Capital Singers of Trenton (CST) celebrates the sounds of the season with its upcoming virtual Lessons and Carols concert, Winter Songs XIV.
The Concert will be streamed on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. The show will include guest appearances by the Trenton Children’s Chorus Training Choir and soloist Rev. William N. Heard, pastor of Kaighn Avenue Baptist Church in Camden.
CST serves under Artistic Director and Conductor Vinroy D. Brown, Jr. and usually rehearses and performs at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Trenton. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the group’s unusual fall 2020 rehearsal season has taken place almost entirely online, with several small ensembles meeting to record at Sacred Heart, among other locations, following strict social distancing protocols.
The virtual concert on December 6 will contain both the live group recordings as well as the large group performances recorded individually by chorus members.
Brown said, “While we are unable to make music the way we’ve been used to for so long, I’m excited for the collaboration that has taken place between our singers and venues special to CST: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Holy Innocents Episcopal Church and our lovely home at Sacred Heart Parish to create this virtual experience.”
The concert will include selections such as the second movement of Brahms’s Requiem, Adolphus Hailstork’s “Christmas Canticle” and the world premiere of a medley of six carols arranged by CST’s founder Richard M. Loatman.
CST performs a repertoire of both sacred and secular music throughout the capital region led by Artistic Director and Conductor Vinroy D. Brown, Jr. with Ellen J. Dondero, Associate Conductor, Spenser R. Gallo, Principal Accompanist, and Zackary D. Ross, Accompanist. The chorus strives to promote the art of choral singing, enrich the cultural life of New Jersey and act as ambassadors for the City of Trenton through concerts, special performances and community outreach.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.capitalsingers.org or call 609-434-2781.
This program is made possible in part by the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission through funding from the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and by Investors Bank Foundation.