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Put One Foot in Front of the Other

Virtual Performance


Cappella Festiva Chamber Choir

Cappella Festiva Treble Choir

Cor Capriccio Children's Choir

Christine Howlett, Matt Zydel, and Elizabeth Clifton, conductors

Susan Brown, piano, James Fitzwilliam, organ

Virtual performance was presented on Sat, Feb 6, 2021 at 5:00 pm

The Cappella Festiva Chamber, Treble and Cor Capriccio Children’s choirs joined musical forces in a virtual program that featured seven pieces.

Our Virtual concert begins with Bach’s B Minor Mass BWV 232: Dona nobis pacem that was produced in honor of the late Maestro Craig Fleishman and under the baton of Christine Howlett.

There were shepherds abiding in the fields composed by Brian Mann and Louis Viernne’s piece Messe Solennelle Op. 16: Kyrie is performed by the Chamber Choir.

The Treble Choir performs In the Bleak Midwinter inspired by the poet Christina Rosetti and a spiritual I’m on My Way, under the baton of Matthew Zydel.

Cor Capriccio Children’s Choir present Christoph Praetorius’ Rise Up Old Flame and is especially pleased to present our concert title song, Put One Foot in Front of the Other, both songs conducted under the direction of Elizabeth Clifton.

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Other Past Virtual Events:

Click here for Handel's Messiah which aired on Saturday, Dec 19th at 2:00pm




Sing along at home to excerpts from the 2019 performance of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic and Cappella Festiva, with lyrics on the screen and commentary by Guest Conductor Christine Howlett.

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Recorded at the December 18, 2019 performance at the Bardavon Opera House

Hudson Valley Philharmonic with Cappella Festiva Chamber Choir
Katherine Whyte, soprano, Christina English, mezzo-soprano,
Dann Coakwell, tenor, Tyler Duncan, baritone
Christine Howlett, guest conductor

TENOR Recit: Comfort ye my people
TENOR Aria: Every Valley shall be exalted
CHORUS: And the Glory of the Lord
BASS Recit: Thus saith the Lord
BASS Aria: But who may abide the day of his coming
CHORUS: And he shall purify
ALTO Recit: Behold a virgin shall conceive
ALTO Aria and CHORUS:  O Thou that tellest good tidings to Zion
CHORUS: For unto us a Child is born
SOPRANO Recit: There were shepherds abiding in the field; And lo, the angel of the Lord; And the angel said unto them; And suddenly there was with the angel
CHORUS: Glory to God
SOPRANO Aria: Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion
ALTO Recit: Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened
DUET:  He shall feed his flock
CHORUS:His Yoke is easy, and his burthen is light
CHORUS: Hallelujah 

Using the 1912 G. Schirmer edition of Messiah
The score will be visible on the screen or you can link to

Made possible through the generous support of Rhinebeck Bank, the Dr. Edwin Ulrich Charitable Trust, the Bruderhof and WMHT FM 89.1 Schenectady and WRHV.

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to enjoy a recent virtual performance at Vassar College Commencement Ceremony