Upcoming Performances

2016-2017 Season

Spring 2017

Our Spring 2017 concert will be March 25th at 8 p.m. at Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church on the Emory University campus.

The concert, Dance into Spring, features choral works based on two very different types of dance.

Choral Dances from Gloriana consists of six short pieces drawn from a courtly masque within the opera Gloriana by Benjamin Britten. The various movements represent Time, Concord, Concord and Time, Country Girls, Rustics and Fisherman, and Final Dance of Homage.

Johannes Brahms’ Liebeslieder (Love Songs) are set to music in the style of Ländler: a type of waltz from Austria and southern Germany. Featuring four-hand piano performed by Leanne Herrmann and guest artist Wayne Gilreath, this set of 18 short pieces ranges in compositional style from Schubert to Strauss. But all them will bring a smile to your face!

Rounding out the program are individual choral works by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Alan Bullard, Blake Henson, and an upbeat gospel-style spiritual arranged by Howard Helvey.


March 2015

Collegium Vocale celebrated our 60th anniversary year March 21. We performed Theodora, an oratorio by George Frideric Handel, with members of the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra and vocal soloists. According to one scholar, Theodora was Handel's personal favorite of all his oratorios. The fact that it is rarely performed in the Western Hemisphere today is due at least in part to the work's relative unavailability. However, Theodora has begun to enjoy more frequent performances in recent years. 

Coordinating the preparation for this performance was a monumental task for music director Dr. Kevin Hibbard, the orchestra players, soloists and the chorus. We're pleased to report that all of the participants had a great time. Some members of the audience told us, "The chorus and music blended so perfectly together it was as if they were one," and "Such a wonderful evening. The choir and orchestra worked so hard and did a spectacular job."

Recent Performances

Our most recent performances included selections by M. Haydn, Handel and Mozart and international folk songs, featuring three Korean folk songs prepared by Collegium Vocale member Hahk Kim, as well as Felix Mendelssohn's Hymn of Praise, Franz Schubert's Intendi voci, Rossini's Petite Messe Solonnelle, Rachmaninoff's Vespers and Haydn's Missa Brevis.

In spring 2006, we performed the premiere of Prelude to the Divine Conversation, a new work by Atlanta composer Nickitas Demos, commissioned in memory of Angela Ioannides, who sang with our chorus for many years. In spring 2007, we performed the Southeast premiere of The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace by British composer Karl Jenkins with the University of West Georgia Concert Choir.