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December 2018

A Season of Glorias!

Sun, December 2, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC-4
Central Congregational Church, 14 Titcomb St.
Newburyport, 01950
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$20 – $25

An awesome outpouring of Glorias highlight Cantemus’s holiday concert. Come hear music of Gabrieli, Rutter and Bass who composed stunning tributes glorifying the season, the heavens and the earth. Full brass choir with percussion and organ will accompany the chorus. Other pieces that tell of the holiday’s excitement, Walker’s uplifting Ring Out, Wild Bells, G. Gabrieli’s 2-choir motet O Magnum Mysterium and Cantemus’s stirring signature piece, Lauridsen’s Sure On This Shining Night, complete the program. Adults $25, Seniors $20, under…

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Luminosa: Seasonal Works for Women’s Voices by Women Composers

Sun, December 2, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm UTC-4
$15 – $20

As the days shorted and December approaches, we invite you to join the Women of Cantilena as we present secular and sacred music written for women's voices by contemporary women composers:  Abbie Betinis, Joan Szymko, Andrea Clearfield, Elizabeth Alexander, Rebecca Clark and more.   $20 general and $15 student/senior at the door, $18 in advance

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Choral Art Society of the South Shore Winter Concert

Sun, December 2, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC-4
Scituate Center for the Performing Arts, 606 Chief Justice Cushing Highway
Scituate, 02066
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$12 – $20

Choral Art Society of the South Shore Presents Jingle All the Way- Holiday Music for Everyone!      

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Cycles: Songs and seasons recede and renew

Sun, December 2, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm UTC-4
University Lutheran Church, 66 Winthrop Street
Cambridge, 02138
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$15 – $20

Here is a cappella choral music to delight your ears and warm your spirit! It will remind you of how words and music associated with the Nativity have a way of reappearing over centuries, though each time in a new way that reflects musical trends of a new era. The program opens with Bob Chilcott’s Gifts for the Child of Winter, followed by Seasons, an extended work for unaccompanied voices by Dominick Argento, in which the choir gives musical form…

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Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, December 2, 2018 @ 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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Winter Concert

Mon, December 3, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC-4
First Baptist Church, Needham, 858 Great Plain Avenue
Needham, MA 02492 United States
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$19 – $20

Carols, holiday favorites, music by Leonard  Bernstein including selections from Mass, West Side Story, Peter Pan; guest artists Brookline High School a cappella groups.

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Holiday Pops!

Fri, December 7, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm UTC-4
Cary Hall, 1605 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, 02420
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$10 – $55

Join the Lexington Symphony and the New World Chorale for this growing Lexington tradition! Every season, Jonathan McPhee finds a new twist on popular music from the Holiday Season, ensuring a fresh experience that brings family and community together in the spirit of celebration.

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Project Bread Messiah Sing (GBCC Friend Event)

Fri, December 7, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm UTC-4
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 7, 7:30 pm at All Saints Parish in Brookline. The performance will feature: Elizabeth Swanson, soprano; Sophie Michaux, mezzo; Garry McLinn, tenor; and Ethan Sagin, bass, accompanied by a festival orchestra with Anne Watson Born, conductor. George Frideric Handel’s Messiah is a holiday favorite. This concert is a fundraiser for Project Bread and the Greater Boston Walk for Hunger, which provides meals for homeless and hungry individuals and…

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Cantata Singers presents “A Renaissance Christmas”

Fri, December 7, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC-4
First Lutheran Church, Boston, 299 Berkeley St
Boston, 02116
$25 – $75

Celebrate the holidays with Cantata Singers! You have two chances to hear this dazzling, gorgeous music of the Renaissance: motets by Heinrich Schütz, Michael Praetorius, Tomás Luis de Victoria, and Orlande de Lassus for eighteen singers and chamber ensemble. Following the performance, all are invited to attend free post-concert receptions. Fri, Dec 7, 2018 / 8pm Sun, Dec 9, 2018 / 3pm First Lutheran Church, Boston 299 Berkeley Street, Boston Single Tickets: $25-$75 Call 617.868.5885 Visit cantatasingers.org GBCC Members get…

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Dedham Choral Society presents: Behold New Joy!

Fri, December 7, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm UTC-4
Holy Name Church, 1689 Centre Street
West Roxbury MA, 02132
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$5 – $30.

