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Featuring Organist Paul Woodring

Founded in 1999, this remarkable German a cappella vocal quintet embodies the rich choral tradition of its hometown of Leipzig – the city so closely associated with Bach and Mendelssohn. Whether singing music by those German masters or other great composers, Calmus captivates both audiences and critics with its charming stage presence, flawless technique and entertaining presentation. The quintet will be accompanied by Cal Poly organist Paul Woodring.

“The group held the audience … spellbound with its artistry.”
– The Washington Post


$10 Student Rush tickets available at the door only, with I.D.


Anja Pöche, soprano
Sebastian Krause, countertenor
Tobias Pöche, tenor
Ludwig Böhme, baritone
Manuel Helmeke, bass
Paul Woodring, organ
Dietrich Buxtehude        Prelude in F-sharp minor (8‘)
1637-1707                    (organ solo)
Johann Sebastian Bach  Dir, dir, Jehova, will ich singen (2‘)
1685-1750                    arr: Ludwig Böhme, from Schemellis Songbook
                                      (Calmus solo)
                                      Alles, was Odem hat, lobe den Herrn (2‘)
                                      from the motet “Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied” BWV 227
                                      (Calmus solo)
Arvo Pärt                       Kyrie
*1935                            Gloria
                                      Veni sancte spiritus (10‘)
                                      from: Berliner Messe
Johann Sebastian Bach  Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden (6‘)
                                      motet BWV 230
                                      (Calmus solo)
Arvo Pärt                       Credo
                                      Agnus Dei (10‘)
                                      from: Berliner Messe
Johann Sebastian Bach  Jesus bleibet meine Freude (3‘)
                                      from cantata BWV 147

Hans-Andre Stamm     Fantasie
                                     (organ solo)
-----------------------       INTERMISSION
Shakepeare Songs (30’)
Shall I Compare Thee    Nils Lindberg (*1933), sonnet 18
Come Away, Death        Jaakko Mäntyjärvi (*1963), from: Four Shakespeare Songs, 1984
O Mistress Mine             Nancy Wertsch (*1943) from: A Shakespeare Suite
Lullaby                          Jaakko Mäntyjärvi, from: Four Shakespeare Songs, 1984
Over Hill, Over Dale       Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958), from: Shakespeare Songs, 1951
Fear No More                 John Tavener (1944-2013), from: Three Shakespeare Sonnets
Fear No More                 Jussi Chydenius (*1972)
Full Fathom Five            Jaakko Mäntyjärvi, from: Four Shakespeare Songs, 1984
Full Fathom Five            Charles Wood (1866-1926)
                                      (Calmus solo)
J.S. Bach                       Jesus bleibet meine Freude


Show Sponsors

Bert & Candace Forbes, Barb & Howard Ignatius

  • Show Information

  • 3 pm | Sun Mar 18, 2018
  • Harman Hall
  • Ticket Prices

  • Adult: $32
  • Student, staff and faculty: $25.60
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