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May 2017

Persephone’s Daughters, Presents REACH OUT, A Revolution of LOVE in Song

Sun, May 21, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
$15 – $20

The Plymouth based women's chorus presents a concert focusing on reconciliation and love and the daily decisions we make in order to live with hope in our world.  Music and spoken words combine to create a vocal revolution of love.

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Mystic Chorale presents EARTH SONGS:Singing for Our Home with Jim Scott!

Sun, May 21, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Converse Hall at Tremont Temple, 88 Tremont St.
Boston, 02108
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$18

This spring Mystic Chorale’s 120 singers soar with inspiring melodies, defiant joy —and urgency!— on behalf of this Earth we call our home. Jim Scott, the amazing jazz guitarist/composer whose brilliance was the highlight of three Paul Winter Consort albums, is the featured guest in EARTH SONGS: SINGING FOR OUR HOME, directed by Mystic Chorale founder Nick Page. Jonathan Singleton performs his magic on piano and Billy Novick on soprano saxophone. The songs lift, challenge and inspire. Jim, who marched…

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Wellesley Choral Society Spring Concert: Vivaldi Gloria RV588 and Ruggieri Gloria in D

Sun, May 21, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society of Wellesley Hills, 309 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02481 United States
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$15.00 – $20.00

The Wellesley Choral Society offers a GLORIOUS conclusion to their 2016-17 season. The spring concert features Antonio Vivaldi's Gloria, RV588 and Giovanni Ruggieri's Gloria in D.  The Ruggieri Gloria is a work for two choruses and two orchestral groups and will feature the Milton Academy Chamber Singers as the second chorus.  This work is seldom performed, so this will be a unique opportunity to hear it live.  Guest soloists are Jillian Malin, soprano, and Eileen Christiansen, mezzo-soprano.  Several chorus members also have solo parts.

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Listen to the Spring: To Africa, Dream Chaser!

Sun, May 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kresge Auditorium at MIT, 48 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, 02139

Listen to the Spring: To Africa, Dream Chaser! MIT CCCS 2017 Spring Concert May 21st, 7PM at MIT Kresge Auditorium MIT Cambridge Chinese Choral Society (CCCS) will be performing its 2017 Spring Concert “Listen to the Spring: To Africa, Dream Chaser!” on Sunday night, 5/21, 7PM at MIT Kresge Auditorium (48 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge). MIT Parking garage is located on Vassar Street. A short walk to Kresge. “Listen to the Spring: To Africa, Dream Chaser!” showcases music from two distinctive…

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Reformation: Musical Traditions in Protestant Europe (marking the 500th anniversary of Luther’s 95 Theses)

Sun, May 21, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
united parish of brookline, 210 Harvard Street
Brookline, 02446 United States
$25

The religious doctrines of the Protestant Reformation gave rise to the diverse landscape of devotional music in sixteenth-century Europe.  Convivium will perform sacred works from several Protestant traditions: Lutheran German, Dutch Reformed, Calvinist, and Anglican, featuring music by Byrd, Tallis, Sweelinck, Goudimel, Praetorius, and many more.

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Germany Tour Kickoff Concert

Wed, May 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
First Unitarian Society in Newton, 1326 Washington Street
West Newton, 02465
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Concert by FUSN Musicians On Tour before their departure on May 26. Free event with donations gratefully accepted. Reception to follow.

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FUSN Musicians Tour Concert

Wed, May 24, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
First Unitarian Society in Newton, 1326 Washington Street
West Newton, 02465
Free

The soon-to-be-on-tour FUSN musicians are hosting a pre-tour concert and reception on Wednesday May 24 - 7.30pm at the First Unitarian Society in Newton. We'll sing, boast about our packing prowess, and raise a farewell glass together. You’re invited - please come to wish us "Gute Reise!"

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June 2017

Cambridge Community Chorus presents Howard Goodall’s Eternal Light: A Requiem

Fri, June 2, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Kresge Auditorium at MIT, 48 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, 02139
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$15 – $25

Led by our inspiring Music Director Pamela Mindell, we’re proud to bring EMMY- and BAFTA-winning British composer Howard Goodall’s Eternal Light to local audiences. At its New York premiere in Carnegie Hall, in September 2016, the work was described as “a journey of beauty, heartache, and in the end, hope.” Listen to Movement 4  Listen to Movement 9  Also featured are David Dickau’s Stars I Shall Find; Richard St. Clair’s Heaven; Johannes Brahms’s O Schöne Nacht, and a setting of Longfellow’s poem…

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The Majesty of Mendelssohn

Sat, June 3, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Our Lady of Hope Church, Ipswich, Linebrook Road
Ipswich, MA 01938 United States
$17 – $20

Chorus North Shore, conducted by Sonja Dahlgren Pryor, presents “The Majesty of Mendelssohn,” on Saturday, June 3 at 7:00 P.M. at Our Lady of Hope Church on Linebrook Road in Ipswich. The evening features Mendelssohn’s Hymn of Praise (Symphony No. 2) and selections from Elijah. The Chorus is joined by soprano Rachele Schmiege, contralto Stephanie Kacoyanis, and tenor Neal Ferreira, as well as the Presto! Festival Orchestra. Seating is general admission, with tickets available for $20 ($17 for seniors and students).…

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Standing Together: Songs of Hope and Resistance

Sat, June 3, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
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$20

This June, Voices Rising presents “Standing Together: songs of hope and resistance.” Join us for our musical collaboration with Women in Harmony of Portland, Maine. More than 100 voices strong, we will be singing songs of hope and renewal, of joy and triumph, and of the power of coming together in community.

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Anything Goes

Sun, June 4, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave.
Boston, MA United States
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$2525

The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus celebrates its 35th Anniversary with 175 singers on stage, a 20 piece orchestra and Special Guest Tony award winner Sutton Foster. Sunday June 4, 2017 at 3pm Performance at Symphony Hall. Pops style seating on the main floor. Tickets start at $25 (before fees) Watch the video promo To purchase tickets visit www.bgmc.org or call 617-542-SING (7464)

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Standing Together: Songs of Hope and Resistance

Sun, June 4, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Eliot Church, Center Street
Newton MA,
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$20

This June, Voices Rising presents “Standing Together: songs of hope and resistance.” Join us for our musical collaboration with Women in Harmony of Portland, Maine. More than 100 voices strong, we will be singing songs of hope and renewal, of joy and triumph, and of the power of coming together in community.

