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

New in Nov 2016: Type into the Filter by chorus name box just before the listings to limit the display to only chorus names that match. Add or delete characters to restrict or expand the search. Filtering with that box happens "live" on the current page, without submitting a form. It's a great way to quickly find listings for one performer. Also: Navigation buttons scroll quickly to the first listing for each month. To scroll back, click the up-arrow (↑) in the blue controller box pinned to the bottom of the screen.

You may limit the events displayed by Dates, Location, or Search criteria by using the blue 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.

Listings are archived every year (each "season" beginning in September). Browse or search archived listing by using the "past year" pulldown in the search box (which includes an option to select all past years).

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

  • www.choralarts-newengland.org/Calendar/MA shows only events in Massachusetts, and
  • www.choralarts-newengland.org/Calendar/CTVTMA includes only Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont.

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).

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. If there's a down-arrow (↓) following an event, click on it to go to the next event by that performer. 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.

Click on the "information" symbol ⓘ to visit the performer's listing in the Choral Arts New England Chorus Directory.

Use the blue controller box in the lower right corner of the screen to simplify the listings. Click the "Hide descriptions" checkbox to show only title & place (reveal a hidden description by double-clicking the event title). Click "One-Line" to show only the first line of each event (click and hold the mouse button down on an event to reveal the rest). Click "Collapse dates" to hide all events (click on any date to show/hide events for that date). Use the up-arrow (↑) to quickly scroll to the top.

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. Submissions are often edited for brevity and consistency of format. 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).

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Cantilena Chamber Choir, 06/03/2017 Amherst Early Music Choral Workshop, 07/22/2017 CONCORA and the Summer Festival Chorus, 08/05/2017

 

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

Date of latest submission(s): 2017-05-19 (Coro Dante, Boston Gay Men's Chorus)


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34 events, 27 unique (CT = 9, MA = 20, ME = 2, NH = 1, RI = 2).

iCal 3:00 PM. Berkshire Lyric Chorus [MA]: Beethoven: Power, Passion, Beauty. Beethoven: Mass in C; "Hallelujah" from The Mount of Olives; Elegiac Song. Andrea Bargabos, soprano; Marjorie Dix, mezzo-soprano; John Bellemer, tenor; John Demler, bass. With full orchestra. The Blafield Children's Chorus will participate in a prelude concert of Beethoven on the Tanglewood grounds. Tickets: $25, children admitted free. For more information: email info@berkshirelyricinfo.org or call 413-499-0258. Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood, 297 West Street, Lenox MA 01240 (View flier)

iCal 5:00 PM. Down East Singers [ME]: The Creation. Franz Josef Haydn: The Creation. For more information: email downeastsingers@gmail.com or call 207-230-7214. Camden Opera House, 29 Elm Street, Camden ME 04843 (View flier)

iCal 7:30 PM. GMChorale [CT]: Vocal Alchemy. Choral works by Debussy, Brahms, Vaughan Williams, Whitacre and others. Featuring the GMChoral Chamber Singers and Allan Conway, piano. With the newly formed GMChorale Clarion Choir, an ensemble of talented young singers from the area. For more information: email info@gmchorale.org or call 860-316-4854. First Church of Christ, Congregational, 2183 Main St, Glastonbury CT 06033 (View flier

iCal 7:30 PM. Vernon Chorale [CT]: A Choral Tapestry. Suggested donation: $15 adults, $10 students and seniors. For more information: email info@vernonchorale.org or call 860-375-0545. Talcottville Congregational Church, 10 Elm Hill Rd, Vernon CT 06066 (View flier)

iCal 7:30 PM. Cantilena Chamber Choir [MA]: Geraldine Brooks, The Life of King David in words and song. Texts by and about King David, with Geraldine Brooks, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of a novel about David, A Secret Chord. Includes readings and music by Thomas Tomkins: When David Heard; Eric Whitacre: When David Heard, Heinrich Schutz: Psalmen David, G.F. Handel: Zadok the Priest, and more. With full orchestra. Adults: $30, Seniors $20. Children free. For more information: email satbchoir@yahoo.com or call 518-791-0185. Trinity Church, 88 Walker St, Lenox MA 01240 (View flier)

