Performances

 

Date Program Location Director
12/2017 Magnificats Disciples Christian Church Martin Kessler
05/2017 The Seasons Project: Spring & Sumer – The Season by Josef Haydn. Disciples Christian Church Martin Kessler
02/2017 The Seasons Project: Winter – The Season by Josef Haydn along with seasonal works. Disciples Christian Church Martin Kessler
11/2016 The Seasons Project: Autumn – The Season by Josef Haydn along with seasonal works. Disciples Christian Church Martin Kessler
05/2016 Chiaroscuro–Light and Shadow–Bodies and Voices in Motion Disciples Christian Church Martin Kessler
03/2016 The A Cappella Mass: Gregorian Chant, Orlando di Lasso, and F. Poulenc Disciples Christian Church Martin Kessler
11/2015 G.F Handel: Judas Maccabaeus Disciples Christian Church Martin Kessler
05/2015 Whitbourn: Annelies A Choral Setting of The Diary of Anne Frank Fairmount Temple Martin Kessler
03/2015 Bizet Carmen: The Complete Opera in Concert
Celebrating the 60th anniversary of Suburban Symphony and the 40th anniversary of Choral Arts Cleveland.
Cleveland Masonic Temple Martin Kessler
12/2014 A Vaughan Williams Christmas
Featuring Hodie a Christmas Cantata and other Vaughn Williams pieces
Grace Lutheran Church Martin Kessler
05/2014 Treasures from Our Vault
Beloved oratorio choruses, choral selections from Broadway, French choral selections, and gems from various languages. It will include:
Dvorak’s “Tui Nati Vulnerati” from Stabat Mater
Mendelssohn’s “He Watching Over Israel” from Elijah
Rodgers “In Concert: Carousel”
“Amor de mi Alma”.
Grace Lutheran Church Martin Kessler
03/2014 New Music from Old Friends
Antony Pitts: Valley of Dry Bones (Jerusalem-Yerushalyim)
Lauridsen: Soneto Dela Noche & Sure on this Shining Night
William Godfree: Requiem
Chilcott: Making of the Drum
Cohen: Night Cadence
Beach
Grace Lutheran Church Martin Kessler
11/2013 Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem Grace Lutheran Church Martin Kessler
05/2013 Voz Y Corazon: Music from Spain and Latin America St. John Cantius Church, Tremont Martin Kessler
05/2013 Voz Y Corazon: Music from Spain and Latin America Grace Lutheran Church Martin Kessler
03/2013 Centennial Celebration: Verdi, Britten, Wagner
“Laudi alla Vergine Maria” and “Ave Maria” by Verdi
“Rejoice In the Lamb” by Britten
and various opera choruses by Wagner
Grace Lutheran Church Martin Kessler
11/2012 Music and Healing
Alzheimer’s Stories by Robert Cohen
Also to incl.Beethoven Choral Fantasy
Severance Hall Martin Kessler
05/2012 New Voices from Britain
Antony Pitts: “Jerusalem-Yerushalayim”
Grace Lutheran Church Martin Kessler
03/2012 New Voices from Britain
William Godfree: Requiem
by Kaplan, Rutter, Whitacre, and Willcocks
Grace Lutheran Church Martin Kessler
11/2011 Vivaldi: “Gloria” RV 589
Schubert: Mass No. 2 in G major, D. 167
Grace Lutheran Church Martin Kessler
05/2011 A Program of Choral Music Outside the Western Canon
“Niska Banja” a Serbian Gypsy dance
“Adinu”based on an Arabic poem
“Ute Sundance” Native American
“Hava Nageela” an Israeli folk song
(2 movts) Ugandan trad.
