Solaris Vocal Ensemble, bringing light to great choral works that span the ages – through compelling performances imbued with passion and musical artistry – announces its Fifth Anniversary Season, 2017-2018. Come celebrate with us!
HOLIDAY LIGHTS – Holiday Concert 2017
Friday, December 15 | 7:30pm | White Meeting House, Waterbury, VT
Saturday, December 16 | 7:30pm | College Street Congregational Church, Burlington, VT
Sunday, December 17 | 3:00pm | South Hero Congregational Church, South Hero, VT
Solaris hosts guest instrumentalists the Green Taylor String Quartet in a concert of luminous holiday music, including a return to several works from Solaris’ very first concert – in celebration of this, its Fifth Anniversary Season, 2017-18.
THIS SHINING NIGHT 2018 – Benefit for STEPS To End Domestic Violence
Saturday, February 3, 2018 | 7:30pm ׀ College St. Congregational Church, Burlington, VT
Solaris’s mission to serve the community through music manifests in its annual concert to benefit a local non-profit organization. This Shining Night 2018 is presented by Solaris for the benefit of STEPS To End Domestic Violence for the second year in a row, giving a financial boost to this worthy organization. Free concert.
ECHOES: THE CHORAL MUSIC OF RICHARD STOEHR
Sunday, February 18, 2018 3:00pm | Saint Michael’s College Chapel, Colchester, VT
Solaris joins musical forces with Counterpoint and Bella Voce choruses to showcase the rarely heard choral music of Richard Stoehr, a highly respected Viennese composer, author, and teacher. Forced by the Nazis to flee Austria in 1941, Stoehr continued his art at Saint Michael’s College, the repository for his many works. FREE admission.
CARMINA BURANA – In celebration of Solaris’ Fifth Anniversary Season 2017-18
Saturday, April 7, 2018 | 7:30pm | Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, VT
Orff’s exciting and popular work CARMINA BURANA, Cantiones Profanae caps off Solaris’ Fifth Anniversary Season with a bang! A staple of classical repertoire based on irreverent, even risqué medieval German/Latin texts, the opening “O Fortuna” will be immediately familiar to diverse generations of listeners. Celebrate with Solaris!