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Strawberry Festival and Pops Concert

Fri, June 9, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Arlington Town Hall, Arlington MA, Arlington Center
Arlington, MA United States

Arlington-Belmont Chorale and Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra Barry Singer and Orlando Cela, Music Directors

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October 2017

REACH OUT, A Revolution of Love in Song

Sun, October 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
UU Meeting House, 236 Commercial St
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States
$15

A concert of music and the spoken word by Persephone's Daughters of Plymouth, MA

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Lux in Tenebris

Sun, October 22, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
All Saints Parish, Brookline, 1773 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02445 United States
$15 – $62

Colin Lynch conducts The Boston Cecilia in a program of choral works spanning five centuries by composers and poets who have drawn inspiration from light, particularly as seen in planets, stars, and celestial illumination. Music by Stephen Paulus, Henry Purcell, Johannes Brahms, Eriks Esenvalds, Jonathan Dove, C. Hubert Perry. Anchoring the program will be the Boston premiere of James Whitbourn's Luminosity. Tickets: www.bostoncecilia.org

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Shade and Light: Musical Expressions of Grief and Joy

Sat, October 28, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
$10 – $50

We pair the hauntingly beautiful setting of the Requiem Mass by the little known Portuguese Renaissance composer Manuel Cardoso with Bach’s exuberant setting of Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied. quote from Mary: Both Cardoso's Missa pro defunctis and Bach's Singet dem Herrn were composed for funerals, but their similarity ends there. Cardoso's music expresses the sadness of life's passing and trepidation about the soul's fate, while Bach's celebrates the deceased's entrance into everlasting life. As a result, one is hauntingly beautiful, while the…

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November 2017

Sacred Whispers

Fri, November 3, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on Sun, September 23, 2018 at 8:00am

Hancock Church, Lexington, 1912 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA United States
$15 – $20

A Labyrinth choir concert of sacred and secular songs and a premiere "Nightfall" by Eriks Esenvalds commissioned by Labyrinth Choir. Also performing Esenvalds' 6 movement work for SATB and chamber orchestra "Whispers On the Prairie Wind."

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Cantata Singers presents Mozart, Haydn, and Zelenka

Fri, November 3, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
NEC’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street
Boston, MA
$25 – $75

Cantata Singers' 54th season opens with Mozart's Misericordias Domini, Haydn's Symphony No. 80, and the United States premiere of the Missa Divi Xaverii by Czech Baroque composer Jan Dismas Zelenka. Reconstructed from a damaged manuscript three centuries after its premiere, Zelenka's uplifting and optimistic Missa Divi Xaverii features some of his most expressive and lavish music. Concluding the program is Mozart's searching and sorrowful Misericordias Domini, and Hadyn's Symphony No. 80. William Cutter, Director of Choral Programs at MIT, will give…

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Boston Choral Ensemble Concert: French Connection: Fête

Sat, November 4, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Boston’s Basilica, 1545 Tremont Street
Boston, MA, 02120

Boston Choral Ensembles 2017/18 season is one of connections within and between its four concerts. Our season opener, entitled “Connexion Française: Fête” has as its centerpiece the stunning Mass in G by Francis Poulenc. Composed in 1937 this landmark work for unaccompanied eight-voice choir is one of the twentieth century’s most challenging choral works. The concert is framed as a festival service as might have been sung at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, and Poulenc’s masterpiece is on the program with…

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Chorus pro Musica presents world premiere: In Childhood’s Thicket by Andy Vores

Sun, November 5, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Distler Hall, Tufts University, 20 Talbot Avenue
Medford, 02155
Free

Join us for a rare FREE concert! The centerpiece of this afternoon of new and adventurous music is a world premiere of In Childhood's Thicket by Andy Vores. Composer Andy Vores weaves together poetry by local writer Frederick Choi with diverse nursery rhymes that feature odd situations, curious occurrences, and bad behavior, to explore of how the puzzlements of childhood can lead to finding a place and identity in the world. The music creates a unique sonic world by means…

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Sacred Whispers

Sun, November 5, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Boston Latvian Church, 58 Irving St
Brookline, 02445
$15 – $20

A Labyrinth choir concert of sacred and secular songs and a premiere "Nightfall" by Eriks Esenvalds, commissioned by Labyrinth Choir. Also performing Esenvalds' "Whispers On the Prairie Wind" - a six movement work for SATB and chamber orchestra.

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Reunion: 30th Anniversary Concert

Sat, November 11, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friends Meeting at Cambridge, 5 Longfellow Park
Cambridge, 02138
$15 – $25

Join Convivium Musicum as we open our season with a concert celebration of 30 years of renaissance choral music. With a program of favorites from past seasons selected by alumni and current members, Convivium looks back on three decades of bringing well- and lesser-known works to audiences throughout greater Boston. The Reunion program includes works by Byrd, Tallis, Mouton, White, Sweelinck, Lotti, and many others.

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Amy Beach – Grand Mass in E-flat major

Sat, November 11, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Church of the Holy Name, 1689 Centre Street
West Roxbury MA,
$25 – $35

Join us for one of the most exciting concerts in our 42-year history, as Commonwealth Chorale presents the first major choral and orchestral work to be premiered in the U.S. by an American woman composer. At its premiere 125 years ago by the Handel & Haydn Society, Amy Beach's majestic Grand Mass was enthusiastically received, but it has rarely been performed since 1892 because it lacked a legible full orchestral score – till now. Music scholar Matthew Phelps has created…

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Wellesley Choral Society Fall Concert: A Celebration of the Decades

Sun, November 12, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society of Wellesley Hills, 309 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02481 United States
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$15 – $20

In celebration of their 70th Anniversary season, the Wellesley Choral Society will perform music they have sung from each of the past seven decades, including the Bach Chorale "Wachet Auf" performed at their very first concert, selections from Mendelssohn's "Elijiah", both the Mozart and the Faure  "Ave Verum", and Vaughan Williams' "Serenade to Music." $20 Adults, $15 Seniors and Students, and Children Under 12 Free

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Benjamin Britten, War Requiem

Sun, November 12, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mechanics Hall Worcester, MA,
$25 – $55

Five area choruses - The Worcester Chorus, Sounds of Stow, Master Singers of Worcester, Salisbury Singers, and the Worcester Children's Chorus - are joining forces to perform Britten's spectacular and rarely performed War Requiem. The performance will be led by guest conductor John Daly Goodwin, conductor-laureate of the New York Choral Society. With soloists Esther Heideman, Frank Kelley, and Matthew Worth.

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Reunion: 30th Anniversary Concert

Sun, November 12, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Christ Church Andover, 33 Central Street
Andover, MA 01810 United States
$15 – $25

Join Convivium Musicum as we open our season with a concert celebration of 30 years of renaissance choral music. With a program of favorites from past seasons selected by alumni and current members, Convivium looks back on three decades of bringing well- and lesser-known works to audiences throughout greater Boston. The Reunion program includes works by Byrd, Tallis, Mouton, White, Sweelinck, Lotti, and many others.

