arrangements designed to showcase upper voices... and transport the listener to the very heavens!

The Remarkable Mr. Henry Purcell

October 5, 2014

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Cleveland, OH

 

"Contrapunctus sang with a translucent clarity..."

 - Cleveland Classical

 

Contrapunctus' third concert of 2014, 'The Remarkable Mr Henry Purcell' featured verse anthems, compositions of the liturgy, the Funeral Sentences and songs for the countertenor voice.

Born in 1659, Henry Purcell (1659-95) was the finest

and most original composer of his day. Though he

was to live a very short life, he was at the forefront

of the renewed flowering of music after the Restoration of the Monarchy.

Angel Voices Ever Singing...

June 5, 2014

The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Cleveland, OH

 

"This concert was an embarrassment of riches..."

- Cleveland Classical

 

Contrapunctus' second concert of 2014 featured music for soprano, alto and countertenor choir - music to reach to the very heavens!

Our concert spanned the centuries, tracing the history and progression of sacred music through the ages - from the early days of Hildegarde of Bingen (1098-1179) and The York Mystery Plays (1463-1477), through the ensuing centuries and on to modern times via Holst, Blatchly and the premier of a new work written by one of our tenors, Kevin Foster, which debuted in the concert. Truly, music for Angel Voices!

LIVE Concert Broadcast

WCLV, Classical 104.9FM

May 9, 2014

 

 

Contrapunctus was given a wonderful opportunity to perform LIVE in the WCLV KeyBank Studios with host Angela Schmidt Mitchell - a real treat for such a young ensemble! Angela spoke with David Acres, Judith Overcash and Board President (and tenor) Gene Karlen throughout the performance about upcoming events, music, and more!

The Life and Times of

Mary, Queen of Scots (1542-1587)

March 2, 2014

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Cleveland, OH

 

"Sunday’s large audience was treated to some glorious singing..." - Cleveland Classical

 

Mary was Queen Regnant of Scotland, from 14th December, 1542, and Queen Consort of France from 1558 to 1560. Our concert traced Mary's turbulent and eventful life from her early days in France, where she married the Dauphin in 1558, through her disastrous relationship with Queen Elizabeth I of England, her first cousin once removed.

"The Life and Times of Mary, Queen of Scots" followed Mary's eventful yet tragic rise and fall through the

music of her period - encompassing works from England, France, Spain, Scotland, and The Netherlands - including works by Clemens non Papa, Palestrina, Victoria, Tallis, Byrd, Cipriano de Rore, Alonso Lobo, Jacquet de Mantua and Guillaume Costeley.