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March 2019

An Almost Spring Concert

Sun, March 10 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
$5 – $17.

"A Game of Pairs" features settings  of the same text by different composers: Walt Whitman's "Reconciliation" by R. Vaughan Williams and Stephen Chatman;  Percy Bysshe Shelley's "Music, when soft voices die" by Charles Wood and Charles Hubert Hastings Parry;  James Agee's "Sure on this Shining Night" by Samuel Barber and Morten Lauridsen;  and "Ubi Caritas" by Maurice Durufle and by Ola Gjeilo. In addition, the chorale is performing Mozart's "Missa Brevis in D Major."

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Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, March 10 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm UTC-5
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First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
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Night Song is a Sunday evening, 45-minute musical event at First Church in Cambridge that fosters meditation and contemplation, providing a refuge from the stress and frantic pace of daily lives. Through the stillness of the evening, burning candles, occasional incense and bells, art and dance, and most especially music, Night Song brings serene beauty and quiet peace into human lives.  No words are spoken; everything is perceived through the senses. The music is a unique fusion of contemplative modal instrumental…

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Brothers, Sing On! A Celebration of The Power of Song Hosted by The Boston Saengerfest Men’s Chorus

Sat, March 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm UTC-5
Natick High School, 15 West Street
Natick, MA, 01760
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$10 – $25.00

Brothers, Sing On! A Celebration of The Power of Song Hosted by The Boston Saengerfest Men’s Chorus  The Boston Saengerfest Men’s Chorus with The Morehouse College Glee Club, the Natick High School Men’s Choir and the Boston Children’s Chorus Young Men’s Ensemble in a celebration of men’s voices. Saturday, March 16, 2019 • 8:00 PM Natick High School, Performing Arts Center 15 West Street Natick, Massachusetts, 01760 For tickets visit www.saengerfest.org GENERAL ADMISSION: $25.00 •  STUDENTS: $15.00 •  SENIORS AND GROUPS OF 10…

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Brahms Requiem – Chorus pro Musica Concert

Sat, March 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
First Baptist Church, Newton, 848 Beacon Street
Newton Centre, MA 02459
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$10 – $55

Program Brahms; Requiem Kristen Watson, soprano soloist Jesse Blumberg, baritone soloist Accompanied by piano four-hand with pianists Edith Auner and Thomas Stumpf. Purcell; Funeral Music of Queen Mary Diana Syrse; La Muerte Sonriente Details This performance offers three contrasting views of death and our relationship to it. Henry Purcell, England's greatest Baroque composer, commemorated the death of Queen Mary II in 1695 with magnificent settings of texts from the Book of Common Prayer. With great solemnity and beauty, brass and drums, the music…

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Raise You Up

Sat, March 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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An event every day that begins at 3:00 pm, repeating until Sun, March 17, 2019

NEC’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street
Boston, MA 02115
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$25

Boston Gay Men’s Chorus will Raise You Up with music from Kinky Boots, Christina Aguilera, Whitney Houston and the choral theatre piece Seven Last Words of the Unarmed and its companion piece Glory from Selma. Multi-talented singer, rapper, actor, director, choreographer, and YouTube personality Todrick Hall joins 200 members of the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus as Special Guest. Saturday March 16, 2019 at 8pm Sunday March 17, 2019 at 3pm Tickets start at $25 (before fees) To purchase tickets visit www.bgmc.org or call 617-542-SING (7464)

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Raise You Up

Sun, March 17 @ 3:00 pm - Mon, March 18 @ 5:00 pm EDT
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An event every day that begins at 3:00 pm, repeating until Sun, March 17, 2019

NEC’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street
Boston, MA 02115
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$25

Boston Gay Men’s Chorus will Raise You Up with music from Kinky Boots, Christina Aguilera, Whitney Houston and the choral theatre piece Seven Last Words of the Unarmed and its companion piece Glory from Selma. Multi-talented singer, rapper, actor, director, choreographer, and YouTube personality Todrick Hall joins 200 members of the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus as Special Guest. Saturday March 16, 2019 at 8pm Sunday March 17, 2019 at 3pm Tickets start at $25 (before fees) To purchase tickets visit www.bgmc.org or call 617-542-SING (7464)

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Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, March 17 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm UTC-5
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sun, August 25, 2019

First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
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Night Song is a Sunday evening, 45-minute musical event at First Church in Cambridge that fosters meditation and contemplation, providing a refuge from the stress and frantic pace of daily lives. Through the stillness of the evening, burning candles, occasional incense and bells, art and dance, and most especially music, Night Song brings serene beauty and quiet peace into human lives.  No words are spoken; everything is perceived through the senses. The music is a unique fusion of contemplative modal instrumental…

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Cantata Singers presents Haydn’s “The Creation”

Fri, March 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC-4
NEC’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street
Boston, MA 02115
$25 – $75

“I know of no finer Haydn conductor than Cantata Singers director David Hoose.”—music critic Lloyd Schwartz Cantata Singers presents F.J. Haydn's resplendent oratorio, The Creation. Hoose leads soloists, chorus, and orchestra in this exhilarating retelling of the Creation story, featuring inspired and eloquent soloists Amanda Forsythe, soprano, William Hite, tenor, and Mark Andrew Cleveland, bass, imaginative orchestral colors, and some of the most thrilling choral writing ever conceived. Conductor Martin Pearlman will give the pre-concert talk, free to all ticketholders,…

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To a Place Beyond: Dissimilar choral works — Same journey

Fri, March 22 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
Belmont-Watertown United Methodist Church, 421 Common Street
Belmont, 02478
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$15 – $20

Why do we delight in listening to music? Possibly because to hear music is to be transported to a place beyond ourselves, a special place where our spirits are moved. And this magic can happen quite independently of the particular musical genre that we may be listening to! In March, Oriana presents five very dissimilar choral works from five very different genres, yet each of which is equally capable of moving us: Tomás Luis de Victoria’s Missa O magnum mysterium…

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50th Anniversary Concert

Sat, March 23 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm UTC-4
First Parish Church, Lexington, 7 Harrington Road
Lexington, MA United States
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$20 – $25

Join us for the 50th anniversary of bringing captivating and joyful choral music to Lexington! We celebrate our 50th birthday with a mixture of works sung in the past and new work. Familiar works include Bach’s Singet dem Herrn and William Bolcom’s Lady Liberty, and new work includes a piece commissioned for the occasion by local composer Thomas Stumpf. The concert will also feature works by Brahms, Britten and Michael Hayden. Support for this concert is generously provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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Sounds of Stow: Mozart’s Requiem

Sun, March 24 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC-4
Hale School, 55 Hartley Road
Stow, MA, 01775
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$10 – $25

Sounds of Stow Chorus & Orchestra (Barbara Jones, Artistic Director) will celebrate its 40th Anniversary Season with a presentation of Mozart's Requiem, presented with full orchestra and alumni soloists Margot Law, soprano; Martha Remington, mezzo; Ray Bauwens, tenor; and introducing Jason Jordan, baritone.

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Sounds of Stow All-Mozart Program

Sun, March 24 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Hale School, 55 Hartley Road
Stow, MA, 01775
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$10 – $25

Sounds of Stow Chorus & Orchestra (Barbara Jones, Artistic Director) will celebrate its 40th Anniversary Season with an all-Mozart program: Mozart's Concerto for Flute and Harp (Katherine Kleitz, flute, and Charles Overton, harp) will be followed by the Requiem, both presented with full orchestra. For the Requiem, alumni soloists Margot Law, soprano; Martha Remington, mezzo; and Ray Bauwens, tenor will return to Stow; also introducing Jason Jordan, baritone.

