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iCal 3:30 PM. Chorus pro Musica [MA]: Benjamin Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb; Charles Ives: Psalm 90; Leonard Bernstein: Chichester Psalms; Daniel Gawthrop: Night, Sleep, Death and the Stars.. Old South Church, 645 Boylston Street, Boston MA

iCal 8:00 PM. Chorus pro Musica [MA]: A Victorian Christmas, with the spirit of Charles Dickens. The performance is enlivened by readings from the Victorian-era author of perhaps the greatest expression of Christmas spirit, A Christmas Carol. Old South Church, 645 Boylston Street, Boston MA (View flier)

iCal 3:00 PM. Chorus pro Musica [MA]: Four Weddings and a Funeral. Songs of mourning and celebration, including J. S. Bach's funeral motet, "Jesu mein Freude," BWV 227 and his cantata, "Der Herr denket an uns," BWV 196 (perhaps written for Bach's own wedding). Other wedding pieces include Johannes Brahms's Kleine Hochzeits-Kantate, a rare commission written for the marriage of two friends; Daniel Pinkham's Wedding Cantata; and Eric Whitacre's Five Hebrew Love Songs. With string quartet and organ. Old South Church, 645 Boylston Street, Boston MA (View flier)

iCal 8:00 PM. Chorus pro Musica [MA]: W.A. Mozart: Mass in C Minor. With Peter Child: Meditations Upon the Lamb (premiere), a setting of the Agnus Dei that incorporates poems by William Blake and Ted Hughes. Featuring Kristen Watson, soprano; Krista River, mezzo-soprano; Andrew Garland, baritone; and the New England Philharmonic. Jordan Hall, Boston MA (View flier)

iCal 7:30 PM. Chorus pro Musica [MA]: SummerSing—Mozart Requiem. Come beat the heat and sing with us this summer. Rehearse a great work of choral literature, have a little snack, and then we take it from the top. We welcome singers of all levels throughout the greater Boston community to our three summer sings, led by new music Director Jamie Kirsch. No experience necessary, and you're welcome to just sit and listen if that's your preference. No reservations required. Cost: $8 at the door. Discounts for seniors, students, and purchase of all 3 Sings on the first night. Piano accompaniment. Scores and Refreshments Provided. Air-conditioned, Wheelchair accessible. Old South Church, 645 Boylston Street, Boston MA 02116

iCal 7:30 PM. Chorus pro Musica [MA]: SummerSing—Brahms Requiem. Come beat the heat and sing with us this summer. Rehearse a great work of choral literature, have a little snack, and then we take it from the top. We welcome singers of all levels throughout the greater Boston community to our three summer sings, led by new music Director Jamie Kirsch. No experience necessary, and you're welcome to just sit and listen if that's your preference. No reservations required. Cost: $8 at the door. Discounts for seniors, students, and purchase of all 3 Sings on the first night. Piano accompaniment. Scores and Refreshments Provided. Air-conditioned, Wheelchair accessible. Old South Church, 645 Boylston Street, Boston MA 02116

iCal 7:30 PM. Chorus pro Musica [MA]: SummerSing—Carmina Burana. Come beat the heat and sing with us this summer. Rehearse a great work of choral literature, have a little snack, and then we take it from the top. We welcome singers of all levels throughout the greater Boston community to our three summer sings, led by new music Director Jamie Kirsch. No experience necessary, and you're welcome to just sit and listen if that's your preference. No reservations required. Cost: $8 at the door. Discounts for seniors, students, and purchase of all 3 Sings on the first night. Piano accompaniment. Scores and Refreshments Provided. Air-conditioned, Wheelchair accessible. Old South Church, 645 Boylston Street, Boston MA 02116

iCal 3:00 PM. Chorus pro Musica [MA]: Heaven on Earth. Vaughan Williams: Lord, thou hast been our refuge; Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Nos. 13 and 14; Einojuhani Rautavaara: Credo; Franz Liszt: Pater Noster from Christus; Veljo Tormis: Autumn Landscapes (selections); Eric Whitacre: Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine; Gerald Finzi: Lo, the full, final sacrifice. Old South Church, 645 Boylston Street, Boston MA (View flier)

iCal 8:00 PM. Chorus pro Musica [MA]: Candlelight Christmas at Old South. Gregorian Chant; Francis Poulenc: Christmas Motets (selections); Abbie Betinis: Cedit Hyems (Be Gone, Winter!); Joan Szymko: Nada te Turbe (Let nothing disturb you); Hugo Distler: “Lo, how a rose”; Ola Gjeilo: Christmas Carols (selections); Joshua Shank: “Go Tell it on the Mountain”; William Bolcom: Carol; Edwin Fissinger (arr.): Silent Night; selected carols with audience participation. Old South Church, 645 Boylston Street, Boston MA 02116 (View flier)

