Past Concerts

Past programs from the year 1998 to present are listed below. Click a year below to see the program content for the year.


April 2, 2023

25 Years of Cape Fear Chorale
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April 2, 2022

Walk-In Sing Along Messiah
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November 19, 2022

Requiem, Gabriel Fauré / Mass, Leonard Bernstein


Spring Concert Season * * * CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC * * *

November 13, 2021

Sing Together, Always!
Music from Baroque to contemporary, patriotic to seasonal, from Purcell to Whitacre…


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…a few words from our listeners…….

  • “Best concert ever! CFC looked so happy to sing.”
  • “Your blend was great, and I understood the words. The Battle Hymn was spirit raising!”
  • “That concert was fantastic…so good, it could rival anything you might hear in New York!”
  • “….Is my computer screen fuzzy?…it could be the tears in my eyes because I just heard the “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” I’m speechless.”
  • “The piano duet was also beyond amazing!!!”

…and more…….

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Franz Joseph Haydn * * * CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC * * *
April 19, 2020

Mass in D Minor
Te Deum in C
With special guests E.A.Laney High School Choral Ensemble


Gabriel Fauré * * * CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC * * *
Requiem in D Minor

Leonard Bernstein
Mass (Movements)


Sparkling Choral Gems
April 7, 2019

A program of traditional, spirituals, stage & screen and patriotic music.


Songs of the Season: Sing Fa La La
December 8, 2019

A program of traditional and contemporary seasonal music.



A 20th Anniversary Celebration Concert
November 18, 2018

Featuring Karl Jenkins’
Te Deum
Palladio & Adiemus

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Simply Schubert
April 28 & 29, 2018

Tantum Ergo in E flat
Stabat Mater in G minor
Mass in B flat

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A Community Walk-In Sing-Along Messiah, by George F. Handel
November 19, 2017

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Great Choruses from Masterworks
April 29 & 30, 2017

Various choruses from masterworks



Gilbert & Sullivan in Concert
November 19 & 20, 2016

Various offerings by Gilbert & Sullivan


Mozart Requiem
April 17, 2016

Requiem in D – W. A. Mozart



Bach and Handel
November 14-15, 2015

Magnificat in D – J. S. Bach
Dettingen Te Deum – G. F. Handel


Requiem in C Minor
April 18-19, 2015

A requiem composed by Luigi Cherubini.



Musical Morsels
November 22 & 23, 2014

The Star-Spangled Banner – Francis Scott Key/Text: John Stafford Smith
Throw Open Your Shutters – Amy Feldman Bernon
Gabriel’s Oboe – Ennio Morricone/arr. Craig Hella Johnson
Mozart’s Fa-La-La – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart/arr. Philip Kern
The Seal Lullaby – Eric Whitacre/Text: Rudyard Kipling
Tango to Evora – Loreena McKennitt/arr. Jon Washburn
Bill Bailey, Won’t You Please Come Home? – Hughie Cannon/arr. Greg Gilpin
Away from the Roll of the Sea – Allister MacGillivray
Selections from Liebeslieder Walzer, Opuses 52 and 65 – Johannes Brahms
O Light of Life – Mack Wilberg/Text: David Warner
Lamentations of Jeremiah – Z. Randall Stroope
Gentle Lord, Take My Hand, Michael Daugherty, conductor – R. Michael Daugherty
Ose Shalom – John Leavitt
A Tribute to the Armed Services – arr. Lloyd Larson


Israel in Egypt
April 6, 2014

An oratorio composed by George Frideric Handel.



A 15th Anniversary Celebration Concert
November 24, 2013

Featuring a program of the premiere of a commissioned piece by choral composer Carl J. Nygard, Jr., seasonal music, and a Handel Messiah Audience Sing-A-Long with orchestra.


Missa de profunctis (Requiem in D), Franz von Suppè
April 21, 2013

Missa de profunctis (Requiem in D) – von Suppè



Fall 2012
November 18, 2012

Gloria – Vivaldi
Coronation Anthem #2, The King Shall Rejoice – Handel
Magnificat – Schubert


