2013 Letter from William Seibert, CVSL Board President

Dear Friends and Supporters of Collegium Vocale,

The Collegium Vocale of St. Louis is pleased to announce its 17th season. We invite you to attend our 2013-2014 concert series featuring music rarely or never before performed in St. Louis. As you know, CVSL’s focus on vocal chamber music of the 17th and 18th centuries is unique to the area. To enhance your experience at CVSL concerts, we again perform this exceptional music in historically significant and architecturally inspiring spaces. Your generous renewed and, if possible, increased financial support is critical at a time when the regional economy remains weak and public support for the performing arts is limited. Your patronage enables us to continue to offer these enriching musical events to St. Louis area audiences free of charge.

The 2013-14 concert series promises you more opportunities to enjoy music rarely performed anywhere else.

CVSL 2013-14 Concert Season:

October 13, 2012 3:00 p.m.

Shiru l’adonai – Sing to the Lord: Hebrew Music Of the 17th and 18th Centuries

Featuring music of Salamone Rossi (1570-1630) and Ceremonial Music for the Dedication of the Synagogue of Siena (1786)

Central Reform Congregation, Central West End

February 2, 2014 3:00 p.m.

Sacred Cantatas of J.S. Bach

Cantatas 115, 155, and 70

Featuring Joyce Alper, Baroque Oboe and John Korak, Baroque Trumpet

First Congregational Church of St. Louis, Clayton

April 27, 2014 (Tentative)

Chamber Music of the Viennese Court, 1700-1725

Featuring music of Antonio Caldara (1670-1735) and his contemporaries

St. Louis Abbey, Town & Country

To supplement the generous assistance of our donors, we also actively pursue sources of grant funding, both new and continuing. Since grant awards are often announced months after the applications are made, we rely on our faithful donors to maintain a healthy fiscal flow. Your continuing generosity allows us to continue bringing talented early music musicians to St. Louis for this unique series of early vocal music repertory, accompanied by instruments of the period and performed in the style of the time.

Please join us for our 2013-2014 season. We look forward to your continuing help in making these unique musical events possible and also to seeing you at the concerts and visiting with you afterwards. Please tell your friends and acquaintances who enjoy early music – or who have never heard it! – to join us for the upcoming series. Thank you for your kind interest in CVSL and your valued and much appreciated support.


William Seibert, President

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