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Chamber Series: Mozart, Beethoven, and Haydn

Fri, November 17, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 200 Beacon Street
Somerville, 02143
$30

Chamber Series Director Allison Voth leads Cantata Singers' members in a program of music by Mozart, Beethoven, and Haydn. Considered three of the top orchestral composers of all time, this program highlights lesser-known chamber works by the three Classical composers for voice and piano, including Welsh folk song arrangements by Haydn, and Scottish and Irish folk song arrangements by Beethoven. David Hoose, Music Director of Cantata Singers, will give a pre-concert talk at 6:30pm, free to all ticketholders. Following the…

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Mystic Chorale presents THE FOLK REVIVAL REVISITED with Bill Staines!

Sat, November 18, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Converse Hall at Tremont Temple, 88 Tremont St.
Boston, 02108
$20

The creative spirit that reinvented Folk back in the ‘60s is still very much alive in the music of today.  Led by Nick Page, 160 voices of the Mystic Chorale will soar on November 18th and 19th at Converse Hall, Tremont Temple, in Boston as they perform THE FOLK REVIVAL REVISITED. Celebrating a mix of the old and the new, the performance will dive into the fun and passion of this remarkable, ever-evolving music, with pieces by classic artists such…

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Masterworks Chorale presents Beethoven’s Mass in C

Sat, November 18, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$5 – $50

The first concert of Masterworks Chorale’s 78th season features Ludwig van Beethoven’s dramatic “Mass in C” and is the inaugural concert of Dr. Kevin Leong, who was named the Chorale’s new Music Director in June 2017, concluding a two-year search. The “Mass in C,” the only other mass setting by Beethoven besides the “Missa solemnis,” was composed for the Esterházy princely court, where Joseph Haydn, Beethoven’s teacher, served for many years. The Chorale will also perform three rarely heard works…

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Soul Watch

Sun, November 19, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
First Parish Plymouth UU, 19 Town Square
Plymouth, 02360
$15 – $20

A Concert of Spoken Word and Choral Music  performed by Persephone's Daughters of Plymouth, MA

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Coro Allegro Presents: Mozart Great Mass

Sun, November 19, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy Street
Cambridge, 02138
$15 – $65

Join CORO ALLEGRO, Boston’s LGBTQ+ and allied classical chorus, as we kick off David Hodgkin’s 25th year as Artistic Director with "Mozart Great Mass" on  Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 3:00pm, Harvard University’s Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA. The concert opens in celebration with Joseph Haydn’s scintillating Te Deum, No. 2, written for the Empress Maria Therese, then offers contemporary to classical prayers for peace of sublime luminosity.  Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor stuns with its solemnity, virtuosity and…

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Mystic Chorale presents THE FOLK REVIVAL REVISITED with Bill Staines!

Sun, November 19, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Converse Hall at Tremont Temple, 88 Tremont St.
Boston, 02108
$20

The creative spirit that reinvented Folk back in the ‘60s is still very much alive in the music of today.  Led by Nick Page, 160 voices of the Mystic Chorale will soar on November 18th and 19th at Converse Hall, Tremont Temple, in Boston as they perform THE FOLK REVIVAL REVISITED. Celebrating a mix of the old and the new, the performance will dive into the fun and passion of this remarkable, ever-evolving music, with pieces by classic artists such…

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December 2017

Christmas with Claudio

Fri, December 1, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Cambridge, 838 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, 02139

The intimate, personal connection Monteverdi sought to create in his books of madrigals is just what the Genesis Chamber Singers is all about, and especially at Christmas time. This gifted ensemble brings their innovative performance style to selected madrigals by the Baroque master, as well as seasonal motets and carols to warmly bring people together during the holiday season.

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Dedham Choral Society: A New England Nativity

Fri, December 1, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Holy Name Church, 1689 Centre Street
West Roxbury MA, 02132
$5 – $30

Don't miss this unique opportunity to hear the 100 voices of DCS, accompanied by full orchestra and organ, performing musical settings of the Nativity story, words by John Milton and St. Luke, set to music by Cambridge composers John Knowles Paine and Randall Thompson.  A special treat will be three sing-along carols, all with Massachusetts connections: "Joy to the World," "O Little Town of Bethlehem" and the festive "Jingle, Bells." Ample parking for sleighs is available! Friday, December 1, 2017…

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Seeing the Star: Choral reflections on the Nativity

Fri, December 1, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
University Lutheran Church, 66 Winthrop Street
Cambridge, 02138
$15 – $20

The Oriana Consort presents Seeing the Star: Choral reflections on the Nativity. The program begins with a telling of the Nativity story through 16th and 17th century motets by Victoria, Hassler, G. Gabrieli, Palestrina, Sweelinck, and Lassus; and concludes with Kenneth Leighton’s A Hymn to the Nativity, for a cappella choir and soprano solo, sung by Lisa Wooldridge; Samuel Barber’s Twelfth Night; and J. S. Bach’s Cantata BWV 40 Dazu ist erschienen der Sohn Gottes (For this the Son of…

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Handel’s Messiah

Sat, December 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on Sun, December 3, 2017 at 2:00pm

Our Lady of Hope Church, Ipswich, Linebrook Road
Ipswich, MA 01938 United States
$17 – $25

Chorus North Shore presents Handel's Messiah on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 7:00 P.M., and Sunday, December 3 at 2:00 P.M. at Our Lady of Hope Church in Ipswich, MA.  The Chorus is joined by the Honors Youth Choir and the Presto! Festival Orchestra, along with soprano Erin Smith, tenor Ray Bauwens, and bass Thomas Jones.

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Psalmists & Seers: Chichester Psalms

Sat, December 2, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on Sun, December 3, 2017 at 4:00pm

One event on Sun, December 10, 2017 at 4:00pm

TBD United States
$20.00

The Cantemus Chamber Chorus, a 40-member SATB choir performing under Artistic Director Jane Ring Frank, performs Leonard Bernstein’s mini-masterpiece, the ebullient and moving Chichester Psalms, scored for organ, harp and percussion and James Woodman’s luminous  The Midwife’s Tale, a lush and gorgeous chronical of Christ’s birth, as told by Mary’s midwife.

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Making Spirits Bright – A Holiday Celebration

Sat, December 2, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on Sun, December 3, 2017 at 3:00pm

Old South United Methodist Church, 6 Salem Street
Reading, 01867
$5 – $39

Reading Community Singers Holiday Concert, featuring a variety of traditional and  modern songs celebrating the holidays of the season.

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Psalmists and Seers

Sat, December 2, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on Sun, September 23, 2018 at 7:30pm

First Church in Wenham, 1 Arbor Street
Wenham, MA 01984 United States
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Cantemus Chamber Chorus’s winter program, Psalmists and Seers, reveals the solemn splendor and holy excitement of the holiday season, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms at its center. Its colorful Hebrew poetry and zigzagging rhythms proclaim the greatness of the season. The Midwife’s Tale, a Christmas cantata by Cambridge composer James Woodman, reflects in sonorous medieval poetry the mystery and awe of the Nativity.  Other pieces on the program set the scene for a melodious, enchanting and heart-stirring season of true joy. The…

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A Cappella Singers Winter Concert

Sat, December 2, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fisk Memorial United Methodist Church, 106 Walnut Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
$12 – $15

he A Cappella Singers, a women’s chorus based in Natick, will perform its annual holiday concert, with director George Sargeant and accompanist, Maria Kaplun, on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Vivaldi's Gloria, Three Songs for Hanukah, Randall Thompson's Carol of the Rose, and other selections will inspire you for the season. The concert will be at the Fisk Memorial United Methodist Church, 106 Walnut Street, Natick MA 01760.

