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iCal 7:30 AM. The Halalisa Singers [MA]: To Reach the Golden Door: Songs of the Immigration Experience. Songs from the refugees, strivers, dreamers, and huddled masses yearning to breathe free. Including the Colonial era’s “Bound for the Promised Land,” from the Irish the “Isle of Hope, and “Isle of Tears,” Irving Berlin’s “Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor,” the tongue-in-cheek Yiddish, “Lebn Zol Columbus” (“Long Live Columbus!”), and Bollywood’s “Balleilakka,” as well as songs from Armenia, South Africa, Syria and Costa Rica, more contemporary pieces including: “Would You Harbor Me?” by Ysaye Barnwell of Sweet Honey in the Rock and “Hymn for a New Land” by Revels music director George Emlen. First Parish in Lexington 7 Harrington Rd., Lexington MA (View flier)

iCal 3:00 PM. The Halalisa Singers [MA]: To Reach the Golden Door: Songs of the Immigration Experience. Songs from the refugees, strivers, dreamers, and huddled masses yearning to breathe free. Including the Colonial era’s “Bound for the Promised Land,” from the Irish the “Isle of Hope, and “Isle of Tears,” Irving Berlin’s “Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor,” the tongue-in-cheek Yiddish, “Lebn Zol Columbus” (“Long Live Columbus!”), and Bollywood’s “Balleilakka,” as well as songs from Armenia, South Africa, Syria and Costa Rica, more contemporary pieces including: “Would You Harbor Me?” by Ysaye Barnwell of Sweet Honey in the Rock and “Hymn for a New Land” by Revels music director George Emlen. First Church of Stow and Acton 353 Great Road, Stow MA (View flier)

iCal 8:00 PM. The Halalisa Singers [MA]: Together We Sing: 20 Years of Halalisa. With newly commissioned works by Brian Tate and Nick Page. Program includes: Randall Thompson’s choral classic “Allelulia”; Billy Joel’s “Longest Time"; Gwenyth Walker's “How Can I Keep from Singing”; The Wailin' Jennies’ “One Voice”; Rollo Dilworth's Gospel-tinged “Hand in Hand,” and traditional songs and tribal chants from Senegal, Japan, Israel, Venezuela, and the Congo. First Parish in Lexington, 7 Harrington Rd., Lexington MA 06051 (View flier)

iCal 3:00 PM. The Halalisa Singers [MA]: Together We Sing: 20 Years of Halalisa. With newly commissioned works by Brian Tate and Nick Page. Program includes: Randall Thompson’s choral classic “Allelulia”; Billy Joel’s “Longest Time"; Gwenyth Walker's “How Can I Keep from Singing”; The Wailin' Jennies’ “One Voice”; Rollo Dilworth's Gospel-tinged “Hand in Hand,” and traditional songs and tribal chants from Senegal, Japan, Israel, Venezuela, and the Congo. First Church Unitarian, 19 Foster Street, Littleton MA 06051 (View flier)

iCal 8:00 PM. Halalisa Singers [MA]: All Hayle to the Days: Songs of the Season. Songs of Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Solstice and Christmas. Program includes Benjamin Britten: A Ceremony of Carols; the 16th-century French carol “Rise Up in Festive Song”; Elizabeth Norton (arr. ): “All Hayle to the Days”; the Sephardic lullaby “Durme, Durme”; Stanley Hoffman (arr.): “Mi Y’Maleil" (Who Can Recount); Hoffman: “Land of Crystal Dreams"; “Harambee” (Kwanzaa song); international carols including Nigerian Christmas song “Ogo Ni Fun Oluwa,” 16th-century Spanish carol “Riu, Riu, Chiu,” and Latvian carols “Mekletaja Cels” and “Ai, Nama Mamina.” First Parish in Lexington, 7 Harrington Rd., Lexington MA 02421 (View flier)

iCal 3:00 PM. Halalisa Singers [MA]: All Hayle to the Days: Songs of the Season. Songs of Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Solstice and Christmas. Program includes Benjamin Britten: A Ceremony of Carols; the 16th-century French carol “Rise Up in Festive Song”; Elizabeth Norton (arr. ): “All Hayle to the Days”; the Sephardic lullaby “Durme, Durme”; Stanley Hoffman (arr.): “Mi Y’Maleil" (Who Can Recount); Hoffman: “Land of Crystal Dreams"; “Harambee” (Kwanzaa song); international carols including Nigerian Christmas song “Ogo Ni Fun Oluwa,” 16th-century Spanish carol “Riu, Riu, Chiu,” and Latvian carols “Mekletaja Cels” and “Ai, Nama Mamina.” First Parish of Sudbury, 327 Concord Rd., Sudbury MA 01776 (View flier)