iCal 3:00 PM. Chorus pro Musica [MA]: James Whitbourn: Annelies. The first major choral setting of the diary of Anne Frank; a recording was nominated this year for a Grammy award for Best Choral Performance. With Lynn Eustis, soprano; violin, cello, clarinet and piano. Also, Stephen Paulus: Hymn to the Eternal Flame. Old South Church, 645 Boylston Street, Boston MA (View flier)

iCal 8:00 PM. Chorus pro Musica [MA]: J.S. Bach: Mass in B minor. Teresa Wakim, soprano; Elisabeth Marshall, soprano; Reginald Mobley, countertenor; Matthew Anderson, tenor; David McFerrin, bass. NEC’s Jordan Hall, Boston MA

iCal 3:00 PM. Chorus pro Musica [MA]: The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass. Carol Barnett: The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass; Aaron Copland: At the River; Moses Hogan: "Ezekiel Saw de Wheel"; Stephen Feigenbaum: Little Prayers (premiere; new commission); Carlos Alberto Pinto Fonseca: "Jubiabá"; Dominick Diorio: At a Solemn Music; Mack Wilberg: "Cindy"; Harry T. Burleigh: "My Lord, What a Morning". With five-piece string band, organ, piano, percussion. Old South Church, 645 Boylston Street, Boston MA 02116 (View flier)

iCal 3:00 PM. Chorus pro Musica [MA]: Family Holiday Concert with Boston City Singers. Old South Church, 645 Boylston Street, Boston MA (View flier)

iCal 8:00 PM. Chorus pro Musica [MA]: Candlelight Christmas at Old South. James Kallembach: The Tryal of Old Father Christmas (premiere); holiday works; selected carols with audience participation. With the Bala Brass Quintet. Old South Church, 645 Boylston Street, Boston MA (View flier)

iCal 4:00 PM. Chorus pro Musica [MA]: Benjamin Britten, Spring Symphony. With John Harbison: Darkbloom: Overture for an Imagined Opera (Boston premiere); Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring. Sarah Pelletier, soprano; Krista River, mezzo-soprano; Ray Bauwens, tenor; New England Philharmonic, Richard Pittman, Music Director; Boston Children’s Chorus, Anthony Trecek-King, Artistic Director. MIT Kresge Auditorium, 48 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge MA 02139

iCal 8:00 PM. Chorus pro Musica [MA]: Igor Stravinsky: Les Noces (The Wedding). In Russian, with SATB soloists, four pianos and percussion. With new dance production by the BoSoma Dance Company. With other wedding- and folk-inspired works, including Eric Whitacre’s The Marriage and Daniel Pinkham’s "Awake, O North Wind" (from Wedding Cantata). NEC’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston MA 02115 (View flier)

iCal 7:30 PM. Chorus pro Musica [MA]: SummerSing: Mozart Requiem. Rehearse a great work of choral literature, have a little snack, and then we take it from the top, led by music Director Jamie Kirsch. Two Monday nights in 2015; doors open at 7:00, sing starts at 7:30, for approximately two hours. Summer Sings are held in Mary Norton Hall, this year equipped with cool, quiet central air conditioning. Old South Church, 645 Boylston Street, Boston MA 02116

iCal 7:30 PM. Chorus pro Musica [MA]: SummerSing: Brahms Requiem. Rehearse a great work of choral literature, have a little snack, and then we take it from the top, led by music Director Jamie Kirsch. Two Monday nights in 2015; doors open at 7:00, sing starts at 7:30, for approximately two hours. Summer Sings are held in Mary Norton Hall, this year equipped with cool, quiet central air conditioning. Old South Church, 645 Boylston Street, Boston MA 02116

iCal 8:00 PM. Chorus pro Musica [MA]: With Strings Attached. J.S. Bach: “Komm, Jesu, komm,” BWV 229; Max Bruch: An die Musik; Abbie Betinis: From Behind the Caravan: Songs of Hâfez; J. McDonald: Stafford Diptych; Eriks Ešenvalds: The Earthly Rose; John Tavener: Svyati; Dan Forrest: The Nightingale; Ted Koehler/ Harold Arlen: I’ve Got the World on a String. First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St, Cambridge MA 02138 (View flier)

iCal 3:00 PM. Chorus pro Musica [MA]: Family Holiday Concert with Boston City Singers. Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley St, Boston MA 02119

