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Calmus – Faith and Madness
July 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
With a perfect blend of sound and precision, the vocal ensemble Calmus creates a program of a dialogue between sacred music masterpieces followed by madrigals that portray madness, love, war, and loneliness. Composers include Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Heinrich Schütz, Claudio Monteverdi, Carlo Gesualdo, Clément Janequin, and others.
Performers include Anja Pöche, soprano; Stefan Kahle, countertenor; Tobias Pöche, tenor; Ludwig Böhme, baritone; and Manuel Helmeke, bass.
“Nothing short of remarkable…they, quite simply, bring whatever they sing to glorious life.” That is how the Deseret Morning News described a concert by Calmus, the First Prize Winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition. All graduates of Leipzig’s renowned St. Thomas Church Choir School, Calmus was founded in 1999. This a cappella quintet embodies the rich choral tradition of its hometown, the city associated with Bach and Mendelssohn. Whether singing music by these German masters or other works in its diverse repertoire, Calmus celebrates twenty years of captivating both audiences and critics with its charming stage presence and flawless technique.