iCal 7:30 PM. Polymnia Choral Society [MA]: ABBA-Palooza. Celebrate the multi-colored universe of music through the eyes of one of the most colorful bands in history, ABBA! For more information: email info@polymnia.org or call 781-662-9381. Memorial Hall, 590 Main St., Melrose, MA

iCal 7:30 PM. Rhode Island Civic Chorale & Orchestra [RI]: Glorious Brahms, a Requiem for the Living. Johannes Brahms: A German Requiem; Variations On A Theme By Haydn. Diana McVey, soprano; David Kravitz, baritone. With the Sippican Choral Society of Marion, Mass. For more information: email info@ricco.org or call 401-521-5670. Cathedral of Saints Peter & Paul, 30 Fenner Street, Providence RI 02903

iCal 3:00 PM. GMChorale [CT]: Vocal Alchemy. Choral works by Debussy, Brahms, Vaughan Williams, Whitacre and others. Featuring the GMChoral Chamber Singers and Allan Conway, piano. With the newly formed GMChorale Clarion Choir, an ensemble of talented young singers from the area. For more information: email info@gmchorale.org or call 860-316-4854. United Congregational Church, 45 Tolland Green, Tolland CT 06084 (View flier)

iCal 3:00 PM. Boston Gay Men's Chorus [MA]: Anything Goes. 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. Tickets start at $25 (before fees). For more information: email info@bgmc.org or call 617-542-7464. Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston MA 02115 (View flier)

iCal 6:30 PM. Arlington-Belmont Chorale [MA]: Strawberry Festival and Pops Concert. With the Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra. For more information: call 781-648-8585. Arlington Town Hall, Arlington, MA

iCal 8:00 PM. Hartford Chorale [CT]: Choral Fantasy and Mystical Songs. Ludwig van Beethoven: Fantasia in C minor for Piano, Chorus, and Orchestra, Op. 80, “Choral Fantasy”; Ralph Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical Songs; Johannes Brahms: Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80; F.J. Haydn: Te Deum for the Empress Maria Therese; Maurice Ravel: Ma mère l’Oye (Mother Goose Suite). With the Hartford Symphony, Adam Kerry Boyles conductor. Alexander Moutouzkine piano. For more information: email contact@hartfordchorale.org or call 860-547-1982. Belding Theater at The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford CT 06106 

iCal 3:00 PM. Voices Boston [MA]: Pirates of Penzance (Annual Operetta). For more information: email office@voicesboston.org or call 617-835-2242. Brimmer and May School, 69 Middlesex Rd, Chestnut Hill MA 02467 

iCal 6:30 PM. Voices Boston [MA]: Pirates of Penzance (Annual Operetta). For more information: email office@voicesboston.org or call 617-835-2242. Brimmer and May School, 69 Middlesex Rd, Chestnut Hill MA 02467 

iCal 7:30 PM. Greater Falmouth Community Chorus [MA]: Swingin’ into Summer. Music of Gershwin, Stephen Foster, Henry Mancini, and Jerome Kern. Tickets: $15 adults, $5 children under 12. For more information: email info@falmouthmenschorus.org or call 508-564-0054. First Congregational Church, 68 Main Street, Falmouth MA 02540 (View flier

iCal 8:00 PM. Hartford Chorale [CT]: Choral Fantasy and Mystical Songs. Ludwig van Beethoven: Fantasia in C minor for Piano, Chorus, and Orchestra, Op. 80, “Choral Fantasy”; Ralph Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical Songs; Johannes Brahms: Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80; F.J. Haydn: Te Deum for the Empress Maria Therese; Maurice Ravel: Ma mère l’Oye (Mother Goose Suite). With the Hartford Symphony, Adam Kerry Boyles conductor. Alexander Moutouzkine piano. For more information: email contact@hartfordchorale.org or call 860-547-1982. Belding Theater at The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford CT 06106 

iCal 8:00 PM. Lorelei Ensemble [MA]: Witness. Lorelei commissions four new works for women's voices by four brilliant and timely composers: James Kallembach, Augusta Read Thomas, Shawn Kirchner, and Jonathan Woody. Modern spirituals by Thomas, Kirchner, and Woody serve as responses to Kallembach's The Death of Antigone, which parallels ancient martyrdom with 20th century activism. Tickets: $15 Student/$30 General Admission. For more information: email lorelei.ensemble@gmail.com or call 605-354-3723. Marsh Chapel, Boston University, 735 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston MA 02215 

