Collegium Vocale of Saint Louis 1996 – 2016 Celebrating 20 Years!

We are pleased to announce that Collegium Vocale of Saint Louis (CVSL) has a new online home! Please visit our new site www.collegiumvocaleofsaintlouis.org for the latest information about the 2015-2016 Concert Season, as well as program details, artists’ bios, volunteer opportunities, and more.

Though still under construction, this site is officially open for business — with more content coming soon. Help spread the word!

We hope to see you at our next concert — February 28, 2016, 3 pm:

“Four Sacred Cantatas by J S Bach”

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Collegium Vocale Singers
Collegium Vocale Singers
Collegium Vocale of Saint Louis was founded late in 1996 by nine musicians.

On February 17, 1997, its first concert was presented as The Cantata Concert at the noonday series of the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

On the program was J. S. Bach’s “Coffee Cantata” and G. P. Telemann‘s “Jauchzet, ihr Christen.”

The concert was enthusiastically received, and the performers resolved to continue as a group.  On October 27, 1997, the organization was incorporated under its present name and has given three or four concerts every year since that time.

CVSL is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation. Your financial contribution helps us continue our mission of presenting historically informed vocal chamber music of the 17th and 18th centuries for St. Louis area audiences.

The core group of six singers performs with historic instrumentalists in architecturally significant spaces. Please consider making a donation. All contributions are tax-deductible.

CONTACT US

Collegium Vocale of Saint Louis

5112 Westminster Place

St. Louis, MO 63108

email:  stltenor@att.net

BELOW ARE THUMBNAIL GUIDES TO POSTERS AND PROGRAMS

St. Louis Priory Chapel/St. Anselm Church
St. Louis Priory Chapel/St. Anselm Church4/27/14

April 27, 2104

The Passion of Princes: Italian Music in the Habsburg Court, 1700-1732

Featuring rarely heard cantatas, duets and madrigals of’ Antonio Caldara, Carlo Badia, Giovanni Bononcini, Atillio Ariosti, and Giuseppe Porsile

April 27, 2015 – 3:00 p.m.

St. Louis Abbey Church/St. Anselm’s, St. Louis

POSTER ………. PROGRAM

First Congregational Church of St. Louis
First Congregational Church of St. Louis2/02/14

February 2, 2014

Johann Sebastian Bach: Faith in the Time of Tribulation Three Sacred Cantatas: Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit, BSV 114 Mein Gott, wie lang, ach lange?, BWV 155 Wachet, betet, seid bereit allezeit, BWV 70.

February 2, 2014 – 3:00 p.m – First Congregational Church of St. Louis

2:30 p.m. Pre-concert lecture by Dr. Bruce Carvell

POSTER ………. PROGRAM

Central Reform Congregation
Central Reform Congregation 10/13/13

October 13, 2013

Shiru l’adonai – Sing to the Lord: Jewish Music of the 17th and 18th Centuries.

October 13, 2013 – 3:00 p.m. – Central Reform Congregation

2:30 p.m. pre-concert lecture by Dr. Bruce Carvell

POSTER……….PROGRAM

Interior Detail Christ Church Cathedral
Interior Detail Christ Church Cathedral5/19/13

May 19, 2013

A Lover’s Tears: Madrigal Masterpieces from Books 6 and 7 by Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)

May 19, 2013 – 5:00 p.m. – Christ Church Cathedral of Saint Louis

4:30 p.m. Pre-concert lecture by Dr. Bruce Carvell

POSTER ………. PROGRAM

 

 

First Presbyterian Church of St. Louis Entry
First Presbyterian Church of St. Louis Entry  Four Sacred Cantatas by Christoph Graupner (1683-1760)

February 3, 2013

Seid nüchtern und wachet, 1718; Erwacht, ihr Heyden kommt zu Hauf, 1734; Diese Zeit ist ein Spiel der Eitelkeit, 1709; Wer nach Gottes Wort fraget, der wirds reichlich, 1725.

February 3, 2013 – 3:00 p.m. – First Presbyterian Church of St. Louis

2:30 p.m. Pre-concert lecture by Dr. Bruce Carvell

German-themed reception after concert in Fellowship Hall

POSTER ………. PROGRAM

Koburg Hall Window Detail

Opera in Hamburg, 1704-1705

Selections from Almira, G. F. Handel; Cleopatra, Johann Mattheson; Octavia, Reinhold Keiser.

October 21, 2012  – 3:00 p.m. – Concert – Koburg Hall, Concordia Seminary

POSTER ………. PROGRAM

 

 

Lute PlayerMay 5, 2012

‘Tis Nature’s Voice: An Evening of 17th Century English Song works of Henry Purcell, John Blow, Thomas Weelkes, William and Henry Lawes, and Tobias Hume.

May 5, 2012 – 7:00 p.m. – Concert – Christ Church Cathedral

POSTER ………. PROGRAM

English: Young Johann Sebastian Bach. 1715. Te...February 5, 2012

Faith Under Fire:  Four Sacred Cantatas by J. S. Bach presenting Bach’s earliest surviving cantata, BWV 150, Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich, and three Leipzig cantatas featuring the oboe d’amore.

February 5, 2012 – 2:30 p.m. – Introductory lecture by Artistic Director Bruce Carvell, Ph. D.