Celebrate the joy of the season with a concert of familiar carols in arrangements for chorus, brass and organ. The composers, alive and thriving, represent the best from both sides of the Atlantic: Bob Chilcott and Cecilia McDowall from England, Karl Jenkins from Wales, with Shawn Kirchner representing the US. The program will also include a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of 1918, with Chilcott’s “The Face of Peace,” set to words of the French poet Paul Eluard, who…

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Concord Chorus Winter Holiday Concerts (2:00 & 5:00 PM)

Sat, December 8, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm UTC-4
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Middlesex School Memorial Chapel, 1400 Lowell Road
Concord, 01742
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$10 – $30

Join the Concord Chorus, now in its 73rd season, for a heavenly selection of music and carols for the holiday season.  Kevin Leong conducts the 110-voice Concord Chorus on Saturday, December 8, 2018, at 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM at the Middlesex School’s Memorial Chapel (1400 Lowell Road) in Concord, Massachusetts.  The program spans six centuries of choral music, including works by Palestrina, Bach, Brahms, Barber and Lauridsen, and favorite carols.  The concert also features organist Jonathan Wessler and pianist…

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Concord Chorus Winter Holiday Concerts (2:00 & 5:00 PM)

Sat, December 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm UTC-4
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Middlesex School Memorial Chapel, 1400 Lowell Road
Concord, 01742
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$10 – $30

Join the Concord Chorus, now in its 73rd season, for a heavenly selection of music and carols for the holiday season.  Kevin Leong conducts the 110-voice Concord Chorus on Saturday, December 8, 2018, at 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM at the Middlesex School’s Memorial Chapel (1400 Lowell Road) in Concord, Massachusetts.  The program spans six centuries of choral music, including works by Palestrina, Bach, Brahms, Barber and Lauridsen, and favorite carols.  The concert also features organist Jonathan Wessler and pianist…

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MIT Women’s Chorale Winter Concert

Sat, December 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm UTC-4
Harvard Epworth Church, 1555 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA United States
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Free

The Chorale will present a rarely performed work by Joseph Michael Haydn, the lovely and lively Vespers for the Feast of the Holy Innocents, with string ensemble, horns, and organ. Other music on the program includes  two Latin American folksongs, and an ethereal a cappella piece by contemporary Spanish composer, Javier Busto. Our main concert will take place at on December 8th at 5 pm at Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church, 1555 Massachusetts Ave., Harvard Sq., with a reception to follow.…

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Winterlude – A Winter Concert by In Choro Novo

Sat, December 8, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm UTC-4
Marsh Chapel, 735 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, 02215
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$15. – $20.

Please come in from the cold and join us for a wonderful evening of music.  In Choro Novo will be performing the following pieces. My Wish (Steel/Robson/Lojeski), Stompin' At The Savoy (Goodman/Kerr), Londonderry Air (Irish/Knight), Veni, Veni Emmanuel (Kodaly), O Sacrum Convivium (da Palestrina), Ubi Caritas (Gjeilo), Shenandoah (Erb), Draw On Sweet Night (Wilbye), If Ever I Would Leave You (Loewe/Lerner), Carol of the Bells (Leontovich/Wilhousky),  Home (Foster-Gillies/Buble/Chang), That Old Black Magic (Arlen/Mercer/Zegree), Erev Shel Shoshanim (Hadar/Dor/Klebanow), "Tis The Season -…

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Wondrous Light

Sat, December 8, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm UTC-4
Hancock United Church of Christ, 1912 Mass Ave (on the Green)
Lexington,
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Sacred works of Britten, Schütz, Josquin, Rheinberger, Marvin, Rindfleisch and Victoria, with audience carol singing

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Cycles: Songs and seasons recede and renew

Sat, December 8, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm UTC-4
First Lutheran Church of Boston, 299 Berkeley Street
Boston, 02116
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$15 – $20

Here is a cappella choral music to delight your ears and warm your spirit! It will remind you of how words and music associated with the Nativity have a way of reappearing over centuries, though each time in a new way that reflects musical trends of a new era. The program opens with Bob Chilcott’s Gifts for the Child of Winter, followed by Seasons, an extended work for unaccompanied voices by Dominick Argento, in which the choir gives musical form…

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The Immigrant Experience

Sun, December 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am UTC-4
First Unitarian Society in Newton, 1326 Washington Street
West Newton, 02465
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The First Unitarian Universalist Society in Newton choir will sing John Kramer's The Immigrant Experience cantata, as part of a service contemplating what it means to be an immigrant and how we can support refugees in today's political climate. The cantata is scored for 3 soloists, choir, piano, clarinet, violin and cello. Also performing: CreationDance and the FUUSN Flute Choir. Free-will offering to support the families of refugees (asylum seekers) that FUUSN is sponsoring with four other churches and synagogues in…

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Holiday Pops!

