CAAM Concerts

2021-2022 Season


Prometheus: An American Vocal Consort

Tour September 23-26, 2021

Les Bourgeois Bistro in Rocheport and eastern Missouri

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CAAM’s Artists-in-Residence under Artistic Director R. Paul Crabb take audiences on a journey through Western Europe in this unique concert experience. Prometheus’ twelve professional singers present sublime a cappella choral music in an intimate setting, 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 bring high-quality arts experiences to underserved communities by performing in intimate, rural venues throughout mid-Missouri.

First Fridays – Open House Concert

Columbia Youth Choirs

6-8 p.m., Friday, November 5, 2021

Serendipity Salon and Gallery, Downtown in the North Village Arts District

See what’s in store for the season as CYC presents concert highlights during Columbia’s festive “First Fridays.” This free-will donation concert raises money to help offset CYC music purchases for the year.

Johannes Brahms: Ein Deutches Requiem (1871 “London” Chamber Version)

Columbia Chorale

7 p.m., Saturday, November 13, 2021

Columbia Chorale returns to the stage for their 43rd season presenting the beloved choral masterwork, Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem) by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897). While many are familiar with the splendor and grandiosity of his large-scale masterpiece, fewer may know of Brahms’s more intimate 1877 “London” chamber version scored for four-hands, originally presented in English and without the Fifth Movement. Rather than a reduction of the full-score work, Brahms’s chamber version represents a creative reshaping of Ein deutches Requiem, while timely celebrating the perseverance of life and humanity after the events of 2020-2021.


CYC with special guests

4 p.m. Sun., November 21, 2021

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes: from public figures to the heroes among us, even to the heroes within ourselves. In Heroes, the members of CYC will honor their favorite examples of courage and bravery through song in their first concert of the season.

Living Windows

featuring CAAM Choirs

6-8 p.m., Friday, December 3, 2021

Serendipity Salon and Gallery, Downtown in the North Village Arts District

On the first Friday in December, downtown Columbia turns into a festive winter wonderland. This year CAAM will join in the fun showcasing a variety of carols presented by several of the organization’s ensemble

Missouri Celebrated:

Commemorating 200 Years of Missouri Music and Art

Columbia Chamber Choir

3 p.m. Sun., December 12, 2021

Columbia Chamber Choir closes the celebration of the Missouri Bicentennial in a concert honoring the artistic legacy of Missouri by featuring native composers, poets, and artists of the State. This variety-show styled concert endorsed as a Missouri 2021 Bicentennial project will feature collaborations with local Columbia arts groups.

Unity: A Benefit Concert

Columbia Community Gospel Choir, Columbia Kids Gospel Choir, and Columbia Chorale

7 p.m. Sat., Jan. 15, 2021

CAAM promotes Unity in the Community in its sixth-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 deserving area non-profit. Past concerts have raised over $13,000 for Youth Empowerment Zone, Granny’s House, United Community Builders, BOLD Leadership Academy, and City of Refuge. This year, we join together to highlight Dr. King’s powerful call to serve others with excellence:

“Be a bush if you can’t be a tree. If you can’t be a highway, just be a trail. If you can’t be a sun, be a star. For it isn’t by size that you win or fail. Be the best of whatever you are.”

Missouri Composers Orchestra Project Concert

Columbia Chamber Choir

7:30 p.m. Sun., March 20, 2022

Columbia Chamber Choir 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.

In the Dark and Light RESCHEDULED

Columbia Chorale

7 p.m. Sat., April 23, 2022

Moments of hope and affirmation in the depths of despair – or disease – are exceedingly rare, but can be found. Experience this transcendence when the Columbia Chorale, under the baton of guest conductor Dr. Brandon A. Boyd, presents the powerful modern oratorio Alzheimer’s Stories by Robert S. Cohen and Herschel Garfein coupled with the uplifting cantata I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes by Adolphus Hailstork. Alzheimer’s Stories movingly gives a voice to the millions of Americans with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers by mimicking the progression of the disease through poignant real-life experiences. In I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes, Hailstork sets three well-known Psalms – 121, 13, and 23 – in a powerful conversation with each other. Both works call us to bring love, faith, music, and light even in the darkest of places.

The Greatest Show on Earth

Columbia Youth Choirs with special guests

4 p.m. May 1, 2022

Join CYC as they close their 8th season in a concert like no other! Passion and imagination merge as the singers take the audience on a fantastical journey under the big top. Singers will showcase not only their musical abilities but their many other talents and tricks. You won’t want to miss this experience!

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Past CAAM Concerts