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GMChorale seeks General Manager

The GMChorale has become one of New England’s finest and most engaging choruses since its founding in 1977 as The Greater Middletown Chorale. The 80-voice Chorale performs a  widerange of choral repertoire, from masterworks to newly commissioned pieces. The chorus is currently seeking a General Manager and Deputy to the Executive/Artistic Director (E/AD), to support the GMChorale’s artistic mission and vision by developing and implementing effective strategies to achieve the organization’s goals and objectives.

West Bay Chorale, 02/29/2020 Illuminati Vocal Arts Ensemble, 02/29/2020 Alchemy, the vocal chamber ensemble of the GMChorale, 03/01/2020

 

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

Date of latest submission(s): 2020-02-21 (Handel and Haydn Society)


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16 events, 10 unique (CT = 2, MA = 11, ME = 2, RI = 1).

iCal 8:00 PM. Boston Symphony Orchestra/Tanglewood Festival Chorus [MA]: Duruflé Requiem. Maurice Duruflé Requiem; Helen Grime: Limina (BSO commission); William Walton: Cello Concerto. Johannes Moser, cello; Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor. With the Boston Symphony Children’s Choir. For more information: email customerservice@bso.org or call 617-266-1492. Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston MA 02115 

iCal 1:30 PM. Boston Symphony Orchestra/Tanglewood Festival Chorus [MA]: Duruflé Requiem. Maurice Duruflé Requiem; Helen Grime: Limina (BSO commission); William Walton: Cello Concerto. Johannes Moser, cello; Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor. With the Boston Symphony Children’s Choir. For more information: email customerservice@bso.org or call 617-266-1492. Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston MA 02115 

iCal 7:30 PM. Dirigo Ensemble / Portland Ballet [ME]: Gallery: Composing Choreography. Kicking off Portland Ballet’s 40th anniversary year will be "GALLERY: Composing Choreography", presented in collaboration with the Dirigo Ensemble, February 28-March 7, 2020, at the Portland Ballet Studio Theater. This creative presentation of dance will feature live a-cappella music and new choreography! For more information: email info@portlandballet.org or call 207-772-9671. 517 Forest Ave Suite #2, Portland ME 04101 (View flier

iCal 2:00 PM. Dirigo Ensemble / Portland Ballet [ME]: Gallery: Composing Choreography. Kicking off Portland Ballet’s 40th anniversary year will be "GALLERY: Composing Choreography", presented in collaboration with the Dirigo Ensemble, February 28-March 7, 2020, at the Portland Ballet Studio Theater. This creative presentation of dance will feature live a-cappella music and new choreography! For more information: email info@portlandballet.org or call 207-772-9671. 517 Forest Ave Suite #2, Portland ME 04101 (View flier)

iCal 7:00 PM. West Bay Chorale [RI]: West Bay Leap Day Cafe. A coffee house, with music, readings, and original works performed by WBC singers plus local singers and musicians at the hall at St Kevin Church. Featuring complimentary fresh brews of coffee & tea with home baked treats. Bring a non-perishable donation. Leap in to help us reach our goal of 229 items for St. Vincent de Paul food pantry. Tickets: $17 in advance by 2/26
  $20 at the door, $10 kids under 12. For more information: email jenil@email.com or call 401-822-3556.
St Kevin Church, 333 Sandy Lane, Warwick RI 02888 (View flier)

iCal 7:30 PM. Illuminati Vocal Arts Ensemble [MA]: Lamentations and Exultation. Robert White: Lamentations; Leonard Bernstein: Chichester Psalms. For more information: email illuminatiensemble@gmail.com. Center Church, 1 Church St, South Hadley MA 01075 (View flier)