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American Modern: Songs of Love and Longing

Sun, March 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
All Saints Parish, Brookline, 1773 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02445 United States
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$15 – $62

The Boston Cecilia presents its final concert of the 2018-2019 season with a program that includes John Corogliano’s exuberant setting of Dylan Thomas’ Fern Hill for mezzo-soprano (Margaret Lias), chorus and strings, Eric Whitacre’s Five Hebrew Love Songs, written for chorus, piano and violin; and two pieces for string orchestra and chorus: Jake Runestad’s The Hope of Loving and Tarik O’Regan’s  cantata  Triptych.

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America/We Need to Talk

Sun, March 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy Street
Cambridge, 02138
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Coro Allegro, Boston’s LGBTQ+ and allied classical chorus, and Artistic Director David Hodgkins present America/We Need to Talk. Voices of poets and African American composers call for dialogue, justice, and affirmation that Black lives matter, in a concert dedicated to the newly opened National Memorial for Peace and Justice. The Heritage Chorale of New Haven and Director Jonathan Q. Berryman join Coro Allegro for William Grant Still’s courageous 1940 choral drama, And They Lynched Him on a Tree. Coro Allegro presents the world premiere…

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To a Place Beyond: Dissimilar choral works — Same journey

Sun, March 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
University Lutheran Church, 66 Winthrop Street
Cambridge, 02138
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$15 – $20

Why do we delight in listening to music? Possibly because to hear music is to be transported to a place beyond ourselves, a special place where our spirits are moved. And this magic can happen quite independently of the particular musical genre that we may be listening to! In March, Oriana presents five very dissimilar choral works from five very different genres, yet each of which is equally capable of moving us: Tomás Luis de Victoria’s Missa O magnum mysterium…

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King’s Chapel Concert Series presents Handel’s “Esther”

Sun, March 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
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King’s Chapel, 58 Tremont Street
Boston, 02108
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$15 – $20

Generally considered to be the first English oratorio, “Esther” tells the dramatic story of a Jewish orphan who single-handedly saves her people. Esther is married to the powerful Persian King Ahasuerus. When Prime Minister Haman orders the extermination of all Jews in the kingdom, Esther takes decisive action. Heinrich Christensen leads the King’s Chapel Choir, soloists, and orchestra. Soloists: Mary Sullivan, Esther; Brian Church, Haman; Andy Troska, Mordecai; Tevan Goldberg, Ahasuerus Validated concert parking available at One Beacon Street Garage. Doors open…

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Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, March 24 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm UTC-5
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sun, August 25, 2019

First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
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Night Song is a Sunday evening, 45-minute musical event at First Church in Cambridge that fosters meditation and contemplation, providing a refuge from the stress and frantic pace of daily lives. Through the stillness of the evening, burning candles, occasional incense and bells, art and dance, and most especially music, Night Song brings serene beauty and quiet peace into human lives.  No words are spoken; everything is perceived through the senses. The music is a unique fusion of contemplative modal instrumental…

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To a Place Beyond: Dissimilar choral works — Same journey

Sat, March 30 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
First Lutheran Church of Boston, 299 Berkeley Street
Boston, 02116
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$15 – $20

Why do we delight in listening to music? Possibly because to hear music is to be transported to a place beyond ourselves, a special place where our spirits are moved. And this magic can happen quite independently of the particular musical genre that we may be listening to! In March, Oriana presents five very dissimilar choral works from five very different genres, yet each of which is equally capable of moving us: Tomás Luis de Victoria’s Missa O magnum mysterium…

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Fanny Mendelssohn’s 3 Cantatas

Sat, March 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Emmanuel Episcopal Church Of Boston, 15 Newbury Street
Boston, 02116
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$20 – $40

Join us for our final concert of the season, when 16 of Cappella Clausura's best voices join with a full orchestra to perform for the first time in Boston the 3 cantatas of Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel. Fanny Mendelssohn, sister of Felix, was not allowed by her family to be a professional musician. As many women who are obstructed by social structures do, she persisted and found ways to make music in her home. Cappella Clausura brings you all three of…

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Fanny Mendelssohn’s 3 Cantatas

Sun, March 31 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Eliot Church, Center Street
Newton MA,
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$20 – $40

Join us for our final concert of the season, when 16 of Cappella Clausura's best voices join with a full orchestra to perform for the first time in Boston the 3 cantatas of Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel. Fanny Mendelssohn, sister of Felix, was not allowed by her family to be a professional musician. As many women who are obstructed by social structures do, she persisted and found ways to make music in her home. Cappella Clausura brings you all three of…

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Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, March 31 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm UTC-5
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sun, August 25, 2019

First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
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Night Song is a Sunday evening, 45-minute musical event at First Church in Cambridge that fosters meditation and contemplation, providing a refuge from the stress and frantic pace of daily lives. Through the stillness of the evening, burning candles, occasional incense and bells, art and dance, and most especially music, Night Song brings serene beauty and quiet peace into human lives.  No words are spoken; everything is perceived through the senses. The music is a unique fusion of contemplative modal instrumental…

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April 2019

Dedham Choral Society presents Requiem for the Living

Sun, April 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
Holy Name Church, 1689 Centre Street
West Roxbury MA, 02132
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$5 – $30

DCS' spring concert featuring works by American composer Dan Forrest (born 1978) will open with two shorter pieces, “The Music of Living” and “You Are the Music,” followed by the Boston premiere of the powerful “Requiem for the Living,” a five-movement composition scored for chorus, organ and chamber ensemble (violin, cello, flute, oboe, horn, harp, and percussion). Completed in 2012, it has been described by its composer as a “narrative for the living and their own struggle with pain and…

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Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, April 7 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm UTC-5
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sun, August 25, 2019

First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
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Night Song is a Sunday evening, 45-minute musical event at First Church in Cambridge that fosters meditation and contemplation, providing a refuge from the stress and frantic pace of daily lives. Through the stillness of the evening, burning candles, occasional incense and bells, art and dance, and most especially music, Night Song brings serene beauty and quiet peace into human lives.  No words are spoken; everything is perceived through the senses. The music is a unique fusion of contemplative modal instrumental…

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An Unexpected Calm

Sat, April 13 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
Littleton High School, 56 King Street
Littleton, MA 01460 United States
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$20

The Nashoba Valley Chorale presents its spring concert, “An Unexpected Calm,” on Saturday April 13, 8pm at Littleton High School. The Chorale will sing Bach’s joyful Motet No. 1, Singet den Herrn, and will also perform Gabriel Fauré’s transcendent Requiem, with Nicole Burke and Ryne Cherry, soloists. Ms. Burke will also perform Mozart’s Exsultate, Jubilate. Members of the Orchestra at Indian Hill will accompany. Tickets are available on our website, www.nashobavalleychorale.org $25 in advance; $30 at the door; $20 seniors. For information: www.nashobavalleychorale.org

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Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, April 14 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm UTC-5
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sun, August 25, 2019

First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
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Night Song is a Sunday evening, 45-minute musical event at First Church in Cambridge that fosters meditation and contemplation, providing a refuge from the stress and frantic pace of daily lives. Through the stillness of the evening, burning candles, occasional incense and bells, art and dance, and most especially music, Night Song brings serene beauty and quiet peace into human lives.  No words are spoken; everything is perceived through the senses. The music is a unique fusion of contemplative modal instrumental…

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Masterworks: MacMillan and Allegri

Sun, April 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Boston’s Basilica, 1545 Tremont Street
Boston, MA, 02120
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$20 – $30

Boston Choral Ensemble performs a major work by the contemporary Scottish composer James MacMillan. Composed in 1993, “Seven Last Words from the Cross” for choir and string orchestra was a landmark piece in his career and is now widely performed because of its dynamic and sensitive setting of the Christian text. We are pairing this with the famous setting of Psalm 51 (the Miserere) by Gregorio Allegri. For more information or to buy tickets, please visit www.bostonchoral.org.