iCal 8:00 PM. Chorus pro Musica [MA]: Candlelight Christmas at Old South. Holiday works; selected carols with audience participation. Old South Church, 645 Boylston Street, Boston MA 02116

iCal 8:00 PM. Chorus pro Musica [MA]: Journeys. Andy Vores: Spencer the Rover (World Premiere); Benjamin Britten: The Ballad of Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard; Abbie Betinis: From Behind the Caravan (complete); Felix Mendelssohn: Richte mich, Gott, op. 78, no. 2; Arvo Pärt: Nunc dimittis; Sydney Guillaume: Twa Tanbou; James Taylor (arr. Simon Carrington): That Lonesome Road. Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, 45 Quincy St, Cambridge MA 02138

iCal 3:00 PM. Chorus pro Musica [MA]: Giuseppe Verdi: Requiem. With the Boston Philharmonic, Benjamin Zander, Conductor Angela Meade, soprano; Violeta Urmana, mezzo-soprano; Stephen Costello, tenor; Daniel Borowski, bass. Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave, Boston MA 02115

iCal 7:30 PM. Chorus pro Musica [MA]: Summer Sing: Music by Mozart. W.A. Mozart: Coronation Mass; Ave verum corpus. Led by Music Director Jamie Kirsch. No experience necessary, and you're welcome to just sit and listen if you prefer. Admission: $10 at the door. Old South Church, 645 Boylston Street, Boston MA 02116

iCal 7:30 PM. Chorus pro Musica [MA]: Summer Sing: Music by Randall Thompson. Randall Thompson: Alleluia; Frostiana, selections (The Road Not Taken; A Girl's Garden (SSA); Stopping by the Woods (TBB); Choose Something like a Star). Led by Music Director Jamie Kirsch. No experience necessary, and you're welcome to just sit and listen if you prefer. Admission: $10 at the door. Old South Church, 645 Boylston Street, Boston MA 02116 (View flier)

iCal 7:30 PM. Chorus pro Musica [MA]: Summer Sing: Dona Nobis Pacem. Ralph Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem. Led by guest conductor Ethan Lobenstine. No experience necessary, and you're welcome to just sit and listen if you prefer. Admission: $10 at the door. Old South Church, 645 Boylston Street, Boston MA 02116 (View flier)

iCal 8:00 PM. Chorus pro Musica [MA]: Ludwig van Beethoven: Missa Solemnis. Nola Richardson, soprano; Kate Maroney, mezzo-soprano; Dann Coakwell, tenor; David McFerrin, bass. NEC’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston MA 02115 (View flier)

iCal 7:30 PM. Chorus pro Musica [MA]: Amahl and the Night Visitors. Gian Carlo Menotti: Amahl and the Night Visitors. Staged, with full orchestra; Silvan Friedman (Amahl); Eileen Christiansen (The Mother); Ethan DePuy (Kaspar); Ron Williams (Melchior). A production of St. Peter's Episcopal of Cambridge, Joe Turbessi, Minister of Music. Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. St Peter's Episcopal Church, 838 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge MA 02139

iCal 3:00 PM. Chorus pro Musica [MA]: Amahl and the Night Visitors. Gian Carlo Menotti: Amahl and the Night Visitors. Staged, with full orchestra; Silvan Friedman (Amahl); Eileen Christiansen (The Mother); Ethan DePuy (Kaspar); Ron Williams (Melchior). A production of St. Peter's Episcopal of Cambridge, Joe Turbessi, Minister of Music. Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. St Peter's Episcopal Church, 838 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge MA 02139

iCal 8:00 PM. Chorus pro Musica [MA]: Candlelight Christmas at Old South. Holiday music by Stephen Cleobury, Edwin Fissinger, Morten Lauridsen, Pärt Uusberg, Daniel Pinkham, Donald Fraser, Hugo Blanco, Kitty Fadlu-Deen, Seth Houston, and others. Selected carols with audience participation. Tickets: $25-$45, $10 for those under age 30. Old South Church, 645 Boylston Street, Boston MA 02116 (View flier)

iCal 8:00 PM. Chorus pro Musica [MA]: Michael Tippett: A Child of Our Time. Sarah Pelletier, soprano; Krista River, mezzo-soprano; Charles Blandy, tenor; Sumner Thompson; baritone. With the New England Philharmonic, Richard Pittman, conductor. Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Ave, Boston MA 02215

iCal 8:00 PM. Chorus pro Musica/Boston Philharmonic [MA]: Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 2. Sonja Tengblad, soprano; Claudia Huckle, mezzo-soprano; Benjamin Zander, conductor. Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave, Boston MA 02115 (View flier)

