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iCal 3:00 PM. Connecticut Master Chorale [CT]: "The Peacemakers" by Karl Jenkins. Tina Johns Heidrich, Conductor. A compelling new work from the multifaceted Welsh composer brings an inspiring message of peace with texts from the world's great faiths and the writings of iconic figures including Mahatma Ghandi, The Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, Anne Frank, and Martin Luther King, Jr. This is perhaps Jenkins’ most significant contribution to the choral world to date. The concert will be dedicated to the memory of those that lost their lives in Sandy Hook on December 14, 2012. Accompanied by the Connecticut Master Chorale Orchestra For more information, call 203-743-0473 or email info@cmchorale.org. St. Rose of Lima Church, 46 Church Hill Rd., Newtown CT 06470 (View flier)

iCal 3:00 PM. Connecticut Master Chorale [CT]: Annual Holiday Prelude Concert. An eclectic program which includes the traditional and the unusual, reflecting many different cultures and musical styles. The program opens with The Sound of a Bell, heralding the Christmas season with peals of joy and an abundance of praise. It features The Many Moods of Christmas - Suite Three, one of Robert Shaw's remarkable collections of familiar carols that have become standards in the traditional Christmas repertoire. There will be music from John Rutter, Mack Wilberg, and a special grouping, Christmas in the South Seas, that includes "Christmas Island", a golden oldie made famous by the Andrews Sisters, a lullaby from Indonesia entitled Suliram, and the joyful "Pasko Na Naman!" (It's Christmas Again!) from the Philippines. "A Caribbean Noel" and "Sing a Joyful Alleluia" feature steel drums. "All Good Gifts", the beloved song of Thanksgiving from the musical Godspell, "Hanukkah Remembrance", "A Celtic Advent Carol", a traditional Gospel spiritual, and other seasonal selections will add to the diversity of the performance. The concert concludes with the rousing "Talkin' About Jesus", telling the good news of the Christmas story and the baby Jesus as only Southern Gospel music can. Accompanied by the Connecticut Master Chorale Holiday Brass and Joseph J. Jacovino, Jr. on keyboards. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For more information, call 203-743-0473 or email info@cmchorale.org. First Congregational Church of Danbury, 164 Deer Hill Ave., Danbury CT 06810 (View flier)

iCal 3:00 PM. Connecticut Master Chorale [CT]: Rossini: Stabat Mater, plus Puccini choruses. Gioacchino Rossini: Stabat Mater; Giacomo Puccini: Gloria (from Messa di Gloria); "O Mio Babbino Caro" (from Gianni Schicchi); Humming Chorus (from Madama Butterfly); Act I Finale from Tosca. Tina Johns Heidrich, Conductor; Joseph Jacovino, Jr., Accompanist; Connecticut Master Chorale Orchestra; Louise Fauteux, soprano; Juan Andreu, tenor; Edwin Kotchian, bass-baritone. For more information, call 203-743-0473. First Congregational Church of Danbury, 164 Deer Hill Ave., Danbury CT 06810

iCal 3:00 PM. Connecticut Master Chorale [CT]: Connecticut Master Chorale Annual Holiday Prelude Concert. A combination of new choral versions of old favorites along with less familiar music from many cultures. Bradley Ellingboe: “Welcome to Our Wondering Sight”; John Rutter: “Now Thank We All Our God”; J. Amy Grant: “Breath of Heaven”; “A Carol Fantasy” (four traditional carols with brass and bells); the Puerto Rican carol, “Saludo, Saludo” and a traditional carol from Jamaica, “Christmas a Come”, with steel drums and Latin percussion; Christmas in New Orleans, a tribute to Louis Armstrong, including “Cool Yule”, “Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?” and “’Zat You, Santa Claus?”; “Let There Be Peace on Earth” (new choral version); “Hine Ma Tov” in Hebrew. With the Connecticut Master Chorale Holiday Brass and Joseph J. Jacovino on piano and organ. Admission: $25, $20 in advance. For more information, call 203-743-0473 or email info@cmchorale.org. First Congregational Church, 164 Deer Hill Ave., Danbury CT 06810 (View flier)

iCal 3:00 PM. Connecticut Master Chorale [CT]: Requiem for the Living. Dan Forrest: Requiem for the Living; John Rutter: Feel the Spirit. Wendy Gerbier, mezzo-soprano. For more information, call 203-743-0473 or email info@cmchorale.org. First Congregational Church, 164 Deer Hill Ave, Danbury CT 06810

iCal 7:30 PM. Connecticut Master Chorale [CT]: Messiah Sing. George Frideric Handel: Messiah. For more information, call 203-743-0473 or email info@cmchorale.org. South Britain Congregational Church, 693 S Britain Rd, Southbury CT 06488