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Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, April 21 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm UTC-5
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sun, August 25, 2019

First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
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Night Song is a Sunday evening, 45-minute musical event at First Church in Cambridge that fosters meditation and contemplation, providing a refuge from the stress and frantic pace of daily lives. Through the stillness of the evening, burning candles, occasional incense and bells, art and dance, and most especially music, Night Song brings serene beauty and quiet peace into human lives.  No words are spoken; everything is perceived through the senses. The music is a unique fusion of contemplative modal instrumental…

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Cantata Singers presents “Women Composers of America”

Fri, April 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm UTC-4
American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 200 Beacon Street
Somerville, 02143
$30

The Chamber Series concludes with music of twentieth- and twentieth-first century American women composers, including Ruth Crawford Seeger, Amy Beach, Missy Mazzoli, Katharine Parker, and Libby Larson. Musicologist Liane Curtis will give a pre-concert talk at 6:30pm, free to all ticketholders. Following the performance, all are invited to attend a post-concert reception. Fri, April 26, 2019 / 7:30pm                                             …

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Wit and Wisdom

Sat, April 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 4 Ocean Street
Beverly, 01915
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$20 – $25

Wit & Wisdom is the theme of Cantemus’s spring concert. Joseph Haydn is the wisdom (Missa Brevis in B-flat, & 3 part-songs). Satirical gems by P.D.Q. Bach, humorous Latin/English texts set by Carl Zytowski & clever Ogden Nash poems set by Eric Whitacre supply the wit. Paul Ayers’s Hallelujah Chorus pokes fun at Handel’s original. The chorus will be accompanied by a chamber string ensemble and organ. Tickets at the door or at selected outlets. Adults $25; seniors $20; students…

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April 27 and 28: Halalisa Singers present ‘Voices of Hope and Heart’

Sat, April 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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One event on Sun, April 28, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Unitarian Universalist Church of Reading, 239 Woburn Street
Reading, 01867
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$20

Artistic Director Mary Cunningham leads the 39-voice Halalisa Singers in Voices of Hope and Heart, a timely concert offering messages of hope in adversity and the power of love to bring joy and healing. Accompanying the singers will be pianist Trevor Berens and percussionist Bertram Lehmann. The ensemble will repeat the diverse program showcasing American values of inclusiveness and justice on a May 2019 tour of Ireland with performances in Dublin, Kinsale, Killarney, and Galway. Saturday, April 27, 8 p.m.…

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Emmanuel Music: Bach and Harbison

Sat, April 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Emmanuel Episcopal Church Of Boston, 15 Newbury Street
Boston, 02116
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$10 – $150

Emmanuel Music is happy to offer a 50% off promo code for GBCC members to its upcoming concert.  At the ticket selection screen, use promo code GBCC to show the different ticket prices. The joy and sorrow of the Easter season as reflected in a single event - the discovery of the empty tomb - link two masterworks. Ryan Turner leads Emmanuel Music's first performance of Bach’s resplendent Easter Oratorio, and John Harbison conducts his own The Supper at Emmaus, co-commissioned with The…

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Highland Glee Club Spring Concert

Sun, April 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Second Church in Newton, 60 Highland Street
West Newton, MA
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$18 – $20

Highland Glee Club opens its 111th season presenting its annual Spring Concert at The Second Church in Newton, 60 Highland Street, West Newton, MA at 3:00 PM, Sunday, April 28, 2019. Music will include several madrigals, opera choruses, works by Stephen Foster and of the theme 'Love and Remembrance'. Also performing: our 2019 Scholarship winner, Oboist, Jonathan Kronheimer, Newton South High School and finalists, mezzo soprano, Ranna Shahbazi, Brookline HS and vocalist, Ben Horsburgh, Arlington HS. Information/tickets: 508-655-8232; https://highlandgleeclub.com/performances/?event_id=1050

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Sponsors’ Concert

Sun, April 28 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
$5. – $17

Join the Arlington-Belmont Chorale (Barry Singer, director) and the Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra (Orlando Cela, director) in a spring Sponsors’ Concert. Program: -- Orchestra: Smetana, “The Moldau”; Eric Stem, “Arlington” (written specially for the Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra) -- Chorale: Beethoven, “Elegisher Gesang (Elegaic Song)” -- Orchestra/Chorale: Poulenc, “Stabat Mater”

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Wit and Wisdom

Sun, April 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
Central Congregational Church, 14 Titcomb St.
Newburyport, 01950
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$20 – $25

Wit & Wisdom is the theme of Cantemus’s spring concert. Joseph Haydn is the wisdom (Missa Brevis in B-flat, & 3 part-songs). Satirical gems by P.D.Q. Bach, humorous Latin/English texts set by Carl Zytowski & clever Ogden Nash poems set by Eric Whitacre supply the wit. Paul Ayers’s Hallelujah Chorus pokes fun at Handel’s original. The chorus will be accompanied by a chamber string ensemble and organ. Tickets at the door or at selected outlets. Adults $25; seniors $20; students…

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April 27 and 28: Halalisa Singers present ‘Voices of Hope and Heart’

Sun, April 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
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One event on Sun, April 28, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Unitarian Universalist Church of Reading, 239 Woburn Street
Reading, 01867
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$20

Artistic Director Mary Cunningham leads the 39-voice Halalisa Singers in Voices of Hope and Heart, a timely concert offering messages of hope in adversity and the power of love to bring joy and healing. Accompanying the singers will be pianist Trevor Berens and percussionist Bertram Lehmann. The ensemble will repeat the diverse program showcasing American values of inclusiveness and justice on a May 2019 tour of Ireland with performances in Dublin, Kinsale, Killarney, and Galway. Saturday, April 27, 8 p.m.…

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Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, April 28 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm UTC-5
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sun, August 25, 2019

First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
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Night Song is a Sunday evening, 45-minute musical event at First Church in Cambridge that fosters meditation and contemplation, providing a refuge from the stress and frantic pace of daily lives. Through the stillness of the evening, burning candles, occasional incense and bells, art and dance, and most especially music, Night Song brings serene beauty and quiet peace into human lives.  No words are spoken; everything is perceived through the senses. The music is a unique fusion of contemplative modal instrumental…

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May 2019

Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight

Sat, May 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC-4
North Andover High School Auditorium, 430 Osgood Street
North Andover, MA 01845 United States
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Florence Price (1887–1953) was the first African-American woman to be recognized as a symphony composer, and the first to have a composition played by a major orchestra. In 2009, a substantial collection of her works and papers was found in an abandoned house on the outskirts of Chicago, Illinois. Among these works was Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight, a 30-minute work for chorus, soloists, and piano, set to a poem by Vachel Lindsay. Join us in what is believed to be the…

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The Seven C’s

Sat, May 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm UTC-4
United Methodist Church, Westford, MA, 10 Church St.
Westford, 01886
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$20

Take a journey with the Westford Chorus! Our Spring concert includes music by seven composers in a variety of genres. Celebrate Spring with our concert of C's! Our Concerts will be held Saturday, May 4 at 7:30, at the United Methodist Church, 10 Church St, Westford, and also Sunday, May 5, at 3:00, at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 170 Old Westford Rd. in Chelmsford.