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Cantilena Early December Concert

Sat, December 2, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington, 630 Mass Ave
Arlington, 02476
$15 – $20

Double Delight : enchanting music for women’s chorus and piano, four hands & duos Jennifer Kane, Music Director Joshua T Lawton and Guest Edward Rosser, piano “If one is divine, two are utterly magical.” writes Director Jennifer Kane as Cantilena invites you to explore both rare and well-known compositions for women’s voices and two pianists. Guest pianist Edward Rosser joins Cantilena’s Joshua T Lawton who play either one piano with four hands on the same instrument or a pair of…

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A Hometown Christmas

Sat, December 2, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on Sun, December 3, 2017 at 4:00pm

St. Bonaventure Parish, 308 State Road
Plymouth, MA, 02345
$14 – $20

Pilgrim Festival Chorus (PFC), the region’s principal community chorus, presents its holiday season concert, A Hometown Christmas, on Saturday, December 2 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday December 3 at 4:00 pm, at St. Bonaventure Parish, 803 State Road, Plymouth. The chorus is conducted by Music Director William B. Richter and accompanied by Assistant Director Elizabeth Chapman Reilly. A Hometown Christmas offer favorite carols and seasonal music drawn from previous PFC winter concert programs, set in three sections: Anticipation, Night of Wonder, and Christmas.  The performance begins…

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The Cambridge Chamber Singers Presents: A Ceremony of Carols

Sat, December 2, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Same concert, different venue and time.
Lindsey Chapel in Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street
Boston, 02116
$20 – $25

The Cambridge Chamber Singers is pleased to present Benjamin Britten’s celebrated A Ceremony of Carols, featuring special guest, harpist Juli Miller. The program includes Brahms’s elegant Marienlieder, and a selection of popular English carols. Saturday, December 2 at 8:00pm Lindsey Chapel at Emmanuel Church 15 Newbury Street,Boston, MA Sunday, December 3 at 7:00pm Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church 155 Powder House Boulevard, Somerville, MA   Purchase tickets here: http://www.ticketpeak.com/cambridgechambersingers

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Handel’s Messiah

Sun, December 3, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on Sun, December 3, 2017 at 2:00pm

Our Lady of Hope Church, Ipswich, Linebrook Road
Ipswich, MA 01938 United States
$17 – $25

Chorus North Shore presents Handel's Messiah on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 7:00 P.M., and Sunday, December 3 at 2:00 P.M. at Our Lady of Hope Church in Ipswich, MA.  The Chorus is joined by the Honors Youth Choir and the Presto! Festival Orchestra, along with soprano Erin Smith, tenor Ray Bauwens, and bass Thomas Jones.

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Messiah Sing to Benefit Loaves & Fishes

Sun, December 3, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
First Parish Church of Groton, 1 Powderhouse Rd
Groton, 01450
$10

The Nashoba Valley Chorale presents its annual Messiah Sing on Sunday December 3, 2017, at 2.30pm at First Parish Church of Groton. Every year we have a blast singing all the great choruses (not just Part 1!) and raising money for a good cause. Join us!

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Highland Glee Club Winter Concert

Sun, December 3, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
First Baptist Church, Needham, 858 Great Plain Avenue
Needham, MA 02492 United States
$15 – $18

The Highland Glee Club, singing since 1908, will perform works by Monteverdi, Mendelssohn, Morley, and Cherubini, in addition to secular and sacred songs of the season. The concert will take place at the First Baptist Church, 858 Great Plain Avenue, Needham.  Guest Artist to be announced. Tickets $20, under 18 free, $15 for veterans and groups of 10 or more.  Call 508-655-8232 for further information.  

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Making Spirits Bright – A Holiday Celebration

Sun, December 3, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on Sun, December 3, 2017 at 3:00pm

Old South United Methodist Church, 6 Salem Street
Reading, 01867
$5 – $39

Reading Community Singers Holiday Concert, featuring a variety of traditional and  modern songs celebrating the holidays of the season.

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Holiday Concert

Sun, December 3, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Payson Park Church, 365 Belmont Street
Belmont, MA 02478 United States
$10 – $15

The Arlington-Belmont Chamber Chorus, Barry Singer, Music Director, “A Marian Christmas and other Music of the Season”. Music of Brahms, Vittoria, des Prez, Schubert, and others.  

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Psalmists & Seers: Chichester Psalms

Sun, December 3, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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One event on Sun, December 3, 2017 at 4:00pm

One event on Sun, December 10, 2017 at 4:00pm

TBD United States
$20.00

The Cantemus Chamber Chorus, a 40-member SATB choir performing under Artistic Director Jane Ring Frank, performs Leonard Bernstein’s mini-masterpiece, the ebullient and moving Chichester Psalms, scored for organ, harp and percussion and James Woodman’s luminous  The Midwife’s Tale, a lush and gorgeous chronical of Christ’s birth, as told by Mary’s midwife.

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Choral Art Society of the South Shore Christmas Concert

Sun, December 3, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Scituate, 465 First Parish Road
Scituate, MA United States
$20

Choral Art Society of the South Shore, now in its 59th season will present our Christmas concert on Sunday, December 3rd at 4:00PM, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 465 First Parish Road, Scituate.  The concert will feature Saint- Saens Christmas Oratorio with professional soloists and chamber orchestra. We also have a "pop-up Hallelujah" and traditional audience sing-along. Come join us! Tickets are available on the website and at the door.