iCal 3:00 PM. Connecticut Master Chorale [CT]: Annual Holiday Prelude Concert. A splendid selection of distinctive choral music accompanied by brass ensemble and steel drums. Introducing a new calypso work by Tina Johns Heidrich: "A Big Band Christmas"; music for Hanukkah and Advent, lullabies, multi-cultural numbers, and other festive selections. Tina Johns Heidrich, conductor; accompanied by Connecticut Master Chorale Brass and Steel, and Joseph Jacovino, Jr. on keyboards. For more information, call 203-775-2602 or email info@cmchorale.org. First Congregational Church, 164 Deer Hill Ave., Danbury CT 06810 (View flier)

iCal 3:00 PM. Connecticut Master Chorale [CT]: Connecticut Master Chorale Spring Concert. Duke Ellington: "Sacred Concert"; Z. Randall Stroope: American Rhapsody. With the Connecticut Master Chorale Brass and Jazz Bands; and Jacqueline Gaude, mezzo-soprano; Tina Johns Heidrich, conductor. From 1966 to 1974, Duke Ellington and his Big Band Orchestra toured the United States and Europe to great acclaim with his remarkable Three Sacred Concerts. This arrangement draws together the best pieces from all three concerts, recreating what Ellington called "the most important thing I have ever done". Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. More about the concert at http://www.cmchorale.org/season/16/spr16notes.htm For more information, call 203-740-9533 or email info@cmchorale.org. First Congregational Church, 164 Deer Hill Avenue, Danbury CT 06810 (View flier)

iCal 3:00 PM. Connecticut Master Chorale [CT]: Annual Holiday Prelude Concert. Featuring "A Dave Brubeck Christmas", works by John Rutter and Dan Forrest, music for Hanukkah and Advent, lullabies, multi-cultural numbers, gospel, and other festive selections. With brass ensemble. For more information, call 203-775-2602 or email info@cmchorale.org. First Congregational Church, 164 Deer Hill Ave., Danbury CT 06810

iCal 3:00 PM. Connecticut Master Chorale [CT]: Spring concert, featuring tango-inflected Mass. Martín Palmeri: Misa a Buenos Aires (Misatango); John Rutter: The Gift of Life. Wendy Gerbier, mezzo-soprano; with the Connecticut Master Chorale Orchestra and Joseph J. Jacovino, piano and organ; Tina Johns Heidrich, conductor. Misatango is a perfect blend of exhilarating tango drama with the traditional beauty of the Latin choral Mass; it was chosen to open the 12th annual International Festival of Sacred Music and Art in Rome, Italy. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. For more information, call 203-743-0473 or email info@cmchorale.org. First Congregational Church, 164 Deer Hill Avenue, Danbury CT 06810 (View flier)

iCal 3:00 PM. Connecticut Master Chorale [CT]: Holiday Prelude Concert. An eclectic collection reflecting many cultures of music for Thanksgiving, Advent, Hanukkah, and Christmas, including a resplendent brass fanfare, carols, lullabies, calypso, big band, jazz, and gospel. Featured works include A Celtic Christmas; Dan Forest's See Amid the Winter's Snow; "African Star Carol" from South Africa; "La Trulla" from Puerto Rico; "Believe" from the movie Polar Express; and the jazzy standard "That's What I Want for Christmas". "Down in Bethlehem!" will close our program with the spirit of joy, energy and excitement found only in gospel music! Tickets: $20 in advance (available at 203-743-0473), $25 at the door. For more information, call 203-775-2602 or email info@cmchorale.org. First Congregational Church, 164 Deer Hill Ave., Danbury CT 06810 (View flier)

iCal 3:00 PM. Connecticut Master Chorale [CT]: Spring 2018 Concert. Dan Forrest: Jubilate Deo! (O Be Joyful in the Lord!); Paul Basler: Songs of Celebration. Dan Forrest's Jubilate Deo! brings to life the global aspect of the traditional Psalm 100 text, "O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands," by setting verses of it, each in a different language, and drawing from a wide spectrum of musical influences. Movements include liturgical Latin, intertwined Hebrew and Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, Zulu, Spanish, Song of the Earth, and a closing movement combining several of these languages with English. For more information, call 203-743-0473 or email info@cmchorale.org. First Congregational Church, 164 Deer Hill Avenue, Danbury CT 06810

iCal 3:00 PM. Connecticut Master Chorale [CT]: Holiday Prelude Concert. Featuring "A Russian Christmas" and a diverse selection of distinctive music for Winter, Advent, Hanukkah, and Christmas - with timeless yuletide melodies, joyous carols, lullabies, big band, gospel, and more. For more information, call 203-775-2602 or email info@cmchorale.org. First Congregational Church, 164 Deer Hill Ave., Danbury CT 06810