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Songs from Story, Stage and Screen

Sat, May 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
$15 – $20

Come hear the 40+ voices of the Braintree Choral Society under the direction of Charles A. Dillingham. The program includes some of the best loved songs from Broadway and film, plus madrigal and light classical songs based on  the poetry of Shakespeare and others. Reception follows where you can meet the singers and director. Braintree Choral Society has been entertaining audiences on the South Shore for 95 years. Tickets are available on the website or at the door.

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A Breath of Spring – In Choro Novo Spring Concert

Sat, May 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
$15. – $20.

Please join In Choro Novo for an evening of inspiring choral music: If Ever I Would Leave You (Lerner/Loewe), Fair Nymphs, I Heard One Telling (Farmer), O Fortuna (Orff), Where Your Bare Foot Walks (Childs/Barks), Ride the Chariot (Hogan), Up the Ladder to the Roof (DiMirco/Brymer), Home (Foster-Gillies/Buble/Chang/L'Estrange), Great Day (Martin), Emerald Stream (Houston), Three Madrigals (Diemer), Londonderry Air (Knight), Baba Yetu (Kiagiri), Chanflin (Guzman),  Ubi Caritas (Gjeilo), An Ellington Trio (Ellington/Strayhorn/Althouse)

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CELEBRATING REMARKABLE WOMEN — Newton & Arlington Concerts

Sat, May 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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Saturday in Newton, Sunday in Arlington
Eliot Church, Center Street
Newton MA,
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$15 – $20

The women of Cantilena present “Carrying the Torch: songs that celebrate remarkable women” - a choral concert highlighting music inspired by and created by the ground-breaking achievements of some of history’s renowned women. Cantilena performs in two locations -- Saturday, May 4th in Newton, MA and Sunday May 5th in Arlington, MA. Music Director Jennifer Kane presents a sampling of works which honor women who have pushed beyond the social boundaries of their time, thus transforming both the role of…

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The A Cappella Singers Spring Concert

Sat, May 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
Fisk Memorial United Methodist Church, 106 Walnut Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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$10 – $15

Enjoy an evening repertoire of Vaughan Williams, Vivaldi and more! Under the direction of George Sargeant, the Natick-based choral group will welcome spring with a variety of songs and feature instrumental solos by talented musicians Sargeant, pianist Maria Kaplun and violinist Alex Vai. Hors d'oeuvres and desserts to follow the concert.   Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door (Tickets for students and seniors are always $10).

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POPS! As Time Goes By

Sat, May 4 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm UTC-4
First Parish Church, Lexington, 7 Harrington Road
Lexington, MA United States
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$20 – $25

Join us as we perform a delightful and entertaining evening of songs and choruses about the passage of time. Composers include Adler & Ross, Leroy Anderson, Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin, Billy Joel, Frank Loesser, the Sherman Brothers and others. Our annual Pops concert is a lighthearted departure from classical fare, and features talented soloists and spirited choral singing.

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The Unicorn, the Gorgon, and the Manticore & The Medieval Bestiary

Sat, May 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
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Free – $45

Our season-closing concert will feature The Unicorn, the Gorgon, and the Manticore by Gian Carlo Menotti and The Medieval Bestiary by R. Murray Schafer. These delightful, rarely-performed works showcase great stylistic range and comedic commentary on social convention. Experience fantastical creatures come alive in our collaboration with the Puppet Showplace Theater featuring the Callithumpian Consort.   General Admission, $45 - Preferred seating, $30 - Senior, $10 - Students w/ID day of event, $10 - children, FREE - EBT card

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Sharing A New Song “Building Bridges (Over Troubled Waters)

Sat, May 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
$15 – $18

In preparation for our upcoming trip to Argentina and Uruguay, join us for a celebration of world music and a tribute to the Queen of Soul!

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The Seven C’s

Sun, May 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC-4
Trinity Lutheran Church Chelmsford, 170 Old Westford Road
Chelmsford, 01824
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$20

Take a journey with the Westford Chorus! Our Spring concert includes music by seven composers in a variety of genres. Celebrate Spring with our concert of C's! Our Concerts will be held Saturday, May 4 at 7:30, at the United Methodist Church, 10 Church St, Westford, and also Sunday, May 5, at 3:00, at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 170 Old Westford Rd. in Chelmsford.

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Boston Lyric Opera invites you to “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Sun, May 5 @ 3:00 pm EDT
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One event on Wed, May 8, 2019 at 7:30 pm

One event on Fri, May 10, 2019 at 7:30 pm

One event on Sun, May 12, 2019 at 3:00 pm

Harvard University Ray Lavietes Pavilion, 65 North Harvard Street
Boston, MA United States

Bear witness to the story of Offred: one woman of many stripped of her name, identity, and personhood by a cruel and oppressive government regime. Offred desperately preserves her story, a simple act of defiance and resistance as dangerous as it is riveting. Margaret Atwood’s extraordinary, important novel—set in Boston and Cambridge—becomes one of BLO’s largest-ever productions, directed by theater icon Anne Bogart with a hypnotic, evocative score that bends the tenets of traditional opera and leaves audiences breathless. Sunday,…

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Choral Art Society of the South Shore Spring Concert

Sun, May 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm UTC-5
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Scituate, 465 First Parish Road
Scituate, MA United States
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$12 – $20

Choral Art Society of the South Shore presents Schubert Mass in G;  Faure Requiem, Cantique de Jean Racine.  Danica A. Buckley, Music Director and Conductor; Ellyses Kuan, Pianist, and the Choral Art Society Chamber Orchestra.

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Wit and Wisdom

Sun, May 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
First Church, Swampscott, 40 Monument Ave.
Swampscott, 01907
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$20 – $25

Wit & Wisdom is the theme of Cantemus’s spring concert. Joseph Haydn is the wisdom (Missa Brevis in B-flat, & 3 part-songs). Satirical gems by P.D.Q. Bach, humorous Latin/English texts set by Carl Zytowski & clever Ogden Nash poems set by Eric Whitacre supply the wit. Paul Ayers’s Hallelujah Chorus pokes fun at Handel’s original. The chorus will be accompanied by a chamber string ensemble and organ. Tickets at the door or at selected outlets. Adults $25; seniors $20; students…

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CELEBRATING REMARKABLE WOMEN — Newton & Arlington Concerts

Sun, May 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
$15 – $20

The women of Cantilena present “Carrying the Torch: songs that celebrate remarkable women” - a choral concert highlighting music inspired by and created by the ground-breaking achievements of some of history’s renowned women. Cantilena performs in two locations -- Saturday, May 4th in Newton, MA and Sunday May 5th in Arlington, MA. Music Director Jennifer Kane presents a sampling of works which honor women who have pushed beyond the social boundaries of their time, thus transforming both the role of…

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Leonard Bernstein: Chichester Psalms

Sun, May 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Holy Rosary Parish, 35 Essex St.
Lawrence, MA 01840 United States
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Free

