Performance: La Caccina vocal ensemble with guests GC Women's World Music Choir
Series: Music Dept/Music Center Concerts
Date: January 19, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Location: Sauder Concert Hall (map)
Pricing: $8 adults, $6 seniors/students. GC faculty/staff/students free with ID.
Tickets: Available December 17, 2018 at the Box Office or by phone at (574) 535-7566
La Caccina is professional women’s vocal ensemble and non-profit arts organization based in Chicago, founded in 2011 by three friends who shared a passion for choral music. La Caccina finds its namesake in Francesca Caccini, a prolific Baroque composer known for her virtuosic musicality and beautiful singing voice. Following in Caccini’s footsteps, the women of La Caccina bring a wide range of expertise to the ensemble, enabling them to easily adapt to a wide range of musical styles – from Renaissance madrigals to South African folk songs, and from contemporary pop songs to classical masterworks such as Vivaldi’s Gloria in D and Britten’s Ceremony of Carols. Over the past seven seasons, La Caccina has collaborated with ensembles including Pavo String Quartet, the DuPage Symphony Orchestra, and bluegrass trio Glass Mountain, and has commissioned and premiered works by Katherine Pukinskis, Augusta Read Thomas, Matthew Harris, Ed Frazier Davis, and Eric Malmquist, among others. No matter the music, La Caccina’s expressive, emotional singing highlights the versatility of the treble voice and brings musical excellence, integrity, and honesty to every performance.
The performance will feature the Goshen College Women’s World Music Choir, directed by Debra Detwiler.