iCal 3:00 PM. Hartford Chorale [CT]: Choral Fantasy and Mystical Songs. Ludwig van Beethoven: Fantasia in C minor for Piano, Chorus, and Orchestra, Op. 80, “Choral Fantasy”; Ralph Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical Songs; Johannes Brahms: Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80; F.J. Haydn: Te Deum for the Empress Maria Therese; Maurice Ravel: Ma mère l’Oye (Mother Goose Suite). With the Hartford Symphony, Adam Kerry Boyles conductor. Alexander Moutouzkine piano. For more information: email contact@hartfordchorale.org or call 860-547-1982. Belding Theater at The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford CT 06106

iCal 3:00 PM. Greater Falmouth Community Chorus [MA]: Swingin’ into Summer. Music of Gershwin, Stephen Foster, Henry Mancini, and Jerome Kern. Tickets: $15 adults, $5 children under 12. For more information: email info@falmouthmenschorus.org or call 508-564-0054. First Congregational Church, 68 Main Street, Falmouth MA 02540 (View flier)

iCal 3:00 PM. Voices Boston [MA]: Pirates of Penzance (Annual Operetta). For more information: email office@voicesboston.org or call 617-835-2242. Brimmer and May School, 69 Middlesex Rd, Chestnut Hill MA 02467

iCal 4:00 PM. Lorelei Ensemble [MA]: Witness. Lorelei commissions four new works for women's voices by four brilliant and timely composers: James Kallembach, Augusta Read Thomas, Shawn Kirchner, and Jonathan Woody. Modern spirituals by Thomas, Kirchner, and Woody serve as responses to Kallembach's The Death of Antigone, which parallels ancient martyrdom with 20th century activism. Tickets: $15 Student/$30 General Admission. For more information: email lorelei.ensemble@gmail.com or call 605-354-3723. Marsh Chapel, Boston University, 735 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston MA 02215

iCal 7:00 PM. Shir Joy [MA]: Spring Concert. For more information: email shirjoyMA@gmail.com or call 508-366-7175. Congregation B’nai Shalom, 117 E. Main St., Westborough MA 01581

TBD. Kent Singers [CT]: Mozart Requiem. Mozart: Requiem; Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music. For more information: email info@kentsingers.org or call 860-619-8110. St. John's Church, 7 Whittlesey Avenue, New Milford CT 06776

iCal 7:30 PM. ChoralArt [ME]: Summer Sing. John Rutter: Requiem. Join us at 7 p.m. for a singing skills workshop and at 7:30 p.m. to sing through the work. The evening includes time to chat with other choral singers, refreshments, and a chance to win ChoralArt holiday concert tickets. Scores provided, or you may bring your own. Please bring canned items like meats, fish, soup, juice and vegetables; or pasta, cereal, peanut butter and rice to benefit Project FEED, Portland’s emergency food pantry. Please do not include items that have expired or are in glass containers. For more information: email info@choralart.org or call 207-828-0043. Woodfords Congregational Church Memorial Hall, 202 Woodford Ave, Portland ME 04103 (View flier)

iCal 7:30 PM. Zamir Chorale [MA]: awePsalm. Compositions by Salamone Rossi, Leonard Bernstein (Chichester Psalms), Benjie Ellen Schiller, Jeremiah Klarman, and others, with ancient Sephardic Psalmody. A new work, composed for this concert by Robert Snyder, will be premiered that evening. With symphonic orchestra. For more information: email manager@zamir.org. Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward St., Newton MA (View flier)

iCal 12:00 PM. Boston Choral Ensemble [MA]: Obrecht Saint Donatian Mass of 1487. Part of the Boston Early Music Festival. For more information: email development@bostonchoral.org or call 918-605-8308. First Lutheran Church, 299 Berkeley Street, Boston MA 02116

iCal 12:00 PM. Convivium Musicum [MA]: Reformation: Musical Traditions in Protestant Europe (marking the 500th anniversary of Luther’s 95 Theses). For more information: email info@convivium.org or call 617-773-6913. Old West Church, 131 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA

