December 9, 3:00 PM, St. Mark’s Church
Back by popular demand, when they performed in 2016 the concert sold out!
Relax to the sweet sounds of an intimate choral Christmas with The Vocális Chamber Choir.
Directed by James Burrit, and now in their 17th season this select ensemble from Buffalo, New York will present a program of traditional Christmas a cappella music.
Also featuring the incredibly talented Emma Meinrenken, Music Niagara Performance Academy alumni, who will be playing on the 1689 Baumgartner Stradivarius. It’s a rare chance to get up close to an incomparable violin, played by one of Canada’s most technically proficient and musically sensitive young artists.
Tickets start at $25 + HST, order early for the best price!
Vocalis Chamber Choir
a capella choir
Founded in 2002 by its director, James Burritt, Vocális Chamber Choir, is a select ensemble of dedicated professionals based in Buffalo, New York. Vocális is committed to performing great a cappella music of all eras, and to cultivating an awareness of the art of choral singing. The choir strives to inspire, educate and enlighten our audiences through an intimate and moving concert experience. Now in its 17th season, Vocális has established itself as one of the finest choral ensembles in New York.
Vocális’ programming is wide-ranging, presenting choral masterpieces and lesser-known gems from throughout the ages, including exciting contemporary works such as James MacMillan’s Cantos Sagrados, Tarik O’Regan’s Triptych, and James Whitbourn’s Son of God Mass. Vocális has performed regularly with members of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Buffalo Chamber Players, the Western New York Chamber Orchestra, and at the Music Niagara Festival in Ontario, Canada. The choir strives as well, to support new compositions, including recent commissions by composers Andrew Smith, Michael Slon, and Caroline Mallonée in honor of the group’s 10th and 15th anniversaries.
Each season the choir presents a series of subscription concerts in some of Buffalo’s most beautiful architectural and cultural landmarks, and actively seeks out unique collaborative opportunities with the thriving arts community of Western New York.