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  September

  October

October 28, 2018 6:00 p.m.
The Worcester Chorus, Dr. Christopher Shepard, Artistic Director & Conductor
Mechanics Hall, Worcester
Celebrating Chris Shepard’s 10th Anniversary:  Copland’s Appalachian Spring Suite; Martin Sedek’s newly commissioned  Nature Has a Thousand Choirs; Handel’s Zadok the Priest;  Beethoven’sThe Choral Fantasia with Simone Dinnerstein, piano; and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, mvt. 4, “Ode to Joy”.
Orchestra and soloists, including the Worcester Chamber Music Society.
www.musicworcester.org

  November

November 10, 2018 8:00 p.m.
Assabet Valley Mastersingers, Dr. Robert P. Eaton, Artistic Director
Congregation B’nai Shalom, Westborough
40th Anniversary Season:  Handel’s grand oratorio Israel in Egypt with Orchestra and vocal soloists Catherine Hedberg, mezzo soprano, and tenor Matthew Anderson.
www.AVMsingers.org

November 10, 2018 7:30 p.m.
Salisbury Singers, Dr. Michelle Graveline, Artistic Director
Cathedral of St. Paul, Worcester
Glorious LightThe Music of Dan Forrest and Bob Chilcott.
Hear Worcester’s first performance of Dan Forrest’s new work, LUX.
This five-movement work explores various facets of Lux (Latin for light), in texts ranging from ancient liturgical chant to Scripture to modern secular love poetry. The music of Lux, written in 2018, was inspired thematically and spiritually by these profound texts; visually by the light in the Reims Cathedral in France and at the Poulnabrone Dolmen in Ireland; and musically by a variety of musical sources from ancient chant to modern minimalist composers.  The concert will also feature the beautiful Requiem by Bob Chilcott, one of the original members of the Kings Singers.  Chilcott, described by The Observer as “a contemporary hero of British Choral Music”, has become one of the most widely performed composers and arrangers of choral music in the world.  These two works will be enhanced by the glorious acoustics of Worcester’s Cathedral of St. Paul.
www.salisburysingers.org

November 18, 2018 4:00 p.m.
Master Singers of Worcester, Ed Tyler, Artistic Director
Salem Covenant Church, Worcester
An Exploration of The Mass – An exploration of the Mass through a historical lens. Light reception follows
www.mswma.org

November 18, 2018 2:00 p.m.
Sounds of Stow Chorus and Orchestra, Barbara Jones, Artistic Director
Hale School, Stow
Sounds of Stow is opening its 40th Anniversary Season with a performance of Handel’s oratorio “Samson”. Presented with full orchestra and professional soloists: Charles Blandy, Jessica Cooper, Deborah Rentz-Moore, Mark-Andrew Cleveland, Ulysses Thomas, Nicole Estima, Jay Lane. There will be a reception and Silent Auction following the concert.
www.soundsofstow.org

  December

December 1, 2018 8:00 p.m.
The Worcester Chorus, Dr. Christopher Shepard, Artistic Director & Conductor
Mechanics Hall, Worcester
Bach’s Magnificant(BWV 243) and Cantatas Wieschӧnleuchteterder Morgenstern (BWV 1) and JauchzetGott in allen Landen (BWV 51).
Orchestra and soloists
www.musicworcester.org

December 9, 2018 2:00 p.m.
Salisbury Singers, Dr. Michelle Graveline, Artistic Director
Worcester Art Museum, Worcester
Holiday Concert at Worcester Art Museum – Salisbury Singers welcome the holiday season with the annual Holidays at WAM concert.   Free with Museum admission.
www.salisburysingers.org

 

  January

January 19, 2019 8:00 p.m.
Nashoba Valley Chorale, Anne Watson Born, Music Director
Littleton High School Performing Arts Center, Littleton.
Carson Cooman, The Revelations of Divine Love (Metaphors from Sea and Sky).
Mozart, Regina Coeli,
Martini, Domine, ad adjuvandum me festina.
www.nashobavalleychorale.org

January 26, 2019 7:30 p.m.
January 27, 2019 3:00 p.m.
Westford Chorus, Jim Barkovic, Music Director
January 16 – United Methodist Church, Westford
January 27 – Saints Episcopal Church, Chelmsford
The Killer Bees – with selections from Bernstein, Bacharach, Berlin, Beethoven, Brahms and more! 
www.WestfordChorus.org

  February

February 9, 2019 7:30 p.m.
Snow date: February 10, 2019 7:00 p.m.
Shir Joy Chorus, Nan AK Gibbons, Director
Congregation B’nai Shalom, Westborough
Winter Concert: A concert of Jewish music from ancient to modern times.
www.shirjoychorus.com