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A Hometown Christmas

Sun, December 3, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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St. Bonaventure Parish, 308 State Road
Plymouth, MA, 02345
$14 – $20

Pilgrim Festival Chorus (PFC), the region’s principal community chorus, presents its holiday season concert, A Hometown Christmas, on Saturday, December 2 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday December 3 at 4:00 pm, at St. Bonaventure Parish, 803 State Road, Plymouth. The chorus is conducted by Music Director William B. Richter and accompanied by Assistant Director Elizabeth Chapman Reilly. A Hometown Christmas offer favorite carols and seasonal music drawn from previous PFC winter concert programs, set in three sections: Anticipation, Night of Wonder, and Christmas.  The performance begins…

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Seeing the Star: Choral reflections on the Nativity

Sun, December 3, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Church of Our Saviour, Brookline, 25 Monmouth St
Brookline, 02446
$15 – $20

The Oriana Consort presents Seeing the Star: Choral reflections on the Nativity. The program begins with a telling of the Nativity story through 16th and 17th century motets by Victoria, Hassler, G. Gabrieli, Palestrina, Sweelinck, and Lassus; and concludes with Kenneth Leighton’s A Hymn to the Nativity, for a cappella choir and soprano solo, sung by Nicole Beauregard; Samuel Barber’s Twelfth Night; and J. S. Bach’s Cantata BWV 40 Dazu ist erschienen der Sohn Gottes (For this the Son of…

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The Cambridge Chamber Singers Presents: A Ceremony of Carols

Sun, December 3, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - Mon, December 4, 2017 @ 9:30 pm
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Lindsey Chapel in Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street
Boston, 02116
$20 – $25

The Cambridge Chamber Singers is pleased to present Benjamin Britten’s celebrated A Ceremony of Carols, featuring special guest, harpist Juli Miller. The program includes Brahms’s elegant Marienlieder, and a selection of popular English carols. Saturday, December 2 at 8:00pm Lindsey Chapel at Emmanuel Church 15 Newbury Street,Boston, MA Sunday, December 3 at 7:00pm Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church 155 Powder House Boulevard, Somerville, MA   Purchase tickets here: http://www.ticketpeak.com/cambridgechambersingers

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Brookline A Cappella in concert

Fri, December 8, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lindsey Chapel in Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street
Boston, 02116
Free

Brookline A Cappella will present a concert of holiday music and more. Friday, December 8, 2017 at 7:30 pm at Lindsey Chapel, Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury St, Boston.

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A Rose Has Sprung

Fri, December 8, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Church of the Advent, Boston, 30 Brimmer Street
Boston, 02108
$15 – $62

The Boston Cecilia celebrates the old and new with festive music that spans the centuries. Guest conductor Daniel Mahoney conducts Hugo Distler’s Die Weinachtgeschichte alongside a complete performance of Benjamin Britten’s early collection of carols, Christ’s Nativity. Pieces by Spanish Renaissance composer Francisco Guerrero and British composers Howells, Mathias and Joubert round out the program. The audience will also join with the chorus to sing some cherished Christmas carols.

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Musicke Most Rare

Fri, December 8, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
$15 – $45

The Jameson Singers launch their 8th season with a performance of masterworks by Heinrich Schütz and Claudio Monteverdi. Superbly innovative, these composers created new musical forms by seamlessly weaving Renaissance polyphony and choral chant with the vocal virtuosity of early Baroque style. Our musical feast includes psalms, motets, madrigals and selections from Monteverdi’s ravishing Vespers of 1610. The 70-voice chorus will be joined by professional soloists and a chamber ensemble featuring sackbuts and cornetti from the acclaimed Dark Horse Consort.…

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

Sat, December 9, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Middlesex School Memorial Chapel, 1400 Lowell Road
Concord, 01742
$10 – $30

Join the Concord Chorus, now in its 72nd season, for a heavenly selection of music and carols for the holiday season. Kevin Leong conducts the 110-voice Concord Chorus on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM at the Middlesex School’s Memorial Chapel in Concord, Massachusetts. The program spans five centuries of choral music, including works by Victoria, Monteverdi, Mendelssohn, and Brahms. The concert also features organist William Ness and pianist John Sullivan. $30 general admission, $25 for…

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

Sat, December 9, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Middlesex School Memorial Chapel, 1400 Lowell Road
Concord, 01742
$10 – $30

Join the Concord Chorus, now in its 72nd season, for a heavenly selection of music and carols for the holiday season. Kevin Leong conducts the 110-voice Concord Chorus on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM at the Middlesex School’s Memorial Chapel in Concord, Massachusetts. The program spans five centuries of choral music, including works by Victoria, Monteverdi, Mendelssohn, and Brahms. The concert also features organist William Ness and pianist John Sullivan. $30 general admission, $25 for…

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MIT Women’s Chorale Holiday Concert

Sat, December 9, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Harvard Epworth Church, 1555 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA United States

Under the direction of Kevin Galiè, the Chorale’s winter concert will feature the Te Deum, of Giacomo Puccini, great grandfather of the opera composer, performed with string ensemble and organ. The Chorale will also present a sampling of Beethoven’s Irish folk song settings and lively pieces by the younger Johann Strauss. Our  concert will be held at the Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church, 1555 Massachusetts Avenue, Harvard Square, Cambridge. A reception will follow. See our website for parking information, http://web.mit.edu/womensleague/womenschorale/

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Ubuntu!

Sat, December 9, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington, 630 Mass Ave
Arlington, 02476
$15

Ubuntu! We welcome you!  Our trip to South Africa in August was transformative. Join us in December as we take you on a journey with music that we performed, music that we learned along the way, some songs new to us this season and reflections of a trip that helped us to understand the true meaning of Ubuntu. (Ubuntu--a Nguni Bantu term meaning "humanity". It is often also translated as "humanity towards others", but is often used in a more philosophical sense to…

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In Choro Novo Winter Concert

Sat, December 9, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Marsh Chapel, 735 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, 02215
$20.00

In Choro Novo will be performing the following pieces:  Dies Irae (Mozart); A Boy and a Girl (Whitacre); Earth Song (Ticheli); How Deep Is The Ocean (Berlin); You Are the New Day (David); The Last Words of David (Thompson); Man In the Mirror (Ballard and Garrett); Elija Rock (Hogan); Draw On Sweet Night (Wilbye); Drive My Car (Lennon and McCartney); Daniel, Daniel Servant of the Lord (Moore); Carol of the Bells (Leontovich); Veni, Veni Emmanuel (Kodaly); Sanctus in D minor,…

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Charles River Chorale Presents “Awakening”

Sat, December 9, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join us for a festive evening of selections from Bach and Haydn as well as for some traditional holiday favorites.

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Seeing the Star: Choral reflections on the Nativity

Sat, December 9, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
First Lutheran Church, Boston, 299 Berkeley St
Boston, 02116
$15 – $20

The Oriana Consort presents Seeing the Star: Choral reflections on the Nativity. The program begins with a telling of the Nativity story through 16th and 17th century motets by Victoria, Hassler, G. Gabrieli, Palestrina, Sweelinck, and Lassus; and concludes with Kenneth Leighton’s A Hymn to the Nativity, for a cappella choir and soprano solo, sung by Lisa Wooldridge; Samuel Barber’s Twelfth Night; and J. S. Bach’s Cantata BWV 40 Dazu ist erschienen der Sohn Gottes (For this the Son of…

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Cantata Singers presents Noël: Music for the Season

Sat, December 9, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
$25 – $75

GBCC MEMBERS GET 20% OFF TICKETS WITH CODE GBCC1718 Sat, Dec 9, 2017 / 8pm First Church, Cambridge 11 Garden Street, Cambridge Sun, Dec 10, 2017 / 3pm Powers Hall, Needham 1471 Highland Avenue, Needham Celebrate the holiday season with Cantata Singers! Join us for a concert of radiant seasonal music for chamber chorus and ensemble. The beloved voices of Schütz, Harbison, Holst and Vaughan Williams surround this program’s heart—unusual, and unusually gorgeous, music by Bax and Chadwick. There will…

