Concert Schedule

2017 Fall Program -- "Journey Home", These concerts will feature an amusing presentation of "The Wind in the Willows" by John Rutter as well as several works by other composers. The performances will be November 18, 2017 at 4:00 pm and November 20, 2017 at 7:00 pm, Both concerts will be in the First Presbyterian Church in Idaho Falls.

2017 Fall Concert poster

Admission is free, donations are gratefully accepted.

2017 Spring Program -- "Transcendent Peace", Our Spring Concerts featured works by John Rutter, including his "Requiem" with guest instrumentalists. The performances were Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 4:00 pm and Monday, May 15, 2017 at 7:30 pm. Both concerts were in the First Presbyterian Church in Idaho Falls.

2017 Spring Concert poster

2016 Fall Program -- Anam Cara gave their Fall concerts "A Season of Peace and Joy" on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 4:00pm and Monday, November 21, 2016 at 7:30 pm. Both concerts were in the First Presbyterian Church in Idaho Falls.

2016 Fall Concert poster

2016 Spring Program -- Anam Cara presented "The Refining Fire" featuring powerful music exploring both sorrow and solace. The concerts were Friday, May 6, 2016 and Saturday, May 7, 2016. Both performances were in The First Presbyterian Church in Idaho Falls.

2016 Spring Concert poster

2015 Fall Program -- Anam Cara presented "Simple Gifts" featuring J.S. Bach's Cantata 140 and other works celebrating the bounty of the Earth. The concerts were Friday, November 20, 2015 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 4:00 pm. Both performances were in The First Presbyterian Church in Idaho Falls.

2015 Fall Concert poster


2015 Spring Program -- Anam Cara presented "Nature's Majesty" with soul-stirring music evoking the beauty and grandeur of mountains, rivers and valleys. The concerts were Friday, May 8, 2015 and Saturday, May 9, 2015. Both performances were in the The First Presbyterian Church in Idaho Falls.

2015 Spring Concert poster


2014 Fall Program -- Anam Cara performed "Waltzing into Winter" with the Liebeslieder (Love Song) Waltzes by Johannes Brahms. Also, the jazz choir, Vocal Union, from BYU-Idaho gave a guest performance. The concerts were Friday, November 14, 2014 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 5:00 pm. Both performances were in The First Presbyterian Church in Idaho Falls.

2014 Fall Concert poster


2014 Spring Program -- Anam Cara performed "M&Ms", a program with compositions by Monteverdi, Mozart and Mendelssohn, along with Miscellaneous Madrigals. The concerts were Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 4:00pm and Monday, May 12th, 2014 at 7:30pm. Both performances were in The First Presbyterian Church in Idaho Falls.

2014 Spring Concert poster


2013 Fall Program -- Anam Cara presented "Cornucopia!" in Idaho Falls on November 23 and 25, 2013 in the First Presbyterian Church in Idaho Falls, with selections from Mozart's "Vesperae solennes de confessore" and other Anam Cara favorites.

2013 Fall Concert Poster


2013 Fall Bonus Program -- Anam Cara preformed in "bonus" concerts with other area choirs, on October 11, 2013 in Rexburg, Idaho in the Barrus Concert Hall and on October 15, 2013 in Ammon, Idaho in the Hillcrest Performing Arts Center.


2013 Spring Program -- Anam Cara presented "Celebrating 500 Years of Music!" in Idaho Falls on May 11, 2013 in St. Paul's United Methodist Church and on May 13, 2013 in the First Presbyterian Church.

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2012 Fall Program -- Anam Cara presented "A Change of Season" in Idaho Falls on November 24 and 26, 2012 in the First Presbyterian Church in Idaho Falls.

2012 Fall Concert Poster


2012 Spring Program -- Performed in Idaho Falls, Idaho and in Ketchum, Idaho.

Anam Cara presented "Our Spirits Soar and Other Flights of Fancy" in Idaho Falls on Saturday, May 12, 2012 in St. Luke's Episcopal Church. and on Saturday, May 19, 2012 in St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Ketchum.

2012 May Concert Poster


2011 Winter Program -- Performed in Idaho Falls, Idaho

On November 5, 2011, Anam Cara presented "Brahms and Other Fancies" at Trinity United Methodist Church. 2011 November Concert Poster


2010 Winter Program -- Performed in Idaho Falls, Idaho and Ketchum, Idaho

On December 11 and December 12, 2010, Anam Cara presented a selection of carols edited and arranged by David Willcocks and John Rutter. Words for these songs ranged from 14th century to modern texts, and represented tradtions from England, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Flanders, New England, and Appalachia. There was even one with a Calypso flavor. 2010 December Concert Poster


2010 Spring Program -- Performed in Idaho Falls, Idaho and Ketchum, Idaho

On May 8 and May 9, 2010, in honor of Felix Mendelssohn's 200th Birthday, Anam Cara presented free concerts featuring works by Mendelssohn. 2010 Spring Concert Poster
2010 Mother's Day Concert Poster


2009 Fall Program -- Performed in Idaho Falls, Idaho and Ketchum, Idaho

On November 21 and November 22, 2009 Anam Cara presented free concerts of music by the great William Byrd (c1540-1623), including several motets and Byrd's ethereally beautiful "Mass for Four Voices". The concert juxtaposed the different composition styles of homophonic music and polyphonic music. 2009 Fall Concert Poster


2009 Spring Program -- Performed in Idaho Falls, Idaho and Ketchum, Idaho

On May 9 and May 10, 2009 Anam Cara presented free concerts featuring composers preceding J.S. Bach, including Heinrich Shutz and others. Anam Cara performed Schutz's "Deutsches Magnificat" (1671), and Schutz's Dialogue for Easter "Woman Why Weepest Thou? (Weib, was weinest du?)" as well as several Renaissance Motets. 2009 Spring Concert Poster