Sun, December 9, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-4
Cary Hall, 1605 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, 02420
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$10 – $55

Join the Lexington Symphony and the New World Chorale for this growing Lexington tradition! Every season, Jonathan McPhee finds a new twist on popular music from the Holiday Season, ensuring a fresh experience that brings family and community together in the spirit of celebration.

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Cantata Singers presents “A Renaissance Christmas”

Sun, December 9, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC-4
First Lutheran Church, Boston, 299 Berkeley St
Boston, 02116
$25 – $75

Celebrate the holidays with Cantata Singers! You have two chances to hear this dazzling, gorgeous music of the Renaissance: motets by Heinrich Schütz, Michael Praetorius, Tomás Luis de Victoria, and Orlande de Lassus for eighteen singers and chamber ensemble. Following the performance, all are invited to attend free post-concert receptions. Fri, Dec 7, 2018 / 8pm Sun, Dec 9, 2018 / 3pm First Lutheran Church, Boston 299 Berkeley Street, Boston Single Tickets: $25-$75 Call 617.868.5885 Visit cantatasingers.org GBCC Members get…

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Songs of the New Silk Road

Sun, December 9, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC-4
Christ Church Quincy, 12 Quincy Avenue
Quincy, 02169
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Free

In the spirit of optimism and Henry C. Carey's concept of "a harmony of interests," the Schiller Boston Chorus will perform an afternoon of Classical choral music and African-American Spirituals.  They will be joined by guest soloists performing rarely-heard pieces from Russia, United States, China, and more.  Also will include some seasonal favorites from Handel's Messiah.  Concert is free and open to the public!   Join us afterward for light refreshments and meet the artists and chorus members!

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Brass & Bows & Boys

Sun, December 9, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC-4
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NEC’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street
Boston, MA
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$25

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! 8-piece orchestra. Bows and gay apparel. 200 members of the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus singing traditional favorites and modern classics. BGMC puts the Merry into Christmas!   Sunday Dec 9, 2018 at 3pm Sunday Dec 9, 2018 at 7pm Friday Dec 14, 2018 at 8pm Saturday Dec 15, 2018 at 8pm Sunday Dec 16, 2018 at 8pm Tickets start at $25 (before fees) To purchase tickets visit www.bgmc.org or call 617-542-SING (7464)

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December Reflections

Sun, December 9, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm UTC-4
$15 – $20

95th Winter season concert presented by Braintree Choral Society under the musical direction of Charles A. Dillingham, accompanied by Susan Gilleece-Reilley with guest musicians. Concert will feature "Seven Joys of Christmas" by Kirke Mechem plus other songs of the season.

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Holiday Concert

Sun, December 9, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm UTC-4
$5 – $15

Join the Arlington-Belmont Chorale (Barry Singer, director) and the Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra (Orlando Cela, director) in a Holiday Concert, Sunday, December 9, 2018, at 3:30 p.m.  Location: First Parish Unitarian-Universalist Church, 630 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington MA.  For information: president@arlington.org.  Tickets at the door only: general admission $15, seniors/students $10, children 17 and under $5. Program: Gounod, St. Cecilia Mass; Sinfonia sopra una canzona d’amore, Nino Rota; The Many Moods of Christmas, Suite 1, arranged by Robert Shaw and Robert Russell Bennett; Ave…

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A Master Singers Christmas

Sun, December 9, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm UTC-4
First Parish Church, Lexington, 7 Harrington Road
Lexington, MA United States
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$20 – $25

Join us for Mozart’s Missa Brevis in D, as well as Francesco Durant’s Magnificat, which was misattributed to Giovani Pergolesi for many years. We will close the concert with a selection of traditional Christmas carols, and a festive reception follows. Come celebrate the season with us!

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A Season of Glorias!

