Join us on Saturday, March 29 at 8 p.m. for a benefit concert for CMR featuring the National Philharmonic Singers. The concert will be held at Christ Episcopal Church, 107 S. Washington St., Rockville 20850.
LA MUSICA DA TAVOLA!
From Renaissance times until now, people have entertained with a varied “menu” of music at their table. In this tradition, the Singers offer up a light spring fare to please your discerning taste - a concert that has it all: stars, animals, mysticism, love, dance, and humor!
The madrigal comedy Festino written by Italian monk Adriano Banchieri features choral depictions of dances, wine-tasting, and the Counterpoint of the Animals, while contemporary Norwegian Ola Gjeilo expands in a mystic style with Unicornis Captivator. The music of love comes forth in Brahms’ eloquent vocal quartets, paired with a heavenly gaze in a regional premiere of Stars written by Latvian composer Erik Esenvalds accompanied by the sheen of tuned water glasses. Comedy fare rounds out the program with Eric Whitacre’s zany Animal Crackers and the gossipy Neighbors’ Chorus by Offenbach.
The National Philharmonic Singers, led by Stan Engebretson and Victoria Gau, is a chamber choir and one of several performing ensembles of the National Philharmonic, which is in residence at the Music Center at Strathmore. As such, it promotes works suited for smaller ensembles, whether with accompaniment or A cappella. Its repertoire ranges from 15th to 21st centuries, and it often premieres new compositions by local composers. In summer of 2013, the group was invited to participate in the international choral competition in Llangollen, Wales. This is the ninth year of performance at Christ Church with free-will offering benefiting the Community Ministries of Rockville.
The CMR 2014 Gala will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 6 p.m. at Lakewood Country Club, 13901 Glen Mill Rd., Rockville, MD 20850. Tickets are $90 and may be purchased online by clicking the "Donate" button above. (Type "gala tickets" in the Description box.)
Join us at the Taste of Rockville at Hometown Holidays at Rockville Town Center on Memorial Day Weekend. Enjoy great food from many different Rockville restaurants from 2-10 pm Saturday, May 24 and Sunday, May 25, 2014.
Come shoot pumpkins from a cannon and win a prize at Lewis Orchards on Saturday and Sunday, 11-5 pm the first two weekends in October (October 4-5 and October 11-12).
You're invited to a fun night of casino style games, silent and live auctions and great food on Saturday, November 8, 6-10 pm. at Temple Beth Ami. This fundraising event will benefit the Mansfield Kaseman Health Clinic.