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Portsmouth Pro Musica: Annelies

Choral Calendar - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 10:09
event flier 04/08/2017 in Kittery ME, 04/09/2017 in Portsmouth NH: James Whitbourn: Annelies (based on the diary of Anne Frank). Katy Fickinworth, soprano; Robert Littlefield, accompanist. Pre-Concert talk Sunday by Dr. Diane P. Freedman, Professor of English and core faculty member in the Women’s Studies Program at the University of New Hampshire. Tickets:$15/$12 advance purchase general admission; $12/$10 advance purchase seniors/students. CONTACT: <info@ppmnh.org>, 603-436-8154.

Manchester Choral Society: Candide

Choral Calendar - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 18:42
event flier 04/29/2017 in Manchester NH, 04/30/2017 in Manchester NH: Leonard Bernstein: Candide. Tickets: $25/$20, available at the door; $5 undergraduate students; free admission for students in grades K–12 (please note, mature subject matter); reduced prices available for groups. CONTACT: <info@mcsnh.org>, 603-472-6627.

The Boy Choristers of the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys: The Boy Choristers of the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys

Choral Calendar - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 13:58
event flier 03/29/2017 in Concord MA: The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys is considered by many to be the leading ensemble of its kind in the Anglican choral tradition in the United States. The Choir performs regularly with Orchestra of St. Luke’s and with the period instrument ensemble, Concert Royal, as part of its own concert series. There will be a free-will offering to help with the choir's expenses. CONTACT: <robarney@aol.com>.

Charles River Chorale: And the Academy Award Goes To…

Choral Calendar - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 21:46
04/29/2017 in Medway MA: Music which either won an Academy Award or was featured in an Academy Award-winning film, including The Wizard of Oz; “When You Wish Upon a Star” (Pinocchio), “Love Is a Many Splendored Thing”, “Something’s Coming/Tonight” (West Side Story), “Cabaret”, “Let the River Run” (Working Girl), The Lion King, and Chicago. With the Charles River Children’s Choir. Tickets: $18 adult, $15 seniors/full-time students, $10 children under 12. Refreshments available after the performance. CONTACT: <info@charlesriverchorale.net>.

Charles River Chorale: Home for the Holidays

Choral Calendar - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 21:42
event flier 12/10/2016 in Medway MA: Randall Thompson: Frostiana; Kim Gannon & Walter Kent. arr. Mark Hayes: I'll be Home for Christmas; Marta Keen. arr. Jay Althouse: Homeword Bound; "Bring Him Home", from Les Miserables; "Home", from Beauty and the Beast; John Williams, . arr. Mark Hayes: "Somewhere In My Memory", from Home Alone; Al Stillman and Robert Allen. arr. Mark Brymer: Home for the Holidays. With the Charles River Children's Choir. CONTACT: <info@charlesriverchorale.net>.

Boston Gay Men's Chorus: Performance at Mother Brook Arts, Dedham

Choral Calendar - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 21:31
event flier 05/21/2017 in Dedham MA: Join Boston Gay Men's Chorus at Mother Brook Arts & Community Center. Tickets: $25, available at http://www.motherbrookarts.org. CONTACT: <info@bgmc.org>, 617-542-7464.

Community Conversation: A Three Lecture Series, “Transforming the Silence,” At President’s College, University of Hartford

Choral News - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 22:48

Three informative lectures are part of a series of eight Community Conversations prior to the Hartford Premiere of Letter from Italy, 1944, to be presented by the combined voices of GMChorale and Hartford Chorale, with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, at The Bushnell on May 4, 2017. Commissioned by GMChorale and composed and written by Sarah Meneely-Kyder and Nancy Fitz-Hugh Meneely, the oratorio is based on the true story of their father, Dr. John K.

Blue Heron Releases the Final Disc in 5-CD Peterhouse Set

Choral News - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 09:33

Music from the Peterhouse Partbooks, Vol. 5 (BHCD1007). Blue Heron / Scott Metcalfe, director

  • Anonymous: Missa sine nomine
  • Hugh Sturmy: Exultet in hac die
  • Robert Hunt: Ave Maria mater dei
  • John Mason: Ve nobis miseris

Restored by Nick Sandon
Street Date: March 17, 2017 Total Time: 55:35

Boston Choral Ensemble: Obrecht Saint Donatian Mass of 1487

Choral Calendar - Sun, 03/12/2017 - 19:38
06/17/2017 in Boston MA: Part of the Boston Early Music Festival. CONTACT: <development@bostonchoral.org>, 918-605-8308.

Boston Choral Ensemble: Kaleidoscope

Choral Calendar - Sun, 03/12/2017 - 19:35
event flier 03/25/2017 in Cambridge MA: The world’s first ‘scratch and sniff’ choral concert, and ‘son et lumiere’ performance of color-themed works brought to life with computer-aided projections. Dominick Argento: Dover beach Revisited; PDQ Bach: "My bonny lass she smelleth"; Benjamin Britten: "The Ballad of Green Broom" (from Flower Songs); John Cage: (4:33); Simon Carrington (arr.): "My love is like a red, red rose"; Ēriks Ešenvalds: "Stars"; Olivier Messiaen: Rechant 1 (from Cinq rechants); Forrest Pierce: "Jasmine" (from The Jasmine Arrow Music, BCE Commission Competition Winner, 2009); Donald Skirvin: "Clear evening"; C.V. Stanford: "Quick! We have but a second"; "The Bluebird"; John Tavener: "Eonia"; Veljo Tormis: "Wind over the barrens" and "Heather" from Autumn Landscapes; Eric Whitacre: "A Boy and a Girl"; "With A Lily In Your Hand". CONTACT: <development@bostonchoral.org>, 918-605-8308.

