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May 2019

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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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

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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October 2019

Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, October 20 @ 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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GBCC Friend – Skylark presents Rachmaninoff’s “All-Night Vigil” (the ‘Vespers’)

Sat, October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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One event on Sun, October 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Grammy®-nominated professional ensemble Skylark, the “cream of the American crop” (BBC Radio) presents the first ever collaboration of its kind: Rachmaninoff’s a cappella masterwork All-Night Vigil (‘Vespers’) will include the full 22-member Skylark ensemble which will come together with three incredible, world-renowned basso profundos: Eric Alatorre, who recently retired from Grammy® Award-winning Chanticleer, Glenn Miller, the United States’ leading basso profundo, and Adrian Peacock, from the U.K., an award-winning, Grammy®-nominated audio producer and internationally acclaimed bass choral singer and soloist.   Tenor Jonas Budris, who appears frequently with Boston…

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The Vespers of 1610: Monteverdi’s Exuberant Setting in praise of the Virgin Mary

Sat, October 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm EDT
First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
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$30.00

Considered by many to be the masterpiece that ushered in the Baroque style of composition, Claudio Monteverdi's Vespers epitomizes the era's ideal that music should express the full range of emotions inherent in the text. Featuring special guest soloists: Janet Ross and Agnes Coakley Cox, Soprano Jason Sabol and Max Blum-Campo, Tenor Tevan Goldberg and Ulysses Thomas, Bass Venue First Church Congregational 11 Garden Street Cambridge, MA More details

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GBCC Friend – Skylark presents Rachmaninoff’s “All-Night Vigil” (the ‘Vespers’)

Sun, October 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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Grammy®-nominated professional ensemble Skylark, the “cream of the American crop” (BBC Radio) presents the first ever collaboration of its kind: Rachmaninoff’s a cappella masterwork All-Night Vigil (‘Vespers’) will include the full 22-member Skylark ensemble which will come together with three incredible, world-renowned basso profundos: Eric Alatorre, who recently retired from Grammy® Award-winning Chanticleer, Glenn Miller, the United States’ leading basso profundo, and Adrian Peacock, from the U.K., an award-winning, Grammy®-nominated audio producer and internationally acclaimed bass choral singer and soloist.   Tenor Jonas Budris, who appears frequently with Boston…

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Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, October 27 @ 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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November 2019

Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, November 3 @ 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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Labyrinth Choir On Broadway And At The Movies

Fri, November 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST
St. John the Evangelist, 700 Washington St
Canton,
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$20 – $25

Labyrinth Choir, a professional choir of 20 singers plus a professional accompanist, will be presenting 2 concerts featuring your favorite songs from Broadway and the movies! We'll be singing ensemble songs from West Side Story, Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, A Star Is Born, just to name a few, plus a wealth of solo songs. This is an extravaganza not to be missed! We will encourage the audience to sing along on a special tune called "Massachusetts."

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Chorus pro Musica & Metropolitan Chorale perform works by Mendelssohn, Janáček, and Kodály

Fri, November 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
NEC’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street
Boston, MA 02115
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$65

Mendelssohn’s great secular cantata Die erste Walpurgisnacht dramatizes Goethe’s poem about 9th century Druids who trick their Christian oppressors into letting them practice their ancient celebration of spring. Mendelssohn’s music is vigorous and beautiful, and the work evokes issues of religious freedom with considerable wit and charm. Kodály’s Budavári Te Deum is a glorious, Hungarian-inflected setting of the ancient Latin hymn of praise, commissioned in 1936 by the Lord Mayor of Budapest. Janáček’s Amarus tells of an orphan, raised by…

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Winter Is Coming

Sat, November 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
Eliot Church, Center Street
Newton MA,
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$5 – $25

Pieces reflecting our responses to the approach of winter—anxiety about survival and safety, remembrance of the dead, and hope and confidence that all shall be well. Featuring works by Poulenc, Mendelssohn, selections from Tippett’s A Child of Our Time, and Shruthi Rajasekar’s Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep with Heinrich Christensen, organ.

