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Cantemus Chamber Chorus: Wit and Wisdom

Choral Calendar - Sun, 04/21/2019 - 23:53
event flier 04/27/2019 in Beverly MA, 04/28/2019 in Newburyport MA, 05/05/2019 in Swampscott MA: Franz Joseph Haydn: Missa Brevis in B flat; three part songs; Eric Whitacre: Animal Crackers; PDQ Bach: Two Madrigals from The Triumphs of Thusnelda; Stephen Chatman: “Clocks” (from Time Pieces); Paul Ayres: “Hallelujah” chorus from Messiah (slightly altered); Carl Zytowski: Ave Mater anser!. Tickets: $25 adult, $20 senior; free age 21 and below. CONTACT: development@cantemus.org, 888-246-7871.

Wellesley Symphony Orchestra / New World Chorale: Beethoven: Symphony no. 9 in D minor, op.125, ‘Choral’

Choral Calendar - Sat, 04/20/2019 - 23:11
event flier 05/05/2019 in Wellesley Hills MA: Dana Varga, soprano; Rebecca Krouner, mezzo-soprano; Neal Ferreira, tenor; Ronald Williams, bass; Max Hobart, conductor. Tickets: $25 adult, $20 senior/student, children 12 and Under free; MassBay students, staff & faculty free with ID. CONTACT: info@wellesleysymphony.org, 781-235-0515.

Lexington Pops Chorus: A Musical Bouquet

Choral Calendar - Sat, 04/20/2019 - 18:39
event flier 05/17/2019 in Lexington MA, 05/18/2019 in Lexington MA: Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story choral suite; Felix Mendelssohn: Hear My Prayer; Antonin Dvorak: “Goin Home” (adapted by W.A. Fisher); Gwyneth Walker: “Peace Like a River”, Kurt Bestor: “Prayer of the Children”; and much, much more. Tickets: $20 adults, $5 children under 13; $17 in advance from a member of the Chorus or online (online service charge applies). CONTACT: 508-481-6554.

West Bay Chorale: Tapestry

Choral Calendar - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 14:04
event flier 05/19/2019 in Warwick RI: Elliot Levine: There is No Fear in Love (Rhode Island premiere ); William Billings: "I am the Rose of Sharon"; Early American Sacred pieces and North American Folk tunes, including compositions by Pete Seeger and Carly Simon. The music incorporates six different languages. With the Celtic trio Kindred and Johnston High School Select Choir. Tickets: $12 adults, $6 children. CONTACT: info@westbaychorale.org, 401-822-3556.

Brattleboro Concert Choir: Beauty Through Tragedy: The Music of Ralph Vaughan Williams & Amy Beach

Choral Calendar - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 13:36
event flier 04/26/2019 in Brattleboro NH, 04/27/2019 in Brattleboro NH: Amy Beach: Four Canticles op. 78; Ralph Vaughan Williams: Dona nobis pacem. Amy Beach was the first American woman to publish a symphony, and the first major American composer of any gender not to receive early training in Europe. She is often compared to Brahms, especially for her rich harmonic language. Williams's Dona nobis pacem sets texts drawn from the Roman Catholic Mass, Biblical passages, an anti-war speech by 19th century British politician John Bright, and the Civil War poetry of Walt Whitman, combining them into a prophetic plea for peace. CONTACT: info@bmcvt.org, 802-257-4523.

Una Voce Chamber Choir: Seeking What Is Yet Unfound

Choral Calendar - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 17:18
06/15/2019 in Yarmouth ME, 06/16/2019 in Yarmouth ME: Settings by Eric Whitacre, Randall Thompson, and David Conte of poetry by Walt Whitman, Robert Frost, and e.e.cummings. Including Thompson’s Frostiana (seven Frost poems); Conte’s translations of Whitman’s devotion to nature sublime; and Whitacre’s rendering of cummings’ quirky snippets of everyday events. CONTACT: unavocechamberchoir@gmail.com, 207-844-1166.

CONCORA (Connecticut Choral Artists): Considering Matthew Shepard

Choral Calendar - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 20:55
04/26/2019 in New Britain CT: Craig Hella Johnson: Considering Matthew Shepard. Jamie Spillane, conductor; Chris Shepard, piano. With the UConn Chamber Singers. Marking the 20th anniversary of the Wyoming college student's brutal murder. With the UCONN Chamber Singers, Jamie Spillane, conductor. CONTACT: contact@concora.org, 860-293-0567.

