Stand Together

Robert Ray: Gospel Mass
Other selections
 

YouTube Premiere:
Saturday, November 21, 2020


Charlotte Contemporary Ensemble
Charlotte Master Chorale  

Robert Ray 01.jpgStand Together features the Charlotte Master Chorale and our friends at the Charlotte Contemporary Ensemble.

This concert is designed to promote unity and connectivity in our diverse society. We will feature Robert Ray’sGospel Mass, as well as other works that encourage unity and generate a healthy conversation in our community.

In an interview with theHouston Chronicle, Ray said, “God controls everything I do. It was written in about a two-week period. The hard part for me was not being a formally trained composer. The creativity was a result of divine inspiration. He was working with me.“ He added that the piece strikes an ecumenical chord that allows "people of all denominations or faith to embrace the style.””

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2020 Fall Events

Margins

Margins

October 3 launches our 2020-21 season with the online premiere of "Margins", featuring Pulitzer-prize winning composers Caroline Shaw and David Lang. This is a unique collaboration between the Bechtler Museum, Bechtler Ensemble, Northwest School of the Arts, and the Chamber Singers of the Charlotte Master Chorale.
Stand Together

Stand Together

Premiering Saturday, November 21, Stand Together features the Charlotte Master Chorale and our friends at the Charlotte Contemporary Ensemble. We will feature Robert Ray’s Gospel Mass, as well as other works that encourage unity and generate a healthy conversation in our community.
Messiah

Messiah

Premiering on Saturday, December 5, Charlotte Master Chorale will lead a sing-along virtual
 performance of Part I (the “Christmas Portion”) of George Frideric Handel’s Messiah. This event is intended for singers and audience members throughout the Charlotte community to help present this time-honored tradition. This online Messiah includes a virtual-choir opportunity for singers to join together to sing the “Hallelujah Chorus.”
Christmas with the Charlotte Master Chorale

Christmas with the Charlotte Master Chorale

Premiering Saturday, December 19, 2020, Christmas with the Charlotte Master Chorale will feature all of the ensembles of the Charlotte Master
 Chorale and will serve to quench the thirst for “live” Christmas music. This production will highlight some of the great carols of the season, as well as inspiring seasonal repertoire that promotes hope, love, joy, and peace. We hope this annual event will serve as a pillar in the December concert season.