CVSL is Getting Back to Making Music!

2021-2022 Concert Series Announced

August 2021

From the Artistic Director:

I am delighted to announce that the Collegium Vocale of St. Louis is ready to get back to making music for St. Louis audiences! 

At this time, our hope and plan is to offer our usual series of three concerts next season, beginning on October 24, 2021 at 2:00 pm at the Old Cathedral.  The program will feature the music of Giacomo Carissimi (1605-1674), one of the greatest composers of the seventeenth century.  The centerpiece of this concert will be a performance of his masterpiece, the oratorio Jephte.  The remainder of the program will consist of several motets, featuring the singers of CVSL in various combinations.  We are very excited to be able to present this concert in the magnificent Basilica of St. Louis, King of France – the Old Cathedral.  This will be a wonderful opportunity for you to experience Carissimi’s moving music in the absolutely amazing acoustic and visually stunning space of the Old Cathedral.

We are planning a second concert for February, another in our ongoing series of local premieres of sacred cantatas of Christoph Graupner, the contemporary of J. S. Bach, whose music is being rediscovered. 

Our third concert, to be offered in late April, will be a program of music of the Bononcini family.  This father and his two sons were heralded throughout Europe and the elder son, Giovanni Battista, was regarded by many in his day as Handel’s most serious competition. 

The singers and instrumentalists of CVSL are very excited to return to live performances before equally live audiences. 

We hope that you will plan to join us for these fascinating journeys of musical discovery.

Bruce Carvell

Artistic Director



“An Abundance of Grace: Sacred Cantatas of J.S. Bach” – Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Soulard (Saint Louis, Missouri)