Hampshire Choral Society: The Creation

Choral Calendar - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 00:17
event flier 05/19/2019 in Amherst MA: Franz Josef Haydn: The Creation, with soloists and full orchestra. CONTACT: hampshirechoral@gmail.com, 413-626-5270.

Cantilena: Carrying the Torch: Songs that Celebrate Remarkable Women

Choral Calendar - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 00:09
event flier 05/04/2019 in Newton MA, 05/05/2019 in Arlington MA: Music inspired by and created by the ground-breaking achievements of some of history’s renowned women, including a young Malala Yousafzai advocating for girls’ safe access to education; Harriet Tubman leading dozens of her brothers and sisters to freedom as an Underground Railroad conductor and Union spy; The Women's Vocal Orchestra of Sumatra refusing to surrender to their WWII captors; Sojourner Truth’s mission to abolish enslavement of black women and to demand women’s suffrage; Amelia Earhart inspiring generations of girls by championing women in aviation; Annie Sullivan & Helen Keller’s break-through from darkness and isolation into a means of expression and connection. Tickets are $15–$20. CONTACT: info@cantilena.org, 617-752-1181.

Yale Camerata: Music for Palm Sunday

Choral Calendar - Tue, 04/09/2019 - 11:28
event flier 04/14/2019 in New Haven CT: Music of Buxtehude, Barber, Pärt, Beethoven, and Shaw. Marguerite L. Brooks, conductor. Free parking at the Worthington Hooker Middle School, 691 Whitney Ave. CONTACT: ismevents@yale.edu, 203-432-5062.

Greater Freeport Community Chorus: Missa Kenya and Songs Inspired by Africa

Choral Calendar - Sun, 04/07/2019 - 09:23
05/04/2019 in Brunswick ME, 05/05/2019 in Yarmouth ME: Paul Basler: Missa Kenya; Paul Simon (arr.): “N’kosi Sikelel’ i Afrika” (Lord Bless Africa); VIDA: “Famine Song”; Peter Louis van Dijk: “Horizons”; Joseph Shabalala: “Rain, Rain, Beautiful Rain”. With Annegret Baier and Shirsten Lundblad, percussion; Caitlin Ramsey, French horn. Tickets: $10 adults, free to anyone under 18; available at the door. CONTACT: gfccsings@gmail.com, 207-504-4628.

The Metropolitan Chorale: The Unicorn, the Gorgon, and the Manticore and The Medieval Bestiary

Choral Calendar - Thu, 04/04/2019 - 09:46
event flier 05/04/2019 in Cambridge MA: Gian Carlo Menotti: The Unicorn, the Gorgon and the Manticore; R. Murray Schafer: A Medieval Bestiary. Fantastical creatures come alive in our collaboration with the Puppet Showplace Theater (https://www.puppetshowplace.org/), featuring the Callithumpian Consort (http://www.callithumpian.org/). CONTACT: admin@metropolitanchorale.org, 508-816-3496.

Community Chorus at South Berwick: Musical Journey Around the Americas

Choral Calendar - Sat, 03/30/2019 - 17:16
event flier 04/07/2019 in North Berwick ME: Works from Brazil to Canada, accompanied by Instrumentalists and soloists, including Alturas Duo. Tickets: $12 advance, $15 ($12 seniors & students) at the door. CONTACT: ndosman@ccsb-sing.org.

New Hampshire Gay Men's Chorus: We’re 21...We’re Legal!

Choral Calendar - Sat, 03/30/2019 - 16:23
event flier 05/04/2019 in Nashua NH, 05/05/2019 in Manchester NH, 05/18/2019 in Concord NH, 05/19/2019 in Portsmouth NH: Uplifting songs in beautiful four-part harmony with fun surprises from the stage. Tickets: $22 adult, $22 senior, $17 veteran, Children age 12 and under admitted free. CONTACT: rojoma1976@gmail.com, 603-263-4333.

Nashoba Valley Chorale: An Unexpected Calm

Choral Calendar - Sat, 03/30/2019 - 16:19
event flier 04/13/2019 in Littleton MA: J.S. Bach: Motet #1, "Singet den Herrn" (BWV 225); Gabriel Fauré: Requiem. Nicole Burke, soprano; Ryne Cherry, baritone. Ms. Burke will also perform Mozart’s Exsultate, Jubilate. With members of the Orchestra at Indian Hill. Tickets: $25 advance, $30 at the door; $20 seniors. CONTACT: info@nashobachorale.org, 978-540-5022.

