CONCERT SERIES 2018-2019
SUNDAY, May 5th, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
Come to the Feast
St. Noel Music Ministry invites to our free Spring Concert . Soloists, Church Choir, Youth and Adult Bell Choirs under direction of Agnieszka Bieniek will present joyful music for all. Spend Sunday, May 5th at 4:00 pm with us and stay for the free refreshments after the concert.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
“A BOUNTY OF BRAHMS”
Tessa Lark, violin
Edward Arron, cello
Brahms Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op.102
Brahms Symphony No.2 in D major, Op.73
CityMusic’s season-opening program brings together Johannes Brahms’ Double Concerto for Violin and Cello, the last of his masterful works for orchestra, performed by internationally renowned soloists Tessa Lark and Edward Arron, and the sunny Symphony No. 2, which the composer himself said “sounded so merry and tender it was as though it were especially written for a newly wedded couple.”
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2018 at 3:0o p.m.
Singers Companye, the Chamber Choir
Companye Strings & Robert Mollard, keyboard artist
Free will offering
From Gregorian to jazz to the intricate choral textures of the world’s most exciting young composers, this is an extraordinary program that Cleveland Classical described as
“assured performances of modern choral works by 45 voices that produced colorful tapestries of tone.” Daniel Hathaway’s review of this particular program also stated that “throughout the program, the well-trained ensemble produced vibrant, well-blended choral sound crowned with powerful climaxes….it was clear that Singers Companye was in full control of their challenging repertoire.” (April, 2018, Mary Queen of Peace, Cleveland).
_________________________________Friday, November 16th, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Friday, November 16th at 7:30pm, internationally-renowned early music specialists Mignarda will make their first appearance at St. Noel Church in Willoughby Hills, Ohio. Mignarda has assembled a fine ensemble of Cleveland-area vocalists including Malina Rauschenfels and José Gotera, and will perform a sacred concert that will feature Missa Ave Maris Stella by Spanish composer Tomás Luis de Victoria (c.1548 – 1611), and an exquisite selection of motets dedicated to the Virgin Mary by Victoria and Franciso Guerrero (c.1528 – 1599).
Free-will offering; free off-street parking
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
St. Noel Music Minsitry
CONCERT SERIES 2017-2018
FRIDAY, APRIL27, 7:30 p.m.
Les Délices (Debra Nagy, artistic director) and Quire Cleveland (Ross Duffin, artistic director) join forces for an exciting program of French Baroque music. Violins, oboes, flutes, bassoon, chorus, and a thrilling team of rising-star vocal soloists will perform resplendent, rarely-heard sacred works by Rameau and Mondonville. Les Délices regular (and director of Boston’s acclaimed vocal ensemble Blue Heron) Scott Metcalfe will serve as guest conductor and “lovely high tenor” Owen McIntosh returns to sing the modern premiere of Lefebvre’s Conserva me, a beautifully poignant work with echos of Rameau. This is a concert not to be missed! Tickets can be purchased at http://lesdelices.org.
St. Noel Music Ministry
Sunday, May 6, 4:00 p.m.
Concert Season 2015-2016
St. Noel Music Ministry
Friday, May 13 at 7:00 p.m.
(Date and time of the concert are changed from the Concert Series Brochure)
Friday, April 8 at 8:00 p.m.
“ How rumbustious these artists can be.
Steven Player is a dancer of uninhibited vitality. He twisted, leaped and stomped with violinist Julie Andrijeski….a triumphant close.”
–THE CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER
Suites from Overture Burlesque & Don Quixote
Concerto for Two Violins
The escapades of Harlequin and his girlfriend Columbine were the delight of the Renaissance in the popular Commedia dell’artestreet theatre. These colorful characters come to life as dancers Steve Player, Julie Andrijeski and friends interpret Telemann’s lively character suites. (Warning: other musicians might dance out of their seats as well in this rambunctious program!) Olivier Brault and Johanna Novom set sparks flying in Bach’s fiery Double Violin Concerto.
Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.
Steve Player, guitar/dancer
Ensemble La Nef of Montréal
Sylvain Bergeron, director/archlute
Jeannette Sorrell, director
Back by popular demand! Now a best-selling CD and DVD, this program is a tapestry of mystical Scottish Gregorian chant, ancient pagan carols, Celtic fiddle tunes & joyous dances – featuring highlights from a medieval Scottish Vespers service. The program returns to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York for the second time – but catch it here at home!