Sun, December 9, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm UTC-4
1st Church, Swampscott, 40 Monument Ave.
Swampscott, 01907
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$20 – $25

An awesome outpouring of Glorias highlight Cantemus’s holiday concert. Come hear music of Gabrieli, Rutter and Bass who composed stunning tributes glorifying the season, the heavens and the earth. Full brass choir with percussion and organ will accompany the chorus. Other pieces that tell of the holiday’s excitement, Walker’s uplifting Ring Out, Wild Bells, G. Gabrieli’s 2-choir motet O Magnum Mysterium and Cantemus’s stirring signature piece, Lauridsen’s Sure On This Shining Night, complete the program. Adults $25, Seniors $20, under…

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Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, December 9, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm UTC-5
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm 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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Brass & Bows & Boys

Mon, December 10, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - Sat, December 15, 2018 @ 10:00 pm UTC-4
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating indefinitely

An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Sun, December 16, 2018

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

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! 8-piece orchestra. Bows and gay apparel. 200 members of the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus singing traditional favorites and modern classics. BGMC puts the Merry into Christmas!   Sunday Dec 9, 2018 at 3pm Sunday Dec 9, 2018 at 7pm Friday Dec 14, 2018 at 8pm Saturday Dec 15, 2018 at 8pm Sunday Dec 16, 2018 at 8pm Tickets start at $25 (before fees) To purchase tickets visit www.bgmc.org or call 617-542-SING (7464)

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Brass & Bows & Boys

Tue, December 11, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - Sun, December 16, 2018 @ 10:00 pm UTC-4
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating indefinitely

An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Sun, December 16, 2018

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

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! 8-piece orchestra. Bows and gay apparel. 200 members of the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus singing traditional favorites and modern classics. BGMC puts the Merry into Christmas!   Sunday Dec 9, 2018 at 3pm Sunday Dec 9, 2018 at 7pm Friday Dec 14, 2018 at 8pm Saturday Dec 15, 2018 at 8pm Sunday Dec 16, 2018 at 8pm Tickets start at $25 (before fees) To purchase tickets visit www.bgmc.org or call 617-542-SING (7464)

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Brass & Bows & Boys

Wed, December 12, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - Mon, December 17, 2018 @ 10:00 pm UTC-4
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating indefinitely

An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Sun, December 16, 2018

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

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! 8-piece orchestra. Bows and gay apparel. 200 members of the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus singing traditional favorites and modern classics. BGMC puts the Merry into Christmas!   Sunday Dec 9, 2018 at 3pm Sunday Dec 9, 2018 at 7pm Friday Dec 14, 2018 at 8pm Saturday Dec 15, 2018 at 8pm Sunday Dec 16, 2018 at 8pm Tickets start at $25 (before fees) To purchase tickets visit www.bgmc.org or call 617-542-SING (7464)

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Brass & Bows & Boys

Thu, December 13, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - Tue, December 18, 2018 @ 10:00 pm UTC-4
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating indefinitely

An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Sun, December 16, 2018

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

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! 8-piece orchestra. Bows and gay apparel. 200 members of the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus singing traditional favorites and modern classics. BGMC puts the Merry into Christmas!   Sunday Dec 9, 2018 at 3pm Sunday Dec 9, 2018 at 7pm Friday Dec 14, 2018 at 8pm Saturday Dec 15, 2018 at 8pm Sunday Dec 16, 2018 at 8pm Tickets start at $25 (before fees) To purchase tickets visit www.bgmc.org or call 617-542-SING (7464)

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Brass & Bows & Boys

Fri, December 14, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - Wed, December 19, 2018 @ 10:00 pm UTC-4
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating indefinitely

An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Sun, December 16, 2018

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

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! 8-piece orchestra. Bows and gay apparel. 200 members of the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus singing traditional favorites and modern classics. BGMC puts the Merry into Christmas!   Sunday Dec 9, 2018 at 3pm Sunday Dec 9, 2018 at 7pm Friday Dec 14, 2018 at 8pm Saturday Dec 15, 2018 at 8pm Sunday Dec 16, 2018 at 8pm Tickets start at $25 (before fees) To purchase tickets visit www.bgmc.org or call 617-542-SING (7464)

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Boston Choral Ensemble Holiday Concert

Sat, December 15, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC-4
Old South Church, Boston, 645 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States
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$10 – $25

Boston Choral Ensemble's annual holiday concert is always an audience favorite! Join us for an afternoon of festive carols for choir and audience, and readings for the season.

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‘Twas in the Moon of Wintertime

Sat, December 15, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm UTC-4
Trinity Episcopal Church, Concord, 81 Elm Street
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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$5 – $25

Joyful and lyrical, our wintertime repertoire melds unique settings of treasured carols with vibrant new works by Ola Gjeilo, Kim André Arnesen, Andrew Carter, Carol Barnett, and more. We hail the season of sparkles and of deep, abiding light. Snow date is Sunday, December 16 at 4 p.m.

