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August 2016

Nashoba Valey Chorale Season Preview

Mon, August 29, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Baptist Church, Littleton, 461 King Street
Littleton, MA 01460 United States
Free

Learn about and SING music by Bach, Gjeilo, Brahms and Dvorak in this preview of NVC's 2016-17 season. Free. And join us for our annual post-sing visit to the Pub on Littleton Common!

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September 2016

Opening GBCC Meeting & Group Voice Lesson with Emily Jaworski

Sat, September 10, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
All Saints Parish, Brookline, 1773 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02445 United States
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Free

10am Overview of upcoming year, vote on new Board members, breakout groups.

11am will be the vocal workshop with "movement exercises to help find great alignment, breath exerciese...And some nice, embodied singing to end the session and send folks off in to their day."

All members of a GBCC organization are welcome to attend this FREE meeting and workshop.

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October 2016

Member Meeting: Institutional & Personal Branding

Thu, October 13, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Holden Chapel, Harvard University
Cambridge , MA 02130 United States
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Free

Holden Chapel at Harvard University. Join GBCC members for a panel discussion co-presented with Boston Singers Resource. Panel includes: Jennifer Ritvo Hughes, Executive Director, Cantata Singers Sarah Spinella, Marketing Manager, Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras Eric Christopher Perry, Artistic Director, Renaissance Men David Carrier, Music Director, Commonwealth Chorale

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November 2016

Member Meeting: “Chant 101: Neumes and More” with Teri Kowiak

Sat, November 12, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Brighton Allston Congregational Church, 404 Washington Street
Brighton, MA 02135 United States
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Free - $10

Teri Kowiak will lead a workshop on the basics of performing chant, including historically-informed singing style, the basics of modes and modal tuning, rhythm and rhetoric, regional Latin pronunciation, and tips on how to perform chant as an ensemble.  The workshop will also touch on historical and modern notation systems, featuring those used for Gregorian chant and the music of Hildegard von Bingen. The workshop will run approximately two hours. Teri Kowiak is a professional singer and voice teacher based…

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January 2017

Member Meeting: Artistic Speed Dating

Fri, January 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church, 155 Powder House Blvd.
Somerville, MA United States
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Free

Want to create memorable performances with new collaborators but don't know where to start? This "speed dating"-structured wine and cheese reception provides an opportunity to discuss programming ideas and collaborative interests with like-minded choirs, artists and arts organizations. This event is recommended for: Artistic/Music Directors and those in your organization who are knowledgeable about programming ideas and vision. (Most attendees will be from choral groups, but we encourage representatives of other types of arts organizations interested in collaborating with choirs!)…

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March 2017

Join GBCC at Arts Matter Advocacy Day

Tue, March 28 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Paramount Center, 559 Washington St.
Boston, MA 02111 United States
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Free

Join GBCC at MassCreative's second Arts Matter Advocacy Day at the State House. This is a great opportunity to "channel your arts advocacy energy... to show our state political leaders that arts still matter in Massachusetts"! Visit the Arts Matter Advocacy Day website to RSVP and learn more about the event. Please note we'll be having a GBCC member meet-up from 8:30-9:30am at Caffe Nero (560 Washington St.) and then make our way to the Paramount. Be sure to pick up your "boston sings" button at…

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May 2017

GBCC Annual Meeting

Tue, May 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
All Saints Parish, Brookline, 1773 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02445 United States
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Free

Join us for our annual meeting where we will network, review the year's programming and operations, and discuss plans for the 2017-18 season. (Note new date: Tuesday, 5/23.) We will be in the dining hall at All Saints Parish (lower level). All members of the consortium are invited. Please bring a potluck dish to share!  

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September 2017

Opening Member Meeting Sept 23

Sat, September 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church, 155 Powder House Blvd.
Somerville, MA United States
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GBCC opening meeting: Saturday Sept. 23, 10am at Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church,* 155 Powder House Boulevard, Somerville, Massachusetts 02144. Come to network with old friends and new, hear about this year's programming, meet our new Administrative Coordinator, and vote for your Board members! Join in the breakout group discussions on recruitment and fundraising. Bring season flyers to distribute! Breakfast muchies and coffee will be provided. *Parking is available behind the West Somerville Neighborhood School (177 Powder House Blvd.), accessible via Raymond…

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October 2017

Demystifying Websites

Sat, October 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Brighton Allston Congregational Church, 404 Washington Street
Brighton, MA 02135 United States
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free

Thinking of creating or redoing your own or your ensemble's website but don't know where to begin? When is outside design help necessary? GBCC's Alex Speir and Boston Singers' Resource's Margaret Felice will walk us through the basics of web design principles, popular platforms, and best practices. Held in collaboration with Boston Singers' Resource.

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November 2017

Fundraising Events and Special Initiatives

Sat, November 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Church of Our Saviour, Brookline, 25 Monmouth St
Brookline, 02446
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Are you looking for new and exciting ways to engage audiences and supporters in your choir’s mission beyond sending an annual appeal letter? At this meeting we’ll chat with fellow members about their experiences organizing fundraising events (Boston Cecilia) and crowdfunding (Spectrum Singers). We may also talk about the season's "Giving Tuesday" if there's time. We welcome you and/or your board members to share your choir’s tips for success and lessons learned! Note: We will meet in the church’s Lawrence…

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