05/20/2017 in Hartford CT: Paul Mealor, Composer-in-Residence joins Mark Singleton, Artistic Director to guide you on an incredible journey through the ethereal beauty of his music. CONTACT: <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 860-576-8623.
05/06/2017 in Newburyport MA, 05/07/2017 in Newburyport MA: James Whitbourn: Annelies, an oratorio based on the Diary of Anne Frank. Advance tickets $20-$22; all tickets at the door $25. CONTACT: <email@example.com>, 978-462-0650.
05/06/2017 in Newton MA, 05/07/2017 in Boston MA: A festival of 500 years of playful and provocative music about erotic love, including madrigals of Josquin, Gesualdo and Cipriano de Rore; various interpretations of “dying” by Willaert and Monteverdi; and prurient Romantic and contemporary a cappella pieces such as Peggy Lee’s “Fever” and The Drifters’ “Under the Boardwalk”. Also included: the winner of our 2017 International Composition Competition, “Konus Kale” (The Medlar Garden), by Iranian composer Hamid Mardkhanjari. The concert is rated PG. CONTACT: <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 617-521-2075.
05/06/2017 in Wells River VT, 05/07/2017 in St Johnsbury VT: Felix Mendelssohn: Elijah (sung in English). Lucas Weiss, baritone (Elijah); Julie Drown, soprano; Katharine DeBoer, soprano; Talan Bryant, tenor; Peter Beardsley, organ; Robert Wilson, piano; Alan Rowe conductor. Tickets: $12 (students $5) in advance from http://catamountarts.org; $15 (students $5) at the door. CONTACT: <email@example.com>, 215-962-2998.
04/23/2017 in Falmouth MA, 04/24/2017 in Wellesley MA, 04/25/2017 in Marblehead MA: An immersive concert by the Skylark professional chamber choir interspersing songs from the American Civil War with Francis Poulenc’s Figure Humaine. CONTACT: <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 404-906-1303.
05/13/2017 in Arlington MA: Music from Sharing A New Song's travels to Colombia (April of 2016), Cuba (2015), South Africa (2012), and more; celebrating the human spirit through choral music, changing the world one song at a time. Tickets: $18 ($15 in advance) general admission, $15 ($12 in advance) students/seniors.
05/20/2017 in Boston MA, 05/21/2017 in Boston MA: Mystic Chorale’s 120 singers soar with inspiring melodies, defiant joy—and urgency!—on behalf of this Earth we call our home. Jim Scott, of The Paul Winter Consort, who marched and sang with Pete Seeger on many occasions during their forty-year friendship, will lead Seeger’s great anthem, "My Rainbow Race," and sing several of his own songs, including "The Rainforest Song." The program includes four premieres, including a commissioned song by Nick Page. The audience will be invited to sing along. Tickets: $18 general admission (children under 5 free). CONTACT: <email@example.com>, 781-316-2500.
04/29/2017 in South Hamilton MA, 04/30/2017 in Newburyport MA, 05/07/2017 in Salem MA: Choral and instrumental works of Astor Piazzolla, Modesta Bor, Diana Saez and other South American composers. With Rumbarroco, a Latin-Baroque fusion ensemble. Tickets: $25 adults, $20 seniors, 21 and under free. CONTACT: <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 888-246-7871.
05/13/2017 in Cambridge MA: Manuel Oltra: Bestiari; Peter Willsher: Everyone Suddenly Burst out Singing; Charles Stanford: The Bluebird; Benjamin Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb. Discounted parking available. Tickets: $50 reserved ($45 advance), $30 general ($27 advance), $15 senior/student, $15 each for groups of 5 or more. CONTACT: <email@example.com>, 617-349-3400.
St. Cecilia Chamber Choir: Duruflé Requiem, with works by Brahms, Finzi, Haydn, Holst, Josquin, Purcell, and Söderman
05/06/2017 in Newcastle ME, 05/07/2017 in Newcastle ME: Maurice Duruflé: Requiem; Josquin Desprez: El Grillo (“The Cricket”); Mille Regretz (“A thousand regrets at deserting you and leaving behind your loving face”); Henry Purcell: “O give thanks unto the Lord,” Z 33; Joseph Haydn: Der Greis; Johannes Brahms: Geistliches Lied; August Söderman: Ett Bondbröllop (“The Peasant Wedding”), for male chorus; Gustav Holst: “Hymn to the Waters” from Rig Veda, for women’s chorus and harp; Gerald Finzi: “God Is Gone Up”. Jazmin DeRice, mezzo-soprano; John David Adams, bass-baritone; Linda Blanchard, conductor. With professional chamber orchestra. CONTACT: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
05/13/2017 in Shrewsbury MA: F.J. Haydn: Mass in Time of War (Paukenmesse); Morten Lauridsen: Lux Aeterna. Jessica Cooper, soprano; Thea Lobo, mezzo-soprano; Charles Blandy, tenor; John Salvi, baritone; with orchestra. Tickets: $25, $20 students/senior citizens ($3 discount in advance). Mary’s Church is accessible to the physically challenged, and large print programs will be available. CONTACT: <email@example.com>, 978-562-9838.
