Symphonic Choral Performances of Jazz, Opera, and More

Stay up to date on Cumberland Choral Arts’ upcoming events. We have been singing for Fayetteville since 1991. Our chorale performs pieces from all over the world and from the following genres:

  • Classical Music
  • Opera
  • Stage and Screen Music
  • Jazz
  • And More

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2019–2020 Season — A Musical Excursion

Welcome to London on Friday, February 28, 2020, 7:30 PM at First Baptist Church, 201 Anderson Street, Fayetteville, NC

Our next stop on our musical journey is in London, to experience some of England’s finest music. Tonight, we feature three composers, Edward Elgar, Gustav Holst, and John Rutter. 

Elgar was an English composer, for among whose best-known compositions are orchestral works including the Enigma Variations and the Pomp and Circumstance Marches. Gustav Holst was an English composer, arranger, and teacher and known for his orchestral suite, The Planets. 

Both Elgar and Holst are considered England’s finest Nationalistic composers who tend to combine native resources into their music, such as patriotic melodies and indigenous instruments. 

John Rutter is currently a leading English composer of traditional choral works and is the director of Cambridge Singers. All of these composers combine to form a sample of what England has to offer. We hope you enjoy our performance of works from these fine composers.

Concert # 4 – America My Home on Friday, May 8, 2020, 7:30 PM at Snyder Memorial Baptist Church, 701 Westmont Drive, Fayetteville, NC

We return home to America for our final stop on our musical excursion. Tonight’s concert will focus on some little-known composers, some of whom claim North Carolina as their home. 

Works performed tonight will be ones by such composers as Joseph Martin, Dan Forrest, Daniel Elder, and Stephen Paulus. During this concert, the listener will experience more subtle and subdued harmonic structures, combining with flowing, sing-able melodies. 

Works we will perform include Good Night Dear Heart, Song for the Unsung Hero, Hymn for America, and Elder’s song cycle Three Nocturnes. On behalf of all of us at the Cumberland Choral Arts, we hope you enjoy America, My Home.

Special Event – Lift Every Voice and Sing: A Musical Journey Through Black History on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 7 PM at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 1601 Raeford Rd, Fayetteville, NC

This special performance is NOT part of season ticket holder package.

This concert will pay homage to African American Opera Singers, and will include music from black Broadway shows and films such as Porgy and Bess, Carmen Jones, the Wiz, and Show Boat. Performances will also feature music from African American spirituals, which constitutes one of the largest and most significant forms of American folksong.

Also included in the night’s program are spoken word and poetry performances. Tickets are can be purchased at the door for $15. This concert is not included with our season ticket; however, season ticket holders will receive a discounted price of admission. Tickets for students of all ages are $5 with their student ID.