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Music Sunday – Handel’s Messiah

Sun, December 10, 2017 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 am
First Unitarian Society in Newton, 1326 Washington Street
West Newton, 02465
Free

Part One of Messiah will be sung on December 10, with professional soloists and orchestra. This will be a beautiful service in the spacious sanctuary of the First Unitarian Universalist Society in Newton. The Sanctuary Choir and professional soloists will sing, accompanied by a professional chamber ensemble. In addition, the Special Collection during this Music Sunday will be used to sponsor several families who are refugees from around the world, and are seeking political asylum in the Newton area. FUUSN has…

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Sparkle, Shimmer and Shine

Sun, December 10, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
First Congregational Church of Braintree, UCC, 12 Elm St
Braintree, MA, 02184
$15 – $20

Braintree Choral Society, under the direction of Charles A. Dillingham, presents its Winter concert, featuring C.T. Pachelbel's "Magnificat" and Cecelia McDowell's cantanta "On a Winter's Night" as well as other music of the season

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Rejoice!

Sun, December 10, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Christ Church Andover, 33 Central Street
Andover, MA 01810 United States
$10 – $20

Rejoice! with New England Classical Singers under the baton of Artistic Director David Hodgkins performing Bach's Christmas Oratorio #1 Jauchzet frohlocket and Charpentier's Messe de Minuit pour Noel.  Join us on Sunday December 10th, 3PM at Christ Church, 33 Central St. Andover, MA.  Free pre-concert lecture begins at 2PM.  Reception afterward.  For further information and tickets, please see www.newenglandclassical.org or call (978) 384-NECS.

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Believe

Sun, December 10, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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NEC’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street
Boston, MA
$25.00

Do you believe?   The Boston Gay Men's Chorus celebrates the joy of the season with traditional favorites (“Ave Maria,”  “Hark the Herald Angels Sing,” “Oh Holy Night”) and modern classics (“Spirit of the Season,” “Believe,” “North Pole Rock n' Roll”).   BGMC puts the Merry into Christmas!   Sunday Dec 10, 2017 at 3pm Sunday Dec 10, 2017 at 7pm Friday Dec 15, 2017 at 8pm Saturday Dec 16, 2017 at 8pm Sunday Dec 17, 2017 at 8pm   Tickets start at…

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Cantata Singers presents Noël: Music for the Season

Sun, December 10, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Powers Hall, 1471 Highland Avenue
Needham, 02492
$25 – $75

GBCC MEMBERS GET 20% OFF TICKETS WITH CODE GBCC1718 Sat, Dec 9, 2017 / 8pm First Church, Cambridge 11 Garden Street, Cambridge Sun, Dec 10, 2017 / 3pm Powers Hall, Needham 1471 Highland Avenue, Needham Celebrate the holiday season with Cantata Singers! Join us for a concert of radiant seasonal music for chamber chorus and ensemble. The beloved voices of Schütz, Harbison, Holst and Vaughan Williams surround this program’s heart—unusual, and unusually gorgeous, music by Bax and Chadwick. There will…

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Somerville Community Chorus Holiday Concert

Sun, December 10, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
First Church Somerville UCC, 89 College Avenue
Somerville, 02144
$6 – $15

The Somerville Community Chorus will present its holiday concert on Sunday afternoon, December 10 at 3 pm at the First Church Somerville UCC. The program, including selections from Handel's Messiah and holiday songs will be conducted by David Giessow, Musical Director, and will feature Soprano Elizabeth George and Baritone Jacsonn Jean. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Somerville Arts Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. There will be a reception for all guests immediately following…

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Not-Quite-Winter Concert

Sun, December 10, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington, 630 Mass Ave
Arlington, 02476
$10 – $15

The Arlington-Belmont Chorale and the Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra; Orlando Cela, Orchestra Music Director; Barry Singer, Chorale Music Director; Sarah Telford, Assistant Chorale Conductor: Maurice Durufle, Requiem; J. S. Bach, Cantata No. 50, “Nun ist Das Heil”; Brahms, “Geistliches Lied”; Delvyn Case, “Rocket Sleigh”.

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Psalmists & Seers: Chichester Psalms

Sun, December 10, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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TBD United States
$20.00

The Cantemus Chamber Chorus, a 40-member SATB choir performing under Artistic Director Jane Ring Frank, performs Leonard Bernstein’s mini-masterpiece, the ebullient and moving Chichester Psalms, scored for organ, harp and percussion and James Woodman’s luminous  The Midwife’s Tale, a lush and gorgeous chronical of Christ’s birth, as told by Mary’s midwife.

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A Master Singers Christmas

Sun, December 10, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Follen Community Church, 755 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA 02421
$18 – $23

On Sunday afternoon December 10 The Master Singers of Lexington will sing in the holiday season with its annual Christmas concert. Written as a companion to Britten’s Ceremony of Carols, Conrad Susa’s Carols and Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest is based on a collection of traditional Spanish children's carols. The chorus will perform it with harp, marimba, and guitar. Shepherds and Angels by Lexington composer Pamela Marshall will also be presented. Marshall has incorporated little known Appalachian, New England, and…

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Believe

Sun, December 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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NEC’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street
Boston, MA
$25.00

Do you believe?   The Boston Gay Men's Chorus celebrates the joy of the season with traditional favorites (“Ave Maria,”  “Hark the Herald Angels Sing,” “Oh Holy Night”) and modern classics (“Spirit of the Season,” “Believe,” “North Pole Rock n' Roll”).   BGMC puts the Merry into Christmas!   Sunday Dec 10, 2017 at 3pm Sunday Dec 10, 2017 at 7pm Friday Dec 15, 2017 at 8pm Saturday Dec 16, 2017 at 8pm Sunday Dec 17, 2017 at 8pm   Tickets start at…

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Believe

Fri, December 15, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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NEC’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street
Boston, MA
$25.00

Do you believe?   The Boston Gay Men's Chorus celebrates the joy of the season with traditional favorites (“Ave Maria,”  “Hark the Herald Angels Sing,” “Oh Holy Night”) and modern classics (“Spirit of the Season,” “Believe,” “North Pole Rock n' Roll”).   BGMC puts the Merry into Christmas!   Sunday Dec 10, 2017 at 3pm Sunday Dec 10, 2017 at 7pm Friday Dec 15, 2017 at 8pm Saturday Dec 16, 2017 at 8pm Sunday Dec 17, 2017 at 8pm   Tickets start at…

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“Celebremus: A Season of Song”

Sat, December 16, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Trinity Episcopal Church, Concord, 81 Elm Street
Concord, MA 01742 United States
$5 – $25