3:00 p.m. – Concert – First Presbyterian Church of St. Louis 

POSTER ………. PROGRAM

December 18, 2011

Unto us a Child is Born: Baroque Music of the Christmas Season works of J S Bach, Heinrich Schütz, Michael Praetorius, Giovanni Gabrieli, Alessandro Grandi.

December 18, 2011 – 3:00 p.m. – Pilgrim Congregational Church, St. Louis

POSTER ………. PROGRAM

Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor.
Image via Wikipedia

October 16, 2011

Music of the Court of Emperor Joseph I (1705-1711) works of Emperor Joseph I, Antonio Lotti, Antonio Caldara, Francesco Bartolomeo Conti, Johann Joseph Fux.

October 16, 2011 – 3:00 p.m. – St. Louis Abbey Church/St. Anselm’s, St. Louis

POSTER ………. PROGRAM

 

Dresden frauenkirche
Dresden frauenkirche, Image via Wikipedia

May 7, 2011

Sacred Music of the German Baroque (1636 – 1753) works of Pachelbel, Schütz, Graupner, Tunder, Bernhard, Bruhns, Hammerschmidt, Weckmann and Ristori.

May 7, 2011 – 7:30 p.m. – Christ Church Cathedral, St. Louis

POSTER ………. PROGRAM

 

 

Portrait presumed to be of Baroque composer Ma...
Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Image via Wikipedia

February 20, 2011

Sacred Music of Marc-Antoine Charpentier.

Introductory Lecture by Dr. Bruce Carvell

Lauda Jerusalem, Jesu Corona Virginum, Le Reniément di St. Pierre, Supplicatio Pro defunctis ad Beatum Virginem, Première Leçon du Jeudi Saint, Pro omnibus festis BVM

2/20/11 – 4 p.m. – Second Presbyterian Church

POSTER ………. PROGRAM

Johann Pachelbel's signature from the letter h...October 24, 2010

A Roman Holiday: Celebrating the 350th anniversary of the birth of Alessandro Scarlatti – featuring works of Carissimi, Durante, Frescobaldi, Gasparini, Rossi, and Scarlatti.

October 24, 2010 – 3 p.m. – St. Louis Priory Chapel

POSTER ………. PROGRAM

Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643), about age 30, ...
Claudio Monteverdi, about age 30, Image via Wikipedia

May 1, 2010

A Bouquet of Baroque Beauties cantatas, madrigals, and songs of Monteverdi, Handel, Telemann, Porter, and Sigismondo d’India.

May 1, 2010 – 7:30 p.m. – Christ Church Cathedral

POSTER……….PROGRAM

 

Christoph Graupner's cantata for the birthday ...February 28, 2010

Four Sacred Cantatas by Christoph Graupner Der Heiland ruht auf Flut und Wellen, Herr, wer wind wohnen in deiner Hütte?, Ach Gott und Herr, Ach, wie nichtig, ach, wie flüchtig.

February 28, 2010 – 3:00 p.m. – First Presbyterian Church of St. Louis

POSTER ………. PROGRAM

Henry Purcell, by John Closterman (died 1711)....November 6, 2009

In These Delightful Pleasant Groves: Music of Gastoldi, Frescobaldi, Purcell, Lawes, and Weelkes.

November 6, 2009 – 7:30 p.m. – Second Presbyterian Church

POSTER ………. PROGRAM

Siena, Toscana, ItaliaMay 2, 2009

Evenings in Siena: Featuring works of Agazzari, Saracini, Vecchi, Gallichi, and Drei.

May 2, 2009 – 7:30 p.m. – Christ Church Cathedral

POSTER ………. PROGRAM

First Church of Christ, Scientist
First Church of Christ, Scientist

February 15, 2009

Bach to Basics: From sin to salvation in Weimar and Leipzig.

February 15, 2009 – 3:00 p.m. – First Church of Christ, Scientist

POSTER ………. PROGRAM

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St. Louis Abbey Chapel

 October 19, 2009

Awake My Lyre: A Program of Baroque Cantatas.

October 19, 2009 – 3:00 p.m. – St. Louis Abbey Chapel/St. Anselm Parish

POSTER ………. PROGRAM

 

La PrimaveraMay 3, 2008

Hark the Wild Musicians Sing! Music that reflects aspects of spring composed by Monteverdi, Grabbe, Schütz, Porter, Purcell, A. Scalatti, and Priuli.

5/03/08 – 7:30 p.m. – Christ Church Cathedral

POSTER ………. PROGRAM

London, 1700. Toms Pauli Foundation.
London Tapestry, 1700, Image via Wikipedia

October 28, 2007

Music in Handel’s London: Featuring compositions by Marenzio, Morley, Steffani, Pepusch, Bononcini, Clari, Babell, Handel, Galliard, Farmer, East, Wilbye, Weelkes, and Anonymous attributed to Byrd.

October 28, 2007  – 3:00 p.m. – St. Louis Priory Chapel

POSTER ………. PROGRAM

One thought on “Collegium Vocale of Saint Louis 1996 – 2016 Celebrating 20 Years!

  1. Marjorie Smith September 2, 2015 / 7:56 am

    Have you posted your 2015-2016 concerts? Please send them to me Marjorie Smith, Music Chair of National Society of Arts and Letters

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