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First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington

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630 Mass Ave
Arlington, 02476
617-484-5748 http://www.firstparish.info/

September 2016

CANTILENA – Women’s group holds Sept Auditions

Mon, September 12, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm UTC-4
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One event on Mon, September 19, 2016 at 7:30pm

First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington, 630 Mass Ave
Arlington, 02476
Free

Cantilena, the women’s classical music chorale in Arlington, has openings in all soprano and alto sections, and offers auditions at the beginning of both fall and spring semesters.   Open Rehearsals: Monday SEPTEMBER 12 & 19, 2016; 7:30 – 10:00 pm Location: First Parish Unitarian Universalist, 630 Mass Ave, in Arlington Center. (Fully Accessible, MBTA service, on-street parking) The audition consists of vocal exercises, tone matching, some sight-reading, and singing a familiar tune. There is no need to call ahead…

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December 2016

Cantilena brings “Winter’s Joy” to Arlington MA on Dec 4th

Sun, December 4, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm UTC-4
$12 – $20

Cantilena’s Music Director Jennifer Kane brings “Winter’s Joy: Works for Women’s Voices to Brighten the Winter Season” to the Boston Metro West community.  Opening the December 4th; 4 pm concert with Spanish master Javier Busto’s contemporary Salve Regina; the women’s chorus features Baroque prodigy Nicola Porpora's Magnificat, written for a Venetian girls’ “Ospedale”; Norwegian-born Ola Gjeilo's Tundra, a soundscape evoking his native country; Finnish composer Harri Wessman’s “Vesi Väsyy Lumen Alle” using the Kalevala melody with flute and piano; and…

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Holiday Concert

Sun, December 11, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm UTC-4
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 Franz Biebl, Ave Maria; Thomas McGah, Two Christmas Choruses; Morten Lauridsen, O Magnum Mysterium; Camille Saint-Saens, Christmas Oratorio

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January 2017

January Auditions for Sopranos and Altos

Mon, January 9, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm UTC-4
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One event on Mon, January 16, 2017 at 7:30pm

Free

Audition with Cantilena - a wonderful group of women - https://www.facebook.com/events/395091750831008/ JANUARY AUDITION dates: 7:30 PM, Monday, JAN 9 & 16, 2017 soprano and alto openings for our 2017 Spring Concert: “Radiant Sister: Songs for Women’s Voices by Contemporary American Composers” at 4pm, Sun. May 7th in Arlington Center, MA Cantilena, is an ensemble of approximately 40 singers dedicated to performing music written for the treble voice. Our challenging and diverse repertoire spans the fifteenth to the twenty-first centuries. We strive…

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March 2017

An Almost Spring Concert

Sun, March 12, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm UTC-4
First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington, 630 Mass Ave
Arlington, 02476
$10 – $15

The Arlington-Belmont Chorale, Barry Singer, Music Director: Carl Orff, "Carmina Burana", version for two pianos and percussion.  Soloists: Sierra Marcy, soprano; Athan Mantalos, baritone; Timothy Ayres-Kerr, tenor; the Ottoson Middle School Select Chorus

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April 2017

Sponsors’ Concert

Sun, April 30, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm UTC-4
First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington, 630 Mass Ave
Arlington, 02476
$10 – $15

Arlington-Belmont Chorale and Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra Barry Singer and Orlando Cela, Music Directors Franz Schubert: Mass No. 6 in E minor Modest Mussorgsky, Pictures at an Exhibition

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May 2017

In “Radiant Sister” Cantilena Premieres new work for Women’s Voices

Sun, May 7, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm UTC-4
$12 – $20

“Radiant Sister: Songs for Women's Voices by Contemporary American Composers” Cantilena premieres its 2017 commission* for women's voices, cello, and piano, by Ellen Gilson Voth, inspired by a poem about Helen Keller "Of a Sun She Can Remember"  and revisits commissions by previous Cantilena directors Scott Wheeler and Kenneth Seitz. The program also includes "Songs for Women's Voices" by Gwyneth Walker, Abbie Betinis's canon "Be Like a Bird," LaBarr's "Threaded with Stars," and Brunner's "Radiant Sister of the Day." Music…

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Music for a Spring Evening

Fri, May 12, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm UTC-4
First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington, 630 Mass Ave
Arlington, 02476
$10 – $15

Arlington-Belmont Chamber Chorus Barry Singer, Music Director   New England Composers and Poets, featuring a reprise of Pamela Marshall's "Songs from A Quaker Heart"

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September 2017

Cantilena holds Two Open Rehearsals & Auditions in Sept.

Mon, September 11, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC-4
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until Mon, September 18, 2017

First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington, 630 Mass Ave
Arlington, 02476

Cantilena welcomes All who sing Soprano and Alto voice parts this September FALL auditions: Monday, Sept 11th & 18th 2017 – Concert: Dec 2, 2017; 7:30 p.m. SPRING auditions: Monday, Jan 8th & 15th 2018 – Concert: May 6, 2018; 4 p.m. Regular Semester rehearsals – Monday evenings, 7:30 -10:00 p.m. (incl. holidays) Rehearsals and Concert Venue: First Parish of Arlington, 630 Mass Ave; 02476 (fully accessible, MBTA, Street Parking) Mondays, 7:30 – 10:00 p.m. (with refreshment break) Please arrive…

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Cantilena holds Two Open Rehearsals & Auditions in Sept.

