CAAM Concerts


2022-2023 Season


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Past CAAM Concerts


Change Sings

Columbia Youth Choirs with the CPS Fifth Grade Honors Choir

5 p.m., November 20, 2022

First Baptist Church (1112 E. Broadway)

Tickets Available HERE

“I can hear change humming

In its loudest, proudest song.

I don’t fear change coming,

And so I sing along.”

Anything is possible when our voices join together in a concert inspired by the lyrical picture book Change Sings: A Children’s Anthem, written by the New York Times bestselling author and presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman and New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long. Join the members of CYC and special guests CPS 5th Grade Honors Choir on a musical journey that explores the power of using your abilities to inspire change whether little or large – in yourself, your family, your school, your community, and even the world.


Messiah Sing-Along

Hosted by Columbia Civic Orchestra

Columbia Chorale, Columbia Civic Orchestra

5 p.m., December 10, 2022

First Baptist Church (1112 E Broadway)

Dust off your old choral score and warm up your singing voice – Columbia Civic Orchestra, Columbia United Church of Christ, and CAAM are bringing back Handel’s Messiah in a special sing-along concert! All are warmly welcome to join the Columbia Chorale and the Columbia Civic Orchestra as they lead an audience sing-along of many beloved Messiah choruses.

 


Sounds of Brazil

Columbia Chamber Choir

4 p.m., January 29, 2023

Sacred Heart Catholic Church (105 Waugh St.)

The nation of Brazil has gathered considerable influence from various peoples, from its indigenous tribes to the arrival of the Portuguese in 1500 to the Spanish, Dutch, and African populations that soon followed. As a role of cultural expression – whether religious, artistic, or social – Brazilian music has produced diverse rhythms, melodies, and songs in both instrumental and choral formations. Discover the history of Brazil and the beauty and brilliance of its music in Sounds of Brazil, a concert inspired by the gamut of rhythms and sounds that comprise its multicultural and multiethnic identity. Sounds of Brazil features CAAM’s Chamber Choir presented in partnership with the MU Choral Department and under the baton of guest conductor Karen Zeferino, a MU graduate student from Brazil.


Unity: A Benefit Concert

Columbia Community Gospel Choir & Columbia Kids Gospel Choir

with special guests

7 p.m., February 11, 2023

CAAM promotes Unity in the Community in its seventh-annual concert to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy through a benefit concert performance of gospel-inspired works. Hailed as one of CAAM’s most powerful and uplifting concerts, Unity brings together individuals of all faiths and backgrounds to celebrate diversity and raise money for a local nonprofit. Past concerts have raised over $15,000 for Youth Empowerment Zone, Granny’s House, United Community Builders, BOLD Leadership Academy, and City of Refuge. This year, we join together on behalf of the Voluntary Action Center’s Opportunity Campus, a new initiative to help our unhoused neighbors, while highlighting Dr. King’s powerful call to serve others: “No individual or nation can be great if it does not have a concern for ‘the least of these.’”


Rise Up

Columbia Chorale & CYC’s Canta Bella with MU’s University Treble Choir

March 2023

The combined treble voices of Columbia Chorale, Canta Bella, and guest singers from MU pay tribute to the women who have made an impact on society in this benefit concert. With works and/or lyrics composed by women spanning over several centuries, this multifaceted concert features texts and photographs to honor these strong women who refused to be silenced. In the words of Susan B. Anthony, as summarized in the song “Rise Up” by Jake Runestad, “There shall never be another season of silence . . . . There is so much yet to be done. Rise up!”


Missouri Composers Orchestra Project

Hosted by Columbia Civic Orchestra

Premiere Choral Artists

7:30 p.m., April 16, 2023

CAAM’s newest initiative under the baton of Nathan Lange will premiere new choral works commissioned for the ensemble at the Columbia Civic Orchestra’s annual new music concert, which features the winners of the Missouri Composers Orchestra Project from 2020 and 2022. This concert is supported by the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation.


A Little Night Music: An Evening of Sondheim

Columbia Chorale with the MU Department of Theatre

7 p.m., April 29, 2023

Christian Fellowship Church (5045 Chapel Hill Rd.)

Join the Columbia Chorale and the University of Missouri Department of Theatre for a night of show stopping music to honor the musical legacy of prolific American composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim. Known for crafting some of Broadway’s most innovative, ambitious, and iconic songs, Sondheim made a profound impact on contemporary musical theater, as well as the lives of many. In the spirit of Sondheim’s legacy, A Little Night Music will also pay tribute to Dr. Marcia Ann Berry, a scholar, dramaturge, actor, and member of the MU Theater community who lost her battle to cancer in 2019. Funds raised during the concert will go towards establishing the Marcia Ann Berry Memorial Scholarship, to benefit a Black, woman graduate or undergraduate student in the Department of Theatre in the College of Arts and Science.


You Can’t Stop the Beat

Columbia Youth Choirs with special guests

4:30 p.m., May 7, 2023

Battle High School (7575 E St. Charles Rd.)

The act of making music extends beyond the choir, as percussion and voice unite in this dynamic final concert of the CYC season. Featuring all CYC choirs and a special guest drumline, we invite you to clap your hands, stomp your feet, and join the rhythmic fun that can’t be beat!


Past Concerts of the 2022-2023 Season

Pairings: A Second Course

Prometheus: An American Vocal Consort

Tour September 22-25, 2022

Kansas City, Lawrence, Columbia, and Rocheport

Click HERE to view the details of each performance and to purchase tickets.

After its roaring success last season, CAAM’s Artists-in-Residence under Artistic Director R. Paul Crabb once again take audiences on a journey throughout the world in a “delicious” concert experience. Prometheus’ fourteen professional singers present sublime a cappella choral music in intimate settings, where audiences will enjoy wine and food specifically chosen to pair with each musical piece. This imaginative feast for the senses is not to be missed! In addition, Prometheus seeks to foster a greater understanding and appreciation for the choral arts by presenting a workshop and concert for Kansas City area youth.


Luminary Remembrance

Hosted by Caring Hearts and Hands

Columbia Youth Choirs

Oct. 15, 2022

Stephens Lake Park

The members of CYC will provide a special program for the luminary remembrance and fundraiser at Stephens Lake Park for Caring Hearts and Hands, a home for end-of-life care.


For Here is Rest

featuring Rutter’s Requiem, Runestad’s Come to the Woods, and other nature-inspired works

Columbia Chorale

6 p.m, November 5, 2022

Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbia

Tickets Available HERE With Suggested Donation

Concert Program HERE

As the beauty of our ever-changing world succumbs to the quiet devastation of climate change, what will we lose, and what can be saved? Columbia Chorale calls us to ponder these questions in For Here is Rest. This concert warns of humanity’s impact on Earth, while also evoking the awe-inspiring transcendence, hope, and peace that nature brings.