iCal 8:00 PM. The Halalisa Singers [MA]: I Dream a World: Songs of Hope and Justice. Selections by Andre Thomas, Moses Hogan, Holly Near, U2, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Ben Allaway, Jason Shelton. First Parish in Lexington, 7 Harrington Rd, Lexington MA 02421

iCal 3:00 PM. The Halalisa Singers [MA]: I Dream a World: Songs of Hope and Justice. Selections by Andre Thomas, Moses Hogan, Holly Near, U2, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Ben Allaway, Jason Shelton. TBD MA

iCal 8:00 PM. Halalisa Singers [MA]: Vine and Fig Tree: Songs of the Mediterranean. Eric Whitacre: Five Hebrew Love Songs and other songs of passion and peace from Italy, Greece, Spain, Israel, Serbia, Turkey, Syria and Iraq. Tickets in advance at brown paper tickets: $15/$12; at the door: $18/$15. First Parish in Lexington, 7 Harrington Rd, Lexington MA 02421 (View flier)

iCal 3:00 PM. Halalisa Singers [MA]: Vine and Fig Tree: Songs of the Mediterranean. Eric Whitacre: Five Hebrew Love Songs and other songs of passion and peace from Italy, Greece, Spain, Israel, Serbia, Turkey, Syria and Iraq. Tickets in advance at brown paper tickets: $15/$12; at the door: $18/$15. First Unitarian Society of Newton, 1326 Washington Street, West Newton MA 02465 (View flier)

iCal 8:00 PM. Halalisa Singers [MA]: Over the Sea to Skye: Songs from Celtic Lands. Memorable music hailing from Scotland and the Hebrides, including “Wild Mountain Thyme”; “Wi’ A Hundred Pipers”; “Mouth Music”; “Over the Sea to Skye”; “Bells of Rhymney"; “Suo Gan”; “Calon Lan”; “Dulaman”; “Famine Lament”; “Shivna” from Riverdance; “My Gentle Harp” (sung to the tune of “Danny Boy”); and more. Withl folk songs from the Galicia region of Spain and Brittany, France. First Parish In Lexington, 7 Harrington Road, Lexington MA 02421 (View flier)

iCal 3:00 PM. Halalisa Singers [MA]: Over the Sea to Skye: Songs from Celtic Lands. Memorable music hailing from Scotland and the Hebrides, including “Wild Mountain Thyme”; “Wi’ A Hundred Pipers”; “Mouth Music”; “Over the Sea to Skye”; “Bells of Rhymney"; “Suo Gan”; “Calon Lan”; “Dulaman”; “Famine Lament”; “Shivna” from Riverdance; “My Gentle Harp” (sung to the tune of “Danny Boy”); and more. Withl folk songs from the Galicia region of Spain and Brittany, France. Memorial Church in Sudbury, 26 Concord Rd., Sudbury MA 01776 (View flier)

iCal 4:00 PM. Halalisa Singers [MA]: Halalisa Goes Broadway: Songs from Stage and Screen. Music from stage musicals and major motion pictures, including “Magic to Do” from Pippin; the title song from Cabaret; “Send in the Clowns” from A Little Night Music; “For Good” and “Defying Gravity” from Wicked; choruses and solos from Fiddler on the Roof, Les Miserables and The Lion King. Featured movie music includes “The Journey Home” and “Shakalaka Baby” from Bombay Dreams; “Jai Ho” from Slumdog Millionaire; and solos and an audience sing along with from The Sound of Music. Tickets: in advance $15 adults, $12 students and senior citizens; at the door $18 adults, $15 students and senior citizens. St. John's Episcopal Church, 1 Roanoke Avenue, Jamaica Plain MA 02130 (View flier)

iCal 8:00 PM. Halalisa Singers [MA]: Halalisa Goes Broadway: Songs from Stage and Screen. Music from stage musicals and major motion pictures, including “Magic to Do” from Pippin; the title song from Cabaret; “Send in the Clowns” from A Little Night Music; “For Good” and “Defying Gravity” from Wicked; choruses and solos from Fiddler on the Roof, Les Miserables and The Lion King. Featured movie music includes “The Journey Home” and “Shakalaka Baby” from Bombay Dreams; “Jai Ho” from Slumdog Millionaire; and solos and an audience sing along with from The Sound of Music. Tickets: in advance $15 adults, $12 students and senior citizens; at the door $18 adults, $15 students and senior citizens. Follen Community Church, 755 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington MA 02420 (View flier)