Bel Canto Chamber Singers: 40th Anniversary Spring 2017 Concert, “Sing a New Song, Songs of Celebration and Commemoration”
04/29/2017 in Lebanon NH, 04/30/2017 in Lebanon NH: Joshua Shank:The Kingdom of the Human Voice (premiere); with additional classic choral selections from Renaissance to contemporary. Jane Woods, Music Director; Pierre Fournier, pianist. With string ensemble. A special anniversary reception follows the concert. CONTACT: <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 802-333-9445.
GMChorale and Hartford Chorale: Screening of Documentary Letter from Italy, 1944: A New American Oratorio
04/18/2017 in Old Lyme CT: The 2016 Emmy Award-winning documentary, produced by filmmaker Karyl Evans and narrated by Meryl Streep, follows the creation and production of the oratorio, written by Sarah Meneely-Kyder and Nancy Fitz-Hugh Meneely. Following the showing, Ms. Meneely-Kyder will answer questions. Free and open to the public; sponsored by Exencial Wealth Advisors of Old Lyme, CT. CONTACT: <email@example.com>, 860-316-4854.
06/03/2017 in Glastonbury CT, 06/04/2017 in Tolland CT: Choral works by Debussy, Brahms, Vaughan Williams, Whitacre and others. Featuring the GMChoral Chamber Singers and Allan Conway, piano. With the newly formed GMChorale Clarion Choir, an ensemble of talented young singers from the area. CONTACT: <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 860-316-4854.
05/04/2017 in Hartford CT: Sarah Meneely-Kyder and Nancy Fitz-Hugh Meneely: Letter from Italy, 1944 (Hartford premiere). Jack Anthony Pott, tenor; Joseph D’Eugenio, conductor; with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. The story of Dr. John K. Meneely, a WWII army combat medic who returned home suffering from what is now termed PTSD, the oratorio explores this national problem and its effect on families by examining the true story of one soldier, through music, art and theater. CONTACT: <email@example.com>, 860-316-4854.
05/14/2017 in Cambridge MA: Jacquelyn Stucker, soprano; William Hite, tenor; Philip Cutlip, baritone; Scott Allen Jarrett, conductor. Spring-time in Boston reminds us of the unbridled beauty of the nature all around us, just as Haydn’s brilliant and pictorial score celebrates the glory of Creation, and our connection and responsibility within. Tickets: $28-$69 ($5 senior discount), $15 students. Free Parking at Broadway Garage, Felton St, Cambridge. CONTACT: <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 617-648-3885.
04/23/2017 in Old Lyme CT: Ludwig van Beethoven: Mass in C; Pietro Mascagni, Easter Hymn from Cavalleria Rusticana; G.F. Handel: Coronation Anthem No. 1: "Zadok the Priest"; Johannes Brahms: Psalm 51, Op. 29, No. 3, "Tröste mich wieder mit deiner Hülfe"; Felix Mendelssohn: Heilig; Antonio Lotti: "Crucifixus" from Credo in F; Antonio Vivaldi: Dixit Dominus, RV 807 (Final Chorus); Harberg/Arlen, arr. Hayes: "Over the Rainbow"; Heyman/Young, arr. Azelton "When I fall in love"; J.S. Bach: Organ Fugue in G minor BWV 578, in the style of Ward Swingle; Jester Hairston (arr.): In Dat Great Gittin’ Up Mornin’; Leonard Bernstein: "Make our Garden Grow", from Candide. Patricia Schuman, soprano; Clea Huston, mezzo soprano; Steven Humes, tenor; Matthew Cossack, bass; Susan Saltus, organ; Dr. Stephen Bruce, conductor. CONTACT: <email@example.com>, 860-526-5399.
04/22/2017 in Harwich MA, 04/23/2017 in Harwich MA: F.J. Haydn: The Creation. Joan Kirchner, soprano; Jason McStoots, tenor; Thomas Jones, baritone; Joseph Marchio, Music Director; full orchestra. Tickets: $25 open seating/$30 reserved; students and those under 18 admitted free with a ticket. CONTACT: <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 774-212-9333.
05/12/2017 in Boston MA: Arthur Honegger: King David (in French); Yehudi Wyner: Torah Service for chorus, cantor, and brass ensemble; songs and choral music by Lazar Weiner (Yehudi Wyner’s father). In lieu of a pre-concert talk, a Shabbat dinner will be held at 6:30 pm at the Huntington Avenue YMCA at 316 Huntington Ave. (note that prior registration is required to attend the Shabbat dinner). Free post-concert reception. Tickets: $25-$69. CONTACT: <email@example.com>, 617-868-5885.
05/05/2017 in Cambridge MA: Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 2 in B-flat major, ("Hymn of Praise"); Psalm 13. Performed in English. With Grand Harmonie, performing on period instruments; Elisa Sunshine, soprano; Rebecca Krouner, mezzo-soprano; Steven Myles, tenor. CONTACT: <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 617-495-0692.