Capriccio Columbus has been presenting stirring performances by accomplished singers since 2007.
Beginning with its debut concert in January 2007, Capriccio Columbus has featured the talents of outstanding vocal musicians, a good number of whom have music degrees and lead choirs themselves. They are united by a commitment to bring sophisticated and entertaining choral music to Columbus audiences.
Under founding Artistic Director Larry Griffin and Associate Director Karrie Horton, Capriccio has prepared an expansive repertoire, ranging from sacred and classical masterpieces to fresh takes on great standards. The singers are frequently accompanied by professional instrumentalists, ranging from orchestral strings to jazz combos.
In addition to its own full seasons, Capriccio has performed in collaboration with the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, the Central Ohio Symphony, the Westerville Symphony and Otterbein University Choirs, and the Ohio State University Orchestra, Chorale and Symphonic Choir.
We have traveled to Costa Rica to perform and were invited to sing with the Stacey V. Gibbs Chorale in Detroit and at Carnegie Hall. The group will travel to Ireland and Scotland in July of 2019.
In 2011, the Capriccio Youth Choir was founded, offering young singers in grades 4 through 12 the opportunity to be part of the Capriccio experience. Beginning as a single ensemble of unchanged voices, the youth choir quickly grew to require two performing groups (Virtuoso and Cantare choirs) and, in 2014, added a third performing ensemble including changed voices (Spiritus choir) in addition to launching its own concert series. Further expansion to include singers as young as second grade began in 2016 with the Primo Voce ensemble. Most recently, CYC Tour Choir was established in 2017 and performed its inaugural tour to Washington, D.C. Capriccio Youth Choir often still collaborates with Capriccio Columbus for select performances in addition to past engagements with the Central Ohio Symphony, the Ohio Wesleyan University Choral Arts Society and BalletMet Columbus.