Enjoy one of Bernstein's masterpieces, Chichester Psalms, under the baton of Artistic Director David Hodgkins on Sunday May 5, 2019 4PM at Corpus Christi Parish at Holy Rosary Church, 35 Essex St. Lawrence, MA 01840.  A sampling of Rachmaninov's most beautiful choral works will be presented.  Heinrich Christensen will be guest organist.  This event will honor Bernstein's Centennial (in the city of his birth), NECS' Golden Anniversary, & the 20th collaboration between NECS & the Lawrence HS Girl's Ensemble.  The…

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Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, May 5 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm UTC-5
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sun, August 25, 2019

First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
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Night Song is a Sunday evening, 45-minute musical event at First Church in Cambridge that fosters meditation and contemplation, providing a refuge from the stress and frantic pace of daily lives. Through the stillness of the evening, burning candles, occasional incense and bells, art and dance, and most especially music, Night Song brings serene beauty and quiet peace into human lives.  No words are spoken; everything is perceived through the senses. The music is a unique fusion of contemplative modal instrumental…

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Boston Lyric Opera invites you to “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Wed, May 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
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One event on Wed, May 8, 2019 at 7:30 pm

One event on Fri, May 10, 2019 at 7:30 pm

One event on Sun, May 12, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Harvard University Ray Lavietes Pavilion, 65 North Harvard Street
Boston, MA United States

Bear witness to the story of Offred: one woman of many stripped of her name, identity, and personhood by a cruel and oppressive government regime. Offred desperately preserves her story, a simple act of defiance and resistance as dangerous as it is riveting. Margaret Atwood’s extraordinary, important novel—set in Boston and Cambridge—becomes one of BLO’s largest-ever productions, directed by theater icon Anne Bogart with a hypnotic, evocative score that bends the tenets of traditional opera and leaves audiences breathless. Sunday,…

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Boston Lyric Opera invites you to “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Fri, May 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
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One event on Wed, May 8, 2019 at 7:30 pm

One event on Fri, May 10, 2019 at 7:30 pm

One event on Sun, May 12, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Harvard University Ray Lavietes Pavilion, 65 North Harvard Street
Boston, MA United States

Bear witness to the story of Offred: one woman of many stripped of her name, identity, and personhood by a cruel and oppressive government regime. Offred desperately preserves her story, a simple act of defiance and resistance as dangerous as it is riveting. Margaret Atwood’s extraordinary, important novel—set in Boston and Cambridge—becomes one of BLO’s largest-ever productions, directed by theater icon Anne Bogart with a hypnotic, evocative score that bends the tenets of traditional opera and leaves audiences breathless. Sunday,…

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The Jameson Singers present: Ein deutsches Requiem, by Johannes Brahms

Fri, May 10 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
NEC’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street
Boston, MA 02115
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Don’t miss this final concert of our beloved artistic director and conductor, Dr. Jameson Marvin, at Jordan Hall! Ein deutsches Requiem   by Johannes Brahms   Jameson Marvin, conductor   Katharine Dain, Soprano Paul Max Tipton, Baritone   Brahms Orchestra Daniel Stepner, Concertmaster   Friday, May 10, 2019 at 8:00 PM New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall 30 Gainsborough St Boston, MA 02115     Tickets: Premium $52 Adult $32 Senior $22 Student $17

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Music for a Spring Evening

Fri, May 10 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
$5 – $15

Music by Mendelssohn, Pergolesi, Barry Singer, and others.   General admission $15, seniors/students $10, children 17 and under $5.

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Searching Love

Sat, May 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
Trinity Episcopal Church, Concord, 81 Elm Street
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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$5 – $25

Come hear the Concord Women's Chorus celebrate a world in musical bloom. From Ralph Vaughan Williams to the Wailin’ Jennys, we will feature beloved music from the classical, contemporary and folk traditions. Joining us in concert will be the Advanced Choir of the Carlisle Middle School Chorus, directed by Valerie Thomforde. All seats are general admission (unreserved). Online ticket orders may be made up to 5:00 pm the day before the concert, and tickets are also available at the door (cash, check or…

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MIT Women’s Chorale, Spring Concert

Sat, May 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Harvard Epworth Church, 1555 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA United States
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The Chorale’s main work will be the beautiful Stabat Mater of the 18th century Maltese/Neapolitan composer, Girolamo Abos, with string ensemble and organ. The program will also include three French opera choruses, and an example of Gregorian chant.  Reception to follow. Directions and parking suggestions are available here: http://web.mit.edu/womensleague/womenschorale/concerts.html#directions

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Commonwealth Chorale presents Thompson’s Frostiana and Menotti’s The Unicorn,The Gorgon, and The Manticore

Sat, May 11 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm UTC-4
Second Church in Newton, 60 Highland Street
West Newton, MA
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Gian Carlo Menotti’s charming madrigal opera, The Unicorn, The Gorgon and the Manticore  is one of the composer’s most accomplished works. In it, he introduces us to three mystical beasts that represent three phases of life: young, middle, and old age. Under the guise of a fairy tale, he delivers a caustic critique of affection and materialism. With a small orchestra and an engaging range of musical textures, this piece is sure to delight. Randall Thompson’s Frostiana, commissioned for the…

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Voices from the Village: Folksongs from Around the World

Sat, May 11 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
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Folksongs are as old as civilization, and composers throughout time have used them for inspiration. From the Renaissance era with Dufay's L'Homme Armé and Hollander's Innsbruck, ich muss dich lassen to the modern era with Schönberg's settings of German folk songs, as well as other composers' settings of Irish, British, American, Slavic, and Indonesian ones, Musica Sacra explores this rich vein of choral gold.

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The Cambridge Chamber Singers Present: Music, When Soft Voices Die: Renaissance, Romantic and Contemporary Gems

Sat, May 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Lindsey Chapel in Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street
Boston, 02116
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$20 – $25

Explore with us the lingering strains of six centuries of choral music! Enjoy masterful madrigals by the great William Byrd and the incomparable Claudio Monteverdi. Savor the intimate inventions of Franck Bridge and Charles Parry. Hear the winner of the 19th Annual International Composition Competition, Beyond Nine Lakes, by Gilad Hochman, of Berlin, Germany. Saturday, May 11 at 8:00 pm – Lindsey Chapel at Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street in Boston, MA Sunday, May 12 at 7:00 pm – Pilgrim Congregational Church, 55 Coolidge…

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The Seraphim Singers: Mystical Numbers

Sat, May 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Eliot Church, Center Street
Newton MA,
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$18 – $25

Seraphim pays tribute to the tradition of sacred symbolism in numbers, with three settings of Hopkins' poem "Peace," motets by three masters Schütz, Bach and Distler; and the seven gifts of the Spirit in Carson Cooman's Veni sancte Spiritus. And since this is Seraphim's 21st birthday, we'll present songs by Schubert and David Mooney celebrating the fruit of the vine! Jennifer Lester, Music Director. Heinrich Christensen, organ. Saturday, May 11, Eliot Church of Newton, 474 Centre Street, Newton, MA. 8:00PM.…

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Boston Lyric Opera invites you to “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Sun, May 12 @ 3:00 pm EDT
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One event on Wed, May 8, 2019 at 7:30 pm

One event on Fri, May 10, 2019 at 7:30 pm

One event on Sun, May 12, 2019 at 3:00 pm

Harvard University Ray Lavietes Pavilion, 65 North Harvard Street
Boston, MA United States

Bear witness to the story of Offred: one woman of many stripped of her name, identity, and personhood by a cruel and oppressive government regime. Offred desperately preserves her story, a simple act of defiance and resistance as dangerous as it is riveting. Margaret Atwood’s extraordinary, important novel—set in Boston and Cambridge—becomes one of BLO’s largest-ever productions, directed by theater icon Anne Bogart with a hypnotic, evocative score that bends the tenets of traditional opera and leaves audiences breathless. Sunday,…