Lincoln College Choir (Oxford, England): Chapel Choir concert

Choral Calendar - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 16:05
event flier 04/11/2019 in Cambridge MA: As part of a week-long northeast US tour, Lincoln College Choir (William Parkinson, conductor) performs British choral music for Lent and Passiontide. The program includes William Byrd: Mass for Five Voices (complete); William Harris: Bring Us, O Lord; Henry Purcell: Hear my prayer; William Walton: Set me as a Seal; Hubert Parry: Lord, let me know mine end. The concert will last about an hour. Free admission. CONTACT: joejoereid@gmail.com, 617-901-8588.

Halalisa Singers: Halalisa Singers: Voices of Hope and Heart

Choral Calendar - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 15:51
event flier 04/28/2019 in Watertown MA: A wide range of music, from choral classics to spirituals and folk songs to international selections, showcasing American values of inclusiveness and justice. Selections include Ola Gjeilo: The Ground; Peter Anglea: Jubilate Deo; Martin Lauridsen: Sure on This Shining Night; Rollo Dilworth I Sing Because I’m Happy; Brian Tate (arr.): “Soon Ah Will Be Done”; Ysaye Barnwell: “Hope”; Ryan O’Connell (arr.): “Down by the Riverside”; James Erb (arr.): “Shenandoah”; Andy Beck (arr.): “Over the Rainbow”; Joshua Jacobson (arr.): Ale Brider; Mark Templeton: “Abun D’bash’maiyo”; Roger Emerson: O Sifuni Mungu (All Creatures of Our God and King); Steven Fisher: Three South African Songs; Peter Hill (arr.): “Preab San Ol” and “The Parting Glass”. With Trevor Berens, piano; Bertram Lehmann, percussion. Tickets: $20 general admission. CONTACT: themilva@hotmail.com, 781-648-5579.

Halalisa Singers: Halalisa Singers: Voices of Hope and Heart

Choral Calendar - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 15:50
event flier 04/27/2019 in Reading MA: A wide range of music, from choral classics to spirituals and folk songs to international selections, showcasing American values of inclusiveness and justice. Selections include Ola Gjeilo: The Ground; Peter Anglea: Jubilate Deo; Martin Lauridsen: Sure on This Shining Night; Rollo Dilworth I Sing Because I’m Happy; Brian Tate (arr.): “Soon Ah Will Be Done”; Ysaye Barnwell: “Hope”; Ryan O’Connell (arr.): “Down by the Riverside”; James Erb (arr.): “Shenandoah”; Andy Beck (arr.): “Over the Rainbow”; Joshua Jacobson (arr.): Ale Brider; Mark Templeton: “Abun D’bash’maiyo”; Roger Emerson: O Sifuni Mungu (All Creatures of Our God and King); Steven Fisher: Three South African Songs; Peter Hill (arr.): “Preab San Ol” and “The Parting Glass”. With Trevor Berens, piano; Bertram Lehmann, percussion. Tickets: $20 general admission. CONTACT: info@halalisa.org, 781-862-6353.

Highland Glee Club: Spring Concert 2019

Choral Calendar - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 15:28
event flier 04/28/2019 in West Newton MA: Several madrigals, opera choruses, music by Stephen Foster and the theme of Love and Remembrance. Featuring 2019 Scholarship winner Jonathan Kronheimer (Newton South HS) oboe; and finalists Ranna Shahbazi (Brookline HS), mezzo-soprano; and Ben Horsburgh (Arlington HS), vocals. CONTACT: r-djantzen@comcast.net, 508-655-8232.

Nashua Choral Society & Granite State Choral Society: Mozart Concert

Choral Calendar - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 18:33
event flier 05/05/2019 in Nashua NH, 05/18/2019 in Rochester NH, 05/19/2019 in Rochester NH: W.A. Mozart: Requiem; Divertimento; other works. Erin M. Smith, soprano; Emily Jaworski, mezzo-soprano; Nick DeFrancisco, tenor; Mark Cleveland, baritone. With Symphony NH; Anne Watson Born, guest conductor. Tickets: $10-$20. CONTACT: info@nashuachoralsociety.org, 603-998-0443.

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