iCal 7:30 PM. Mystic Chorale [MA]: Mystic Gospel-Raise the Praise! Joyful and spirit-filled gospel concerts led by Jonathan Singleton, performed in a variety of musical styles all united by themes of love and hope. With gospel, jazz and R&B vocalist Athene Wilson. Tickets: $20 general admission, children 10 and under free. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMuo8DBMYw8. For more information: email info@mysticchorale.org or call 781-316-2500. Converse Hall- Tremont Temple, 88 Tremont St., Boston MA 01828 (View flier

iCal 8:00 PM. Boston Symphony Orchestra/Tanglewood Festival Chorus [MA]: Duruflé Requiem. Maurice Duruflé Requiem; Helen Grime: Limina (BSO commission); William Walton: Cello Concerto. Johannes Moser, cello; Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor. With the Boston Symphony Children’s Choir. For more information: email customerservice@bso.org or call 617-266-1492. Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston MA 02115 

iCal 8:00 PM. Seraphim Singers [MA]: Nevertheless, She Persisted. Works featuring women composers and poets, subjects and storytellers, including a newly commissioned work by Indian-American composer Shruthi Rajasekar; an encore performance of Clark’s Woman of No Distinction, Mari Esabel Valverde’s, Border Lines, and more. With Heinrich Christensen, organ. For more information: email info@seraphimsingers.org or call 617-926-0126. Eliot Church Of Newton, 474 Centre Street, Newton MA 02458 

iCal 3:00 PM. Masterworks Chorale [MA]: Bloch Sacred Service. Ernest Bloch: Sacred Service; Lukas Foss: Behold I Build an House; Randall Thompson: Alleluia. Ian Pomerantz, baritone; Ross Wood, organ. Tickets: $20-50. For more information: email info@masterworkschorale.org or call 617-858-6785. Old South Church, 645 Boylston Street, Boston MA 02116 (View flier)

iCal 3:00 PM. Seraphim Singers [MA]: Nevertheless, She Persisted. Works featuring women composers and poets, subjects and storytellers, including a newly commissioned work by Indian-American composer Shruthi Rajasekar; an encore performance of Clark’s Woman of No Distinction, Mari Esabel Valverde’s, Border Lines, and more. With Heinrich Christensen, organ. For more information: email info@seraphimsingers.org or call 617-926-0126. First Church In Cambridge, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge MA 02138

iCal 3:30 PM. Mystic Chorale [MA]: Mystic Gospel-Raise the Praise! Joyful and spirit-filled gospel concerts led by Jonathan Singleton, performed in a variety of musical styles all united by themes of love and hope. With gospel, jazz and R&B vocalist Athene Wilson. Tickets: $20 general admission, children 10 and under free. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMuo8DBMYw8. For more information: email info@mysticchorale.org or call 781-316-2500. Converse Hall- Tremont Temple, 88 Tremont St., Boston MA 01828 (View flier)

iCal 4:00 PM. Alchemy, the vocal chamber ensemble of the GMChorale [CT]: Soirées Musicales. Johannes Brahms: Neue Liebeslieder waltzes, with choral music by Giacchino Rossini, Randall Thompson, Edward Elgar, and others, performed by Alchemy, the vocal chamber ensemble of the GMChorale. Allan Conway and Joseph D’Eugenio, piano. Alchemy's "Soirées Musicales" concerts recall the elegance of musical gatherings in earlier days. Free admission. For more information: email info@gmchorale.org or call 860-316-4854. Bethany Lutheran Church, 50 Court Street, Cromwell CT 06416 (View flier)

iCal 4:00 PM. City Singers [CT]: Celtic Fire! For more information: email info@citysingers.org or call 860-989-3600. South Congregational Church, 242 Salmon Brook Street (Rte. 202), Granby CT 06035

iCal 4:00 PM. Salisbury Singers [MA]: Carol Barnett: The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass. With music from other traditions that inspire the Bluegrass tradition. Tickets: $25 adults, $20 senior, $10 students with ID, children under 12 free. For more information: email salisburysingersworcester@gmail.com or call 508-799-3848. First Baptist Church, 111 Park Avenue, Worcester MA 01609

iCal 8:00 PM. Boston Symphony Orchestra/Tanglewood Festival Chorus [MA]: Duruflé Requiem. Maurice Duruflé Requiem; Helen Grime: Limina (BSO commission); William Walton: Cello Concerto. Johannes Moser, cello; Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor. With the Boston Symphony Children’s Choir. For more information: email customerservice@bso.org or call 617-266-1492. Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston MA 02115