iCal 8:00 PM. Chorus pro Musica [MA]: George Gershwin: Of Thee I Sing (concert version). With Margaret Rood, soprano; Christina English, mezzo-soprano; David McFerrin, bass. A 1932 Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway musical that satirizes the Presidency, the Vice Presidency, the two-party system, the Supreme Court and US Foreign Policy. Lyrics by Ira Gershwin, book by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind. Robbins Memorial Town Hall Auditorium, 730 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington MA (View flier)

iCal 7:30 PM. Chorus pro Musica [MA]: Summer Sing: Mozart Mass in C Minor. W.A. Mozart: Mass in C Minor; K. 427. Led by Music Director Jamie Kirsch. No experience necessary, and you're welcome to just sit and listen if you prefer. Scores are available, or bring your own. Refreshments served. Admission: $10 at the door ($5 to listen only); $2 discount for students and seniors. Old South Church, 645 Boylston Street, Boston MA 02116

iCal 7:30 PM. Chorus pro Musica [MA]: Summer Sing: Brahms Requiem. Johannes Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem (in German). Led by Music Director Jamie Kirsch. No experience necessary, and you're welcome to just sit and listen if you prefer. Scores are available, or bring your own. Refreshments served. Admission: $10 at the door ($5 to listen only); $2 discount for students and seniors. Old South Church, 645 Boylston Street, Boston MA 02116

iCal 7:30 PM. Chorus pro Musica [MA]: Summer Sing: Vivaldi Gloria. Antonio Vivalid: Gloria. Led by Ethan Lobenstine. No experience necessary, and you're welcome to just sit and listen if you prefer. Scores are available, or bring your own. Refreshments served. Admission: $10 at the door ($5 to listen only); $2 discount for students and seniors. Old South Church, 645 Boylston Street, Boston MA 02116

iCal 7:30 PM. Chorus pro Musica [MA]: Summer Sing: Durufle Requiem. Maurice Duruflé:Requiem. Led by Ethan Lobenstine. No experience necessary, and you're welcome to just sit and listen if you prefer. Scores are available, or bring your own. Refreshments served. Admission: $10 at the door ($5 to listen only); $2 discount for students and seniors. Old South Church, 645 Boylston Street, Boston MA 02116

iCal 6:30 PM. Chorus pro Musica [MA]: Sneak Peak of new commission by Andy Vores, "In Childhood's Thicket". Talk by composer Andy Vores and open rehearsal of In Childhood's Thicket, commissioned by Chorus pro Musica and to be premiered on Nov. 5. Andy will discuss the inspiration for the piece, the challenges and rewards of being commissioned for such a composition, and the journey to opening night. The talk will be followed by an open rehearsal featuring the chorus performing movements from the piece. Free admission. See also https://www.facebook.com/events/335636796898391 Old South Church, 645 Boylston Street, Boston MA 02116

iCal 3:00 PM. Chorus pro Musica [MA]: In Childhood's Thicket. Andy Vores: In Childhood's Thicket (premiere); Johannes Brahms: Himmel strahlt so helle and Rote Rosenknospen from Op. 112; Saunder Choi: Leron, Leron Sinta; Ysaye Barnwell: "Wanting Memories"; Stephen Sondheim: "Children Will Listen", from Into the Woods. Lynn Eustis, soprano; Jacob Cooper, baritone. Free admission, no reserved seating, sponsored by the Tufts University Department of Music. Distler Performance Hall, Granoff Music Center, Tufts University, 20 Talbot Avenue, Medford MA 02155 (View flier)

iCal 8:00 PM. Chorus pro Musica [MA]: Candlelight Christmas at Old South. Holiday music and selected carols with audience participation. Tickets: $25-$45, $10 for those under age 30. Old South Church, 645 Boylston Street, Boston MA 02116 (View flier)

iCal 8:00 PM. Chorus pro Musica [MA]: יָחַד (Yahad/Together). Judith Bingham: The Darkness is No Darkness; S.S. Wesley: Thou Wilt Keep Him in Perfect Peace; Arvo Pärt: L’Abbé Agathon; J.S. Bach: Cantata 140, "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme"; Leonard Bernstein: Chichester Psalms. Sherezade Panthaki, soprano; Reginald L. Mobley, countertenor. Tickets: $25-$50 adults, $10 under age 30. First Baptist Church, 848 Beacon Street, Newton Centre MA 02459

iCal 8:00 PM. Chorus pro Musica/Boston Philharmonic [MA]: Edward Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius. Madeleine Shaw, mezzo-Soprano; Robert Murray, tenor; Derek Welton, bass; Benjamin Zander, conductor. Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave, Boston MA 02115


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