DePaul Concert Orchestra, Symphonic Choir and Community Chorus present
Carmina Burana
Stephen Blackwelder, Eric Esparza and Michael Lewanski, conductors
7:00PM, Thursday, November 1, 2018
Ronald Caltabiano (b. 1959)| Declamation (2018) (World Premiere)
Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)| Beati Quorum Via (1905)
Alice Parker (b. 1925)| Hark I Hear the Harps Eternal (1967)
César Alejandro Carrillo (b. 1957)| Salve Regina (2010)
Craig Hella Johnson (b. 1962)| “All of Us” from Considering Matthew Shepard (2016)
Paul Caldwell (b. 1963) and Sean Ivory (b. 1969)| John the Revelator (2001)
Carl Orff (1895-1982)| Carmina Burana (1935-36)
Majesty and intimacy. A unified voice and the individual spirit. On this opening evening of Unveiled, both will be honored through music and ceremony. The performance begins with a resplendent energy in School of Music Dean Ronald Caltabiano’s world premiere brass fanfare, followed by the warmth of a’cappella choral music—each showcasing student performers and the acoustical range of the new Mary Patricia Gannon Concert Hall. But that same spectrum of enormity and modesty will be pushed further when renowned guest soloists Andrew Garland, David Portillo and Lauren Snouffer join together with the DePaul Concert Orchestra, Symphonic Choir and the Community Music Division’s Community Chorus for a stunning presentation of Carl Orff’s 20th century masterpiece, Carmina Burana.

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Video feed will begin promptly at 7 p.m. on November 1.


Stephen Blackwelder

Stephen Blackwelder is currently director of the DePaul Community Chorus (since 2005) and director of the Chicago Bar Association Chorus (since 2017). This past spring, he successfully completed an 18-season…

Ronald Caltabiano

​Composer Ronald Caltabiano joined the School of Music as dean in July 2016. Previously, he served as dean and professor for the Jordan College of Arts at Butler University in…

Eric Esparza

Dr. Eric Esparza is the Director of Choral Activities and Vocal Area Coordinator at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, where he conducts the DePaul Chamber Choir, Concert Choir, and teaches…

Andrew Garland

Baritone Andrew Garland is widely recognized as a leader in recital work with dozens of performances around the country including Carnegie Hall with pianist Warren Jones and programs of modern…

Michael Lewanski

Conductor, educator, and writer Michael Lewanski is a champion of new and old music. His work seeks to create deeper and more engaged connections between audiences, musicians, and the music…

David Portillo

Praised by Opera News for “high notes with ease, singing with a luxuriant warm glow that seduced the ear as he bounded about the stage with abandon,” American tenor David…

Lauren Snouffer

Recognized for her unique artistic curiosity in world-class performances spanning the music of Claudio Monteverdi and Johann Adolph Hasse through to György Ligeti and George Benjamin, American Lauren Snouffer is…

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