Upcoming Virtual Concerts: Carissimi and Gilbert & Sullivan – COMING SOON!

Optime Pastor

A Dramatic Early Baroque Oratorio and a Twelve-Voice Mass

Recorded: March 24, 2024

Crescendo Vocal Ensemble, Pablo Bustos – Jephte, and Christina Kay, soprano as Filia, and Douglas Williams, bass-baritone as Historicus, and Period Instrument Ensemble, directed by Christine Gevert.

Recorded: May 5, 2024

Gilbert and Sullivan’s works feature intentionally absurd plots in which authority and the rigid norms of society are cleverly made fun of, as the music combines elements of the parlor ballad, Victorian church music, and the operas of Donizetti, Bellini, and Verdi. The program showcases some of their most beloved choral numbers, and a few of the most famous solo roles from several of their fourteen operettas, loosely tied together by brief narration, and the complete one-act operetta Trial by Jury.

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Virtual Concerts On-Demand NOW

Crescendo At Home

Latest recordings:

Recorded: March 2, 2024
Bach & Paganini – Solo Violin Music

Carols for the Earth

Recorded: December 16, 2023
Carols for the Earth

Now you can watch Crescendo’s concerts at home at any time with our virtual concert portal – Crescendo at Home!

We want to keep choral and baroque music experiences alive not only during the pandemic, but also for your pleasure, comfort and for anyone who is not able to attend concerts in person.

Recorded in high quality audio by former Carnegie Hall engineer Leszek Wojcik, and filmed in high definition by Charlette Media Productions, we offer you an experience that is similar to being there in person. It even brings you closer to the performers than you ever would in a live concert.

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SINGERS based in the Berkshires are invited to join Crescendo’s Ensembles: Crescendo Chorus, Crescendo Vocal Ensemble, Crescendo Young Artists Program. We have openings for both amateur and paid professional positions in all voice groups. A limited number of scholarships are available. We regularly perform in Lakeville, CT and Great Barrington, MA. Learn more, and schedule and audition by writing to: crescendo@crescendomusic.org

COVID PROTOCOL FOR CRESCENDO’S CONCERTS AND EVENTS

Covid Prevention Policy: Masking recommended for audience members. These policies will be adapted according to community transmission rates.

These concerts have been made possible in part with support from CT Humanities (CTH), with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) from the Connecticut State Legislature.