CF Season 2021-2022

CF Season 2021-2022

Concert Protocols:

ALL patrons must wear a mask indoors, for the duration of the event.

Audience members will be required to provide one of the following before entering the performance space—please come prepared. No exceptions will be made at the doors:

  • Vassar College ID
  • Proof of vaccination
  • Negative PCR result from the last 72 hours
  • Negative antigen result from the last six hours
  • Audience members under 12 may attend without any proof of vaccination or negative test result and must remain masked.




unday, October 17, 3:00 PM  - Vassar College Chapel 

Homecoming: A return to singing

Cappella Festiva Chamber Choir 

music by
Melissa Dunphy  ~  Elaine Hagenburg  ~  Jacob Narverud  ~  Rosephane Powell
Undine Smith Moore  ~  Christopher Tin  ~  Gwyneth Walker  ~  Eric Whitacre

Click here for recordings from our Homecoming concert

Sunday, November 14, 5:30 PM - St. John’s Lutheran Church, 55 Wilbur Blvd, Poughkeepsie

Fall Concert ~ One in Music

Cappella Festiva Treble Choir & Children’s Cor Capriccio Choir

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This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.

Click here for our "One in Music" program


Sunday, December 5, 7:00 PM - Vassar College Chapel 

Lessons and Carols

This annual Advent service includes readings, choral anthems, and congregational carols that culminates in a stunning candle lighting ceremony. Featuring the Vassar College Choir, Chamber Singers, and Women’s Chorus; and Cappella Festiva Chamber Choir.

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Saturday, December 18, 2:00 PM - Bardavon 1869 Opera House


Hudson Valley Philharmonic & Cappella Festiva Chamber Choir

*This is a concert, not a sing-in.


Saturday, March 5, 8:00pm - Bardavon 1869 Opera House

Underground Figures
A program celebrating women, featuring all-female composers, soloists, visual artists and conductor and culminating in the HVP premiere of Florence Price’s Symphony #1. 
Guest Conductor,  Dr. Anne Lundy

(from Anthracite Fields by Julia Wolfe)

Flowers with Cappella Festiva and projections of paintings and photographs by Georgia O’Keefe, Imogen Cunningham, Margaret Bourke-White and others

Hudson Valley Philharmonic and Cappella Festiva Chamber Choir

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Saturday, March 26 at 2:00pm ~ St. John's Church, 55 Wilbur Blvd, Poughkeepsie

Spring Concert

Cappella Festiva Cor Capriccio and Treble Choirs

Free and Open to the Public


Sunday, March 27 at 5:00pm - Christ Church Poughkeepsie


Cappella Festiva Chamber Choir
Honoring the life and work of A.J Williams-Myers
Cappella Festiva will sing works by
William L. Dawson, Marques L. Garrett, Bobby McFerrin, Undine Smith Moore, Rosephanye Powell, Trevor Weston

Suggested donation of $15 to be donated to the A.J. Williams-Myers African Roots Center


Sunday, May 15, 3:00 PM
- Vassar College Chapel

DuruflĂ© Requiem 

Cappella Festiva Chamber Choir and Treble Choir with chamber orchestra

Purchase tickets here.



Click here for Handel's Messiah which aired on Saturday, Dec 19, 2020 at 2:00pm



This was a 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.

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.

Lessons & Carols ~ A virtual Advent Service - December 6, 2020

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