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Eric Ohlsson, oboe
Joseph Haydn Sinfonia Concertante, op.84
Antonio Vivaldi The Four Seasons , op.8, Winter
Astor Piazzolla The Four Seasons, Spring
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony Nr. 41, K551, C major (Jupiter)
Friday, October 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Johannes Brahms Violin Concerto in D major, Op.77
Robert Schumann Symphony No.1 in B flat, Op.38 (Spring)
Concert Season 2014-2015
Apollo’s Fire- “The U.S.A.’s hottest baroque band.”
Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.
Apollo’s Fire shakes the dust off these pieces by the hit pop composer of the 18th century. Violinist Olivier Brault takes on the Four Seasons, while Julie Andrijeski, Johanna Novom & René Schiffer set sparks flying in double-concertos. Tickets available at phone: 216.320.0012
toll-free: 800.314.2535 or email: [email protected]
CELEBRATION OF AMERICAN MUSICAL THEATER
February 1,2015 at 4:00 p.m.
Castle of the Soul:
A Contemplative Prayer Experience for ALL
Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.
St. Noel Concert Choir, Liturgical Dancers, Readers and Instrumentalists invite you
for this unique prayer service which includes:
Songs of contemplation and consolation written by Tony Alonso, Liam Lawton, Chris de Silva,
Readings from the texts of St. Teresa of Avila, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, St. Francis de Sales, St. Augustine, Thomas Merton, and Cardinal Leo Josef Suenens
Dancers, candles, and bells.
January 11, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.
Come and conclude the Christmas Season with our St. Noel Music Ministry. Listen to new and familiar Christmas music. If you like to sing, be ready to join us with some seasonal songs. Concert is free and open to the public. For more information contact Agnieszka (Aga) Bieniek Director of Music Ministry at St. Noel at [email protected] or 440.946.0887 ex.19
Program: Christmas songs from Renaissance to 21st Century presented by soloists, chamber instrumental groups, Youth Bell Choir and Adult Bell Choir, Concert Choir and Adult Choir.
Conductor: Agnieszka Duda-Bieniek
Arsis – Estonian Bell Choir & Rémi Boucher – Guitar
Sunday, July 22nd, 2012
Arsis handbell ensemble and Rémi Boucher are taking us to the musical walk around the world. In the first part of the concert, pieces by well-known composers, like Grieg, Bach, Boccherini or Mozart, can be heard. Boccherini’s “Fandango“ (III movement from Quintet No 4), which is very popular among string players, has never been performed by handbells. We will hear a special arrangement made for Rémi and Arsis. The second part is dedicated to the folk music. A rich emotive power through lullabies, shepherd’s tunes and folk stories is given by the handbells and a guitar.
Born in Rouyn-Noranda (Québec, Canada), Rémi Boucher is the first guitarist who have won the Canada Council for the Arts Sylva Gelber Award. In addition to his many national and international prizes, in less than 18 months, Rémi Boucher has conquered Europe, America and Asia winning unanimously the first prize of five of the most important international music competitions (Alessandria in Italy, Andrès Segovia in Palma de Mallorca in Spain, Havana in Cuba, Mauro Guiliani in Turin, and Fernando Sor in Roma).
Rémi has had the pleasure of being invited to perform with many major orchestras all over the world, performing all of the major guitar concertos. He regularly performs recitals, gives master classes and judges at many of the most important competitions, music festivals and universities around the world. He is currently working as a guitar professor in Conservatory of Quebec, CA.
More information about Rémi: http://www.erpmusic.com/artists/instrumentalists/remi-boucher
Arsis Handbell Ensemble, which was developed in 1993, today consists of eight players and one of the most perfect sets of handbells, including 7+4 octave sets of handbells and 7 octave set of handchimes. All the handbells have been made in the USA, Malmark bell factory.
The ensemble has toured in different places of the world – Sweden, Finland, Norway, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Canada, Belgium, USA, Portugal, Poland. One of the most exotic places was the Republic of South Africa where Arsis participated in Eisteddfod festival and was honoured the highest prize Grand Prix. Arsis has also represented Estonia in several cultural programs abroad. The remarkable honour has been to play for the Royal Family in Spain.
Arsis is playing mostly arrangements of classical music but also a lot of original music. The ensemble has played with Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, with different choirs, solo instruments and solo voices. Six CDs have been released by now. More information about Arsis activities: www.arsis.ee
You can find us also in Facebook by names: “Arsis Handbell Ensembles” / “Rémi Boucher, guitariste”