Choral Arts New England Events Calendar

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The choral events calendar (launched on November 27, 2012) is a list of choral performances and other events of interest to choruses and choral singers in New England.

You may limit the events displayed by Dates, Location, or Search criteria by using the shaded form in the upper left. To find events near a certain location, fill in "Within __ miles of ___": enter the distance (may be zero) and place name (e.g., Boston, MA) or Zip code.

Search basics: Enter a word or phrase in the 🔍 Search field to find events with matching descriptions. Precede with "C:" to search for a chorus name (e.g., C:Valley finds all choruses with the word "Valley" in the name); precede with "L:" to search for a venue or place name. Precede with "A:" or a dot to search all (description, name & location). To search for any of several terms, separate by a bar (e.g., Mahler|Mozart will find any events with either Mahler or Mozart). Search is normally case-insensitive and matches whole words. For case-sensitive search, precede the term with slash (/Valley or S:/Valley). To match part of a word, precede or follow text with "..." (Mo... matches both "Mozart" and "moderate"). Double-click on the search icon for a resume of the above.

Convenient bookmarkable links for one or more states can be constructed using the state abbreviations in any order; for example:

You can construct a link to a specific city or town or for a given distance from that place as "". For example, "" shows only events in Boston, and "" shows events within 10 miles of Boston. Use underscores for spaces (New Haven is written New_Haven).

Click on the calendar icon iCal to the left of an entry to download the event to your calendar.

Tips: Click on the down-arrow (↓) following an event to scroll to the next event by that performer (if any). To reduce clutter in the listings, select the "Hide event descriptions" checkbox at the top. Reveal a hidden desciption by double-clicking the event title. Hide or reveal all the events for a date by clicking on the yellow heading for that date. If a performance is repeated, all of the repeat listings are highlighted when the cursor hovers over the event time. Hold the highlighting by clicking once on the event time; you can then scroll to find the repeat performances. Generate a direct link to any event by double-clicking on the event time; the time becomes a link, which can be copied and pasted.

Follow new calendar submissions with our RSS feed, which lists events in the order they were submitted. The RSS lists one entry per event, even if the event occurs more than once. Like the calendar, the feed may be customized to include only one state or combination of states. For example, follows only events in Massachusetts.

All are welcome to submit appropriate events for inclusion by completing the submission form. Submissions are reviewed by a moderator shortly after receipt. A promotional flier may be uploaded with the event; all fliers are available for download at the event's listing. Fliers will also be randomly chosen for display at the top of the calendar (those with file size smaller than 150 kB will look best; larger files will be reduced for display).

Please contact us if you have questions or comments.

Happy summer 2014!

Summer programs (such as summer sings, summer choruses, and extended workshops) are listed in the online newsletter. Summer sings and other performance-like events may also be listed in this calendar (and are given a subtle but distinctive shading). Please let us know if we missed any summer programs.

Other, non-Choral Arts New England choral calendars are linked at the bottom.

Date of latest submission(s): 2014-08-22 (Treble Chorus of New England)

iCal 6:00 PM. Tanglewood Festival Chorus [MA]: Prelude program. Works by Tavener and Shostakovich. John Oliver, conductor; Mickey Katz, cello (Tavener). Admission free with Shed concert tickets. For more information: call 413-637-1600. Seiji Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood, Lenox MA 01240

iCal 6:30 PM. Treble Chorus of New England [MA]: Free Summer Showcase: Four Choirs and "Dido And Aeneas". Free performance, including all four of our choirs, plus our Opera program presents Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas. TCNE is currently scheduling auditions for the 2014-2015 season. Audition are on Monday afternoons/evenings in September. Call or email for more information. For more information: email or call 978-470-8263. Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, North Andover MA 01845

iCal 12:00 PM. The Essex Harmony [MA]: William Billings concert. Including "Lamentation Over Boston"; "Retrospect"; "Is Any Afflicted"; "Jordan". Billings was an acquaintance of Paul Revere who left for his midnight ride after seeing 2 lit lanterns from the steeple of the Old North Church to indicate the British were coming by sea. The first 2 selections lament the Boston Massacre and offer a retrospective of the American Revolution. Open to the public free of charge. For more information: call 508-328-4782. The Old North Church, 193 Salem Street, Boston MA 02113