A Choral Potpourri
April 22, 2012

How Excellent Thy Name – Handel
Juse Dulcis Memoria – Victoria
O Sing Joyfully – Batten
Abendlied – Rheinberger
Requiem – Gilkyson
The One Hundred Fiftieth Psalm – Hanson
David’s Lamentation – Billings
My Song in the Night – arr. Christiansen
Glory, Hallelujah – Gilpin
Behold, I Tell You a Mystery – Handel
The Trumpet Shall Sound – Handel
If I Take the Wings of the Morning – Daugherty
Alleluia – Manuel
Ye Followers of the Lamb – arr. Ferguson
Earth Song – Ticheli
Danny Boy – arr. Flummerfelt
Animal Crackers – Whitacre



Mass in C and Hear My Prayer
November 20, 2011

Hear My Prayer – Mendelssohn
Overture to Saul – Handel
Mass in C – Beethoven


Requiem, Rutter
April 3, 2011

Requiem – Rutter
Misericordias Domini – Mozart



A John Rutter Festival of Carols
November 21, 2010

Magnificat, Movement 1
Jesus Child
I Wonder as I Wander
Angels’ Carol
Christmas Lullaby
Star Carol
Love Came Down at Christmas
Nativity Carol
Shepherd’s Pipe Carol
Candlelight Carol
I Saw Three Ships
Joy to the World
Rejoice and Be Merry


The Seven Last Words of Christ, Haydn
March 28, 2010

The Seven Last Words of Christ – Haydn



Choral Music of Pergolesi, Handel, and Mozart
November 22, 2009

Coronation Anthem No. 1, Zadok the Priest – Handel
Magnificat – Pergolesi
Organ Concerto in B flat, Op. 4, No. 2 – Handel
Te Deum – Mozart


Harmoniemesse (Harmony Mass in B flat), Haydn
April 19, 2009

Harmoniemesse (Harmony Mass in B flat) – Haydn



Holiday Concert with The Wilmington Symphony Select
December 6-7, 2008

Select Solos and Choruses from Messiah – Handel


Sacred Choral Music of Martini, Haydn, and Faure
April 20, 2008

Domine, Ad Adjuvandum Me Festina – Martini
Achieved Is the Glorious Work from The Creation – Haydn
Requiem – Faure



Afternoon with Carl J. Nygard, Jr. and His Music
November 18, 2007
Carl J. Nygard, Jr., Guest Conductor

Make a Joyful Noise
A Psalm of David
From Tender Stem
My Love Has Found Me
Hey Nonny, Nonny from Three Shakespeare Songs
They Who Wait upon the Lord
The Lamb
Like A Shepherd
Let a Joyful Song Arise!
A Distant Alleluia
Psalm 23
Hosanna in Excelsis


Choral Music Through the Ages
April 22, 2007

Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal – Parker
Jesu Dulcis Memoria – Victoria
Oh Lord, In Thee Have I Trusted – Handel
Heilig – Mendelssohn
Selections from Five Mystical Songs – Williams
Ola! O Che Bon Eccho! – Lasso
Cantique de Jean Racine – Faure
Ave Maria – Rachmaninoff
The Gondoliers Finale – Sullivan
Va, Pensiero from Nabucco – Verdi
Bile Them Cabbage Down – Wilberg



A German Requiem, Brahms
November 19, 2006

A German Requiem – Brahms


Choral Music of Mozart and Schubert
April 24, 2006

Mass in G – Schubert
Organ Sonata in C, K 329 – Mozart
Adoramus te – Mozart
Jubilate – Mozart
Excerpts from Vesperae solennes de confessore, K339 – Mozart



Holiday Concert with The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra
December 3 – 4, 2005

Shepherds’ Farewell from L’enfance du Christ – Berlioz
Christians Be Joyful from Christmas Oratorio – Bach
Dona Nobis Pacem from Mass in B minor – Bach
The Many Moods of Christmas, Suite Two – arr. Bennett
The Many Moods of Christmas, Suite Three – arr. Bennett
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas – Darby


An Evening of Randall Thompson
April 4, 2005

The Last Words of David
The Paper Reeds by the Brooks from The Peaceable Kingdom
The Road Not Taken from Frostiana
And the Child Grew
Fugue (organ)
The Testament of Freedom



Requiem in D, Mozart
November 22, 2004

Requiem in D – Mozart


Choral Favorites
March 29, 2004

Glorious Everlasting – Cousins
Locus Iste – Bruckner
Regina Coeli – Mozart
E’en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come – Manz
All Things Bright and Beautiful – Rutter
Ave Maria – Biebl (Benjamin Horrell, guest director)
God of Comfort, God of Courage – Chenoweth
The Lord’s Prayer – Robertson
Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee – Beethoven/Simeone
Salvation Is Created – Tschesnokoff
Psalm 23 – Nygard
Battle Hymn of the Republic – Howe/Wilhousky



