Calmus Ensemble

Calmus EnsembleTuesday, April 21 | 7:30 p.m.

When the a cappella ensemble Calmus performed in Washington D.C. last year,  “the group held the audience spellbound with its artistry” according to the Washington Post reviewer.  Calmus performs the closing concert on this year’s Auditorium Chamber Music Series season on Tuesday, April 21.  The concert is at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Idaho Auditorium in Moscow. 

Founded in 1999 in Germany, the vocal quintet embodies the rich choral tradition of its hometown of Leipzig, the city so closely associated with Bach and Mendelssohn.  All graduates of Leipzig‘s renowned St. Thomas Church Choir School, the members of Calmus offer the unique combination of a pure soprano voice with four male voices ranging from bass to countertenor.

With more than a dozen recordings to its credit, Calmus’ recent CD, entitled Touched, features a unique intermingling of classical and popular songs ranging from Purcell and Schütz to Bobby McFerrin and Sting. Many of these songs will be on the program for their Moscow performance. The program will also reflect Calmus’s own German background in presenting works by Bach, Schumann, and Schubert.   

The members of Calmus will conduct a choral master class at the Lionel Hampton School of Music Haddock Hall on the day of their concert—Tuesday, April 21—from 12:30 to 2.  The public is welcome to observe as Calmus works with UI choral groups. 

Tickets for the Calmus concert are on sale at BookPeople on Main Street in Moscow, at the door the night of the concert, and online  through Idaho Marketplace or at (208) 885-7557.

Tickets are $10 for students, $19 for seniors, and $22 for general admission. 

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