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WCS Spring Concert: A Musical Celebration for Mother’s Day

Sun, May 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm UTC-4
Unitarian Universalist Society of Wellesley Hills, 309 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02481 United States
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Free – $20

The Wellesley Choral Society's spring concert is Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 4 pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Wellesley Hills, 309 Washington St., Wellesley, MA.  It is entitled A Musical Celebration for Mother's Day, and features music by Rheinberger, Brahms, Grieg, Dvorak, Tavener, and Strauss.  There is ample free parking in the church lot and the sanctuary is handicapped accessible. Tickets: $20 Adults; $15 Seniors & Students; Children 12 & Under Free. The audience is invited to a…

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The Cambridge Chamber Singers Present: Music, When Soft Voices Die: Renaissance, Romantic and Contemporary Gems

Sun, May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Pilgrim Congregational Church, 55 Coolidge Avenue
Lexington, 02420
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$20 – $25

Explore with us the lingering strains of six centuries of choral music! Enjoy masterful madrigals by the great William Byrd and the incomparable Claudio Monteverdi. Savor the intimate inventions of Franck Bridge and Charles Parry. Hear the winner of the 19th Annual International Composition Competition, Beyond Nine Lakes, by Gilad Hochman, of Berlin, Germany. Saturday, May 11 at 8:00 pm – Lindsey Chapel at Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street in Boston, MA Sunday, May 12 at 7:00 pm – Pilgrim Congregational Church, 55 Coolidge…

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Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, May 12 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm UTC-5
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sun, August 25, 2019

First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
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Night Song is a Sunday evening, 45-minute musical event at First Church in Cambridge that fosters meditation and contemplation, providing a refuge from the stress and frantic pace of daily lives. Through the stillness of the evening, burning candles, occasional incense and bells, art and dance, and most especially music, Night Song brings serene beauty and quiet peace into human lives.  No words are spoken; everything is perceived through the senses. The music is a unique fusion of contemplative modal instrumental…

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Lexington Pops Chorus Presents “A Musical Bouquet”

Fri, May 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
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Concerts on Friday, May 17th and Saturday May 18th at 7:30pm
Hancock Church, Lexington, 1912 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA United States
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$20

The Lexington Pops Chorus presents “A Musical Bouquet” at its Annual SpringConcert on May 17 and 18th, 7:30 pm at Hancock Church, 1912 Mass Ave. Lexington. This Concert features the choral suite, from Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story”, Felix Mendelssohn’s “Hear My Prayer”, Antonin Dvorak’s “Goin Home”, adapted by W.A. Fisher from“The New World Symphony”, Gwyneth Walker’s “Peace Like a River”, Kurt Bestor’s“Prayer of the Children” and much, much more. The Lexington Pops Chorus is under the direction of Robert…

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Let’s Celebrate! One Hundred Years of Song!

Sat, May 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
Reading Memorial High School, 62 Oakland Road
Reading, 01867
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Concert honoring the 100th anniversary of RCS.  Performance features an inspiring selection of songs, highlighted by 100 Years of Broadway, an extensive medley of pieces from Broadway's first century.  Winner of RCS scholarship appears as guest artist.

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Mystic Chorale sings THE FIDDLE SINGS!

Sat, May 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
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One event on Sun, May 19, 2019 at 3:30 pm

Cary Hall, Lexington MA, 1605 Massachusetts Ave.
Lexington, MA 01760 United States
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$20

150 Mystic Chorale singers celebrate the joy of making music this spring in THE FIDDLE SINGS at Cary Hall in Lexington on May 18 & 19. Directed by Nick Page, the chorus will sing a range of songs exploring Swing, Klezmer, Bluegrass, Blues, Dixieland, and Baroque music along with pieces from Eastern Europe and South Africa. The program opens with the jubilance of Cat Stevens’ If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out and includes a version of J. S.…

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Lexington Pops Chorus Presents “A Musical Bouquet”

Sat, May 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
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Concerts on Friday, May 17th and Saturday May 18th at 7:30pm
Hancock Church, Lexington, 1912 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA United States
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$20

The Lexington Pops Chorus presents “A Musical Bouquet” at its Annual SpringConcert on May 17 and 18th, 7:30 pm at Hancock Church, 1912 Mass Ave. Lexington. This Concert features the choral suite, from Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story”, Felix Mendelssohn’s “Hear My Prayer”, Antonin Dvorak’s “Goin Home”, adapted by W.A. Fisher from“The New World Symphony”, Gwyneth Walker’s “Peace Like a River”, Kurt Bestor’s“Prayer of the Children” and much, much more. The Lexington Pops Chorus is under the direction of Robert…

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The Spectrum Singers Concert: Great Haydn Choral Masterworks

Sat, May 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
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$15 – $45

Haydn: Mass in B-Flat Major, Hob. XXII: 12; Theresienmesse; Te Deum No. 2 in C major, Hob. XXIIIc: 2    

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Masterworks Chorale presents Handel’s Utrecht Jubilate

Sat, May 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy Street
Cambridge, 02138
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$5 – $50

Come hear two glorious works of George Frideric Handel, his Utrecht Jubilate and I Will Magnify Thee, O God.  A native of Germany who journeyed in Italy before settling in England, Handel was history’s first truly international composer, and our concert will include music by composers from those nations: Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonio Lotti, and Henry Purcell.  We will be joined by a period orchestra of some of Boston’s best Baroque instrumentalists. Kevin Leong conducts the 75-voice Masterworks Chorale and…

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Concert -Great Haydn Choral Masterworks

Sat, May 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
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$15 – $45

Great Haydn Choral Masterworks Mass in B Flat "Theresienmesse" Te Deum No. 2 in C Major      Sara Yanovich, Soprano Thea Lobo, Alto Charles Blandy, Tenor Dana Whiteside, Bass with full orchestra

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Late Night at Emmanuel presents TANGO!

Sat, May 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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One event on Sat, May 18, 2019 at 9:00 pm

Emmanuel Episcopal Church Of Boston, 15 Newbury Street
Boston, 02116
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$10 – $55

TANGO! explores the various stylistic connections that connect the classical and jazz idioms in the dance music of the tango as it has evolved through the ages. The Arneis Quartet will collaborate with Julien Labro, whose musical roots lie in the improvisatory nature of folk and jazz music. Thanks to an anonymous donor, between concerts we will be hosting an informal reception with the musicians with delicacies from Tango, a great Argentinian restaurant based in Arlington, and wines from Argentina. Save…

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Back Bay Chorale presents Johann Sebastian Bach’s Mass in B Minor

Sun, May 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy Street
Cambridge, 02138
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$23.00

The Mass in B minor represents the culmination of Johann Sebastian Bach’s incomparable composing career. Join us for this monumental achievement of spiritual depth and musical genius. Featuring: Sarah Yanovitch, soprano, Sonja Tengblad, soprano, Clara Osowski, alto, Patrick Muehleise, tenor, Edmund Milly, bass, Scott Allen Jarrett, conducting, Orchestra of the Back Bay Chorale Tickets: from $23.00; Students free with ID; Free Parking at Broadway Garage, 7 Felton Street

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Mystic Chorale sings THE FIDDLE SINGS!

