2016 – 2017 Arts at the Abbey

All concerts are at 8:00 PM Except as listed. All concerts are free. Donations are gladly accepted

All concerts are held in the Belmont Abbey Basilica on the campus of Belmont Abbey College (at Exit 26 on I-85) in Belmont NC and are free to the public. This series is made possible in part by the Associated Foundation, Inc. of Belmont, The Monks of Belmont Abbey and other private donors.

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For more information contact Karen Jacob (karenjacob@bac.edu)

Please call 704-461-6012 for more information about Arts at the Abbey.

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September 26, 2016   8:00 PM

Celebrating Shakespeare – Wit and Wisdom from Will.  Carolina Pro Musica presents music from the Renaissance to the 21st centuries  including a commission by NC composer Margaret Sandresky.

Location: The Abbey Basilica
Donations are gladly accepted.

 

http://www.carolinapromusica.org

http://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/Library/SLT/literature/music/shakespeare.html

For more information contact Karen Jacob (karenjacob@bac.edu)

Please call 704-461-6012 for more information about Arts at the Abbey.

October 24, 2016   8:00 PM

D’Amore Duo (oboe and guitar) performs music rarely heard. Their program will feature works by Handel, Elgar, Piazzolla, and new work Abraham and Isaac (based on the Biblical story) as felt by Maryland composer Ronald Pearl. 

Location: The Abbey Basilica
Donations are gladly accepted.

 

D’Amore Duo

For more information contact Karen Jacob (karenjacob@bac.edu)

Please call 704-461-6012 for more information about Arts at the Abbey.

November 13, 2016   3:00 PM

Boston-based Ensemble  Aubade celebrates the 100th anniversary of Debussy Trio for flute, viola and harp (world premiere November 7, 1916  in Boston!). Other works for the same instruments by Maurice Ravel and Arnold Bax.

Location: The Abbey Basilica
Donations are gladly accepted.

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http://www.americasmusicworks.com/ensemble-aubade.html

 

For more information contact Karen Jacob (karenjacob@bac.edu)

Please call 704-461-6012 for more information about Arts at the Abbey.

December 9, 2016   8:00 PM

Holiday Concert featuring Abbey Chorus, Instrumental Ensemble. Carols for all accompanied by the Abbey organ.

 

 

The college chorus, voice and instrumental students present music for the season. There will be carols for all to sing.  This is a great way to start your Christmas celebration.

Location: The Abbey Basilica
Donations are gladly accepted.

The College Chorus is a mixture of students and faculty under the direction of monastery organist Karen Hite Jacob. Samuel P. Stowe III directs the instrumental ensemble.

For more information contact Karen Jacob (karenjacob@bac.edu)

Please call 704-461-6012 for more information about Arts at the Abbey.

January 29, 2017   3:00 PM

Suspicious Cheese Lords, male vocal ensemble from Washington, DC presents “Franken Mass” –  a complete mass from selections by Senfl, Palestrina, Mouton, and Carpentras, each of which was first  recorded by the Cheese Lords. The ensemble sang for Pope Benedict when he visited the U.S.  5web150RGBSCLBEMF

Location: The Abbey Basilica
Donations are gladly accepted.

http://www.suspiciouscheeselords.com/history/

For more information contact Karen Jacob (karenjacob@bac.edu)

Please call 704-461-6012 for more information about Arts at the Abbey.

 

 

 February 20, 2017   8:00 PM

A truly international trio, the Merling brings together musicians from Polish, Japanese, and Dutch backgrounds on violin, cello and piano.  They are ensemble in residence at Western Michigan University. They have performed across the United States and in Europe. Their program showcases Brahms’ Hungarian Dances and music from their latest compact disk based on the American songbook.

Location: The Abbey Basilica
Donations are gladly accepted.

 

http://www.merlingtrio.com/index.html

For more information contact Karen Jacob (karenjacob@bac.edu)

Please call 704-461-6012 for more information about Arts at the Abbey.

March 9, 2017   8:00 PM

Reflecting BACH created by cellist Christopher Hutton, focuses on J. S. Bach’s beloved Six Suites for Unaccompanied Violoncello and solo cello music written by later composers who were inspired by Bach. Hutton is on the faculty at Furman University, Greenville , SC.7webHuttoncello-1

Location: The Abbey Basilica
Donations are gladly accepted.

http://www.reflectingbach.com/

For more information contact Karen Jacob (karenjacob@bac.edu)

Please call 704-461-6012 for more information about Arts at the Abbey.

March 27, 2017   8:00 PM

Paris à Printemps, 18th-century French music. Carolina Pro Musica presents music of

Clerambault, Jacquet de la Guerre, Morel and LeClair with John Pruett, baroque violin. 8WebeditedParis-painting-of-

Location: The Abbey Basilica
Donations are gladly accepted.

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For more information contact Karen Jacob (karenjacob@bac.edu)

Please call 704-461-6012 for more information about Arts at the Abbey.

 

 

April 30, 2017   3:00 PM: Annual Spring Concert featuring Abbey students and faculty.

Location: The Abbey Basilica
Donations are gladly accepted.

For more information contact Karen Jacob (karenjacob@bac.edu)

Please call 704-461-6012 for more information about Arts at the Abbey.