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 "www.choralarts-newengland.org/Calendar/state/city/distance". For example, "www.choralarts-newengland.org/Calendar/MA/Boston" shows only events in Boston, and "www.choralarts-newengland.org/Calendar/MA/Boston/10" 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, http://www.choralarts-newengland.org/Calendar/rss/MA 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): 2014-07-23 (Cantata Singers)


iCal 7:00 PM. Pioneer Valley Symphony Chorus [MA]: Summer Sing: An all Brahms night! Join conductor Paul Phillips and members of the PVS chorus for a fun, relaxed read-through of Brahms' Nänie, Schicksalslied (with (summer) orchestra), and Liebeslieder Waltzes. Everyone is welcome! Cost: $10. For more information: email susanne@pvso.org or call 413-773-3664. Most Holy Redeemer Church, 120 Russell St., Hadley MA 01035

iCal 7:30 PM. Gloriae Dei Cantores [MA]: Summer Concert: Sviridov, Bach, and Howells. Georgy Sviridov: Three Choruses from Tsar Feodor Ioannovich; Ineffable Mystery; J.S. Bach: "Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied"; Herbert Howells: Mass in the Dorian Mode. Pre-concert lecture at 6:45pm; reception following the concert. For more information: call 508-240-2400. Church of the Transfiguration, 5 Bay View Dr., Orleans MA 02653 (View flier

iCal 7:30 PM. Gloriae Dei Cantores [MA]: Summer Concert: Sviridov, Bach, and Howells. Georgy Sviridov: Three Choruses from Tsar Feodor Ioannovich; Ineffable Mystery; J.S. Bach: "Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied"; Herbert Howells: Mass in the Dorian Mode. Pre-concert lecture at 6:45pm; reception following the concert. For more information: call 508-240-2400. Church of the Transfiguration, 5 Bay View Dr., Orleans MA 02653 (View flier)

iCal 8:30 PM. Boston Symphony Orchestra/Tanglewood Festival Chorus [MA]: Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 2, Resurrection. Manfred Honeck, conductor; Camilla Tilling, soprano; Sarah Connolly, mezzo-soprano. For more information: call 413-637-1600. Tanglewood Shed, Lenox MA 01240 

iCal 2:30 PM. Boston Symphony Orchestra/Tanglewood Festival Chorus [MA]: Verdi, opera excerpts. Jacques Lacombe, conductor; Marjorie Owens, soprano (Aida); Elizabeth Bishop, mezzo-soprano (Amneris); Issachah Savage, tenor (Radames); Stephen Powell, baritone (Amonasro); Morris Robinson, bass (Ramfis); Julien Robbins, bass (The King). Giuseppe Verdi: Overture to Nabucco; "Va, pensiero" (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) from Nabucco; Finale of Aida, Act II; Sergi Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 (Gabriela Montero, piano). Family Day At Tanglewood. For more information: call 413-637-1600. Tanglewood Shed, Lenox MA 01240 

iCal 7:00 PM. Newburyport Choral Society [MA]: Summer Sing: Brahms Requiem. With a brief pre-sing talk by NCS Director Dr. George Case. Admission is free. Participants are encouraged to bring their own scores although some will be available for loan for the evening. The hall is air-conditioned and there will be refreshments. For more information: email info@newburyportchoralsociety.org or call 978-462-0650. Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 7 Harris Street, Newburyport MA 01950 (View flier)

iCal 8:00 PM. Paul Madore Chorale [MA]: SummerSing: Mozart Requiem. Dirk Hillyer, Guest Conductor. Admission (Donation): adults $10; seniors 60 and over $8; students $8. Choral scores are available if you have not brought your own. For more information: email mpelletier9@gmail.com or call 978-744-4898. Old Town Hall, 32 Derby Square, Salem MA 01970 (View flier

iCal 7:30 PM. Music on the Hill [CT]: Felix Mendelssohn: Elijah. 12th Annual Summer Chorus. Employing a new two-piano orchestration by David H. Connell. For more information: email info@musiconthehillct.org or call 203-536-2601. St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 36 New Canaan Rd, Wilton CT 06897

iCal 8:00 AM. Gather at the River [NH]: Gather at the River. A two-day choral arts conference for singers, conductors and other musicians. Includes workshops, introduction to new repertoire, and performances by regional choirs. Special guest: Dr. Joe Miller, Westminster Choir College. Cost: $75 for the two-day workshop. Dorm housing available ($70 pp double, $80 single). Sponsored by ACDA New Hampshire and Vermont and the Choral Arts Foundation of the Upper Valley. For more information: email NewHampshireACDA@gmail.com. Dartmouth College, Hanover NH 03755 (View flier)