Sun, May 19 @ 3:30 pm - Mon, May 20 @ 5:30 pm EDT
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One event on Sun, May 19, 2019 at 3:30 pm

Cary Hall, Lexington MA, 1605 Massachusetts Ave.
Lexington, MA 01760 United States
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$20

150 Mystic Chorale singers celebrate the joy of making music this spring in THE FIDDLE SINGS at Cary Hall in Lexington on May 18 & 19. Directed by Nick Page, the chorus will sing a range of songs exploring Swing, Klezmer, Bluegrass, Blues, Dixieland, and Baroque music along with pieces from Eastern Europe and South Africa. The program opens with the jubilance of Cat Stevens’ If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out and includes a version of J. S.…

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The Bounty of the Earth

Sun, May 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
First Parish Church, Stow, 353 Great Road
Stow, MA 01775 United States
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The Sounds of Stow Chorus will present songs inspired by nature and celebrating the beauty and bounty of the Earth. The selections range from Rutter's "For the Beauty of the Earth" to "Oh What a Beautiful Morning" from 'Oklahoma' to songs sung around the campfire. The audience will be encouraged to join in on some well-known pieces. Local instrumentalists will contine the theme on the piano, flute, and guitar.

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Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, May 19 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm UTC-5
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sun, August 25, 2019

First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
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Night Song is a Sunday evening, 45-minute musical event at First Church in Cambridge that fosters meditation and contemplation, providing a refuge from the stress and frantic pace of daily lives. Through the stillness of the evening, burning candles, occasional incense and bells, art and dance, and most especially music, Night Song brings serene beauty and quiet peace into human lives.  No words are spoken; everything is perceived through the senses. The music is a unique fusion of contemplative modal instrumental…

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Meridian Singers, Spring Concert

Tue, May 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
MIT Chapel, 88 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, 02139
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Join the Meridian Singers as we celebrate in song the renewal promised by spring. Our a cappella music spans the 14th to the 20th centuries.  Free.

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Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, May 26 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm UTC-5
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sun, August 25, 2019

First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
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Night Song is a Sunday evening, 45-minute musical event at First Church in Cambridge that fosters meditation and contemplation, providing a refuge from the stress and frantic pace of daily lives. Through the stillness of the evening, burning candles, occasional incense and bells, art and dance, and most especially music, Night Song brings serene beauty and quiet peace into human lives.  No words are spoken; everything is perceived through the senses. The music is a unique fusion of contemplative modal instrumental…

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World House: 7 Continents = 1 World!

Fri, May 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
larcom, 13 Wallis St
Beverly, 01916
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Labyrinth Choir, a professional vocal ensemble of 22 musicians, is celebrating world unity by representing all 7 continents in song.  Because of the divisiveness in our country we would like to present a musical alternative by singing songs that show our common ground. We will also feature photography by world traveler Martin Jernberg. This program is supported in part by the 2018 Alfred Nash Patterson Grant from Choral Arts New England and from the Southborough Cultural Arts Council, a local agency…

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God Save the Queens

Fri, May 31 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 pm, repeating until Sat, June 1, 2019

An event every day that begins at 3:00 pm, repeating until Sun, June 2, 2019

NEC’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street
Boston, MA 02115
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$25

Kick off Pride with toe tapping music, cheeky humor and 200 Queens. The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus sing rock and pop royalty from across the pond. Get ready for an invasion that’s so lush, so flashy, it edges on revolutionary. Featuring music from The Beatles, Sir Elton John, Sting, David Bowie, Boy George, Wham, One Direction, Adele and, of course, Queen! Friday, May 31, 2019 at 8pm Saturday June 1, 2019 at 8pm Sunday June 2, 2019 at 3pm Tickets…

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June 2019

God Save the Queens

Sat, June 1 @ 3:00 pm - Sun, June 2 @ 5:00 pm EDT
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An event every day that begins at 3:00 pm, repeating until Sat, June 1, 2019

An event every day that begins at 3:00 pm, repeating until Sun, June 2, 2019

NEC’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street
Boston, MA 02115
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$25

Kick off Pride with toe tapping music, cheeky humor and 200 Queens. The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus sing rock and pop royalty from across the pond. Get ready for an invasion that’s so lush, so flashy, it edges on revolutionary. Featuring music from The Beatles, Sir Elton John, Sting, David Bowie, Boy George, Wham, One Direction, Adele and, of course, Queen! Friday, May 31, 2019 at 8pm Saturday June 1, 2019 at 8pm Sunday June 2, 2019 at 3pm Tickets…

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Concord Chorus presents Fauré’s Requiem

Sat, June 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Cary Hall, 1605 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, 02420
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$10 – $30

Join the Concord Chorus, now in its 73rd season, for Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem.  This sublimely beautiful and undoubtedly best known of his sacred works will be performed in its rarely heard version for symphony orchestra.  The program will also include Felix Mendelssohn’s powerful setting of Psalm 42 and stirring cantata Vom Himmel hoch. Music Director Kevin Leong conducts the 110-voice Concord Chorus and a professional orchestra on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at 8:00 PM at Cary Hall, 1605 Massachusetts Avenue,…

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God Save the Queens

Sat, June 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 pm, repeating until Sat, June 1, 2019

An event every day that begins at 3:00 pm, repeating until Sun, June 2, 2019

NEC’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street
Boston, MA 02115
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$25

Kick off Pride with toe tapping music, cheeky humor and 200 Queens. The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus sing rock and pop royalty from across the pond. Get ready for an invasion that’s so lush, so flashy, it edges on revolutionary. Featuring music from The Beatles, Sir Elton John, Sting, David Bowie, Boy George, Wham, One Direction, Adele and, of course, Queen! Friday, May 31, 2019 at 8pm Saturday June 1, 2019 at 8pm Sunday June 2, 2019 at 3pm Tickets…

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Emmanuel Music: The Beggar’s Opera

Sat, June 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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One event on Sun, June 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm

Pickman Hall, 27 Garden Street
Cambridge, 02138
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$10 – $150

The Beggar's Opera Beggar: John Kuntz Mrs. Peachum: Michelle Trainor Mr. Peachum: David Cushing Polly: Margot Rood MacHeath: Neal Ferreira Lucy Lockit: Carley DeFranco Filch: Omar Najmi Jenny Diver: Katherine Growdon Lockit: Dana Whiteside Harry Paddington: Eric Christopher Perry Ben Budge: Will Prapestis Mat of the Mint: Ryne Cherry Britten's ingeniously reimagined and colorfully orchestrated update of John Gay's 1728 The Beggar's Opera, this 'anti-opera' is a bitter and pungent satire on loopholes in the legal system, full of poverty, politics, and the corruption that is as relevant now as in the 18th…

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World House: 7 Continents = 1 World!