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A Baroque Christmas

Sat, December 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm UTC-4
First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
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$27.00

Experience the celebration of the holiday by Baroque composers from around Europe with Marc-Antoine Charpentier's charming Messe de Minuit, Francesco Durante's exuberant Magnificat, and motets by Heinrich Schütz. Join Mary and the chorus for the singing of carols and a reception for all following the concert!

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Brass & Bows & Boys

Sat, December 15, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - Thu, December 20, 2018 @ 10:00 pm UTC-4
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating indefinitely

An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Sun, December 16, 2018

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

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! 8-piece orchestra. Bows and gay apparel. 200 members of the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus singing traditional favorites and modern classics. BGMC puts the Merry into Christmas!   Sunday Dec 9, 2018 at 3pm Sunday Dec 9, 2018 at 7pm Friday Dec 14, 2018 at 8pm Saturday Dec 15, 2018 at 8pm Sunday Dec 16, 2018 at 8pm Tickets start at $25 (before fees) To purchase tickets visit www.bgmc.org or call 617-542-SING (7464)

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A Boston Saengerfest Christmas 2018 with Soprano Ute Gfrerer

Sun, December 16, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm UTC-4
Regis College, Casey Theater, 235 Wellesley Street
Weston, 02493
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$15 – $30

A Boston Saengerfest Christmas 2018 with Soprano Ute Gfrerer  Sunday, December 16, 2018 • 4:00 PM Casey Theater Regis College, Weston, MA. 235 Wellesley Street, Weston, MA. The Boston Saengerfest Men’s Chorus joins Soprano Ute Gfrerer in our annual traditional Christmas program Casey Theater Regis College, Weston. For tickets visit www.saengerfest.org $30.00 general admission $15.00 students under 18 Adding to the evening’s luster is a special appearance by soprano Ute Gfrerer, a favorite of Boston area audiences for her recent leading role in The Man…

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Puccini: Messa di Gloria

Sun, December 16, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm UTC-4
Kresge Auditorium at MIT, 48 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, 02139
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Free – $25

Cambridge Community Chorus presents Gloria! Puccini's Messa di Gloria, Pergolesi's Magnificat and Bach's Dona Nobis Pacem. With professional orchestra and soloists.

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Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, December 16, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm UTC-5
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm 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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Brass & Bows & Boys

Sun, December 16, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - Fri, December 21, 2018 @ 10:00 pm UTC-4
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating indefinitely

An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Sun, December 16, 2018

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

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! 8-piece orchestra. Bows and gay apparel. 200 members of the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus singing traditional favorites and modern classics. BGMC puts the Merry into Christmas!   Sunday Dec 9, 2018 at 3pm Sunday Dec 9, 2018 at 7pm Friday Dec 14, 2018 at 8pm Saturday Dec 15, 2018 at 8pm Sunday Dec 16, 2018 at 8pm 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, December 23, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm UTC-5
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm 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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Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, December 30, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm UTC-5
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm 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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January 2019

Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, January 6 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm UTC-5
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm 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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Halalisa Singers: Come Fly With Me

Sat, January 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
Unitarian Universalist Church of Reading, 239 Woburn Street
Reading, 01867
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$20

The Halalisa Singers under the direction of Artistic Director Mary Cunningham invite audiences on a musical journey in Come Fly With Me: Songs of Travel from Around the World. The group’s 34 singers hail from Andover, Arlington, Ayer, Belmont, Boston, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Lexington, Lincoln, Lowell, Maynard, Medford, Newton, Reading, Somerville, Sudbury, Wakefield, Winchester, and Woburn. They will be accompanied by pianist Trevor Berens, percussionist Fabio Pirozzolo, clarinetist Dustin Chung, and guitarist A.J. Heidkamp. Tickets are $20. For information call 781-648-5579,…

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Halalisa Singers: Come Fly With Me

Sun, January 13 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
First Church in Littleton, 19 Foster St.
Littleton, 01460
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$20

The Halalisa Singers under the direction of Artistic Director Mary Cunningham invite audiences on a musical journey in Come Fly With Me: Songs of Travel from Around the World. The group’s 34 singers hail from Andover, Arlington, Ayer, Belmont, Boston, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Lexington, Lincoln, Lowell, Maynard, Medford, Newton, Reading, Somerville, Sudbury, Wakefield, Winchester, and Woburn. They will be accompanied by pianist Trevor Berens, percussionist Fabio Pirozzolo, clarinetist Dustin Chung, and guitarist A.J. Heidkamp. Tickets are $20. For information call 781-648-5579,…