February 9, 2019 7:00 p.m.
Master Singers of Worcester, Ed Tyler, Artistic Director
Salem Covenant Church, Worcester
On the Lighter Side – An evening of Cabaret featuring full chorus, ensembles and soloists with dessert reception and silent raffle.
www.mswma.org

  March

March 10, 2019 3:30 p.m.
Assabet Valley Mastersingers, Dr. Robert P. Eaton, Artistic Director
Saint Mark’s School, Southborough
American Folk Songs including Gwyneth Walker’s “River Songs” commissioned by AVM (1996); Aaron Copland’s “American Folk Songs”; and lively arrangements by Mack Wilberg, conductor & principal arranger for Mormon Tabernacle Choir.  With full orchestra.
www.AVMsingers.org

March 24, 2019 2:00 p.m.
Sounds of Stow Chorus and Orchestra, Barbara Jones, Artistic Director
Hale School, Stow
Sounds of Stow is celebrating its 40th Anniversary Season with a performance of Mozart’s Concerto for Flute and Harp in C, featuring Katherine Kleitz, flute, and Deborah Feld-Fabisiewicz, harp. The concerto will be followed by a presentation of Mozart’s Requiem, with full orchestra and alumni soloists Margot Law, Martha Remington, and Ray Bauwens, and introducing Jason Jordan.
www.soundsofstow.org

March 31, 2019 4:00 p.m.
The Worcester Chorus, Dr. Christopher Shepard, Artistic Director & Conductor
Mechanics Hall, Worcester
Verdi Requiem with orchestra and soloists
www.musicworcester.org

  April

April 6, 2019 7:30 p.m.
Salisbury Singers, Dr. Michelle Graveline, Artistic Director
Trinity Lutheran Church, Worcester
Magnificent Mozart! – Mozart penned his Great Mass in C minor 235 years ago as a present for his beloved fiance, Constanze.  A true missa solemnis, it equals the power and emotion of his unfinished Requiem, and like it, is also an unfinished work.  The Mass shows the influence of Bach and Handel, whom Mozart was studying at the time. Salisbury Singers presents this magnificent work along with the shorter Regina Coeli in C Major.
www.salisburysingers.org

April 13, 2019 8:00 p.m.
The Worcester Chorus, Dr. Christopher Shepard, Artistic Director & Conductor
Mechanics Hall, Worcester
Handel’s Messiah with orchestra and soloists
www.musicworcester.org

April 13, 2019 8:00 p.m.
Nashoba Valley Chorale, Anne Watson Born, Music Director
Littleton High School Performing Arts Center, Littleton.
Bach, Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied,
Faure, Requiem
www.nashobavalleychorale.org

April 27, 2019 7:00 p.m.
Master Singers of Worcester, Ed Tyler, Artistic Director
Location in Worcester area – TBD
Mozart Requiem – with the Manchester (CT) Symphony and Chorale.
www.mswma.org

April 28, 2019 7:30 p.m.
April 29, 2019 3:00 p.m.
Westford Chorus, Jim Barkovic, Music Director
December 9 – United Methodist Church, Westford
December 10 – All Saints Episcopal Church, Chelmsford
Westford Chorus presents “The Seven C’s!”. 
Our Chorus will be presenting pieces by Copland, Croce, Chilcott, Corigliano, Coleridge-Taylor, and Chesnokov.
www.WestfordChorus.org

 

  May

May 11, 2019 8:00 p.m.
Assabet Valley Mastersingers, Dr. Robert P. Eaton, Artistic Director
Saint Mary’s Parish, Shrewsbury
Across the Millennia with Orchestra:
JS Bach’s cantata “#80 Ein Feste Burg”; Ola Gjeilo’s “Song of the Universal” based on a poem by Walt Whitman; Mozart’s “Regina Coeli”; and “Dona Nobis Pacem” by Latvian composer Peteris Vasks.
www.AVMsingers.org

May 15, 2019 4:00 p.m.
Sounds of Stow Chorus and Orchestra, Barbara Jones, Artistic Director
First Parish Church of Acton & Stow, Stow
Songs of the Earth.
www.soundsofstow.org

  June

 

June 2, 2019 7:00 p.m.
Snow date: February 10, 2019 7:00 p.m.
Shir Joy Chorus, Nan AK Gibbons, Director
Congregation B’nai Shalom, Westborough
Spring Concert: A concert of Jewish music from ancient to modern times.
www.shirjoychorus.com

June 8, 2019 7:30 p.m.
Salisbury Singers, Dr. Michelle Graveline, Artistic Director
Curtis Performance Hall, Tsotsis Family Academic Center, Assumption College, Worcester, MA
D-Day Meets Broadway – Commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day, Salisbury Singers presents songs from Broadway musicals with wartime themes, such as South Pacific, On the Town, as well as a special salute to our veterans with classic patriotic and service songs.  It will be a red, white, and blue celebration!
www.salisburysingers.org