Cappella Festiva was honored to sing Dona Nobis Pacem at the Tribute to Randy Fleischer: A Life in Music on October 25, 2020.

Rest In Peace, Maestro.

Under the direction of Dr. Christine Howlett, singers from Vassar College and Cappella Festiva virtually performed for Vassar College's 2020 online graduation ceremony.

Vassar Choir and Friends Unclouded Day from Vassar College on Vimeo.

A "Treble Send Off" to our Beloved High School Seniors - June 2020

Lessons & Carols 2017

A Service of Lessons & Carols 2017 at Vassar College Chapel
Caldwell and Ivory's “Hope for Resolution: A Song for Mandela and DeKlerk”

Composer Sean Ivory wrote, “Paul and I wrote ‘Hope’ in 1994 to commemorate the end of Apartheid and the beginning of reconciliation in South Africa. It is dedicated to the memory of Nelson Mandela, who struggled long and hard against inequality and strove for meaningful dialogue between the races." The score honors two men Nelson Mandela and Frederik Willem de Klerk and their reconciliation work.

In this performance at Vassar College, the Treble Choir (middle school and high school youth) sing an English Christmas carol in their gentle, sweet voices. Then the Vassar College choirs and Cappella Festiva fold in with the South African anti-apartheid liberation song Thula Sizwe (in Zulu). Both songs weave together as one, in hope for resolution, no longer separated by race or class.

Chamber Choir Audio Recordings

Ubi caritas - Paul Mealor

Lux aurumque - Eric Whitacre

Luminous night of the soul - Ola Gjeilo

Summer Choral Festival