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Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, January 13 @ 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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Lexington Pops Chorus Winter Concert

Fri, January 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST
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Hancock Church, Lexington, 1912 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA United States
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$20

The Lexington Pops Chorus presents “Beethoven and Beautiful” at its Annual Winter Concert on January 18th and 19th, 7:30 pm at Hancock Church, 1912 Mass Ave. Lexington. This concert features Beethoven’s “Mass in C, Opus 86”, selections from “Beautiful, The Carole King Musical”, Kirby Shaw’s “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”, Paul McCartney and Jacob Naverud’s “Yesterday”, Roger Emerson’s “Stand By Me”, and much more. The Lexington Pops Chorus is under the direction of Robert Lague, who has been the Music Director…

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Lexington Pops Chorus Winter Concert

Sat, January 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST
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Hancock Church, Lexington, 1912 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA United States
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$20

The Lexington Pops Chorus presents “Beethoven and Beautiful” at its Annual Winter Concert on January 18th and 19th, 7:30 pm at Hancock Church, 1912 Mass Ave. Lexington. This concert features Beethoven’s “Mass in C, Opus 86”, selections from “Beautiful, The Carole King Musical”, Kirby Shaw’s “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”, Paul McCartney and Jacob Naverud’s “Yesterday”, Roger Emerson’s “Stand By Me”, and much more. The Lexington Pops Chorus is under the direction of Robert Lague, who has been the Music Director…

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Revelations of Divine Love (Metaphors from Sea and Sky)

Sat, January 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC-4
Littleton High School, 56 King Street
Littleton, MA 01460 United States
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The Nashoba Valley Chorale will present Carson Cooman's beautiful oratorio, Revelations of Divine Love (Metaphors form Sea and Sky) on January 19, 2019. The text is primarily the words of the mystic Julian of Norwich, and the music reflects her visions while creating a spiritual journey for the audience. Also on the January program we’ll be featuring the winners of our 2ndannual Emerging Artists competition; these young singers will join us as soloists in Mozart’s joyous and energetic Regina Coeli.

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ReSound in the Convent: Baroque nuns again!

Sat, January 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC-4
Lindsey Chapel in Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street
Boston, 02116
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$20 – $35

Join us for our 5th season of chant and polyphony that surrounds you with lush harmonies and soaring melodies. With the Clerici Quartet as our "baroque band," we revisit the unique and stunning repertoire by northern Italian nuns in the early baroque period. Women whose names you may remember from our earliest seasons, like Isabella Leonarda, Raffaella Aleotti, Sulpitia Cesis, and Chiara Margarita Cozzolani will be well represented, as well as our dear friend Anonymous. We'll also premiere two new…

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ReSound in the Convent: Baroque nuns again!

Sun, January 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm UTC-4
Eliot Church, Center Street
Newton MA,
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$20 – $35

Join us for our 5th season of chant and polyphony that surrounds you with lush harmonies and soaring melodies. With the Clerici Quartet as our "baroque band," we revisit the unique and stunning repertoire by northern Italian nuns in the early baroque period. Women whose names you may remember from our earliest seasons, like Isabella Leonarda, Raffaella Aleotti, Sulpitia Cesis, and Chiara Margarita Cozzolani will be well represented, as well as our dear friend Anonymous. We'll also premiere two new…

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Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, January 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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Meridian Singers in concert: Love and Nature: Part songs from Germany, France and England

Tue, January 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
MIT Chapel, opposite 77 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge , 02139
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Directed by Michael Barrett, Meridian Singers will present a noontime concert of part songs of composers such as  Mendelssohn, Saint-Saens, Isaac, Parry, etc.  Meridian Singers is an a cappella chorus open to all in the MIT community.  Our repertoire includes music from the classical literature, from early to contemporary pieces and from various countries and cultures.  The group rehearses at the noon hour, hence the name "Meridian."  

