Durango Chamber Music Festival :: Ten half-hour concerts June 8-12 & 15-19, 2020

Meet the Artists

The singers performing today are part of the larger Durango Chamber Singers, a mixed-voice choir of about 25 auditioned voices directed by Dr. Charissa Chiaravalloti. The Chamber Singers are featured in local music festivals, choral concerts, recitals and community events. The ensemble offers its singers and local audiences exposure to unique and interesting choral works from non-traditional sources, performed at their highest standard in intimate local concert venues. The Chamber Singers are proud to be part of the 3rd Ave. Arts family of musical ensembles and events.

Gemma Kavanagh brings vocal performances to local venues including Music in the Mountains, San Juan Symphony, Durango Women's Choir, 3rd Ave. Arts, and the Durango Bach Festival. Prior venues include opera stages in Dublin, San Francisco, San Jose, Berkeley, Monterey and Oakland where she has sung lead soprano roles in "Don Giovanni," "Madame Butterfly," "The Magic Flute," "La Boheme," "Die Kluge," "La Traviata," "Tosca," "La Rondine," "Merry Widow," and "Carmen." Her concert/oratorio repertoire includes Verdi's "Requiem," Poulenc's "Gloria," Vaughan Williams' "Serenade to Music" and "Dona Nobis Pacem," Beethoven's 9th," Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana," Haydn's "Creation," Bach's "Magnificat," Faure's "Requiem," Mozart's "Grand Mass in C Minor" and "Exultate Jubilate," Brahm's "Requiem," Strauss's "Four Last Songs." Handel's "Messiah," Canteloube's "Chants D'auvergne," and Imant Raminsh's "Missa Brevis."

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