Other Choral Calendars—Not Choral Arts New England

Highland Glee Club Seeks Musical Director

The Highland Glee Club is seeking a new music director as our current director is retiring after 15 years of service.

The Highland Glee Club has been in existence since 1908. We perform four part men's choral arrangements ranging from classical to traditional folk to show tunes. There are two main concerts per year, one in Needham and one in Newton. We rehearse in Needham on Monday evenings for two hours twenty six weeks a year. The music director shall have an extensive background and experience in choral conducting.

Somerville Community Chorus 2020 Choral Composition Competition

The Somerville Community Chorus in Somerville, Massachusetts, announces a special choral composition contest in honor of the 35th anniversary of its founding. The winner of the composition contest will receive a $1000 prize. The selected composition will be premiered by the Somerville Community Chorus on May 31, 2020 in Somerville in our Spring Concert, entitled "The Sung and the Spoken Word," which will be conducted by music director David Giessow. Travel expenses to the premiere are the responsibility of the prize recipient.

Highlights of the 2019–2020 Season in New England

The New England choral community continues to grow, and many great performances are scheduled throughout the coming year. Listed below are just a few highlights for the season that starts in September 2019. Currently, about 480 performances are listed on the Choral Arts New England events calendar through June 2020; that number will certainly grow substantially by the end of the year. See the online calendar for complete, up-to-date listings.

Eric Whitacre Leads Connecticut's "Voce"

The Hartford, Connecticut professional choral ensemble Voce welcomes Eric Whitacre as Conductor and Composer-in-Residence for their 2019-2020 season with a "Prelude" concert on October 22, 2019, where Whitacre and Voce perform some of Whitacre's best-known works, including Lux Nova, Cloudburst and Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine, as well as five movements of Sacred Veil, which was premiered earlier this year. The event partially benefits Choral Arts New England's grants program.

Chorus members sought for Beethoven's Ninth Symphony

On Sunday, October 20, 2019, Monadock Music will celebrate the life of founder James Bolle with a Memorial Concert at the Peterborough Town House in New Hampshire. The concert will feature Beethoven's 9th Symphony, performed by a professional orchestra, conducted by Artistic Director Gil Rose. The chorus will be prepared by Wayne Abercrombie.

We are seeking a field chorus of 120 members from the region for the Memorial Concert performance - 30 members for each voice type - first come first serve.

Choral Arts New England Award Ceremony Honors Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Marguerite Brooks and Fifteen Recipients of Alfred Nash Patterson Grants

Choral Arts New England will hold its 35th annual awards ceremony and reception on Sunday, November 3, 2019, honoring our 2019 Alfred Nash Patterson grant recipients and our Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Marguerite Brooks. The ceremony will take place at 3:00 pm at Old South Church, in Copley Square, Boston, with a reception to follow. The event is free and open to the public. All are welcome.

Heritage Chorale seeks Music Director

Heritage Chorale, a highly-regarded SATB adult chorus of about 80 members based in Framingham, Massachusetts, is seeking a Music Director & Conductor to begin rehearsals in September 2020.  We are an auditioned chorus of talented amateur singers from MetroWest dedicated to performance of fine choral music.  Rehearsals, with a professional accompanist/assistant conductor, are held weekly from September to May to prepare for three concerts a year (late fall, mid-winter, late spring).  Two concerts feature classical repertoire and one is based on a range of popular, folk, Broadway, or jazz genres.

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