Vocal performances offered in April
MILFORD — Bookending April with two very different vocal performances, Kindred Spirits Arts Programs presents the Calmus Ensemble Saturday, April 5, and Chris McNulty Friday, April 25. Germany's Calmus Ensemble (originally scheduled to perform a December concert, but a snowstorm put an end to that) is one of classical music's most highly regarded vocal groups.
New Yorker Chris McNulty is an acclaimed jazz singer and composer. Concerts begin 7:30 p.m. at the Milford Theatre, 114 E. Catharine Street, Milford, Pa Tickets cost $15 when purchased in advance through kindredspiritsarts.org, and children under 15 are admitted free.
Kudos for Calmus
Calmus's program will include Early Music from the time before Bach, songs by Brahms and Schubert, and "German chansons" written by contemporary Ludwig Bohme.
Winner of both the ECHO Klassik and Supersonic awards, Calmus' five vocalists have sung together since 1999, during which they've recorded 15 albums and performed at Carnegie Hall and other top concert halls throughout Europe and the Americas.
Jazz Singer McNulty
Australia-born Chris McNulty has lived in New York City more than 30 years, where she has recorded, composed, and appeared at major jazz venues like Dizzy’s Coca Cola Club of Lincoln Center, The Jazz Standard, Joe’s Pub, Smoke Jazz Club and BAM.
Her music not only encompasses standards and re-harmonized pop tunes — she's also a composer about whom the Jazz Times said, "If McNulty's vocalizing is fearless, then her writing is peerless...her explorations seem to transcend to a free zone between jazz and modern symphonic music."
Featured on radio stations from Australia to the United States to Europe, her recordings have won "Top Ten Picks" and other awards for years.
"When we booked vocal groups in the past we have filled the house, and now we're so proud to present Calmus Ensemble and Chris McNulty," says Yos Feigelson.
An internationally renowned cellist, Feigelson is also the artistic director of Kindred Spirits Arts Program, which arranges concerts in northeast Pennsylvania and music education events for school students. Kindred Spirits started out in 2001 as a volunteer group that arranged music events at Grey Towers for the Pinchot Institute. Today this nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization is supported by funds from individuals, businesses, and government agencies.
Tickets for the concerts, at 7:30 p.m., April 5, and 7:30 p.m., April 25, $20 at the box office or $15 when purchased in advance via KSAP's website, kindredspiritsarts.org. The public can also buy tickets at Books and Prints at Pear Alley, 220 Broad Street, Milford, Pa. Children under 15 are admitted free.
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