The Cape Fear Chorale sings Gloria!
November 24, 2003

Gloria – 16th Century Plainsong
Gloria in excelsis (from Gloria) – Vivaldi
Glory to God (from Messiah) – Handel
Gloria in excelsis (from Harmoniemesse) – Haydn
Gloria in excelsis Deo (from Mass in G) – Schubert
Gloria (from Missa Festiva) – Leavitt
Gloria (from Gloria) – Rutter
Andante (from Divertimento in D major – Mozart (instrumental)
Gloria – Gilpin


A Spring Celebration of Music
March 31, 2003

Fanfare for a Festival – Nelson
The May Night – Brahms
Tommy’s Gone to Ilo – arr. Deguire
Liebeslieder, Opus 52 (selections) – Brahms
Neue Liebeslieder, Opus 55 (selections) – Brahms
Shenandoah – arr. Erb
Dirait-on from Les Chanson Des Roses – Lauridsen
Choose Something Like a Star from Frostiana – Thompson
Stomp Your Foot! from The Tender Land – Copland



Great Choruses from Major Works
November 25, 2002

Sicut Locutus Est from Magnificat – Bach
Crucifixus from Mass in B minor – Bach
Awake the Trumpet’s Lofty Sound from Samson – Handel
And I Will Exalt from Israel in Egypt – Handel
Kyrie Eleison from The Imperial Mass/Lord Nelson Mass – Haydn
The Heavens Are Telling from The Creation – Haydn
Lacrymosa from Requiem – Mozart
Introit and Kyrie from Requiem – Faure
Hallelujah from Mount of Olives – Beethoven
He, Watching Over Israel from Elijah – Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Almighty Father from Mass – Bernstein
Gloria in Excelsis Deo from Gloria – Gilpin



A Concert of Spirituals
November 19, 2001

Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit – Hogan
The Blind Man Stood on the Way – Singh
There Is a Balm in Gilead – arr. Dawson
Rockin’ Jerusalem – Thomas
Hush! Somebody’s Callin’ My Name – arr. Dennard
Witness – arr. Halloran
Give Me Jesus – arr. Fleming
Daniel, Daniel, Servant of the Lord – arr. Moore
Ain’t That Good News – arr. Hogan
My God Is So High – arr. Hogan
The Battle of Jericho – arr. Hogan
Sweet Home – arr. Whalum
Old Time Religion – arr. Hogan
City Called Heaven – arr. Poelinitz
In His Care-O – arr. Dawson
Elijah Rock – arr. Hogan


Mass in E Flat Major, Schubert
April 23, 2001

Mass in E Flat Major – Schubert



A Concert of Sacred Music
March 15, 1999


Humor in Choral Music
May 28, 1999

Music History 101 – arr. Swingle
My Bonnie Lass She Smelleth – P.D.Q. Bach
Much More Ado About Nothing – Luboff
Banquet Fugue – Rutter
Love Lost – Sjolund
An Admonition – Haydn
Magazine Madrigals – Haugland
A Gaelic Blessing – Gawthrop
Jabberwocky – Pottle



A Concert of Holiday Music
December 18, 1998

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year – arr. Althouse
Caroling, Caroling from The Alfred Burt Carols – Burt
Carol of the Bells – arr. Wilhousky
Deck the Hall – arr. Willcocks
Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful – Wade
Break Forth, O Beauteous Heav’nly Light – Bach
Angels We Have Heard on High – arr. Parker/Shaw
Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella – arr. Parker/Shaw
Fum, Fum, Fum – arr. Parker/Shaw
The First Noel – English Carol
Joy to the World – arr. Parker/Shaw
A Light Where Jesus Lay – Seagard
The Angel Gabriel – Diemer

A Concert of Choral Music
November 13, 1998

The Star-Spangled Banner – Smith
To Music – Schubert
O Bella Fusa – Lasso
Stay, Time, Awhile Thy Flying – Dowland
Come Away, Sweet Love – Greaves
Sound the Trumpet – Handel
Forest Cool, Thou Forest Quiet – Brahms
Haste Thee, Nymph – Handel
Chromatic Fugue – Pachelbel
Who Is Crying? – Wilberg
Music, When Soft Voices Die – Butler
Paul’s Fugue – Tveit
Lullaby for Seafarers – Zaninelli
God Bless America – Berlin