Sun, June 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
St. Mark’s School, 25 Marlboro Road
Southborough, 01772
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$20

Labyrinth Choir, a professional vocal ensemble of 22 musicians, is celebrating world unity by representing all 7 continents in song.  Because of the divisiveness in our country we would like to present a musical alternative by singing songs that show our common ground. We will also feature photography by world traveler Martin Jernberg. This program is supported in part by the 2018 Alfred Nash Patterson Grant from Choral Arts New England and from the Southborough Cultural Arts Council, a local agency…

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God Save the Queens

Sun, June 2 @ 3:00 pm - Mon, June 3 @ 5:00 pm EDT
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An event every day that begins at 3:00 pm, repeating until Sat, June 1, 2019

An event every day that begins at 3:00 pm, repeating until Sun, June 2, 2019

NEC’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street
Boston, MA 02115
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$25

Kick off Pride with toe tapping music, cheeky humor and 200 Queens. The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus sing rock and pop royalty from across the pond. Get ready for an invasion that’s so lush, so flashy, it edges on revolutionary. Featuring music from The Beatles, Sir Elton John, Sting, David Bowie, Boy George, Wham, One Direction, Adele and, of course, Queen! Friday, May 31, 2019 at 8pm Saturday June 1, 2019 at 8pm Sunday June 2, 2019 at 3pm Tickets…

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Emmanuel Music: The Beggar’s Opera

Sun, June 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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One event on Sun, June 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm

Pickman Hall, 27 Garden Street
Cambridge, 02138
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$10 – $150

The Beggar's Opera Beggar: John Kuntz Mrs. Peachum: Michelle Trainor Mr. Peachum: David Cushing Polly: Margot Rood MacHeath: Neal Ferreira Lucy Lockit: Carley DeFranco Filch: Omar Najmi Jenny Diver: Katherine Growdon Lockit: Dana Whiteside Harry Paddington: Eric Christopher Perry Ben Budge: Will Prapestis Mat of the Mint: Ryne Cherry Britten's ingeniously reimagined and colorfully orchestrated update of John Gay's 1728 The Beggar's Opera, this 'anti-opera' is a bitter and pungent satire on loopholes in the legal system, full of poverty, politics, and the corruption that is as relevant now as in the 18th…

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Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, June 2 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm UTC-5
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sun, August 25, 2019

First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
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Night Song is a Sunday evening, 45-minute musical event at First Church in Cambridge that fosters meditation and contemplation, providing a refuge from the stress and frantic pace of daily lives. Through the stillness of the evening, burning candles, occasional incense and bells, art and dance, and most especially music, Night Song brings serene beauty and quiet peace into human lives.  No words are spoken; everything is perceived through the senses. The music is a unique fusion of contemplative modal instrumental…

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Masterworks: Talbot

Sun, June 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Boston’s Basilica, 1545 Tremont Street
Boston, MA, 02120
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$20 – $30

For Boston Choral Ensemble’s final concert of the 2018/19 season, we invite you to join us on a pilgrimage in music as we perform “Path of Miracles” by English composer Joby Talbot. This four-movement work for choir and percussion has become one of the most discussed and enjoyed choral works composed in recent years and was performed in its entirety by BCE in our 2013/14 season. For more information or to buy tickets, please visit www.bostonchoral.org.

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Youth Pro Musica “This Shining Night”

Sat, June 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Eliot Church, Center Street
Newton MA,
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$10 – $20

Hear the THREE choruses of YpM perform: Barber:  Sure on this Shining Night Parker:  Singing Questions Mozart:  Ave verum Fauré:  Messe basse Handel:  No di voi non vo’ fidarmi Schubert:  An Die Musik Willcocks:  5 Shakespeare Songs Chilcott:  A Little Jazz Mass and works by other composers. Advance Sale Tickets   $15 Adults, $10 Seniors/Students (16-19), FREE Children 15 and under Tickets at the door:  $20 Adults, $15 Seniors/Students (16-19), FREE Children 15 and under Our History Since its beginnings more…

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Coolidge Corner Community Chorus

Sat, June 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
All Saints Parish, Brookline, 1773 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02445 United States
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Free – $15

Annual concert: Speramus -- gatherings of hope expressed through works of such composers as Bach, Brahms, Mozart, Pergolesi, and Rachmaninoff.Free will donation ($15/$10 suggested).

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Strawberry Festival and Pops Concert

Fri, June 14 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Arlington Town Hall, Arlington MA, Arlington Center
Arlington, MA United States
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$3 – $10

Entertainment in the Arlington Town Hall Courtyard by the Liberty Bones Brass Ensemble and Davey the Clown, followed by a Pops Concert in the Town Hall by the Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra and the Arlington-Belmont Chorale, Barry Singer, Orlando Cela, and Kennedy McAllister conducting; music: “The PSA Goes to Hollywood”.

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Songs of a New World

Sat, June 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Christ Church Quincy, 12 Quincy Avenue
Quincy, 02169
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Free

Join the Quincy-based Schiller Boston Community Chorus and guest soloists for an afternoon of choral and vocal music.   We are celebrating the real roots of American Classical culture and music by performing music of Antonin Dvorak, Harry Burleigh, Hall Johnson, Johannes Brahms, and more. The great Czech composer, Dvorak (upon arriving in America in 1892) said: “In the ‘Spirituals’ of America, I discover all that is needed for a great and noble school of music.  They are pathetic, tender, passionate,…

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July 2019

Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, July 7 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm UTC-5
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An event every month that begins at 7:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Sun, August 4, 2019

First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
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Night Song is a Sunday evening, 45-minute musical event at First Church in Cambridge that fosters meditation and contemplation, providing a refuge from the stress and frantic pace of daily lives. Through the stillness of the evening, burning candles, occasional incense and bells, art and dance, and most especially music, Night Song brings serene beauty and quiet peace into human lives.  No words are spoken; everything is perceived through the senses. The music is a unique fusion of contemplative modal instrumental…

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Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin (GBCC Friend)

Wed, July 17 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Old South Church, Boston, 645 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States
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Welcome the renowned Choir of Christ Church Cathedral from Dublin, Ireland to Boston at a free concert as part of their U.S. tour! Sponsored by Boston-based performance tour company Encore Tours, the concert will take place at Old South Church on Wednesday, July 17th at 7:30 pm. Admission to the concert is free, though space is limited and tickets should be reserved in advance. Celebrate Irish culture with this fantastic musical opportunity! Encore Tours works with music directors across the U.S. to organize…

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August 2019

Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, August 4 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm UTC-5
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An event every month that begins at 7:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Sun, August 4, 2019

First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
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Night Song is a Sunday evening, 45-minute musical event at First Church in Cambridge that fosters meditation and contemplation, providing a refuge from the stress and frantic pace of daily lives. Through the stillness of the evening, burning candles, occasional incense and bells, art and dance, and most especially music, Night Song brings serene beauty and quiet peace into human lives.  No words are spoken; everything is perceived through the senses. The music is a unique fusion of contemplative modal instrumental…

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Celtic and Gaelic Story and Song

Wed, August 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Free

The New World Chorale joins the Mercury Orchestra, conducted by Channing Yu, for a performance of Phaudrig Crohoore, a popular ballad by the Irish novelist J. Sheridan Le Fanu set to music by the Irish composer Sir Charles Villiers Stanford. The piece tells the tale of a bold, roughhewn Irishman with a heart of gold, against a backdrop of family feuding and romance. The program also includes American composer Amy Beach’s masterful Symphony in E minor (“Gaelic”), which was premiered…

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September 2019

Revels RiverSing

Sat, September 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
Herter Park Amphitheater, 1175 Soldiers Field Rd
Boston, MA 02134 United States
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16th annual Revels RiverSing A FREE Family Celebration of the Autumnal Equinox Hosted by Megan Henderson, Revels Music Director   Lift your voice in song as Revels waves goodbye to summer and welcomes in the fall at the 16th annual Revels RiverSing at the Herter Park Amphitheater in Allston! Hosted by Revels music director Megan Henderson, this free family event celebrating the change of seasons and the beauty of the Charles River parklands features nearly 100 performers including this year’s special guest, Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary fame. Additional participants include soloists David Coffin and Janice Allen-Brooks, The RiverSing Chorus, Revels Youth Alumni and Children’s Choruses, the Brazilian…

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