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iCal 4:00 PM. Master Singers of Worcester [MA]: Hecho en México. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a lively program of Mexican choral works from the 17th century to the present, joined by a Mariachi band and dancers from Worcester’s Ritmos Academy. Hear some of the earliest music composed in the new world, written both in Latin and in the Aztec language of Náhuatl. An exhibit of Latino art will be displayed in Dean Hall. Presented in partnership with the Institute for Latino Arts & Culture at Worcester’s Centro Las Americas and with a generous grant from the Greater Worcester Community Foundation. Tuckerman Hall, 10 Tuckerman St, Worcester MA 01609 (View flier)

iCal 7:00 PM. The Master Singers of Worcester [MA]: Vivaldi and Telemann: Two Baroque Masters. Antonio Vivaldi: Gloria; Georg Philipp Telemann: Laudate Jehovam, Omnes Gentes (Psalm 117), with the Arcadia Players, New England’s period instrumental ensemble, under the direction of Ian Watson. The Arcadia Players will also present Telemann’s Don Quixote Suite. First Congregational Church, 19 Church Road, Shrewsbury MA 01545 (View flier)

iCal 7:00 PM. Master Singers of Worcester [MA]: Silent Auction and Wine Tasting: Enjoy a performance by our own community minstrels, the Master Singers To Go, while you bid on a wide variety of donated goods and services. Savory treats, fancy desserts, and a selection of fine wines from around the world will also be provided. Pakachoag Church, Auburn MA

iCal 4:00 PM. The Master Singers of Worcester [MA]: The Peacemakers. This new work by Welsh composer Karl Jenkins was first premiered at Carnegie Hall in March 2012. The Master Singers is proud to perform the New England premiere, joined by other area choirs, the Worcester Children’s Chorus, and the WPI Orchestra. The concert also features the Hook Organ, celebrating its 150th year at Mechanics Hall. Mechanics Hall, 321 Main St, Worcester MA 01608

iCal 7:30 PM. The Master Singers of Worcester [MA]: North American Song. Showcasing folk songs of Appalachia, spirituals, and selections from the Great American Songbook, including works of Berlin, Kern and Cole Porter. Selections from Canada and Mexico highlight the rich diversity of North American music. Salem Covenant Church, 215 East Mountain Street, Worcester MA 01606

iCal 4:00 PM. Master Singers of Worcester [MA]: “Myriad Colors” featuring Mass in Blue. Showcasing music which celebrates color in both sound and text, including the Worcester premiere of "Mass in Blue" by the English composer Will Todd. The WPI Jazz Band, directed by Rich Falco, and soprano Monica Hatch join with the Master Singers to perform this innovative and compelling new work. With pianist Olga Rogach, the chorus also presents “colorful” works by Casals, Ellington, Sondheim and other composers. First Unitarian Church, 90 Main St, Worcester MA 01608 (View flier)

iCal 4:00 PM. Master Singers of Worcester [MA]: Songs for the Earth. Gwyneth Walker: To Love This Earth (settings of Thoreau); Dave Brubeck: Earth Is Our Mother (text by Chief Seattle); Andrew Carter: Benedicite. Joined by the WPI orchestra, the Worcester Children's Chorus and singers from area choirs, the Master Singers dedicate this concert to raise awareness of the environment and the fragile planet entrusted to our care. Mechanics Hall, 321 Main St., Worcester MA 01608

iCal 7:00 PM. Master Singers of Worcester [MA]: Master Composers of the English Baroque. Sacred music by John Blow, Henry Purcell and George Frideric Handel, including Handel’s delightful anthem “My Song Shall Be Alway.” Distinguished area soloists sing with the chorus, accompanied by the period instrumental ensemble, Arcadia Players, directed by Ian Watson. Presented in partnership with the “Arts on the Green” concert series. First Congregational Church, 19 Church Rd, Shrewsbury MA 01545

iCal 4:00 PM. Master Singers of Worcester [MA]: Armenian Genocide Centennial Commemorative Concert. Celebration of Armenian musical heritage and commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, including Stephan Barnicle: A New Armenia! (premiere, commissioned work); Dan Forrest: Requiem for the Living; and sacred and secular music of Armenia. With chamber orchestra and organist William Ness; singers and dancers from the Armenian community; and the children’s choirs of First Congregational Church and St. Mary’s Church of Shrewsbury. Mechanics Hall, 321 Main St, Worcester MA 01608 (View flier)

iCal 4:00 PM. Master Singers of Worcester [MA]: Boar’s Head Festival. A Renaissance costumed pageant, with organist Brett Maguire, the Shrewsbury Youth Singers, a Morris and Rapper Sword Dance Troupe, and the Shrewsbury Ringers. A lively intergenerational event suitable for all ages. Special Admission price: $10 for children under age 18 at the door only. Wesley United Methodist Church, 114 Main Street, Worcester MA 01608

iCal 7:30 PM. Master Singers of Worcester [MA]: Jubilant Spring. Bob Chilcott: The Miracle of Spring; Michael Hoppe: Safe to Port; Norman Dello Joio: A Jubilant Song; Juan Ramirez: Suite Criolla (Worcester premiere), with tenor soloist, Latin-styled percussion and other instruments. First Unitarian Church, 90 Main Street, Worcester MA 01608

iCal 4:00 PM. Master Singers of Worcester [MA]: Holliday concert. A family-friendly program with Durante’s Magnificat (attributed Pergolesi), Malcolm Hawkins's Four Carols, Ken Darby (arr.): "Twas the Night Before Christmas", and carols and songs for the season. With the Shrewsbury Ringers handbell choir. First Congregational Church, 19 Church Road, Shrewsbury MA 01545

iCal 7:00 PM. Master Singers of Worcester [MA]: Around the World in Forty Years. Malcolm Halliday: An Ode to the Portrait of Clara Barton; Ruth Watson Henderson: Voices of Earth (for two adult choruses, children’s chorus, two pianos and percussion); Ludwig van Beethoven: Choral Fantasy (Malcolm Halliday, piano); Steve Barnicle: The Bells (premiere); works by Ola Gjeilo, Alberto Favero and Rimsky-Korsakov. With the Salisbury Singers, the Worcester Children’s Chorus, the WPI Orchestra and the Shrewsbury Ringers. Mechanics Hall, 321 Main Street, Worcester MA 01608


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