iCal 3:00 PM. Connecticut Master Chorale [CT]: Spring 2019 Concert. Kim André Arnesen: Requiem for Solace; Dan Forrest: Te Deum; In Paradisum; Psalm of Ascension. For more information, call 203-775-2602 or email info@cmchorale.org. First Congregational Church, 164 Deer Hill Ave., Danbury CT 06810

iCal 3:00 PM. Connecticut Master Chorale [CT]: Annual Holiday Prelude Concert: "A Spanish Christmas". A distinctive collection of music for Winter, Advent, Hanukkah, and Christmas, including traditional carols, big band, calypso and gospel—and the return of the ever-popular steel drums! "A Spanish Christmas" highlights four works from different Spanish language traditions accompanied by Latin percussion. With the Connecticut Master Chorale Holiday Brass and Steel; Joseph Jacovino, piano and organ; Tina Johns Heidrich, conductor. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door, available from Chorale members, or at 203-740-9533. For more information, call 203-775-2602 or email info@cmchorale.org. First Congregational Church, 164 Deer Hill Ave., Danbury CT 06810 (View flier)

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  • Boston Singers' Resource: Choirs Come Back. A panel discussion with James Liu, M.D.; Lisa Graham, Music Director of the Metropolitan Chorale; Meyer Chambers, the Director of the Archdiocesan Black Catholic Choir and Director of Music at St. Katharine Drexel Parish; and Mark Mummert, Assistant Director / Accompanist of The Worcester Chorus and tenor with CONCORA, Connecticut Choral Artists. The panel will review the latest science regarding safe singing, and describe what New England choruses are doing and planning to do to resume operations - and will answer questions from those attending. Use the link to register for the event. A Zoom link will be sent to attendees prior to the event. [7/22/2021] Visit archive
  • Ensemble Altera: Jewels of the English Renaissance. Six vocalists perform one-to-a-part works by Byrd, Tallis, Taverner, and others ranging from the intricacies of the Eton Choirbook to the elegant simplicity of the early Reformation. The program includes a mixture of forms such as the pitch spiral of a double perfect canon and cantus firmus settings as well as simpler homophonic language. Textual themes vary from Advent to Nativity, Lent to Easter, and liturgical contexts range from a mass setting to a penitential psalm to a Vespers responsory. Filmed at the Aldrich Mansion in Warwick, RI. Free, but donations are encouraged. [7/21/2021] Visit archive
  • Jubilate Chamber Choir with El Dorado Viol Consort [MA]: Cries and Ballads of London. Secular early music, centering on “The Cries of London” by Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625), which reflects cries of street vendors selling their wares, as well as songs by Morley, Marenzio and Byrd. Tickets are $20. In-person space is limited, and strict COVID-19 protocols are in place; the event will be streamed on Facebook Live (via “Church of Saint Andrew”) and recorded by Salem Access Television for future broadcast. [6/20/2021] Marblehead MA Visit archive
  • Metropolitan Chorale: Home - Virtual concert including world premiere. This virtual presentation will feature the world premiere of a suite of four new pieces by Steven Sametz, with some old and new favorites. This project is a self-portrait; a snapshot of our year together in a virtual space, and the newfound significance of “home.” Members took part by contributing their own reflections on the concept of home over the past year, which then served as text for these new works, making this concert especially personal and unique for us. The concert will also feature works by Brahms and Stephen Paulus. [6/15/2021] Visit archive
  • Ourania: Renaissance n' Chill. Are you that early music nut who blasts Monteverdi while on your morning jog? What about listening to Weelkes when you’re powering up some punches in your cardio kickboxing routine? You’re not alone--we do it too! We've come up with a playlist for your every mood. Looking for a rom-com? "When Amyntas met Phyllis" is the category for you! Crazy in love and need some inspo? "Mad About Thee" can help. And if you just want some raunchy fun, check out "Fa La La Land". All of these stories are set by some of your favorite composers: vocal trios by Weelkes, Marenzio, Wilbye, Palestrina, and others offer the ultimate escape to your musical desires. Performances are free (donations encouraged). Presented by the Society for Historically Informed Performance. [7/7/2021] Visit archive
  • The Cambridge Chamber Singers [MA]: Sweet Sounds of Spring! The fully vaccinated Cambridge Chamber Singers welcomes the return of spring, of singing, of live concerts, and of audiences! Featured works include moving Italian madrigals by Monteverdi and Rore, exciting English madrigals by Byrd and Purcell, and a selection of English Romantic Songs of Farewell by Charles H. H. Parry. No tickets or reservations required. Donations are welcome. The concert will also be live-streamed. [6/19/2021] Boston MA

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