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Camerata Plans Concerts Dec. 7, 8

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Posted: Monday Nov 11, 2013

Nov. 11, 2013

Saint Vincent Camerata and the Academy Chamber Orchestra will present an All-Bach concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, December 7 in Saint Vincent Basilica, and at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 at Sacred Heart Church, Shadyside, Pittsburgh.

The program includes Cantatas: n. 61 "Savior of the Nations, Come" (Nun komm der Heiden Heiland), and n. 147 "Heart and Mouth and Deed and Life" (Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben).

Metropolitan Opera soloist Brian Kontes of Elk County will be bass soloist. Other soloists include soprano Grettelyn Nypaver, mezzo soprano Olga Perez Flora and tenor James Flora.

Nypaver, a 2010 alumna of Saint Vincent College, is an active freelance vocalist in Pittsburgh. She has been soloist with the Camerata, the Saint Vincent College Choir and the Schola Cantorum of Holy Family.

Olga Flora has performed with the Amarillo, Arizona, Ohio State, Opera Festival of Rome, Pittsburgh and New Jersey Opera companies. This will be Olga's first performance with the Camerata.

James Flora has performed with the Arizona, Middlebury, New Jersey and Pittsburgh Opera companies and with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. This will be James' third performance with the Camerata.

In addition to his roles at the Metropolitan Opera, Kontes, has also performed with the New York City, Hong Kong, Lorraine, Nashville, New Orleans and Seattle opera companies.

The concert will also include Bach's Violin Concerto in A Minor with Saint Vincent College senior music major Aubrey Saloka as violin soloist.

Dr. Warren Davidson, artistic director of the Academy Chamber Orchestra will be concertmaster. Fr. Stephen Concordia, O.S.B., of the Saint Vincent College music faculty, will conduct.

For more information, phone 724-805-2177 or visit Saint Vincent Camerata online at stvincent.edu/sacredmusic.

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