Draught Works’ Cheers for Charity event for December 16 is the Missoula choir, Dolce Canto! This choir will be singing some beautiful Christmas carols just in time to get you in the mood for the holiday season. We can’t think of a better way to savor the beauty of this season than to listen to this impressive choir sing while enjoying a seasonal Draught Works pint or two. Bonus: Feel extra warm inside for drinking beer and being philanthropic at once.
This choir has been invited to perform some very prestigious venues, including Carnegie Hall in New York City, and has released two CD’s to much critical acclaim.
“Dolce Canto enriches the lives of its members and audiences by performing exceptional and diverse choral music with compelling artistry and sensitivity.”
Dolce Canto is an auditioned, non-profit choral ensemble that studies and performs exceptional choral literature for the benefit, education, and enjoyment of its members and the public. The choir is comprised of professional musicians, music teachers, community members, and students who share an enthusiasm for the choral art. Its repertoire consists of sacred and secular music representing various historical periods and musical styles.
Dolce Canto performs public concerts and participates in local, regional, and international exchanges that build connections, encourage engaged citizenship, and promote goodwill. It contributes to the cultural life of Missoula and the surrounding area by presenting music of many musical styles from a variety of historical periods and cultural origins. Dolce Canto also serves as a resource for music education by engaging youth and adults throughout Montana and enhancing the appreciation, understanding, and enjoyment of great choral music.
The choir performs several programs each year for both public and private audiences, and has been featured on programs of 2 Valleys Stage, Madison River Music Festival, Mineral County Performing Arts Series, Sanders County Performing Arts Series, and St. Timothy’s Summer Music Festival. Dolce Canto has participated in choral workshops with renowned conductors Anton Armstrong, Brady Allred, Charles Bruffy, and Giselle Wyers; and was showcased in concert during the 2010 Northwestern Division Conference of the American Choral Directors Association. In February of 2013, Dolce Canto was invited to perform The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass with Monroe Crossing in New York City’s Carnegie Hall. The group has also released a CD, “A Cappella around the World.”
Supporting the arts is such an important cause and this impressive organization brings joy and artistry to the Missoula community and abroad. Make sure you stop by on December 16 between 5:00 and 8:00 P.M. to support them by enjoying a darn good beer and some beautiful Christmas carols.