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iCal 8:00 PM. The Spectrum Singers [MA]: “Buon Natale!” An Italian Christmas Prelude. Ottorino Respighi: Lauda per la Natività del Signore and other Italian works. Laura Serafino Harbert, soprano. First Church Congregational, Cambridge MA

iCal 8:00 PM. The Spectrum Singers [MA]: ¡Fiesta Latina! Secular and Sacred Vibrant Works from Latin America. Heitor Villa-Lobos's Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 with Kristen Watson, soprano; his remarkable Bachianas Brasileiras No. 9 for Wordless Chorus; and his Mass in Honor of St. Sebastian. Alberto Ginastera's passionate Lamentations of Jeremiah. A dash of rhythm with the colorful Portenos and Tangos by Astor Piazzolla. With the added spice of world famous tango dancers Fernanda Ghi and Guillermo Merlo. Don't miss the opportunity to hear these rarely performed works. Plus a special pre-concert lecture at 7 PM by renowned musicologist Steven Ledbetter. First Church Congregational, 11 Garden St., Harvard Sq. area, Cambridge MA 02138

iCal 8:00 PM. The Spectrum Singers [MA]: Un Rapport Francais—Gabriel Faure and Lili Boulanger. Faure's gorgeous Requiem, plus some of his lesser-known but equally compelling secular works: Les Djinns, Le Ruisseau, Madrigal, and Judy Saiki on harp in Une Chatelaine en sa Tour. Also gentle, emotional, reverent and beautifully crafted choral works by Lili Boulanger (a student of Faure): Pie Jesu, Renouveau, Les Sirenes and Sous-Bois. Pre-concert lecture at 7 PM by renown musicologist Steven Ledbetter. First Church Congregational Cambridge, 11 Garden St., Harvard Sq. area., Cambridge MA 02138 (View flier)

iCal 8:00 PM. The Spectrum Singers [MA]: Off the Beaten Path. Zoltán Kodály: Missa Brevis; Leoš Janáček: Six Moravian Choruses; The Wild Duck; Vaharny Organ Solo from Glagolitic Mass; Pēteris Vasks: Golgatas krists; Ēriks Ešenvalds: selected choruses. With Heinrich Christensen, organ; James Barkovic, piano First Church Congregational, 11 Garden St., Cambridge MA 02138

iCal 8:00 PM. The Spectrum Singers [MA]: Spectrum Singers Requiem Project. John Rutter: Requiem; Benjamin Britten: Antiphon; A Boy was Born (Variations III and V); A Wedding Anthem; Song of the Fisherman; Festival Te Deum; Ballad of Green Broom, in celebration of Benjamin Britten's centenary. Pre-concert lecture by Steven Ledbetter at 7:00 PM. First Church Congregational, 11 Garden St., Cambridge MA 02138 (View flier)

iCal 8:00 PM. The Spectrum Singers [MA]: Gilbert & Sullivan. Trial by Jury; and popular selections from other Gilbert & Sullivan operettas. First Church Congregational, 11 Garden St., Cambridge MA 02138

iCal 8:00 PM. The Spectrum Singers [MA]: Faith Joyously Affirmed! A Holiday Prelude. Celebrating end-of-year festivities: Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanzaa traditions. Benjamin Britten: A Ceremony of Carols (with Judy Saiki on harp); Alf Houkom: The Rune of Hospitality; Richard Zgodava: Out of the Orient Crystal Skies; William Mathias: Sir Christèmas; Zoltán Kodály (arr.): Veni, veni Emmanuel; Ralph Vaugh Williams: The Blessed Son of God; Michael Isaacson: Light the Legend; Sholom Sechunda: Pis'chu Li; Tom Lehrer: Chanukah in Santa Monica (with Glenn Dickson on klezmer clarinet); Nigerian Christmas Song: Betelehemu; William Dawson (arr.): Hail, Mary! (spiritual); Lewis Lewandowski: HaNeiros Halawlu (We Light the Menorah); Steve Barnett (arr.): Y'mei Chanukah (traditional); Carolyn Jennings (arr.): Go Tell It On The Mountain (spiritual); Steve Heitzeg: little tree (text by e.e. cummings); Anton Bruckner: Virge Jesse; Abe Ellstein & Moishe Oysher (Joshua Jacobson arr.): Drey Dreydeleh. First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St, Cambridge MA 02138 (View flier)

