There is Sweet Music
Ragazzi Continuo is proud to present its 2018 summer concert series, There is Sweet Music. In a showcase of the diversity and power of music, There is Sweet Music will take you on a journey that will inspire a laugh, a tear, a dance, and a smile. Featuring a diverse and exceptionally accessible program, this concert is sure to be a highlight of the summer.
Enjoy the rhythm of the Ghanaian street dance, Kpanlongo, and twirl around the maypole to the Swedish folktune, Domaredansen. Revel in the beauty of nature in Kodaly’s Esti Dal (Evening Song) and marvel at the somber beauty and stoic hope of Richard Burchard's Dedication. Audiences will also enjoy Ubi Caritas, by Ola Gjeilo, Timothy Takach's setting of She Moved Through the Fair, and Eric Barnum’s A Red, Red Rose.
Continuo is also pleased to announce the world premiere of a new arrangement of the Gospel classic, Swing Down Chariot, arranged for the group by member Jansen Verplank.
Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 5:00 PM
This December, Ragazzi Continuo is proud to present it’s 2017 holiday concert series, Winter’s Warmth. In a season known for its cold and darkness, Continuo has drawn inspiration from the myriad holiday traditions born out of light and warmth. The program will take you on a journey from the cold wonder of Thomas Tallis’ The Town Lay Hushed to Matthew Culloton’s mirthful setting of In Dulci Jubilo.
Celebrate the Festival of Lights with a traditional setting of S’vivon and feel the warmth of the hearth with Canadian composer Diane Loomer’s Yuletide Fires and the ever classic Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On an Open Fire). Audiences will also enjoy a Christmas hymn written in the language of the Huron people and the boisterous, even rowdy, Boar’s Head Carol. Featuring a diverse and exceptionally accessible program for audiences of all ages, we invite you bring the whole family — this is not a concert to be missed!
Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 7:30 PM
The Great American Songbook
Ragazzi Continuo presents The Great American Songbook, a collection of pieces that have defined and shaped the musical landscape of the United States over the course of its history. While the title traditionally has referred to a selection of popular songs and jazz standards from the early 20th Century–songs like Irving Berlin’s "Blue Skies," represented here in a barbershop arrangement by Clay Hine–this neglects many hundreds of years of great American music. Continuo invites you to take a journey with us exploring this rich musical history, from colonial times to the present day.
Weep with revolutionaries in William Billings’ “Lamentation Over Boston” and carouse with soldiers in a new arrangement of a Civil War standard from Continuo’s own Daniel Crowley. Experience the powerful shape note singing tradition in Reginald Untersher’s exciting arrangement of B.F. White’s "When I Hear The Trumpet Sound" and the beautiful simplicity of Appalachian chant in "Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah." You’ll hear songs from great singer-songwriters like James Taylor and David Crosby, as well as contemporary classical works from Richard Burchard and Dale Trumbore. From sea to shining sea, The Great American Songbook has something for everyone.
Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Sunday June 4, 2017 at 5:00 PM
Ragazzi Continuo joins the most accomplished boys and young men from the Ragazzi Boys Chorus to present excerpts from Glorias by classical greats Josef Haydn and Antonio Vivaldi. Music by J.S. Bach and his predecessor, Heinrich Schutz, will set the stage for a piece by contemporary choral composer Eric Whitacre. In preparation for Ragazzi’s tour to the Baltics, Russian songs by Rachmaninoff and Chesnokov will be presented, along with some lively folk tunes. Some modern music from Latvian and Estonian composers will also be sung. A small orchestral group will accompany the singers.
Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 3:00 PM