Voce will open its 2018-2019 season with a selection of choral music’s timeless treasures spanning the last 400 years. The music of Tallis, Bruckner, Lauridsen and Whitacre, among others, invites you on a journey that has unified choirs for centuries. Experience Voce’s hallmark sound in these familiar and vibrant works which have evoked harmonious accord across the expanse of time.
December 15, 2018 – 7:00 pm at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 197 Bushy Hill Rd, Simsbury, CT 06070
December 16, 2018 – 4:00 pm at Asylum Hill Congregational Church, 814 Asylum Ave, Hartford, CT 06105
Join Voce, soloists and the newly-founded Voce Chamber Orchestra in the most celebrated choral work ever written. The performance will include all of Part I of “Messiah,” closing with the beloved "Hallelujah Chorus." Voce will bring an inspiring and informed performance of this magnificent work to celebrate the holidays in the spirit of harmony.
Thomas LaVoy, emerging as one of the finest composers of our era, will join Voce as Composer-in-Residence in “Light Eternal.” A former student of Paul Mealor, Thomas brings unique colors to some of the most profound poems and sacred scriptures ever penned. His music is warmth to the ears and will evoke a song in your heart with subtle harmonies, ethereal tones and tenderness.
The music of Whitacre, Gjeilo, Mealor, Ešenvalds and others will captivate the soul and delight the senses in the tenderness and joy of serving harmony. Voce culminates its season with an invitation to unity, joy, light and the collective devotion to the gift of song.
Voce explores the timeless beauty of works old and new, combining the exquisite “Mid-Winter Songs” of Morten Lauridsen with sounds of eras past, including the concert’s namesake, “Faire is the Heaven” by William Henry Harris. Be transported through the splendor of the choral arts from age to age.
Dana Kephart, mezzo-soprano, accompanied by the Arraes-Moyer Duo will perform music that is native to the United States and United Kingdom. The program includes arrangements by Britten, Copland, Clarke, Vaughn Williams, and Gershwin/Heifetz.
This recital is presented as part of Simsbury Public Library's "Classical Music in the Afternoon" series highlighting Hartt Community Division faculty.
In the Program room (150) at the Simsbury Public Library. Free admission!
The Schola Cantorum at the Cathedral of St. Joseph presents a concert for Christmas. Dana Kephart performs Treble II solos in Britten's "Ceremony of Carols."
Full concert preceding the Christmas Eve Mass, 9:00pm
Partial repeat preceding Christmas Day Mass, 9:30am
Celebrate Mother’s Day with CONCORA’s singers as they present a bouquet of solo songs in an intimate recital setting. Enjoy music of various periods and genres about mothers and motherhood, a mother’s love, lullabies and cradle songs, and perhaps even some motherly advice! All proceeds benefit CONCORA’s artistic programming
Saturday, 1/21/2016 at 8:00 and Sunday, 1/22/2016 at 3:00
Eudaimonia, a Purposeful Period Band and the Longy School of Music Early Music Department team up to present Vivaldi's oratorio "Juditha Triumphans." Dana will sing the role of Holofernes.
St. Andrew's church in Kent, CT presents its 6th annual Messiah Sing-In as part of the "Music in the Nave" series.
Margie O'Brien, Soprano; Dana Kephart, Mezzo-soprano, Michael Chamberlin, Tenor; Joe McDonough, Bass-baritone.
Works by Handel, Porpora, Roman, and their contemporaries in 18th-century London
Performed on period instruments: Dana Kephart, mezzo-soprano*Catherine Slowik, viola da gamba*Emily Hale, baroque violin*Stephen Gamboa-Diaz, harpsichord
Saturday, April 9th at 1:00pm, Berkman Recital Hall at the Hartt School, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT
Sunday, April 10th at 1:00pm, St. John's Episcopal Church, 679 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, CT
Admission by donation
A recital by Carley DeFranco, soprano, Dana Kephart, mezzo-soprano, and Joe Turbessi, pianist
An exploration of love, relationships, family life, and heartbreak. Featuring Schumann's complete Frauenliebe und -leben, selections by 20th-century American composers, and more.
Sunday, December 6th at 3:00 pm
Friday, December 11th at 8:00 pm
Mezzo-soprano soloist with the Farmington Valley Chorale's on their Winter concerts, featuring "four settings of the Canticle of Mary by Vivaldi, Mozart, Rutter and Stanford - and traditional songs of the season." Directed by Ellen Gilson Voth and accompanied by Frank Zilinyi
For more information and tickets: http://www.farmingtonvalleychorale.org/concerts-tickets
With the Boston Camerata, in partnership with the Longy School of Music Early Music department
Saturday, May 9th @7:30pm
Sunday, May 10th @3:00pm
Free and open to the public. No tickets required.
Also to be live-streamed at http://livestream.com/accounts/4182264/events/4005327
or, go to www.longy.edu/livestream and find the event that says GSR: Dana Kephart, mezzo-soprano.
Click here to access the program and follow along as you live-stream!
Graduate recital for the Master of Music degree in Early Music.
This program will present an exploration of the mythological Dido character's emotional journey throughout her encounter with Aeneas. Quotes from literature such as Virgil's "Aeneid" and Purcell/Tate's "Dido and Aeneas" will be used to narrate, as works by Strozzi, Francesco degli Organi (aka Landini), Handel, Dowland and Campra convey the sentiment of each phase of this legendary tale.
The program will be assisted by:
Weronika Balewski, baroque flute -- Christien Beeuwkes, vielle -- Thomas Bowers, harpsichord -- Yi-Li Chang, harpsichord and baroque violin -- Doug Freundlich, lute -- Menglin Gao, theorbo -- Elijah Hopkin, tenor -- David Hunt, viola da gamba -- Laurie Monahan, mezzo-soprano -- Oliver Weston, baroque cello