iCal 2:30 PM. Boston Symphony Orchestra/Tanglewood Festival Chorus [MA]: Beethoven: Choral Fantasy, Symphony No. 9. Charles Dutoit, conductor; Yefim Bronfman, piano; Nicole Cabell and Meredith Hansen, sopranos; Tamara Mumford, mezzo-soprano; Noah Stewart and Alex Richardson, tenors; John Relyea, bass-baritone. For more information: call 413-637-1600. Tanglewood Shed, Lenox MA 01240

iCal 7:00 PM. Music on the Hill [CT]: Summer Sings. A series of four Summer Sings on Tuesdays in August. Aug. 5: Handel's "Israel in Egypt" led by Ed Thompson; Aug. 12: TBA; Aug. 19: Schutz's "German Requiem" with David H. Connell; Aug. 26: Mendelssohn's Elijah with Ellen Dickinson. Donations gratefully accepted. For more information: email or call 203-536-2601. The Unitarian Church in Westport, 10 Lyons Plains Road, Westport CT 06880 (View flier)

iCal 7:30 PM. Calliope Inc. [MA]: Images of Fate. Anton Bruckner: Te Deum; Ludwig van Beethoven: Elegischer Gesang, Ralph Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical Songs; Johannes Brahms' Begräbnisgang; Gesang der Parzen. Conducted by Calliope's assistant conductor Jacques Dupuis. For more information: email or call 617-759-2057. First Church, 66 Marlborough Street, Boston MA 02116 (View flier)

iCal 4:00 PM. Fairfield County Chorale [CT]: Learn about and sing Mozart’s Requiem. Conducted by Maestro David Rosenmeyer, Music Director of the Fairfield County Chorale, Associate Conductor of the NY Oratorio Society, and Music Director of the NYU Chorus, the Sing will include an introductory talk with a question and answer period. Bring your own music or rent it. Wine and cheese reception following the event. Admission $10 (includes music rental). For more information: email or call 203-254-1333. Trinity Church Southport, 651 Pequot Avenue, Southport CT 06890

iCal 8:00 PM. Cantata Singers [MA]: Bach and Ruehr. Elena Ruehr: "Eve" (Cantata Singers commission, world premiere); J.S. Bach: “Du sollt Gott, deinen Herren, lieben,” BWV 77; “Dem Gerechten muß das Licht immer wieder aufgehen,” BWV 195a. For more information: email or call 617-868-5885. NEC's Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St, Boston MA 02115 (View flier

iCal 8:00 PM. Cantata Singers [MA]: Sergei Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil (Всенощное бдѣніе), op. 37. Sung in Russian. For more information: email or call 617-868-5885. St. Paul's Church, 29 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge MA 02138 (View flier

iCal 8:00 PM. Cantata Singers [MA]: Sergei Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil (Всенощное бдѣніе), op. 37. Sung in Russian. For more information: email or call 617-868-5885. Houghton Chapel, Wellesley College, 106 Central Street, Wellesley MA 02481 (View flier

iCal 8:00 PM. Cantata Singers [MA]: Bach's Magnificat and Zelenka's Te Deum. Spend Mother's Day with the Cantata Singers. Hear Bach's beloved Magnificat alongside music by Cantata Singers' newest muse, Jan Dismas Zelenka. For more information: email or call 617-868-5885. NEC's Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St, Boston MA 02115 (View flier

iCal 3:00 PM. Cantata Singers [MA]: Mozart's C Minor Mass. W.A. Mozart: Great Mass in C Minor; Ludwig van Beethoven: Elegiac Song, op. 118; F.J. Haydn: Symphony No. 86 in D Major. For more information: email or call 617-868-5885. NEC's Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St, Boston MA 02115 (View flier)

Other Choral Calendars—Not Choral Arts New England