“Balia di Sehu” a Caribbean harvest song
“Dravidian Dithyramb” a hymn from India
Grace Lutheran Church Martin Kessler
03/2011 Beethoven: “Missa Solemnis” K. 626
in collaboration with the choirs of: First Baptist Church and Fairmount Presbyterian Church and Suburban Symphony Orchestra
First Baptist Church Martin Kessler
11/2010 Handel: “Dixit Dominus” (Psalm 110) HWV 232
Palestrina: “Sicut Cervus” (Psalm 42)
Howells: “Like as the Hart”
Grace Lutheran Church Martin Kessler
05/2010 “Love, Death and Transfiguration”
Opera Choruses: Rutter arrangements from works by
Purcell, Britten, Berlioz, Bizet, Verdi, Wagner, Barber, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Bernstein, Borodin
Grace Lutheran Church Martin Kessler
03/2010 Mozart:”Requiem” K. 626 Grace Lutheran Church Martin Kessler
12/2009 An Advent Concert
Charpentier: “Messe de minuit pour noel”
Desprez, Bruckner, Biebl: settings of “Ave Maria”
Grace Lutheran Church Martin Kessler
05/2009 The Singing Drum
Chilcott: “The Making of the Drum”
Conte: “Invocation and Dance
West African folk songs: “Kapalongo” and “Betelehemu”
Grace Lutheran Church Martin Kessler
03/2009 Mendelssohn: Elijah
in collaboration with the Suburban Symphony
Fairmount Temple Martin Kessler
03/2009 Mendelssohn: Elijah
in collaboration with the Suburban Symphony
Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland Martin Kessler
11/2008 The Sound of Venice
Monteverdi: Vespers of 1610 — four selections
Gabrieli: “In Ecclesiis”
Stravinsky: Mass of 1948
Grace Lutheran Church Martin Kessler
05/2008 A Tudor Portrait
Works by Rutter, Diemer, P.D.Q. Bach, Vaughan Williams
Gilbert and Sullivan: Scenes and Choruses from”The Yeoman of the Guard”
Grace Lutheran Church Martin Kessler
03/2008 Fauré: Requiem
Duruflé: Motets on Gregorian Themes
Grace Lutheran Church Martin Kessler
11/2007 Haydn: “Lord Nelson Mass”
Vivaldi: “Dixit Dominus”
Grace Lutheran Church Martin Kessler
03/2007   Fairmount Temple, Shaker Heights Martin Kessler
03/2007   Fairmount Temple, Shaker Heights Martin Kessler
12/2006 Conrad Susa: Carols and Lullabies
Benjamin Britten: “Ceremony of Carols”
Morten Lauridsen: “O Magnum Mysterium”
Tomas de Victoria: “O Magnum Mysterium”
Grace Lutheran Church Martin Kessler
06/2006 Mozart: Regina Coeli, K. 276
Mozart: Mass in C minor, K. 427 (K. 417a)
Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ
Cleveland
Martin Kessler
06/2006 Mozart: Regina Coeli, K. 276
Mozart: Mass in C minor, K. 427 (K. 417a)
Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church Martin Kessler
05/2006 Selections from the Great American Choral Song Book
William Billings: “Be Glad then America
Robert DeCormier (arr.):“Yankee Doodle”
Randall Thompson: “Frostiana” , “The Road Not Taken”, “The Pasture”, “Come In”, “A Girls’ Garden”, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”, “ Choose Something Like a Star”
Randall Thompson: “Alleluia”
Stephen Stills: Suite – “Judy Blue Eyes”
Keith Hampton:“True Light”
Lou Hayward (arr.):“Gershwin and Porter on Love” “Embraceable You”, “You Do Something to Me”, “The Man I Love”
“Just One of Those Things”, “But Not for Me”, “Love Is Sweeping the Country”
Grace Lutheran Church Martin Kessler
11/2005 G.F. Handel: Chandos Anthem No. 11 “Let God Arise”
J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 104 “DuHirte Israel, höre”
D. Scarlatti:”Stabat Mater”
Grace Lutheran Church Martin Kessler
05/2005 Orff: Carmina Burana Beachwood High School, Beachwood Martin Kessler
05/2005 Orff: Carmina Burana
Beethoven: Fantasia for Piano, Chorus, and Orchestra (“Choral Fantasy”), Op. 80 piano – Emanuela Friscioni
in collaboration with Western Reserve Chorale (Director: Dan Call)
New Laurel Singers of Laurel School (Director: Charles Carr)
and Suburban Symphony (Director: Martin Kessler)
Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ
Cleveland
Martin Kessler
12/2004 The Irish Muse: Poems and Music in the Irish Tradition
Tavener: “Little Requiem for Father Malachy Lynch”
Robinson: “With a faery hand in hand”
Susa: “Six Joyce Songs”
Grace Lutheran Church Martin Kessler
12/2004 Life Lessons and Carol
Martin Kessler and Molly Hawley: Christmas Carols
Schütz: German Magnificat (1671)
in collaboration with Trinity Cathedral Choir
Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland Martin Kessler
05/2004 Brahms, Brahms, and More Brahms
“Nänie” – accompanied by string quartet, oboe & piano
Songs and Romances – “Wiegenlied”