Mon, September 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC-4
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until Mon, September 18, 2017

First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington, 630 Mass Ave
Arlington, 02476

Cantilena welcomes All who sing Soprano and Alto voice parts this September FALL auditions: Monday, Sept 11th & 18th 2017 – Concert: Dec 2, 2017; 7:30 p.m. SPRING auditions: Monday, Jan 8th & 15th 2018 – Concert: May 6, 2018; 4 p.m. Regular Semester rehearsals – Monday evenings, 7:30 -10:00 p.m. (incl. holidays) Rehearsals and Concert Venue: First Parish of Arlington, 630 Mass Ave; 02476 (fully accessible, MBTA, Street Parking) Mondays, 7:30 – 10:00 p.m. (with refreshment break) Please arrive…

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December 2017

Cantilena Early December Concert

Sat, December 2, 2017 @ 7:30 pm UTC-4
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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Ubuntu!

Sat, December 9, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm UTC-4
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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Not-Quite-Winter Concert

Sun, December 10, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm UTC-4
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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January 2018

Auditions for Spring Concert

Mon, January 15, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm UTC-4
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Monday, repeating until Mon, January 22, 2018

First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington, 630 Mass Ave
Arlington, 02476

Cantilena ~ an SSAA chorus in Arlington Ma ~ holds open auditions the first three Mondays in September and January. For the 2018 spring semester, the group seeks additional alto voices. We look for voices which blend with our ensemble and also encourage members try out for the solo passages within our classical contemporary repertoire. If you are interested in auditioning, we ask that you come to one of the open rehearsals, sing with us, and then stay after the…

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Auditions for Spring Concert

Mon, January 22, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm UTC-4
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Monday, repeating until Mon, January 22, 2018

First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington, 630 Mass Ave
Arlington, 02476

Cantilena ~ an SSAA chorus in Arlington Ma ~ holds open auditions the first three Mondays in September and January. For the 2018 spring semester, the group seeks additional alto voices. We look for voices which blend with our ensemble and also encourage members try out for the solo passages within our classical contemporary repertoire. If you are interested in auditioning, we ask that you come to one of the open rehearsals, sing with us, and then stay after the…

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March 2018

Arlington-Belmont Chorale and Arlington-Belmont Chamber Chorus: An Almost Spring Concert Through the Glass Ceiling: Six Centuries of Choral Music by Female Composers

Sun, March 11, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm UTC-4
First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington, 630 Mass Ave
Arlington, 02476
$10 – $15

Music by Maddelena Casulana and Vittoria Aleotti (Renaissance era); Isabella Leonarda and Barbara Strozzi (Baroque era); Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel (Romantic era); Amy Cheney Beach, Mabel Daniels, and Gwyneth Walker (20th century).  Chamber Chorus: Adria Stolk, "Voyage", premiere of a newly-commissioned work.

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April 2018

Sponsors’ Concert

Sun, April 29, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm UTC-4
First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington, 630 Mass Ave
Arlington, 02476
$10 – $15

The Arlington-Belmont Chorale and The Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra Barry Singer and Orlando Cela, Music Directors Dmitri Shostakovich —  Festive Overture, Op. 96 Mabel Daniels — Exultate Deo Gabriel Fauré —  Requiem, Op. 48  

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May 2018

Cantilena sings “Circles Unending” – Sun. May 6th

Sun, May 6, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm UTC-4
First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington, 630 Mass Ave
Arlington, 02476
$15 – $20

The women of Cantilena perform a sublime selection of music for upper voices from England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. This repertoire draws from composers who are associated with the British Isles, and Director Jennifer Kane's program spans the centuries and includes works by Benjamin Britten, William Byrd, Rhona Clarke, Anne Lister, James MacMillan, and David Willcocks. More concert info: here.  How to get tickets: here. The singers welcome audience members to join them for a light reception following the concert.

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Music for a Spring Evening

Fri, May 11, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm UTC-4
First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington, 630 Mass Ave
Arlington, 02476
$10 – $15

The Arlington-Belmont Chamber Chorus Barry Singer, Music Director Featuring a reprise of the Chamber Chorus’s newly commissioned work by Adria Stolk

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July 2018

Cantilena Open Sing for Treble Voices!

Mon, July 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm UTC-4
First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington, 630 Mass Ave
Arlington, 02476

Cantilena, a women’s chorale, invites interested singers to an Open Sing for Treble Voices!   Monday, July 23, 2018 from 7:00-9:30 p.m.   First Parish Unitarian Universalist 630 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington Center. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. A donation of $5.00 is suggested.   Please join Cantilena as we read through a variety of repertoire written exclusively for treble voices! Works include those by J.S. Bach, Gabriel Fauré, Abbie Betinis, Eric Whitacre, Francis McCollin, Amy Beach, Joan Szymko, Imant…

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August 2018

Cantilena Auditions for the 2018-2019 Season

Mon, August 27, 2018 - Mon, September 3, 2018

Cantilena ~ a women’s chorale, seeks new members in all treble voice parts (SSAA) to join us for the 2018-2019 season.  Choral experience and the ability to read music are preferred. If you love making great music with great people, we encourage you to audition!   Auditions take place in the Sanctuary of First Parish Unitarian Universalist, Arlington Center, Arlington, MA. All auditions are by appointment only and consist of two meetings.   The first meeting is an appointment with…

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December 2018

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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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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January 2019

Cantilena SSAA Jan’19 Auditions

Mon, January 7 @ 10:00 am - Mon, January 14 @ 7:00 pm UTC-4

Cantilena ~ a women’s chorale, seeks new members in all treble voice parts (SSAA) to join us for the second half of our 2018-2019 season.  Choral experience and the ability to read music are preferred. If you love making great music with great people, we encourage you to audition! All auditions are by appointment only. To schedule an audition with our music director, Jennifer Kane, please visit the Audition Information page on our website and fill out the audition request…

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