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February 2018

Mystic Choral sings Gospel!

Sat, February 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Converse Hall at Tremont Temple, 88 Tremont St.
Boston, 02108
$20

The Mystic Chorale presents its annual Gospel concert in February. Led by award­-winning gospel director Jonathan Singleton, the 250­-voices­-strong chorale and 5-piece band present two joyful and spirit-filled performances featuring eclectic music rooted in the African American gospel tradition. The stirring program of contemporary and traditional music includes the moving God Bless the Child; the Soweto Gospel Choir’s Avulekile Amasango combined with Bob Marley’s One Love; the foot-stomping Old Landmark from Aretha Franklin’s Amazing Grace album, and songs by other…

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March 2018

The Enduring Muse: The choral ideal, then and now

Fri, March 2 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Brighton Allston Congregational Church, 404 Washington Street
Brighton, MA 02135 United States
$15 - $20

The Oriana Consort presents The Enduring Muse: The choral ideal, then and now. Few sounds are as beautiful to the human ear as a cappella choral music, sung by unaccompanied voices, tuning only to each other. This was the choral sound sought by many Renaissance composers, and it remains the choral sound sought by many composers of the 21st century — two eras each distinguished by a flowering of new choral music. In this concert Walter Chapin directs choral works…

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Deutscher Konnekt: Totentanz

Sat, March 3 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Marsh Chapel, 735 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, 02215
$15 - $25

Boston Choral Ensemble's Deutscher Konnekt: Totentanz explores how German composers through the centuries have considered death and its power to connect all humanity. The ensemble returns to the music of Hugo Distler (whose setting of Es Ist Ein Ros' Entsprungen was heard at our Christmas concert) for the magnificent Totentanz, Op. 12 (1934) for unaccompanied choir, narrator, and flute. The work follows along as Death converses individuals of various ranks, occupations, and ages — these conversations are interspersed with choral verses drawn from the poetry of…

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Falling For You

Sun, March 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Christ Church Andover, 33 Central Street
Andover, MA 01810 United States
$10 - $20

Join New England Classical Singers for an afternoon of love songs featuring Brahms' Liebeslieder and works by Eldridge, Debussy & Porter Sunday March 4th, 2018 3PM at Christ Church, 33 Central St. Andover, MA.  A free pre-concert lecture begins at 2PM.  For information or tickets go to www.newenglandclassical.org or call (978) 384-NECS.

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The Enduring Muse: The choral ideal, then and now

Sun, March 4 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
St. John’s Episcopal Church, Jamaica Plain, 1 Roanoke Avenue
Jamaica Plain, 02130
$15 - $20

The Oriana Consort presents The Enduring Muse: The choral ideal, then and now. Few sounds are as beautiful to the human ear as a cappella choral music, sung by unaccompanied voices, tuning only to each other. This was the choral sound sought by many Renaissance composers, and it remains the choral sound sought by many composers of the 21st century — two eras each distinguished by a flowering of new choral music. In this concert Walter Chapin directs choral works…

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Yahad/Together – Chorus pro Musica Concert

Sat, March 10 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
First Baptist Church, Newton, 848 Beacon Street
Newton Centre, MA 02459
$10 - $50

At this, a time when “the nations rage,” Bernstein’s remarkable psalm settings remind us “how good, how pleasant it is, to dwell together in unity.” Bach’s cantata, one of his most popular, joyously calls us to fellowship with God—for whom the darkness has no power. Pärt’s fable (for women’s voices) shows how one might achieve divine peace by freely giving to others. Program: JUDITH BINGHAM The Darkness is No Darkness S.S. WESLEY Thou Wilt Keep Him in Perfect Peace ARVO…

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Canticle: Journey of the Soul

Sun, March 11 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
All Saints Parish, Brookline, 1773 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02445 United States
$15 - $62

George Case conducts The Boston Cecilia in the Boston premiere of Kile Smith's Canticle, based on the English translation of the Spiritual Canticle of 16th-century Spanish mystic, St. John of the Cross. Scored for chorus, three cellos and percussion, the piece strives to explore and illuminate the concept of the journey amidst social, societal and political turmoil.