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Cantata Singers presents “Primosch, Bartók, and Pärt”

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

Join us! Featuring renowned oboist Peggy Pearson, James Primosch’s Matins is a provocative meditation on creation, brokenness, and renewal. A Cantata Singers and Winsor Music joint co-commission from 2003, Matins sets gorgeous poetry by Mary Oliver and Gerard Manley Hopkins for solo oboe, chorus, and string orchestra. Rounding out the program is Bela Bartók’s witty and engaging Divertimento for Strings and Pärt’s transcendent, gripping Te Deum for three choirs, prepared piano, strings, and tape. Composer James Primosch will give the…

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WCS Winter Cabaret: Songs of Love and Longing

Sat, January 26 @ 7:00 am - 9:30 pm UTC-4
Wellesley Hills Congregational Church, 207 Washington St.
Wellesley Hills, MA, 02481
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Free – $20

The Wellesley Choral Society's winter cabaret concert will be on Saturday, January 26, 2019, 7 pm, at the Wellesley Hills Congregational Church 207 Washington St., Wellesley, MA. This is an informal pops-style concert, where the audience sits at tables, and enjoys free food during the concert.  The concert includes selections from Brahms Liebesleider Waltzer as well as contemporary ballads and show-tunes.  There is ample free parking and the church hall is handicapped accessible. Tickets are $20 for adults; $15 for…

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Our Song Rises: raising our voices to lift our spirits

Sat, January 26 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm EST
First Church, Boston, 66 Marlborough Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States
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$20

Join us for a concert filled with hope as we celebrate the determination of one voice and the power of many. Quoting the Song of Songs, ancient Chinese proverbs, and contemporary poetry, and inspired by the writings of Susan B. Anthony and Jane Addams, we will sing of strength and resilience. With the music of Ysaye Barnwell, Dolly Parton, the Justice Choir movement and other modern folk and choral treasures, we will strengthen your resolve and nourish your souls.

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Westford Chorus Presents: “The Killer Bees”

Sat, January 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm UTC-4
United Methodist Church, Westford, MA, 10 Church St.
Westford, 01886
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Westford Chorus's January concert is “The Killer Bees”  with selections from Bernstein, Bacharach, Berlin, Beethoven, Brahms and more! Performances Saturday, January 26, at 7:30 at the United Methodist Church in Westford and Sunday, January 27, at 3:00 at All Saints Episcopal Church, Chelmsford. Tickets $20 adults, $10 students/seniors, $5 children 12 and under.

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Puccini: Messa di Gloria

Sun, January 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC-4
Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 50 Bartlet St
Andover, MA 01810
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Join us for a concert of late nineteenth-century choral music that features Giacomo Puccini’s exuberant Messa di Gloria, Johannes Brahms’ moving Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny), and selected movements from Giuseppe Verdi’s dramatic Messa da Requiem.

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Westford Chorus Presents: “The Killer Bees”

Sun, January 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm UTC-4
All Saints Episcopal Church, Chelmsford, 10 Billerica Road
Chelmsford, 01824
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Westford Chorus's January concert is “The Killer Bees”  with selections from Bernstein, Bacharach, Berlin, Beethoven, Brahms and more! Performances Saturday, January 26, at 7:30 at the United Methodist Church in Westford and Sunday, January 27, at 3:00 at All Saints Episcopal Church, Chelmsford. Tickets $20 adults, $10 students/seniors, $5 children 12 and under.

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Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, January 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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February 2019

Our Song Rises: raising our voices to lift our spirits

Sat, February 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST
First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
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$20

Join us for a concert filled with hope as we celebrate the determination of one voice and the power of many. Quoting the Song of Songs, ancient Chinese proverbs, and contemporary poetry, and inspired by the writings of Susan B. Anthony and Jane Addams, we will sing of strength and resilience. With the music of Ysaye Barnwell, Dolly Parton, the Justice Choir movement and other modern folk and choral treasures, we will strengthen your resolve and nourish your souls.

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Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, February 3 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm UTC-5
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm 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 Europe”

Fri, February 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm UTC-4
American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 200 Beacon Street
Somerville, 02143
$30

Join us! The Chamber Series begins with music by European women composers, including Fanny Mendelssohn, Francesca Caccini, Pauline Viardot, Dora Pejačević, and Clara Schumann. Elizabeth Seitz, professor of musicology at New England Conservatory, 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, Feb 8, 2019 / 7:30pm                                       …

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Brookline A Cappella presents ‘Love Songs’

Sun, February 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm UTC-4
First Church, Boston, 66 Marlborough Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States
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$20.00

Join us for a concert of love songs from around the world spanning the centuries.

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Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, February 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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Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, February 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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Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, February 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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March 2019

Spectrum Singers Concert: “Be Glad Then, America!”

