web address

Click here to go to the Saint John's website: http://saintjohnswilliamstown.org/

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Sneak preview of tonight's concert (May 18) Vivaldi Gloria

Click here
to see a short excerpt from the final chorus of the Vivaldi: Gloria, performed by the St. John's choir and CIAO! (Community Intergenerational Action Orchestra), recorded in rehearsal tonight!

The concert features the entire Vivaldi: Gloria, as well as concertos by Bach, Telemann, and Vivaldi performed by CIAO!   FutureCIAO! (the training orchestra for CIAO!) will perform short works by Bach, Bartok, and Telemann.

Concert is at 7;30; admission is free; donations will be accepted to benefit the Berkshire Immigrant Center.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Vivaldi Gloria with St John's choir and CIAO!

Don't miss this special concert featurng the St. John's choir accompanied by the Community Intergenerational Action Orchestra (CIAO!).  

In addition the the Vivaldi Gloria, CIAO! will perform selected concerto movements by Telemann and Vivaldi. FutureCIAO!, the training orchestra for CIAO!, will perform short works by Bach, Bartok, and Telemann.

Admission is free; donations will be accepted to benefit the Berkshire Immigrant Center to support immigrants and their families to achieve financial stability and community success.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Free piano recital Saturday, May 5 at 5 pm

Saturday, May 5 at 5:00 p.m.

Pianist Stephen Ai (Williams College, class of 2019) performs works by Bach, Beethoven, and Chopin.

Admission is free!
Stephen Ai began studying piano at age five with Ms. Anna Stal and is currently a sophomore at Williams College studying with Ms. Doris Stevenson.  He has received many various local, state, and national awards for his musicianship, including the Berkshire Symphony Soloist Competition, American Protégé Talent Competition, American Fine Arts Festival Scholarship, San Diego Symphony Hot Shot Young Artists Award, and California Bach Festival Complete Works Audition Awards. He has also performed with the Berkshire Symphony, San Diego Symphony, and the Los Angeles Bach Festival Orchestra, among others. 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Free trumpet recital Saturday, April 29th at 3:00 p.m.

Come to a free trumpet recital by Leonard Bopp, accompanied by pianists Stephen Ai and Qiana Yang.

The program includes works by Haydn, Rachmaninoff, and Ravel.

Born in Albany, New York, Leonard Bopp is currently a sophomore at Williams College. At Williams, Leonard is a member of the Berkshire Symphony, and frequently performs as a soloist and chamber musician
This summer, Leonard will study at the Chosen Vale International Trumpet Seminar in Hannover, NH, where he will work with many of the world’s foremost trumpet soloists. 

Leonard has also studied at the Domaine Forget International Music Festival in Quebec, Canada, and spent two summers in high school as a student at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, where he performed as Principal Trumpet of the Young Artists Orchestra and studied with David Krauss, Principal Trumpet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Also an aspiring conductor, Leonard is Music Director of the Chamber Orchestra of Williams, and has also conducted the Berkshire Symphony and the I/O Ensemble. Last summer,

Tenores de Aterúe in concert Friday, April 28th

Doug Paisley and Tenores de Aterúe in concert Friday, April 28th at 7:30 p.m.

Suggested donation: $15 adults, $10 students and seniors.

 Click here to listen to a sample of Tenores de Aterúe 

Sardinian cantu a tenore is a form of polyphonic singing performed by a group of four singers using four different voices: bassu, contra, boghe, and mesu boghe

The deep guttural timbre of the bassu and contra voices produce ringing overtones, which are expanded by the mesu boghe.  This rich aural texture is essentially a canvas for the boghe, who is the main soloist ad sings almost all of the text.

The song form is typical of the region of Barbagia and other parts of central Sardinia. Performance are often spontaneous and done in local bars, but also at more formal occasions, such as religious festivals.

The lyrics are sometimes ancient, but may also be contemporary poems on present-day issues such as emigration and politics, and they are connected to the island’s rich poetic tradition.