iCal 8:00 PM. The Halalisa Singers [MA]: Stars of Wonder. Ola Gjello: “Northern Lights”; Eric Whitacre: “Glow”; Erik Esenvalds: “Stars”; Randall Thompson: “Choose Something Like a Star”; Morton Lauridsen: “Sure on This Shining Night”; Andre Thomas: “Rise Up Shepherd, and Follow”; Trevor Berens: “Winter Stars” (world premiere); and more. First Parish in Lexington, 7 Harrington Rd, Lexington MA 02421

iCal 3:00 PM. The Halalisa Singers []: Stars of Wonder. Ola Gjello: “Northern Lights”; Eric Whitacre: “Glow”; Erik Esenvalds: “Stars”; Randall Thompson: “Choose Something Like a Star”; Morton Lauridsen: “Sure on This Shining Night”; Andre Thomas: “Rise Up Shepherd, and Follow”; Trevor Berens: “Winter Stars” (world premiere); and more. First Parish in Sudbury, 327 Concord Rd. Sudbury, MA 01776,

iCal 8:00 PM. Halalisa Singers [MA]: Music Down in my Soul! Songs of hope and spirit from around the world. Spirituals, Gospel, and Contemporary music from the Americas, Yemen, China, Tanzania, and South Africa including Leonard Cohen’s "Hallelujah", "His Eye is On the Sparrow", "Soon Love, Soon" by Vienna Teng, "The Storm Is Passing Over", and George Emlen and Paul Stookey’s new arrangement of "America the Beautiful". Tickets: $20 adults, $15 students and senior citizens. Follen Community Church, 755 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington MA 02420 (View flier)

iCal 3:00 PM. Halalisa Singers [MA]: Music Down in my Soul! Songs of hope and spirit from around the world. Spirituals, Gospel, and Contemporary music from the Americas, Yemen, China, Tanzania, and South Africa including Leonard Cohen’s "Hallelujah", "His Eye is On the Sparrow", "Soon Love, Soon" by Vienna Teng, "The Storm Is Passing Over", and George Emlen and Paul Stookey’s new arrangement of "America the Beautiful". Tickets: $20 adults, $15 students and senior citizens. First Parish of Watertown, 35 Church Street, Watertown MA 02472 (View flier)

iCal 8:00 PM. The Halalisa Singers [MA]: Draw the Circle Wide: Songs of Justice and Inclusion. Mark Miller: “Draw the Circle Wide”; Brian Tate: “Take Down These Walls”; Moses Hogan: “Joshua Fought the Battle”; Curtis Mayfield: “People Get Ready”; Ysaye Barnwell: “Spiritual”; Seth Houston: “Emerald Stream”; Dolly Parton (arr. Craig Hella Johnson): “Light of a Clear Blue Morning”; Peter Amidon (arr.): “By the Waters of Babylon”. Also, from Kenya, “Wana Baraka”; from South Africa, “Ukuthula”; from India, “Song of Kabir” (text by Rabindranath Tagore, music by Elizabeth Alexander); “Ukrainian Alleluia”; “Entre El Espanto y la Tenura (Between Terror and Tenderness)” (text by Silvio Rodríguez, music by Beatriz Corona); and the Hebrew folk song “Hine Ma Tov” (arranged for choir and flute by Neil Ginsburg). Follen Community Church, 755 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington MA 02420

iCal 8:00 PM. The Halalisa Singers [MA]: Draw the Circle Wide: Songs of Justice and Inclusion. Mark Miller: “Draw the Circle Wide”; Brian Tate: “Take Down These Walls”; Moses Hogan: “Joshua Fought the Battle”; Curtis Mayfield: “People Get Ready”; Ysaye Barnwell: “Spiritual”; Seth Houston: “Emerald Stream”; Dolly Parton (arr. Craig Hella Johnson): “Light of a Clear Blue Morning”; Peter Amidon (arr.): “By the Waters of Babylon”. Also, from Kenya, “Wana Baraka”; from South Africa, “Ukuthula”; from India, “Song of Kabir” (text by Rabindranath Tagore, music by Elizabeth Alexander); “Ukrainian Alleluia”; “Entre El Espanto y la Tenura (Between Terror and Tenderness)” (text by Silvio Rodríguez, music by Beatriz Corona); and the Hebrew folk song “Hine Ma Tov” (arranged for choir and flute by Neil Ginsburg). Unitarian Universalist Church of Reading, 239 Woburn Street, Reading MA 01867

iCal 8:00 PM. Halalisa Singers [MA]: Best of the Halalisa Singers: Favorites from 25 years of singing. Follen Community Church, 755 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington MA 02420

iCal 3:00 PM. Halalisa Singers [MA]: Best of the Halalisa Singers: Favorites from 25 years of singing. Unitarian Universalist Church of Reading

239 Woburn Street Reading MA 01867


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