“Liebeslieder Waltzer” (op.52)
Grace Lutheran Church Martin Kessler
03/2004 Britten: “Festival Te Deum”
Duruflé: “Requiem”
Vaughan Williams”Five Mystical Songs”
Grace Lutheran Church Martin Kessler
03/2004 Britten: “Festival Te Deum”
Duruflé: “Requiem”
Vaughan Williams”Five Mystical Songs”
Pilgrim Congregational UCC
Martin Kessler
12/2003 Three Magnificats
Schütz: “Magnificat” SWV 468
Mozart: “Magnificat” from “Vesperae solennes de confessore”, K. 339
Rutter: “Magnificat”
Grace Lutheran Church Martin Kessler
06/2003 Choral Art of Bernstein & Copeland
Bernstein: “Chichester Psalms” and “Missa Brevis”
Selections from “West Side Story”
Copeland: “The Lark” and “American Songs”
  Martin Kessler
03/2003 Dvorak: Stabat Mater St. Anne’s Church Martin Kessler
03/2003 Dvorak: Stabat Mater
in collaboration with Suburban Symphony Orchestra
Pilgrim Congregational UCC
Martin Kessler
11/2002 “500 Years of French Choral Music ”
works by LeJeune, DiLasso, Fauré, Sweelinck, Poulenc, Ravel and Lauridsen
Grace Lutheran Church Martin Kessler
02/2002 Mozart: “Requiem” K.626
a collaboration with Western Reserve Chorale (Director: John Roberts)
and Heights Chamber Orchestra (Music Director: John Russo)
Christ Episcopal Church, Shaker Heights John Russo
06/2001 Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem Fairmount Temple  
06/2001 Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem Grace Lutheran Church  
02/2001 Handel: Israel in Egypt Grace Lutheran Church Marci Alegant
02/2001 Handel: Israel in Egypt St. John’s Cathedral  
10/2000 Millennial Coronation Concert St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church  
10/2000 Beethoven Choral Symphony Beachwood High School  
05/2000   Grace Lutheran Church  
05/2000 Mendelssohn: Elijah Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ
Cleveland
 
05/2000 Mendelssohn: Elijah
a collaboration with Black River Singers of Oberlin and Cleveland Women’s Orchestra
Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ
Cleveland
Marci Alegant
12/1999 Miscellaneous Pilgrim Congregational  
12/1999 From Sea to Shining Sea First Baptist Church  
05/1999 Great Opera Choruses Men Theatre  
03/1999 Poulenc, Britten & Bach Church of the Savior  
11/1998 An American Tapestry of Song Church of the Savior  
06/1998 Bernstein: Chichester Psalms and other Psalms Church of the Savior  
03/1998 Purcell: Dido and Aeneas Church of the Savior  
11/1997 Durufle: Requiem St. John’s Cathedral  
05/1997 Mozart: Coronation Mass, Handel Corornation Anthems Museum of Natural History  
02/1997 Bloch: Sacred Service St. John’s Cathedral  
05/1996 Haydn: Creation St. John’s Cathedral  
12/1995 Lighting the Holiday Season, incl. Respighi’ s Laud to the Nativity Museum of Natural History  
06/1995 Beethoven: Choral Fantasy, Orff: Carmina Burana Cleveland Institute of Music  
11/1994 Gilbert & Sullivan: Pirates of Penzance Museum of Natural History  
06/1994 Mozart: Regina Coeli and Requiem Museum of Natural History  
11/1993 Beach: Festival Jubilate Cleveland Museum of Art  
05/1993 McCartney: Liverpool Oratorio Palace Theatre  
11/1992 Williams: Serenade to Music, Faure Requiem St. Philomena Church  
05/1992 Mass of Thanksgiving Saint Vincent de Paul Church  
05/1992 Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem St. Philomena Church  
05/1992 Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem Solon High School  
11/1991 A Thanksgiving Concert St. Philomena Church  
06/1991 Rossini: Stabat Mater Severance Hall  
11/1990 Haydn: Creation Saint Stephen’s Church  
10/1990 Haydn: Creation Valley Presbyterian Church  
06/1990 Haydn: Creation St. Philomena’s Church  
11/1989 Mozart: Requiem Valley Presbyterian Church  
06/1988 Spring Concert TM C Eastern Campus  
12/1987 Candlelight Xmas Concert First English Lutheran Church  
05/1987 Spring Concert Till C Eastern Campus  
03/1987 Jewish Music Concert Fairmount Temple  
12/1986 Winter Xmas Concert    
03/1986 Bloch: Sacred Service Fairmount Temple  
03/1986 Spring Concert Tri-C Western Campus  
06/1985 Concert-Small Group Shaker Square  
04/1985 Spring Concert    
12/1984 Holiday Music Various Sites  
03/1984 Spring Concert Regina High School  
10/1983 Concert-25 singers Jewish Community Center  
05/1983 Spring Concert Lutheran East High School  
05/1983 Spring Concert E. Cleve. Community Theatre  
03/1983   Fairmount Temple  
03/1983 Jewish Music Fairmount Temple  
12/1982 Holiday Music Various Sites