Featuring Poulenc's "Litanies a la Vierge Noire" and works by Charpentier, Rheinberger, Carey, and Stroope as well as our ever popular sing-along. A reception will follow celebrating the 25th anniversary of Artistic Director Jane Ring Frank. Adults - $25, Seniors and Students $20, and 12 and under $5

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Christmas Connection: Noel

Sat, December 16, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Old South Church, Boston, 645 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States
$20 – $30

Boston Choral Ensemble's annual concert of festive carols, songs for the holidays, and readings for the season returns to the beautiful sanctuary of Old South Church with special guest host Bill Littlefield, of NPR's Only a Game. At Christmas Connection: Noel, you'll hear great choral works, like Christmas motets by Francis Poulenc and Herbert Howells, and contemporary arrangements by Ola Gjielo and Jan Sandstrom. You'll also get to sing along to traditional favorites. The concert is preceded by an organ recital…

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Boston Saengerfest Men’s Chorus Christmas Concert 2017 Choose Something Like A Star

Sat, December 16, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Regis College, Casey Theater, 235 Wellesley Street
Weston, 02493
$15.00 – $30.00

Boston Saengerfest Men’s Chorus Christmas Concert 2017 Choose Something Like A Star with The Boys of St. Paul’s Choir School Saturday, December 16, 2017 • 4:00 PM Casey Theater Regis College, Weston, MA. The Boston Saengerfest Men’s Chorus joins the Boys of St. Paul’s Choir School from Cambridge 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

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Mother for the World: Songs of Mary

Sat, December 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
$10 – $50

Join us for music that elevates the earthly mother of Jesus, and celebrates the power of maternal love. We explore this devotion with music old and new featuring works by Tavener, Clemens, Britten, Verdi, Morales, Rachmaninoff, and others. Join Mary and the chorus for a sing-along and reception for all following the concert!

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Believe

Sat, December 16, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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NEC’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street
Boston, MA
$25.00

Do you believe?   The Boston Gay Men's Chorus celebrates the joy of the season with traditional favorites (“Ave Maria,”  “Hark the Herald Angels Sing,” “Oh Holy Night”) and modern classics (“Spirit of the Season,” “Believe,” “North Pole Rock n' Roll”).   BGMC puts the Merry into Christmas!   Sunday Dec 10, 2017 at 3pm Sunday Dec 10, 2017 at 7pm Friday Dec 15, 2017 at 8pm Saturday Dec 16, 2017 at 8pm Sunday Dec 17, 2017 at 8pm   Tickets start at…

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Cambridge Community Chorus presents Handel’s Judas Maccabeus

Sun, December 17, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Kresge Auditorium at MIT, 48 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, 02139
Free – $25

One of Handel’s most popular oratorios, Judas Maccabeus tells the story of the second century BCE Maccabean Revolt, in which the heroic Jewish leader of the title led his people to victory over Syrian oppression. The work ends triumphantly with the Jewish people re-taking the Temple in Jerusalem and celebrating Hanukkah, “The Feast of Lights.” Featuring some of Handel’s most rousing choruses and loveliest arias, the music dramatizes a great emotional journey from abject misery – “Mourn, ye afflicted children”…

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Tale as Old as Time – featuring CCCS 25 years

Sun, December 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MIT Walker Memorial, 142 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02142
$10

MIT Cambridge Chinese Choral Society (CCCS) will be performing its Winter concert “Tale as Old as Time - featuring CCCS 25 years”, including Disney theme songs “Sing-along”. This concert will be conducted by the University of Illinois Choral Conducting DMA Dr. Yufen Yen, and accompanied by current Boston University Piano DMA student I-Ying Lin. Please come and enjoy a night of Disney with your entire family. Advanced ticket: $8, $10 at the door. To purchase tickets, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/25-tale-as-old-as-time-tickets-39880966043 For…

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Believe

Sun, December 17, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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NEC’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street
Boston, MA
$25.00

Do you believe?   The Boston Gay Men's Chorus celebrates the joy of the season with traditional favorites (“Ave Maria,”  “Hark the Herald Angels Sing,” “Oh Holy Night”) and modern classics (“Spirit of the Season,” “Believe,” “North Pole Rock n' Roll”).   BGMC puts the Merry into Christmas!   Sunday Dec 10, 2017 at 3pm Sunday Dec 10, 2017 at 7pm Friday Dec 15, 2017 at 8pm Saturday Dec 16, 2017 at 8pm Sunday Dec 17, 2017 at 8pm   Tickets start at…

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January 2018

Lexington Pops Chorus Winter Concert – “A Salute to American Composers”

Fri, January 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hancock Church, Lexington, 1912 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA United States
$5 – $20

The Lexington Pops Chorus presents “A Salute to American Composers” January 12th and 13th, 7:30 pm at Hancock Church, 1912 Mass Ave. Lexington. Selections include Aaron Copland’s “Old American Songs” featuring Mark Morgan, soloist, Henry Clay Work’s classic “Grandfather’s Clock”, Morten Lauridsen’s beautiful “Sure On This Shining Night”, Gweneth Walker’s “How Can I keep from Singing?”, John Purifoy’s “Address to the Moon”, “Armed Forces - The Pride of America”and much more.The Lexington Pops Chorus is under the direction of Robert…

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Lexington Pops Chorus Winter Concert – “A Salute to American Composers”

Sat, January 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hancock Church, Lexington, 1912 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA United States
$5 – $20

The Lexington Pops Chorus presents “A Salute to American Composers” January 12th and 13th, 7:30 pm at Hancock Church, 1912 Mass Ave. Lexington. Selections include Aaron Copland’s “Old American Songs” featuring Mark Morgan, soloist, Henry Clay Work’s classic “Grandfather’s Clock”, Morten Lauridsen’s beautiful “Sure On This Shining Night”, Gweneth Walker’s “How Can I keep from Singing?”, John Purifoy’s “Address to the Moon”, “Armed Forces - The Pride of America”and much more.The Lexington Pops Chorus is under the direction of Robert…

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Greater Boston Intergenerational Chorus Winter Concerts

Tue, January 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
First Parish of Watertown, 35 Church St
Watertown, 02472
$10

The Greater Boston Intergenerational Chorus, a unique, non-auditioned chorus directed by Joanne Hammil, invites all to its winter concerts.  Eighty-Three singers from 29 area towns will perform an array of music in many styles (multi-cultural, contemporary folk, classical, pop, freedom songs, rock n roll, etc.), from powerful to humorous to beautiful, in multi-part harmonies.  Come share the fun and beauty!

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Greater Boston Intergenerational Chorus Winter Concerts

Sat, January 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
First Parish of Watertown, 35 Church St
Watertown, 02472
$10

The Greater Boston Intergenerational Chorus, a unique, non-auditioned chorus directed by Joanne Hammil, invites all to its winter concerts.  Eighty-Three singers from 29 area towns will perform an array of music in many styles (multi-cultural, contemporary folk, classical, pop, freedom songs, rock n roll, etc.), from powerful to humorous to beautiful, in multi-part harmonies.  Come share the fun and beauty!