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Masterworks Chorale presents Vivaldi’s Gloria

Sat, November 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy Street
Cambridge, 02138
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$5 – $50

Experience the splendor of Baroque Venice with two brilliant works by Antonio Vivaldi, his ever-popular Gloria and the rarely performed Dixit Dominus (“Di Praga”), and exquisite motets by Claudio Monteverdi, whose noble style paved the way for the Baroque era. Kevin Leong conducts the 75-voice Masterworks Chorale and a professional Baroque orchestra on Saturday, November 18, 2019, at 8:00 PM at Harvard University’s Sanders Theatre (45 Quincy Street) in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  The concert features a superb trio of soloists—sopranos Teresa…

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Winter Is Coming

Sun, November 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
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$5 – $25

Pieces reflecting our responses to the approach of winter—anxiety about survival and safety, remembrance of the dead, and hope and confidence that all shall be well. Featuring works by Poulenc, Mendelssohn, selections from Tippett’s A Child of Our Time, and Shruthi Rajasekar’s Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep with Heinrich Christensen, organ

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Labyrinth Choir On Broadway And At The Movies

Sun, November 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Boston Latvian Church, 58 Irving St
Brookline, 02445
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$20 – $25

Labyrinth Choir, a professional choir of 20 singers plus a professional accompanist, will be presenting 2 concerts featuring your favorite songs from Broadway and the movies! We'll be singing ensemble songs from West Side Story, Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, A Star Is Born, just to name a few, plus a wealth of solo songs. This is an extravaganza not to be missed! We will encourage the audience to sing along on a special tune called "Massachusetts."

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We Will Not Be Erased: A Veterans Day Concert Honoring the Service of All

Sun, November 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy Street
Cambridge, 02138
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$15 – $65

Join Coro Allegro, Boston’s LGBTQ+ & allied classical chorus, and David Hodgkins, Artistic Director, for We Will Not Be Erased: A Veterans Day Concert Honoring the Service of All, Sunday, November 10, 2019, at 3 pm, Sanders Theatre, Cambridge.  Diverse American composers reflect on freedom, equality, and our common longings for peace across conflicts. Join us in honoring all who serve, all who suffer, and all discriminated against from segregation to Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and the Transgender service ban.…

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Wellesley Choral Society’s Fall Concert, War and Peace, Sunday afternoon Nov. 10, 2019

Sun, November 10 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm EST
Unitarian Universalist Society of Wellesley Hills, 309 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02481 United States
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The Wellesley Choral Society's fall concert, War and Peace, is Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019 at 4 pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Wellesley Hills, 309 Washington St., Wellesley, MA.  The chorus, joined by a professional orchestra and soloists Mary Sullivan, Jennifer Webb, Adrian Jones, and Michael Meraw will perform Haydn’s Mass in Time of War, selections from Vaughan Williams’s Dona Nobis Pacem, Barber’s Agnus Dei, and Whalen’s Crossing the Bar.  In addition, a pre-concert featuring popular songs of wartime…

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Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, November 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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GBCC Friend: Danish National Vocal Ensemble Concert

Sat, November 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST
The Memorial Church, Harvard University, One Harvard Yard,
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Danish National Vocal Ensemble Marcus Creed conductor   J S Bach: Der Geist hilft (BWV 226) Mogens Pedersøn: motets from Pratum spirituale, 1620 Carl Nielsen: Dominus regit me (from Three Motets, op 55) Bo Holten: Herren er min hyrde Elliott Carter: Musicians wrestle everywhere Kaija Saariaho: Nuits adieux Knut Nystedt: Immortal Bach Traditional Danish Songs   The professional chamber choir of Danish Radio on its debut visit to the United States gives a free concert exploring music from the Renaissance…

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Commonwealth Chorale Presents Carson Cooman’s – “As We Are Changed”, a World Premier

Sat, November 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
Church of the Holy Name, 1689 Centre Street
West Roxbury MA,
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$25 – $35

An Oratorio Commissioned for the 40th Anniversary of  David Carrier as Music Director Please join us for one of the most exciting events in our history. Commonwealth Chorale will present an oratorio for Soprano and Tenor Soloists, SATB Chorus, and Chamber Orchestra commissioned to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of David Carrier as Music Director.  Cambridge composer, Carson Cooman, whose work has been performed throughout the world, has teamed with UK-based librettist Euan Tait in their first major collaboration.  As We…

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Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, November 17 @ 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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The Spectrum Singers Concert: Bravura Bach!

