Chor Leoni

A Sound Like This: Chor Leoni & The Leonids

Chor Leoni,  The Leonids – Erick Lichte, conductor

The Leonids – made up of some of the finest singers in North America – are already making a buzz in the choral world. The debut program of this dreamteam ensemble features phenomenal works, new commissions, and collaborations with Chor Leoni, making this a double-feature of the very best of choral music. You’ll be the first to witness this all-star group, who will return each year like the brilliant meteor shower for which they are named.

Section A $45 | Section B $35 | Section C $30 | Section D $20
Ticketing by Bard on the Beach.
A service charge of $3.68 will be added per ticket.

  • May 12 & 13 | 7:30pm
  • St. Andrew’s-Wesley United

A Sound Like This: Chor Leoni & The Leonids

A constellation of choral stars align in a new supergroup ensemble created by Chor Leoni. Performing independently and alongside Chor Leoni, these luminaries will wow with otherworldly sounds and heavenly harmonies.

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The Leonids have been handpicked by Artistic Director Erick Lichte and have sung with such ensembles as Chanticleer, Cantus, Roomful of Teeth, New York Polyphony, Conspirare, Theatre of Voices, Seraphic Fire, Trinity Church Wall Street, Clarion Choir, TENET, Skylark, and Phoenix Chorale.

  • Eric Alatorre

    Bass Eric Alatorre is best known for his 28 seasons with professional vocal ensemble Chanticleer. His legendary career singing bass began in the last century, and he has sung with and mentored many new generations of singers during stops in 37 countries.

  • Enrico Lagasca

    Acclaimed to have “a beautiful sound” (The New York Times), bass-baritone Enrico Lagasca is enjoying a diverse career as a soloist and chorister across North America with repertoire from Early to Contemporary Music. He is regularly seen with the Choir of Trinity Wall Street and frequently sings with the Metropolitan Opera Chorus.

  • Jonathan Woody

    Bass-baritone Jonathan Woody is a sought-after performer of early and new music in New York and across North America. He has been featured with historically-informed orchestras such as Apollo’s Fire, Boston Early Music Festival, and Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, earning praise as “charismatic,” “riveting,” and “wonderfully dramatic.”

  • Sam Kreidenweis

    Baritone Sam Kreidenweis’ stylistic versatility, rich sound, and engaging stage presence have gained him praise internationally. Sam works with the Dublin, Ireland-based Anúna, and appears across the US with ensembles such as Conspirare, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, and Vocal Arts Ensemble.

  • Dann Coakwell

    Tenor Dann Coakwell can be heard as a soloist with Conspirare on two GRAMMY-winning albums (The Sacred Spirit of Russia, and The Hope of Loving,) as well as on Considering Matthew Shepard and the critically praised Zabur. Dr. Coakwell has sung throughout Europe, Japan, and the Americas, under some of the world's most renowned conductors.

  • Andrew Fuchs

    Tenor Andrew Fuchs’s wide-ranging repertoire includes an abundance of early music, which he has sung with such groups as Pegasus, Tenet, Artek, The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, and New York Polyphony. He recently made his Kennedy Center debut in Monteverdi’s Vespers with The Thirteen and his Lincoln Center debut in Bach’s Magnificat with the American Classical Orchestra.

  • Jacob Perry

    Tenor Jacob Perry Jr., based in the Washington DC Metro Area, receives praise for his “gorgeous and stylish” interpretations of Renaissance and Baroque repertoire (ClevelandClassical.com). He has been featured as a soloist with Apollo’s Fire, Handel Choir of Baltimore, Mountainside Baroque, Tempesta di Mare, and The Thirteen.

  • Steven Soph

    A “superb vocal soloist” (The Washington Post) with “impressive clarity and color” (The New York Times), tenor Steven Soph performs concert repertoire spanning the Renaissance to modern-day. He regularly sings with top vocal ensembles including Seraphic Fire, Conspirare, Roomful of Teeth, and more.

  • Steven Caldicott Wilson

    Tenor Steven Wilson regularly appears with Handel + Haydn Boston and the Trinity Baroque Orchestra NYC and is a member of the twice GRAMMY-nominated classical a cappella vocal quartet New York Polyphony. He has performed in major venues with the Trinity Baroque Orchestra NYC as the Evangelist in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio.

  • Edie Hill

    "The piece plays with the idea of wakefulness and dreaming, what is true and what is fantasy, and the suggestion that perhaps what is in our dreams may be our reality as well."

  • Ysaÿe Barnwell

  • Kile Smith

  • Melissa Dunphy

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  • David Hurd

  • Sarah Rimkus

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  • Don Macdonald

  • Michael McGlynn

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  • Veljo Tormis

    Tormis weaves ancient Estonian runic songs into Muistse mere laulud (Songs of the Ancient Sea), which were written for the Olympic Sailing races held off Tallinn in 1980.

  • Ēriks Ešenvalds

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  • David Lang

    "I was hoping to imagine a larger community of people, all actively in search of love, listing the characteristics of lovers they could believe in."

  • Saunder Choi

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Concert Program

  • Marvelous Error

    Edie Hill

  • Tango With God

    Ysaÿe Barnwell

  • I Want To Write A Book Of Praise

    Kile Smith

  • The Elements of the Sun

    Melissa Dunphy

  • Love Bade Me Welcome

    David Hurd

  • My Heart Is Like A Singing Bird

    Sarah Rimkus

  • A Sound Like This

    Edie Hill

  • World Premiere

    Dolcissima mia Vita

    Don Macdonald | Composer in Residence

  • Bitter Wind

    Michael McGlynn

  • Muistse Mere Laulud

    Veljo Tormis

  • Manifesto

    David Lang

  • Love's Philosophy

    Ēriks Ešenvalds

  • Leron Leron Sinta

    Saunder Choi

  • World Premiere

    Feeling Good

    arr. David Harrington

  • It's You I Like

    Fred Rogers

Featured Video

This was the first time I have attended one of your performances, and I must say it was a delight. I am amazed that human voices can create such beautiful music, and it was beautiful indeed.

Karla Kerr