Chatham Chorale: Fauré Requiem and other French favorites

Choral Calendar - Sun, 03/12/2017 - 18:44
event flier 03/25/2017 in Chatham MA, 03/26/2017 in Dennis MA: Chatham Chorale Chamber Singers. With Julian Petrallia, organ. Tickets: $30 reserved, $25 open seating. CONTACT: <info@chathamchorale.org>, 774-212-9333.

Bach Mass in B Minor Lecture Series

Choral News - Thu, 03/09/2017 - 15:02

Kevin Leong, Music Director of the Concord Chorus
Three Sundays — March 19 & 26, April 2 — 3:00 to 5:00 PM

Newbury Court (Morrison Theatre) 100 Newbury Court Road, Concord, MA 01742

Join Kevin Leong, Music Director of the Concord Chorus, on a guided listening tour of Johann Sebastian Bach’s magnificent “Mass in B Minor.” This three-lecture series will explore the various historical and musical issues surrounding the work, including its genesis, the organization of its parts, and detailed musical and textual aspects of the score.

The Spectrum Singers: Britannia Rules!

Choral Calendar - Thu, 03/09/2017 - 14:56
event flier 03/18/2017 in Cambridge MA: Great British Choral Music. Henry Purcell: Funeral Music for Queen Mary; “Rejoice in the Lord Alway”; additional anthems; Ralph Vaughan Williams: Mass; works by Holst, Bairstow, and Howells. With strings, brass, organ and a cappella. CONTACT: <info@spectrumsingers.org>, 617-492-8902.

CONCORA: A Song Recital for Mother's Day

Choral Calendar - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 18:37
event flier 05/14/2017 in West Hartford CT: CONCORA’s professional vocalists present a bouquet of solo songs from various periods and genres about mothers and motherhood, a mother’s love, lullabies and cradle songs, and perhaps even some motherly advice! All proceeds benefit CONCORA’s artistic programming. Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-song-recital-for-mothers-day-tickets-30925404718. CONTACT: <contact@concora.org>, 860-293-0567.

GMChorale and Hartford Chorale: Screening of award-winning documentary on "Letter from Italy"

Choral Calendar - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 18:36
event flier 03/12/2017 in Manchester CT: Screening of the 2016 Emmy Award-winning documentary directed by Karyl Evans and narrated by Meryl Streep, “Letter from Italy, 1944: A New American Oratorio.” The film follows the creation and production of the oratorio composed and written by Sarah Meneely-Kyder and Nancy Fitz-Hugh Meneely that was based on the true story of their father, who returned from the war suffering from what we now call PTSD. The screening is followed by a conversation with the composer and the librettist. Free and open to the public. CONTACT: <info@gmchorale.org>, 860-316-4854.

Irina Varamesova and Eve Kornhauser: An Afternoon of Song

Choral Calendar - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 09:59
event flier 03/26/2017 in Stratham NH: Featuring Irina Varamesova, soprano and Eve Kornhauser, mezzo soprano with William Merrill on piano. Songs and duets by Rossini, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Heggie, Bernstein and others with all donations (suggested $10) to benefit Journey Song, a group of singers [501(c)3] providing end-of-life solace through music though out the Greater Seacoast area. CONTACT: <info@journeysong.org>.

Ogontz Arts Foundation: Ogontz Choral Workshop

Choral Calendar - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 09:59
event flier 07/23/2017 in Lyman NH: Now in its 28th season, the Ogontz Choral Workshop (July 23-29) offers extraordinary opportunities for singers, church musicians, and choral conductors to work on choral repertoire with some of the world’s leading choral directors. Participants will delve into Edward Elgar’s The Dream of Geronitus with British choral conductor David Hill, director of the UK’s BBC Singers and The Bach Choir, and of Yale University’s Schola Cantorum. Hill will also lead singers through an exploration of European Sacred Music (Oxford Choral Classics), an anthology of over 50 choral gems from the last five centuries, edited by John Rutter. College students are eligible for a special rate. Other participants can take advantage of an Early Bird Discount through March 15. CONTACT: <claire@ogontzarts.com>, 215-962-2998.

Harvard Radcliffe Collegium Musicum: J.S. Bach: B-minor Mass

Choral Calendar - Sat, 03/04/2017 - 23:34
03/31/2017 in Cambridge MA: CONTACT: <harvardchoruses@gmail.com>, 617-495-5730.

New England Carol Contest

Choral News - Wed, 03/01/2017 - 20:06

ChoralArt (formerly known as The Choral Art Society) of Portland, Maine announces its Fourth annual New England Carol Contest.

ChoralArt seeks new carols from composers with a New England connection (born in, current resident of, or composer currently studying at a college, university, or conservatory in one of the six New England states). The winning entry will be premiered during the 2017–2018 season. The 2017 guidelines stipulate

Mad Hatter Chorus: A Grand Night for Singing

Choral Calendar - Wed, 03/01/2017 - 10:39
event flier 04/01/2017 in Danbury CT: The first annual show of our second half century will feature the music of Richard Rodgers. The chorus and its quartets will perform well known selections from the work of this brilliant composer who wrote 43 Broadway shows and more than 900 songs. Special guests Timepiece will bring their award-winning versions of barbershop classics to add variety to what will be A Grand Night for Singing. CONTACT: <danburymadhatters@gmail.com>, 203-744-9480.

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