- Calmus Vocal Ensemble
- Carols from around the World
December 15 at 3:30
West Building, West Garden Court
When the summer heat shimmers above the vastness of the Australian bushland, when sleigh bells ring joyfully through the snow-covered forests of Estonia, when people in Mexico portray the pilgrimage of Mary and Joseph, and families in Denmark dance around the Christmas tree, then it is Christmastime and the whole world celebrates and sings. Calmus Vocal Ensemble, first-prize winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition, performs an international selection of the most beautiful Christmas carols from all over the world, including Denmark, Germany, England, France, Ireland, Croatia, North America, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Sweden, and Spain, as well as “Silent Night” in several languages. Founded in 1999, this German a cappella quintet embodies the rich choral tradition of its hometown of Leipzig, the city so closely associated with Bach and Mendelssohn. Whether singing music by those German masters or other works in its diverse repertoire, Calmus captivates both audiences and critics with its charming stage presence, flawless technique, and entertaining presentation.
Photo by Marco Borggreve