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Commonwealth Chorale presents Arnesen’s- The Wound in the Water

Sun, March 11 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Church of the Holy Name, 1689 Centre Street
West Roxbury MA,
$25 - $35

Commonwealth Chorale presents acclaimed Norwegian Composer Kim Andre Arnesen’s The Wound in the Water which premiered in 2016 and is already being hailed as a masterpiece. At Church of the Holy Name, West Roxbury, this will be one of the first presentations of this lyrical tour de force to an American Audience. The text, by UK -based poet and librettist Euan Tait, evokes a world in pain in which we are divided by greed from one another and exiled from…

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Cantata Singers presents Beethoven’s Missa solemnis

Fri, March 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
NEC’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street
Boston, MA
$25 - $75

Cantata Singers returns to Beethoven’s epic Missa solemnis. Regarded as one of the greatest choral masterpieces of all time, Beethoven’s own inscription in the score, “From the heart—may it return to the heart!” aptly describes the piece's luminous majesty, and intimate power. Showcasing the virtuosic opulence of Missa solemnis are soloists Dana Varga, soprano, in her Cantata Singers' debut; Emily Marvosh, alto; Yegishe Manucharyan, tenor; and Mark Andrew Cleveland, bass. Lewis Lockwood, Professor of Music, Emeritus at Harvard University, will give a pre-concert talk, free…

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The Metropolitan Chorale presents a French choral and orchestral program with the Brookline Symphony Orchestra

Sat, March 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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All Saints Parish, Brookline, 1773 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02445 United States
$20 - $35

The Metropolitan Chorale presents Une vague du Souvenir (Wave of Remembrance) in collaboration with the Brookline Symphony Orchestra. The Metropolitan Chorale, led by Dr. Lisa Graham, is a 100-voice auditioned chorus, and one of Boston’s premier vocal ensembles. This French choral and orchestral program will be performed in collaboration with the Brookline Symphony, Andrew Altenbach, conductor. The program will feature Gabriel Fauré's Requiem and the Cantique de Jean Racine, Lili Boulanger's Psalm 129, and Claude Debussy's Nocturnes. We are excited…

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The Metropolitan Chorale presents a French choral and orchestral program with the Brookline Symphony Orchestra

Sun, March 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on Sun, March 18, 2018 at 3:00pm

All Saints Parish, Brookline, 1773 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02445 United States
$20 - $35

The Metropolitan Chorale presents Une vague du Souvenir (Wave of Remembrance) in collaboration with the Brookline Symphony Orchestra. The Metropolitan Chorale, led by Dr. Lisa Graham, is a 100-voice auditioned chorus, and one of Boston’s premier vocal ensembles. This French choral and orchestral program will be performed in collaboration with the Brookline Symphony, Andrew Altenbach, conductor. The program will feature Gabriel Fauré's Requiem and the Cantique de Jean Racine, Lili Boulanger's Psalm 129, and Claude Debussy's Nocturnes. We are excited…

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Sounds of Stow presents Schubert, Copland, and Vaughan Williams

Sun, March 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hale School, 55 Hartley Road
Stow, MA, 01775

Join Sounds of Stow for a presentation of Franz Schubert's Grand Mass in E-flat, Aaron Copland's Quiet City for trumpet and orchestra, and Ralph Vaughan Williams' The Lark Ascending for violin and orchestra. All pieces performed with full orchestra, under the baton of Barbara Jones, Artistic Director.

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April 2018

Cantata Singers Presents: Music of the Baltic Nations

Fri, April 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 200 Beacon Street
Somerville, 02143

The Chamber Series concludes with a celebration of the centennials of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Join us for this unique program, highlighting composers from the Baltic Nations including Estonian composer Veljo Tormis, Latvian composer Peter Vasks, Lithuanian composer Jonas Govėdas, and others. Featuring Cantata Singers members Felicity Salmon, Epp Sonin, and Alexandra Whitfield, sopranos; Elizabeth Eschen and Jennifer Webb, mezzo-sopranos; Jason Sabol, tenor; and James Liu, baritone. Katherine Pukinskis, composer and musicologist, will give a pre-concert talk at 6:30pm, free…

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Spring Concert

Sun, April 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
newton city hall, war memorial auditorium, 1000 Commonwealth Avenue
newton, MA United States
$15 - $18

The Spring Concert of the Highland Glee Club will take place at the War Memorial Auditorium, Newton City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Avenue, at 3PM. Musical Director, David Tiedman. Program TBA.