iCal 8:00 PM. Chorus of Westerly [RI]: Summer Pops. With the Pops Festival Orchestra. Free concert. Pre-show at 6 pm. For more information: email jodie@chorusofwesterly.org or call 401-596-8663. Wilcox Park, 44 Broad St., Westerly RI 02891

iCal 7:30 PM. Berkshire Choral International [MA]: Mahler Symphony #8. With the Springfield Symphony Orchestra; Kent Tritle, conductor. Summer program open to all choral singers by advance registration. Residency July 9 – July 16. Preconcert lecture at 6:15 pm. Open dress rehearsal on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m (donation requested). For more information: email info@berkshirechoral.org or call 413-229-1999. Berkshire Choral Festival, 245 North Undermountain Road, Sheffield MA 01257 

iCal 11:00 AM. Amherst Early Music Choral Workshop [MA]: Choral Workshop at the Amherst Early Music Festival. A workshop within the AEMF at Connecticut College, New London CT. Kent Tritle conducts works by William Byrd, Thomas Tallis, and Robert Parsons. All-day program encourages good choral singing technique and musical expression. With professional section leaders. Performance: Saturday, July 22. Limited to 40 singers. Short audition required; see website. For more information: email info@amherstearlymusic.org or call 781-488-3337. Harkness Chapel, Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Avenue, New London MA 06320 (View flier)

iCal 7:30 PM. Berkshire Choral International [MA]: Verdi Requiem. With the Springfield Symphony Orchestra; Tom Hall, conductor. Summer program open to all choral singers by advance registration. Residency July 16 – July 23. Preconcert lecture at 6:15 pm. Open dress rehearsal on Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm (donation requested). For more information: email info@berkshirechoral.org or call 413-229-1999. Berkshire Choral Festival, 245 North Undermountain Road, Sheffield MA 01257

iCal 8:00 AM. Ogontz Arts Foundation [NH]: Ogontz Choral Workshop. Now in its 28th season, the Ogontz Choral Workshop (July 23-29) offers extraordinary opportunities for singers, church musicians, and choral conductors to work on choral repertoire with some of the world’s leading choral directors. Participants will delve into Edward Elgar’s The Dream of Geronitus with British choral conductor David Hill, director of the UK’s BBC Singers and The Bach Choir, and of Yale University’s Schola Cantorum. Hill will also lead singers through an exploration of European Sacred Music (Oxford Choral Classics), an anthology of over 50 choral gems from the last five centuries, edited by John Rutter. College students are eligible for a special rate. Other participants can take advantage of an Early Bird Discount through March 15. For more information: email claire@ogontzarts.com or call 215-962-2998. Ogontz Camp, 14 Ogontz Rd., Lyman NH 03585 (View flier)

iCal 8:00 PM. Music on the Hill [CT]: Schubert: Mass in E-Flat. 15th Annual Summer Chorus. For more information: email info@musiconthehillct.org or call 203-529-3133. St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 48 New Canaan Road, Wilton CT 06897

iCal 4:00 PM. CONCORA and the Summer Festival Chorus [CT]: CONCORA Summer Festival concert. Excerpts from favorite choral masterworks by Bach, Handel, Mozart, Vivaldi, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Rossini, Fauré, and others. CONCORA’s Artistic Director Chris Shepard will direct the CONCORA Summer Festival Choir, which typically numbers about 100 singers from across Connecticut, with some coming from nearby states. Choral singers from across the region are invited to apply by May 30 to participate (see the attached flier). The Festival offers a week of exceptional music-making, uplifting repertoire, and high artistic standards in a relaxed atmosphere with plenty of opportunities for socializing, renewing friendships, and making new friends. For more information: email claird@concora.org or call 860-293-0567. Bethany Covenant Church, 785 Mill Street, Berlin CT (View flier)

iCal 7:30 PM. Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival [MA]: A Mass at the Opera: Giochino Rossini's Petite Messe Solenelle. Neither petite nor solemn and more operatic than sacred, this piece is captivating, deeply moving and features piano, organ, vocal soloists and chamber chorale. For more information: email lorraine@capecodchambermusic.org or call 508-247-9400. First Congregational Church of Wellfleet, 200 Main St., Wellfleet MA 02667


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