Sat, November 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
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$15 – $45

  Join the Spectrum Singers and Music Director John W. Ehrlich in an all-Bach program featuring full Baroque orchestra and favorite soloists. In this first concert of our 40th anniversary season, the Spectrum Singers under Music Director John W. Ehrlich present an all-Bach program:  Magnificat in D and the rarely performed St. Michael and All Angels Cantatas No. 50 and 130. The chorus will be joined by full baroque orchestra and soloists Sarah Yanovitch, Kaitlyn Hess, sopranos; Pamela Dellal, alto; William Hite, tenor;…

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Songs of Salamone: The Choral Music of Salamone Rossi

Sat, November 23 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EST
Harvard Epworth Church, 1555 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA United States
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$15 – $25

Join us for our season-opening concert featuring the sacred and secular music of Salamone Rossi (c. 1570 -1630)! A reception, open to all, follows the concert. Rossi is the only Jewish composers of the Renaissance period whose work we still have access to today, and his settings of the psalms and other sacred texts are remarkable for their Hebrew texts and as rare examples of music from the period written for liturgical use in the synagogue. Alongside Rossi’s sacred works,…

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Bach Christmas Oratorio

Sun, November 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST
Hale School, 55 Hartley Road
Stow, MA, 01775
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Sounds of Stow Chorus & Orchestra with Barbara Jones, Artistic Director, is opening its 41st season with an encore performance of Bach's "Christmas Oratorio" on November 24, 2pm, at the Hale School in Stow, MA. Sounds of Stow will return to its acclaimed 2014 version of the Christmas Oratorio, which relates the story of the nativity in six cantatas, using texts drawn from various Biblical sources. Through an ever-engaging series of choruses, chorales, solo arias, intimate instrumental interludes and narrated…

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Songs of Salamone: The Choral Music of Salamone Rossi

Sun, November 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST
united parish of brookline, 210 Harvard Street
Brookline, 02446 United States
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$15 – $25

Join us for our season-opening concert featuring the sacred and secular music of Salamone Rossi (c. 1570 -1630)! Rossi is the only Jewish composers of the Renaissance period whose work we still have access to today, and his settings of the psalms and other sacred texts are remarkable for their Hebrew texts and as rare examples of music from the period written for liturgical use in the synagogue. Alongside Rossi’s sacred works, we’ll sing selections from his madrigals as well…

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Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, November 24 @ 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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December 2019

Messiah Sing to benefit Habitat for Humanity

Sun, December 1 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST
First Parish Church of Groton, 1 Powderhouse Rd
Groton, 01450
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$10

The Nashoba Valley Chorale presents its annual joy-filled Messiah Sing on Sunday December 1, 2:30pm at First Parish Church of Groton. The Sing is a benefit for Habitat North Central Massachusetts (http://ncmhabitat.org)

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Highland Glee Club Winter Concert

Sun, December 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST
First Baptist Church of Needham, 858 Great Plain Avenue
Needham, 02192
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$10 – $20

Men's choral performance featuring music by Handl, Schubert and Randall Thompson plus holiday favorites  and guest artist Hailey McAvoy, mezzo soprano. Reception to follow.

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Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, December 1 @ 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, May 31, 2020

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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GBCC Friend: Project Bread Messiah Sing

Fri, December 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST
All Saints Parish, Brookline, 1773 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02445 United States
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The Annual Project Bread Messiah Sing will be held on Friday, December 6, 7:30 pm at All Saints Parish in Brookline. The performance will feature: Elizabeth Swanson, soprano; Emerald Barber, mezzo; Andrew Miller, bass, (tenor tba), accompanied by a festival orchestra with Anne Watson Born, conductor. George Frideric Handel’s Messiah is a holiday favorite. This Sing is a fundraiser for Project Bread and the Greater Boston Walk for Hunger, which provides meals for homeless and hungry individuals and families in Massachusetts and internationally. Tickets…

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Dedham Choral Society presents Handel’s Messiah, Arr. W. A. Mozart

Fri, December 6 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EST
Holy Name Church, 1689 Centre Street
West Roxbury MA, 02132
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$5 – $35

Handel’s Messiah remains one of the most beloved choral works, 277 years after its first performance in Dublin, Ireland. The Christmas season will see many performances, small to large in scale, by professional groups to community and church choirs, as well as the many Messiah-sings! This performance is unique in that it employs the version created in 1789 by another great composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who assigned some of the choral parts to the soloists, and added flutes, clarinets and horns to the…

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Holly Days At Home

Fri, December 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
Gibbons Middle School, 20 Fisher Street
Westborough, 01581
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$10 – $12

Start the holiday season with the Westboro Community Chorus Christmas show!  We’ll sing all of your holiday favorites and Santa will visit too.  Bring the whole family!

