Photo: Anne Hornemann

On December 10, the German a cappella vocal ensemble Calmus performs a holiday program at Caramoor, featuring repertoire ranging from early music to contemporary Christmas favorites. Winner of the 2009 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, Calmus is known for its charming stage presence and flawless technique. Founded in 1999 in Germany, the quintet – with the unusual configuration of a female soprano and four male voices ranging from bass to countertenor – embodies the rich choral tradition of its hometown of Leipzig, the city so closely associated with Bach and Mendelssohn. As the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel characterizes the group: “The singers bring tremendous character and musical depth to their interpretations … that transcends the language of the lyrics.” 

Concert details:

Calmus, Christmas A Cappella
Date: Sat, December 10 at 3pm and 5pm
Venue: Caramoor’s Music Room; 149 Girdle Ridge Rd, Katonah, NY 10536 (see transportation details below)

Seasonal music from 11th century to present day, by Raphael, Ravencroft, Bohme, Morley, Radcliffe and more, and including traditional and popular carols

Tickets: Adults: $40, $50, $60; children: $20, $25, $60
For tickets and info: Call (914) 232-1252, email,
or visit

Getting to Caramoor

Getting to Caramoor is simple by car or train. All parking is free and close to the performance areas. Accessible parking is also free and readily available. The Westchester estate is just one hour’s drive from Manhattan.
By train from Grand Central Station, take the Harlem Division Line of the Metro-North Railroad heading to Southeast, and exit at Katonah. Caramoor is a 3.5-mile drive from the Katonah station, where taxi service is always available. A FREE shuttle from Katonah station to and from Caramoor runs before and after every concert. For current information, check the Metro-North schedule and contact the Box Office for more information.

Health and safety

Caramoor is committed to maintaining the health and safety of its guests, artists, and staff, while ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable visit. For indoor events, including Music Room concerts, we require that all ticket holders are masked. Proof of vaccination is not required.

All events will be held at full capacity and seating will not be distanced. All events will adhere to the latest public health guidelines which may result in changing policies or occupancy limits.