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Capriccio

Capriccio Columbus has presented stirring vocal performances for over a decade.

Beginning with its debut concert in January 2007, Capriccio Columbus has featured the talents of outstanding vocal musicians. Their experiences vary, but 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 covers a wealth of musical traditions, ranging from sacred and classical masterpieces to fresh takes on great standards. Singers are frequently accompanied by professional instrumentalists, ranging from orchestral strings to jazz combos.

In addition to its own independent seasonal schedules, 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.

Capriccio has traveled to Costa Rica to perform and was invited to sing with the Stacey V. Gibbs Chorale in Detroit and at Carnegie Hall. The choir plans to 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 large enough to require an additional performing ensemble and, in 2014, added a third performing ensemble that launched its own concert series. Capriccio Youth Choir often still collaborates with Capriccio Columbus for select performances. In addition, Capriccio Youth Choice has performed past engagements with the Central Ohio Symphony, the Ohio Wesleyan University Choral Arts Society and BalletMet Columbus.

Larry
Griffin
Artistic Director, Founder
Karrie
Horton
Associate Artistic Director
James
Kucera
Accompanist
Ellen
Griffin
Managing Director
Carol
Jeckavitch
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2019-20 Season

October 27, 2019

We’ve got great things planned for our 14th Season!

 


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Carmina Burana

October 27, 2019

150+ singers on stage to perform this masterpiece!


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Christmas with Capriccio

December 15, 2019

Capriccio Columbus in concert with the Brass Band of Columbus!


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Sounds of the 60s

March 7, 2020

Gala performance at the York Golf Club, featuring a silent auction, tasty nibbles and a cash bar


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Mass x2

June 14, 2020

Third Annual Capriccio Cares Concert
“Bluegrass Mass” and “Mass in Blue”


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Capriccio Auditions

Come Celebrate the Art of Song with Us.

Capriccio Columbus and Capriccio Jubilee Singers will hold auditions for new singers on:

Tuesday, June 11 and June 18, 2019 – 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 – 6:30pm to 8:30pm

St. Andrew Christian Church

1985 Swansford Rd (on Smoky Row Rd, north of Hard Rd)
Dublin, Ohio

Please sign up for a time slot on either day here!

Request an audition time slot here  via Sign-Up Genius.

We will follow up with you to confirm your scheduled time with Artistic Director, Larry Griffin, and Associate Artistic Director, Karrie Horton.

Download and complete an audition form (audition form and music) and bring it to your audition.

Larry Griffin and Karrie Horton will conduct the audition, which will take approximately 10 minutes.

Please prepare your vocal part with music provided on the audition form. Be able to sing the piece solo and with a quartet (other singers provided at the audition). You will be notified of your audition results within 3-7 days of your performance.

To sing with Capriccio, you should be a moderate to strong reader and be able to quickly master lyrics in a variety of languages.

Our singers have a wide range of backgrounds and experience, but share a love of music.

We will perform four concerts during the 2019-2020 season – October 27, December 15, March 7, and June 14.

Capriccio rehearses every Tuesday from 7pm to 9pm at St. Andrew Christian Church, from August 27, 2019 to June 9, 2020, with four Saturday rehearsals on August 24, 2019, November 2, 2019, January 4, 2020, and May 2, 2020.

Members are expected to attend all rehearsals (no more than 3 misses per concert season), be on time, and pay dues of $225 per year (if paid in full), or $125 in August and $125 in January, or $75 per concert.