iCal 8:00 PM. The Spectrum Singers [MA]: W.A. Mozart: Ave verum corpus, KV 618; Requiem, KV 626. First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St, Cambridge MA 02138

iCal 8:00 PM. The Spectrum Singers [MA]: What is This Thing Called Love? Torch songs, happy and sad songs of love by George Gershwin, Vernon Duke, Harold Arlen, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, Guillaume de Machaut, Heinrich Schütz, Schubert, Brahms, and others. First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St, Cambridge MA 02138 (View flier)

iCal 8:00 PM. The Spectrum Singers [MA]: Praises and Prayers. Mohammed Fairouz: Different Ways to Pray (World premiere); Lukas Foss: Behold I Build an House; Charles Ives: Psalm 90; Ralph Vaughn Williams: Lord, Thou Hast Been Our Refuge. Donald Wilkinson, bass-baritone; Paul Perfetti, trumpet; Heinrich Christensen, organ First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St, Cambridge MA 02138 (View flier)

iCal 8:00 PM. The Spectrum Singers [MA]: Joyce Mekeel: Toward the Source... (Concord, Massachusetts 1635-1775). With the Concord (MA) Orchestra, Richard Pittman, Conductor. Performing Arts Center, 51 Walden Street, Concord MA 01742

iCal 8:00 PM. The Spectrum Singers [MA]: Joyce Mekeel: Toward the Source... (Concord, Massachusetts 1635-1775). With the Concord (MA) Orchestra, Richard Pittman, Conductor. Performing Arts Center, 51 Walden Street, Concord MA 01742

iCal 8:00 PM. The Spectrum Singers [MA]: Handelfest! – Brilliant Anthems and Choruses. G.F. Handel: Dixit Dominus; Coronation Anthem from Zadok the Priest; "From the Censer Curling Rise" from Solomon; Gloria in B-flat Major for solo soprano and strings. Jessica Cooper, soprano; Thea Lobo, alto; Thomas A. Best, tenor; Sumner Thompson, bass; full orchestra of Baroque instruments. First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St, Cambridge MA 02138 (View flier)

iCal 8:00 PM. The Spectrum Singers [MA]: Contemplations and Consolations. Alfred Descenclos: Requiem; Gabriel Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine, op. 11; Benedictus; Maurice Duruflé: Quartre Motets sur des Themès Gregoriens; Olivier Messiaen: O Sacrum Convivium!. Justin Blackwell, guest organist. First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St, Cambridge MA 02138 (View flier)

iCal 8:00 PM. The Spectrum Singers [MA]: A Christmas Prelude. Schütz: Psalm 150; Praetorius: In Dulci Jubilo; Pinkham: Christmas Cantata; Dello Joio: To Saint Cecilia; Mathias: Bell Carol; plus an audience sing of Handel’s “Hallelujah” chorus. With brass and organ. First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St, Cambridge MA 02138

iCal 8:00 PM. The Spectrum Singers [MA]: Britannia Rules! Great British Choral Music. Henry Purcell: Funeral Music for Queen Mary; “Rejoice in the Lord Alway”; additional anthems; Ralph Vaughan Williams: Mass; works by Holst, Bairstow, and Howells. With strings, brass, organ and a cappella First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St, Cambridge MA 02138 (View flier)

iCal 8:00 PM. The Spectrum Singers [MA]: Celebrating America! Music by Irving Fine, William Schuman, Aaron Copland, Jerome Kern, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Gershwin, and others. First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St, Cambridge MA 02138

iCal 8:00 PM. The Spectrum Singers [MA]: A Baroque Christmas Prelude. Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Messe de Minuit pour Noël; works by Schütz, Buxtehude, and Hammerschmidt. With Soloists and a consort of Baroque instruments. Tickets: $25-$45. First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St, Cambridge MA 02138

iCal 8:00 PM. The Spectrum Singers [MA]: Haydn and Schubert Masterworks. F.J. Haydn: Mass in Time of War (“Paukenmesse”); Franz Schubert: Magnificat in C. Teresa Wakim, soprano; Thea Lobo, alto; Charles Blandy, tenor; Sumner Thompson, bass; full classical orchestra. Tickets: $15-$45. First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St, Cambridge MA 02138


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