2008 Fall Program -- Performed in Idaho Falls, Idaho and Ketchum, Idaho

On November 15 and November 16, 2008 Anam Cara presented two free concerts of George F. Handel's great "Dixit Dominus". 2008 Fall Concert Poster


2008 Spring Program -- Performed in Idaho Falls, Idaho and Ketchum, Idaho

On May 30, and June 1, 2008 Anam Cara presented free concerts titled "Red Hot and Blue Too" of Jazz, Blues, and Show Tunes. 2008 Spring Concert Poster


2007-2008 Winter Program -- Performed in Idaho Falls, Idaho

On February 3 2008 Anam Cara presented a free concert of Music of the Flemish Renaissance featuring works by Josquin des Prez (ca. 1440-1521). The performances included "El Grillo" (The Cricket), "Missa La Sol Fa Re Mi", "Ave Maria - Virgo Serena" and other songs. Many consider Josquin to be an original master of renaissance polyphonic music. 2008 Winter Concert Poster

Anam Cara regrets that due to severe weather and road closures we had to cancel the concert scheduled for February 1, 2008 in Ketchum, Idaho.


2007 Spring Program -- Performed in Idaho Falls, ID; Ketchum, Idaho; and Jackson, WY

In May 2007 Anam Cara presented three free concerts of of "Psalm of David" by 20th Century American Composer Norman Dello Joio. This dramatic and exciting work was first performed in 1951. We know of no commercial recordings currently available. The concerts also included performances of John Tavener's "Two Hymns to the Mother of God" which were first performed in 1985. 2007 May Concert Poster

2006-2007 Winter Program in January of 2007. -- Performed in Idaho Falls, ID; Hailey, Idaho; and Jackson, WY

Anam Cara presented three free concerts of works by Don Carlo Gesualdo (c1560 - 1613) and Adrian Willaert (c1490 - 1562). Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa, nephew of Saint Charles Borromeo, and notorious as a murderer, composed exquisite choral music using innovative harmonies and chromaticism that in some ways are evocative of 20th century compositions. Adrian Willaert was born Flemish but moved to Italy and founded the Venetian School of music. 2007 January Concert Poster

2006 Spring Program -- Performed in Idaho Falls, ID; Ketchum, ID; and Jackson, WY

Anam Cara presented Ralph Vaughan Williams' Mass in g minor. Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) was interested in the historical traditions of English choral music and based this composition on the music of the renowned 16th-century composer, Thomas Tallis. Rich and melodic, the Mass in g minor is one of the most complex choral compositions of the 20th century. We also performed three motets by Irish composer Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924). 2006 Spring Poster

2005 Fall Program -- Performed in Idaho Falls, ID; Pocatello, ID; and Hailey, ID

In honor of the 500th Birthday of Thomas Tallis, Anam Cara performed three concerts of the composer's hauntingly beautiful music for voice. 2005 Fall Poster

2005 Spring Program -- Performed in Idaho Falls, Idaho; and twice in Ketchum, Idaho

"Immence Ranges of High Mountains". Anam Cara joined with the Caritas Chorale of Sun Valley in performing an original oratorio based on the Lewis and Clark expedition with emphasis on Sacagawea and the Native Americans of Idaho. This large and exciting work for chorus, soloists and orchestra, commissioned by Dick Brown, is set to an original libretto by Diane Josephy Peavey with music composed by David Earnest.

2004 Fall Program -- Performed in Idaho Falls, ID; Alta, WY; and Hailey, ID

Back to Bach : J.S. Bach's Motet "Jesu, Meine Freude", Allegri's "Miserere Mei, Deus", and Schein's "Alleluia"

2004 Spring Program -- Performed in Idaho Falls, ID; and Sun Valley, ID

Red-Hot and Blue - The lighter side of Anam Cara with Blues, Jazz and Broadway tunes.

2003 Fall Program -- Performed in Idaho Falls, ID and Sun Valley, ID

Music of Vaughn Williams and "A Ceremony of Carols" by Benjamin Britten

2003 Spring Program -- Performed in Idaho Falls, ID; Alta, WY; and Sun Valley, ID

Music of Spain and the New World with Renaissance compositions by Tomas Luis de Victoria and Juan Gutierrez de Padilla

2002 Fall Program -- Performed in Idaho Falls, ID; Alta, WY; and Sun Valley, ID

Music of the Italian Renaissance, including "Missa Papae Marcelli" 2002 Fall Poster

2002 Spring Program -- Performed in Idaho Falls, ID; Alta, WY; and Sun Valley, ID

"NOW IS THE MONTH OF MAYING" including a capella madrigals celebrating Spring! and Love!
This concert was dedicated to the memory of Dr. Barry Keller.
2002 Spring Poster

2001 Fall Program -- Performed in Idaho Falls, ID; Alta, WY; and Sun Valley, ID

"The William Byrd Mass for Five Voices" and other a capella music of the 16th/17th Century Tudor period.

2001 Spring Program -- Performed in Idaho Falls, ID; Alta, WY; and Sun Valley, ID

Cantata #4, "Christ Lag in Todesbanden", - JS Bach
Psalm 112, "Laudate Pueri", - Handel

2000 Winter Program -- Performed in Idaho Falls, ID, Alta, WY, and in Sun Valley, ID

Magnificat - C.T. Pachelbel
Sicut Cervus - Palestrina
Adam Lay Ybounden - Frank Ferko
Four Motets on Gregorian Chants - M. Durufle'
O Magnum Mysterium - M. Lauridsen
Jauchzet Gott - J. Pachelbel
Selected Seasonal Carols

Future concert dates, locations, and programs will be announced when they are finalized.

For more information, contact: info@anamcarachoir.org