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Heavenly Bodies: A Celestial Celebration in Song

Sat, January 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138

Please join Voices Rising for our winter concert “Heavenly Bodies.” Our concert explores the inspiration we receive from looking heavenward. The universe has provided composers and poets as wide ranging as Randall Thompson, Van Morrison, Sara Teasdale and Sappho of Lesbos with ample fodder for beautiful verse in music, prose, and poetry. Our song offerings this season revolve around this celestial inspiration, and the comfort we can find in knowing we are a part of something bigger than ourselves. Saturday,…

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Cantata Singers presents Bach and Child

Sat, January 20 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
NEC’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street
Boston, MA
$25 – $75

Join us for the world premiere of Peter Child’s Lamentations alongside J.S. Bach’s cantatas BWV 2, “Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein,” a cantata never performed in Cantata Singers’ 54-year history, and BWV 21, “Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis.” Inspired by a contemporary poetic translation of the Lamentations from the Old Testament by writer David Rosenberg, Lamentations explores the themes of loss and turmoil, also echoed in BWV 2 and 21. Lamentations is Cantata Singers’ 15th commission and second commission of Peter Child. Composer Peter Child will give a pre-concert…

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Meridian Singers–Music of Johannes Brahms

Tue, January 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
MIT Chapel, opposite 77 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge , 02139
Free

Meridian Singers, an a cappella chorus based at MIT and directed by Michael Barrett, will present music of Johannes Brahms and selections from his music library. Free and open to the public.

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Heavenly Bodies: A Celestial Celebration in Song

Sat, January 27 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
First Church, Boston, 66 Marlborough Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States

Please join Voices Rising for our winter concert “Heavenly Bodies.” Our concert explores the inspiration we receive from looking heavenward. The universe has provided composers and poets as wide ranging as Randall Thompson, Van Morrison, Sara Teasdale and Sappho of Lesbos with ample fodder for beautiful verse in music, prose, and poetry. Our song offerings this season revolve around this celestial inspiration, and the comfort we can find in knowing we are a part of something bigger than ourselves. Saturday,…

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Wellesley Choral Society Winter Concert: Americana Themed Cabaret

Sat, January 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Wellesley Hills Congregational Church, 207 Washington St.
Wellesley Hills, MA, 02481
$15 – $20

The Wellesley Choral Society holds its fun-filled pops-style winter cabaret concert (including food, wine, and silent auction) on Saturday, January 27, 2018 starting at 7 P.M. at the Wellesley Hills Congregational Church.  This concert features music of many American composers, including Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, and Randall Thompson.  Tickets are available at the door: Adults $20; Students and Seniors $15; Children 12 and Under Free.  Free parking is available in the church parking lot.

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Turmoil & Repose: music of Haydn, Runestad, Lauridsen

Sat, January 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Littleton High School, 56 King Street
Littleton, MA 01460 United States
$10

This eclectic program features music by one of the great composers of the Western canon, Franz Joseph Haydn, along with works by the contemporary composers Morten Lauridsen and Jake Runestad. Haydn’s Missa in tempore belli and Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna will be accompanied by members of the Orchestra at Indian Hill, while Runestad’s beautiful “Come to the Woods” will be accompanied by Shawn McCann. The through-line of our performance is the concept of turmoil and rest: each work has moments of…

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Metropolitan Opera National Council: New England Region Finals

Sun, January 28 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
NEC’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street
Boston, MA
$35 – $100

*From GBCC Friend Organization: Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Experience the thrill of competition and the joy of song. Singers ages 20 to 30 perform at historic Jordan Hall before judges of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.  Applause is encouraged.  Judges' awards are announced at the end of the afternoon, with winners advancing to compete for Grand Finals prizes in performance at the Metropolitan Opera House.  Your ticket purchase, along with patron donations, fund the New England Region awards.…

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Andover Choral Society concert featuring Rutter’s “Requiem”

Sun, January 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
North Andover High School, 430 Osgood Street
North Andover, MA 01845 United States
$5 – $25

Andover Choral Society celebrates its 88th season on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at North Andover High School auditorium, with a concert entitled “A Voice from Heaven” featuring John Rutter’s Requiem, Felix Mendelssohn's "As a Deer Pants" and "Grant us Peace" and Mack Wilberg's "Peace Like a River." Composed in 1985, the Requiem is one of the most beloved choral works of the twentieth century. Rutter combined texts from both the Latin Requiem Mass and the Angelican Book of…

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February 2018

Music of South America and Spain

Fri, February 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 200 Beacon Street
Somerville, 02143
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$30

Join us! The Chamber Series continues with a program featuring twentieth-century music of South America and Spain. Hear songs for solo treble voices by Heitor Villa-Lobos, Federico Garcia Lorca, and Carlos Guastavino, among others. Featuring Cantata Singers members Bonnie Gleason, Karyl Ryczek, and Alexandra Whitfield, sopranos; and Elizabeth Eschen and Lynn Torgove, mezzo-sopranos. Musicologist Chelsea Burns will give the pre-concert talk at 6:30pm, free to all ticketholders. Following the performance, all are invited to attend the post-concert reception. Program: Fernando Obradors: Con…

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Annual FUUSN Musicians Concert

Sun, February 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
First Unitarian Society in Newton, 1326 Washington Street
West Newton, 02465
Free

Come and hear the wonderful musicians of the First Unitarian Universalist Society in concert on Sunday, February 11,1pm at FUUSN. You’ll hear renowned pianist Lois Shapiro, professional saxophonist and composer Geoff Wadsworth, music of Brahms, a little bluegrass, original jazz and rock compositions, and MORE – a fantastic array of musical styles and moods.   The concert is free and open to the public. www.fusn.org

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Brothers Sing On! An A Cappella Festival Hosted by The Boston Saengerfest Men’s Chorus

Sun, February 11 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Wellesley High School, 50 Rice Street
Wellesley, MA, 02481
$6 – $25.00

Brothers Sing On! An A Cappella Festival Hosted by The Boston Saengerfest Men’s Chorus with The Yale Whiffenpoofs, the Wellesley High School Men’s Chorus, and the Handel and Haydn Society Young Men’s Chorus in an afternoon of sonorous a cappella singing. Sunday, February 11, 2018 • 4:00 PM Wellesley High School Katherine L. Babson Auditorium 50 Rice Street Wellesley Hills, MA. 02481 For tickets visit www.saengerfest.org GENERAL ADMISSION: $25.00 • STUDENTS: $15.00 • SENIORS: $15.00 UNDER 6 YEARS: FREE On…

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Mystic Choral sings Gospel!

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

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

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March 2018

The Enduring Muse: The choral ideal, then and now

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

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

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