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Westford Chorus Presents 100 Years of Vocal Jazz: Music for Chorus, Piano, Bass and Drums

Sat, April 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
United Methodist Church, Westford, MA, 10 Church St.
Westford, 01886
$5 - $20

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth, the Westford Chorus presents a vocal jazz program, including “West Side Story”, A Little Jazz Mass” by Bob Chilcott and jazz standards by Duke Ellington and Johnny Mercer.

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Haydn & Mozart in Salzburg

Sun, April 29 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
NEC’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street
Boston, MA
$25 - $45

Dedham Choral Society is excited to perform Johann Michael Haydn's Missa in honorem Sanctae Ursulae and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Vesperae solennes de Confessore, with full orchestra and soloists. Majestic and serene: adjectives describing both the architecture of Salzburg and the music of its most famous native son, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. For the Salzburg cathedral, Mozart composed one of his most beautiful works for the soprano voice, Laudate Dominum from the Solemn Vespers for the Confessor, frequently performed separately and incorporated into…

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Westford Chorus Presents 100 Years of Vocal Jazz: Music for Chorus, Piano, Bass and Drums

Sun, April 29 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
All Saints Episcopal Church, Chelmsford, 10 Billerica Road
Chelmsford, 01824
$5 - $20

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth, the Westford Chorus presents a vocal jazz program, including “West Side Story”, A Little Jazz Mass” by Bob Chilcott and jazz standards by Duke Ellington and Johnny Mercer,

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May 2018

Cantata Singers Presents: Pärt, Victoria, and Harris

Fri, May 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
$25 - $75

Two chances to hear Arvo Pärt’s stunning Berliner Messe, Tomás Luis de Victoria’s striking Officium defunctorum, and William Harris’ crystalline Faire is the Heaven. Contemporary Estonian composer Pärt sets the Latin Mass to hauntingly lush and beautiful music for chorus and organ, while Spanish Renaissance composer Victoria’s a cappella Officium defunctorum, a Requiem mass, contrasts with themes of mourning and remembrance. English composer William Harris’ elegant Faire is the Heaven rounds out the final concert of Cantata Singers’ 54th season. Terry Decima, pianist and retired Professor…

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In Choro Novo at Campion Center in Weston

Sat, May 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Campion Center, 319 Concord Rd
Weston, MA 02493 United States
$15 - $20

In Choro Novo spring concert this time will be a wonderful event at Campion Center in Weston.  Our program will include the following pieces. Drive My Car Draw On, Sweet Night A Boy and a Girl You Are The New Day Daniel, Daniel, Servant of the Lord Mozart Requiem Dies Irae Man in the Mirror Nice Work If You Can Get It Minoi Minoi Shenandoah Ubi Caritas Erev Shel Shoshanim Let my People Go Abendstaendchen The Blue Bird Now Is the…

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The Commonwealth Chorale presents Brahms, Bernstein, Elder, Paulus, Pahn and Tarver.

Sat, May 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Second Church in Newton, 60 Highland Street
West Newton, MA
$35

This Commonwealth Chorale concert will be at The Second Church of Newton as part of the Newton Festival of the Arts. Come experience songs rooted in traditions ranging widely across time and place. Brahms’ Zigeunerlieder, (Gypsy songs) reflect the composer’s deep affection for spirited Roma music using texts based on Hungarian folk songs. To celebrate Bernstein’s 100th anniversary of his birth is Make Your Garden Grow from Candide.  Daniel Elder’s inspirations for Three Nocturnes include the 14th century ballades of…

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Wellesley Choral Society 70th Anniversary Spring Concert (with chorus, soloists, and orchestra)

Sun, May 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society of Wellesley Hills, 309 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02481 United States
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$15 - $20

The Wellesley Choral Society will perform the Schubert Mass No. 5 in A Flat Major (with soloists and orchestra) and a new composition "Sonnets" by Music Director, Edward Whalen. $20 Adults, $15 Seniors and Students, and Children Under 12 Free

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