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Holiday Dreams with Reading Community Singers

Sat, December 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST
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One event on Sun, December 8, 2019 at 3:00 pm

Old South United Methodist Church, 6 Salem Street
Reading, 01867
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Holiday concert offering choral music celebrating the season and its holidays, with a focus on this being a time for dreams, memories, etc.  The concerts feature a band of instrumentalists, a guest artist, and an audience sing-along.

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Winterlude – In Choro Novo Winter Concert

Sat, December 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
Marsh Chapel, 735 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, 02215
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$15 – $20

Come join us at Boston's beautiful Marsh Chapel for a magical evening of choral music.

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AMOR y RECUERDO (Love & Remembrance)

Sat, December 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST
First Parish Arlington, Mass Ave
Arlington,
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$15 – $18

Join us for Sharing A New Song's fall concert, "AMOR y RECUERDO" (Love & Remembrance) on Saturday, December 7 at 7:30 pm at First Parish Unitarian, in Arlington.  The first concert of SANS's 35th Anniversary year, this concert will celebrate our recent tour of Argentina & Uruguay, and share songs of love, memory and connections around the world. You'll hear songs that poignant, nostalgic, fun, celebratory, and full of SANS magic!  And speaking of celebrating anniversaries, we'll be celebrating the 50th…

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Winterlude – In Choro Novo Winter Concert

Sat, December 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
Marsh Chapel, 735 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, 02215
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In Choro Novo under the direction of Dr.Therese Provenzano presents an exciting and varied program this season including the following pieces: Oh Mary, Don't You Weep (Moses Hogan), A Hymn To The Virgin (Benjamin Britten), Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (Frank Metis), The Seal Lullaby (Eric Whitacre), Walking In The Air (Audrey Snyder), Three Madrigals (Emma Lou Diemer), Satin Doll and Solitude from An Ellington Jazz Trio (Jay Althouse), Where Your Bare Foot Walks (David N. Childs), Tis the Season -…

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Holyday Concert The A Cappella Singers

Sat, December 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
Fisk Memorial United Methodist Church, 106 Walnut Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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$10 – $24

Seasonal selections in a variety of styles: Arneson, Ray and Smith, Isaacson, P.D.Q. Bach, Tucker, Rutter and others Hors d’oeuvres and desserts to follow Tickets at door: Adults: $15; Seniors and Students: $12*  

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ARLINGTON-BELMONT CHAMBER CHORUS HOLIDAY CONCERT

Sat, December 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
Payson Park Church, 365 Belmont St.
Belmont MA,
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$5. – $17

Please join the Arlington-Belmont Chamber Chorus (Barry Singer, director) in a Holiday Concert, Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 8:00 p.m.  Location: Payson Park Church, 365 Belmont St, Belmont MA.  For information: www.psarlington.org, or president@arlington.org.  Tickets at the door only: general admission $15, seniors/students $10, children 17 and under $5. Program: Charpentier’s Midnight Mass for Christmas; also works by Orlando Lassus, Nathaniel Dett, and others; plus a carol sing.

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The Jameson Singers present Each Future Song: A Holiday Concert

Sat, December 7 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EST
First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
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Don’t miss the Jameson Singers’ first concerts under our new Music Director, Dr. Kevin Leong! Each Future Song: A Holiday Concert celebrates the past with a capella gems from Palestrina, Schütz, Bruckner, and Ives, and embraces an exciting future with works by Marvin and Schachter. Join us in singing favorite carols as we launch our 10th season!