Sat, March 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
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One event on Fri, April 19, 2019 at 8:00pm

First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
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$15 – $45

A Rich Cornucopia of American Choral Music from Billings to Bernstein Leonard Bernstein: Chichester Psalms Irving Fine: The Hour-Glass plus Colonial era shape-note hymns and works by William Billings, Carol Barnett, Oliver Brownson and Stephen Foster at First Church Congregational, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge Free lecture at 7:00 PM by Steven Ledbetter For more information visit www.spectrumsingers.org or call 617-492-8902 Saturday, March 2, 2019 8:00 PM

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Masterworks Chorale presents Rutter Gloria

Sun, March 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Old South Church, Boston, 645 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States
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$5 – $50

Join us in Boston’s beautiful Old South Church for John Rutter’s exuberant Gloria and other works by American and British composers for chorus, brass, and organ. The concert features organist Ross Wood and the music of Henry Purcell, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Hubert Parry, Charles Villiers Stanford, Randall Thompson, Dominick Argento, and Steven Sametz. Kevin Leong conducts the 75-voice Masterworks Chorale and professional instrumentalists on Sunday, March 3, 2019, at 3:00 PM at Old South Church in Boston (645 Boylston St,…

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NECS 50th Anniversary Concert: Merrimack

Sun, March 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST
Christ Church Andover, 33 Central Street
Andover, MA 01810 United States
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$10 – $30

Join us for the premier performance of Ronald Perera’s Merrimack, with text by Henry Thoreau.  Also experience the expressive vocal and instrumental soundscapes in Ronald Perera’s Why I Wake Early, based on the poems of recently deceased Mary Oliver.  Both pieces performed with chorus accompanied by string quartet and piano under the baton of Artistic Director David Hodgkins. Don’t miss the free pre-concert lecture by the composer starting at 2PM. For group pricing or family pricing call (978) 384-NECS.  EBT…

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Night Song: Compline Service

Sun, March 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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Spectrum Singers Concert: “Be Glad Then, America!”

Tue, March 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
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One event on Fri, April 19, 2019 at 8:00pm

First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
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$15 – $45

A Rich Cornucopia of American Choral Music from Billings to Bernstein Leonard Bernstein: Chichester Psalms Irving Fine: The Hour-Glass plus Colonial era shape-note hymns and works by William Billings, Carol Barnett, Oliver Brownson and Stephen Foster at First Church Congregational, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge Free lecture at 7:00 PM by Steven Ledbetter For more information visit www.spectrumsingers.org or call 617-492-8902 Saturday, March 2, 2019 8:00 PM

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120 voices sing “We Make More than Music Here” – a Benefit Concert – 3/9

Sat, March 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST
$20

BENEFIT CONCERT - EMPOWERING HOMELESS WOMEN +120 Singers Make Music to Support Sisters Experiencing Poverty First Parish; 360 Mass Ave; Arlington Center, MA CONCERT DATE: Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 4 pm On Saturday, March 9th, at 4 p.m. in Arlington, MA, three Boston area women’s choruses come together to raise their collective voices and raise funds for women experiencing poverty and homelessness. “There is a critical need for those experiencing poverty and homelessness to bring their voices to the…

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Commonwealth Chorale Presents- Salieri’s Requiem- Kuhnau’s Magnificat

Sun, March 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm UTC-4
Church of the Holy Name, 1689 Centre Street
West Roxbury MA,
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Antonio Salieri was one of Europe’s most renowned composers during his lifetime, though his reputation has long since been overshadowed by his contemporary, Mozart. Johann Kuhnau, who preceded J.S.Bach as music director of Thomaskirche in Leipzig, was a highly regarded composer of keyboard and sacred music in his time. While Mozart’s Requiem and Bach’s Magnificat have become cherished staples of the choral canon these corresponding works by their contemporaries are virtually unknown. Come hear a rare performance of these unjustly…

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The Creative Impulse

Sun, March 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
All Saints Parish, Brookline, 1773 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02445 United States
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$10

Protest. Resist. Persist. Songs born from struggle have broken barriers and united people the world over. With repertoire from the Holocaust, the Baltic Singing Revolution, the Civil Rights Movement, and other periods of unrest from around the globe, the Metropolitan Chorale explores music as an agent of change. WGBH's Jim Braude and Margery Eagan join us as narrators for this program. Audience members will have the opportunity to lend their own voices to the experience. $10-$45, Free for EBT card…

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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 3:00pm, repeating until Sun, March 17, 2019

NEC’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street
Boston, MA
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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 3:00pm, repeating until Sun, March 17, 2019

NEC’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street
Boston, MA
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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 7:30pm 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
$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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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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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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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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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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