iCal 3:00 PM. Monadnock Music Festival [NH]: Music of Aaron Copland & Lukas Foss. Aaron Copland: Old American Songs; Lukas Foss: The Prairie. Harvard Summer Chorus and Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Andrew Clark, conductor; Sarah Moyer, soprano; Caitlin Felsman, mezzo; Charles Blandy, tenor; Paul Max Tipton, tenor. Tickets: $25 (general admission). For more information: email info@monadnockmusic.org or call 603-924-7610. Peterborough Town House, 1 Grove St, Peterborough NH 03458

iCal 8:00 PM. Paul Madore Chorale [MA]: SummerSing: Carmina Burana. Jeffrey Brody, Guest Conductor. Admission (Donation): adults $10; seniors 60 and over $8; students $8. Choral scores are available if you have not brought your own. For more information: email mpelletier9@gmail.com or call 978-744-4898. Old Town Hall, 32 Derby Square, Salem MA 01970 (View flier

iCal 8:00 PM. Paul Madore Chorale [MA]: SummerSing: Fauré Requiem and Rutter Requiem. Paul Madore, Conductor. Admission (Donation): adults $10; seniors 60 and over $8; students $8. Choral scores are available if you have not brought your own. For more information: email mpelletier9@gmail.com or call 978-744-4898. Old Town Hall, 32 Derby Square, Salem MA 01970 (View flier)

iCal 7:30 PM. Lincoln Festival Chorus [ME]: Carl Orff: Carmina Burana. Suzanne Nance, soprano; David Myer, baritone; Sean Fleming, organ; conducted by Anthony Antolini. For more information: email laf@wiscasset.net or call 207-633-3913. Boothbay Harbor Congregational Church, 125 Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor ME 04538 

iCal 8:30 PM. Boston Symphony Orchestra/Tanglewood Festival Chorus [MA]: Alexander Nevsky. Stéphane Denève, conductor; Elena Manistina, mezzo-soprano. Sergei Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky. With Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor (Emanuel Ax, piano). For more information: call 413-637-1600. Tanglewood Shed, Lenox MA 01240 

iCal 4:00 PM. Norfolk Choral Festival [CT]: Simon Carrington's Choral Workshop concert. Simon Carrington conductor; Molly Netter, soprano; Ilya Poletaev, piano/harpsichord/organ; Norfolk Festival Chorus and Orchestra with Antico Moderno. 24 professional singers from around the world, accompanied by the Norfolk Festival Chamber Orchestra and Antico Moderno, perform a wide variety of choral selections from the Renaissance to the 21st century. Tickets: general admission $25; kids come free! For more information: call 860-542-3000. Norfolk Festival Music Shed, 20 Litchfield Rd, Norfolk CT 06058 (View flier)

iCal 8:30 PM. Boston Symphony Orchestra/Tanglewood Festival Chorus [MA]: Candide. Bramwell Tovey, conductor; Nicholas Phan, tenor (Candide); Anna Christy, soprano (Cunegonde); Kathryn Leemhuis, mezzo-soprano (Paquette); Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano (Old Lady); Beau Gibson, tenor (Governor, Vanderdendur, Ragotski); Paul LaRosa, baritone (Maximilian, Captain); Richard Suart, baritone (Voltaire, Pangloss, Martin, Cacambo); Matthew Worth, baritone (Bear-keeper/Inquisitor III/Judge/Tsar Ivan); TMC Vocal Soloists. Leonard Bernstein: Candide. For more information: call 413-637-1600. Tanglewood Shed, Lenox MA 01240 

iCal 7:30 PM. Lincoln Festival Chorus [ME]: Carl Orff: Carmina Burana. Suzanne Nance, soprano; David Myer, baritone; Sean Fleming, organ; conducted by Anthony Antolini. For more information: email laf@wiscasset.net or call 207-633-3913. Boothbay Harbor Congregational Church, 125 Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor ME 04538

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 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 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 hello@cantatasingers.org 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 hello@cantatasingers.org 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 hello@cantatasingers.org 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 hello@cantatasingers.org 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 hello@cantatasingers.org or call 617-868-5885. NEC's Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St, Boston MA 02115 (View flier)


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