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ARLINGTON-BELMONT CHAMBER CHORUS HOLIDAY CONCERT

Sat, December 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
Payson Park Church, 365 Belmont Street
Belmont, MA 02478 United States
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Free – $15

Please join the Arlington-Belmont Chamber Chorus (Barry Singer, director) in a Holiday Concert, Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 8:00 p.m.  Location: Payson Park Church, 365 Belmont St, Belmont MA.  For information: www.psarlington.org.  Admission: free to all, suggested donation $15.   Program: Charpentier’s Midnight Mass for Christmas; works by Orlando Lassus, Alfred Burt, Nathan Howe; two Ashkenazi Chanukah hymns; world premiere of  David Callahan’s Ave Maria; plus a joint chorus/audience carol sing,

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Cambridge Chamber Singers: Uncertain Light

Sat, December 7 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EST
Lindsey Chapel in Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street
Boston, 02116
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$25

Celebrate the season of light with the Cambridge Chamber Singers, as they present music from the Renaissance, Baroque, and Romantic periods by Palestrina, Schütz, and Schumann, respectively.  Meditate on Palestrina’s two versions of Ave Regina Caelorum. Glory in the great Deutsches Magnificat of Schütz, and triumph in the four two-chorus works by Schumann, including An die Sterne and Ungewisses Licht.

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Holiday Dreams with Reading Community Singers

Sun, December 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
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One event on Sun, December 8, 2019 at 3:00 pm

Old South United Methodist Church, 6 Salem Street
Reading, 01867
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Holiday concert offering choral music celebrating the season and its holidays, with a focus on this being a time for dreams, memories, etc.  The concerts feature a band of instrumentalists, a guest artist, and an audience sing-along.

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Somerville Community Chorus Holiday Concert

Sun, December 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
First Church Somerville UCC, 89 College Avenue
Somerville, 02144
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$10 – $15

The Somerville Community Chorus will present Lux Aeterna - The Rutter Requiem and Holiday Favorites, on Sunday afternoon, December 8 from 3-5 pm- reception immediately following

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Choral Art Society of the South Shore Winter Concert

Sun, December 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Scituate, 465 First Parish Road
Scituate, MA United States
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$12 – $20

"Northern Lights,  Music of Scandinavia", will be performed on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019 at 4:00 pm at St Luke's Episcopal Church, Scituate, MA. Danica A. Buckley, Music Director/Conductor. Ellyses Kuan, Pianist, Julie Reimann, Cello.  For more information 508- 577-1466. Tickets available online or at door.  Visit http://www.choralartsociety.org for more information.

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Cantilena Concert: “Fire Flowers: Hope and the Resilience of the Human Spirit”

Sun, December 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
First Parish Arlington, Mass Ave
Arlington,
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$15 – $20

At 4:00 p.m. on Sunday December 8, 2019, Cantilena presents “Fire Flowers: Hope and the Resilience of the Human Spirit” a collection of choral works for women’s voices that inspire hope and celebrate resilience in the face of adversity.  The program highlights “Anne Frank: A Living Voice” for chorus and string quartet. American composer Linda Tutas Haugen uses selected entries from The Diary of Anne Frank to take the listener through Anne’s inner journey from fear and despair to strength and…

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O Radiant Dawn: Choral reflections from scripture, poets, and an astronaut

Sun, December 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EST
University Lutheran Church, 66 Winthrop Street
Cambridge, 02138
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$15 – $25

The year’s end brings us together to rejoice in our common humanity and in the light that miraculously emerges from darkness. Many differing sources — Psalms, Christian liturgy, seventeenth-century chorale verses, contemporary poetry, and centuries-old English carols — all express this. Oriana celebrates its twenty-fifth season by presenting choral reflections of them: J. S. Bach’s brilliant Singet dem Herrn; Johannes Brahms’ impassioned O Heiland, reiss die Himmel auf (Saviour, open the heavens); Giuseppe Verdi’s Ave Maria; choral psalm settings by…

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Cambridge Chamber Singers: Uncertain Light

Sun, December 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Pilgrim Congregational Church, 55 Coolidge Avenue
Lexington, 02420
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$25

Celebrate the season of light with the Cambridge Chamber Singers, as they present music from the Renaissance, Baroque, and Romantic periods by Palestrina, Schütz, and Schumann, respectively.  Meditate on Palestrina’s two versions of Ave Regina Caelorum. Glory in the great Deutsches Magnificat of Schütz, and triumph in the four two-chorus works by Schumann, including An die Sterne and Ungewisses Licht.

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Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, December 8 @ 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, May 31, 2020

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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