Westmont College Collegium Musicum
A new faculty-student ensemble presents historic church cantatas and the world premiere of a new work by Steve Butler.
When: Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, 3 p.m.
Where: First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara
Age limit: All ages
The Westmont College Collegium Musicum, a new faculty-student musical ensemble, presents historic church cantatas and the world premiere of a new work by Steve Butler, Westmont professor of music, Sunday, February 5, at 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Barbara; Saturday, February 11 at 6 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Arroyo Grande; and Sunday, March 4 at 6 p.m. at St. Bede’s Episcopal Church in Los Angeles. The performances are open to the public and free with a free-will offering taken during the program.
The ensemble consists of a string quartet, oboe, flute, keyboard (organ, piano and harpsichord), soprano soloist and baritone soloist. The repertoire includes works by German composers Franz Tunder, Dietrich Buxtehude, Georg Philipp Telemann and J.S. Bach. Butler’s new composition, “Hymns of Divine Love,” is a cantata based on poetry from Symeon the New Theologian, a 10th century Orthodox monk and poet.
The Collegium Musicum performers are: Nichole Dechaine, soprano; Shasberger, baritone; Steven Hodson, keyboard; Chan Ho Yun, violin; Madison Martin, violin; Sarah Shasberger, viola; Rebecca Shasberger, cello; Anne Anderson, oboe; and Madeline Selby, flute.
Event posted Jan. 29, 2012
Last updated Jan. 29, 2012