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Keep the Music Coming!

  August

August 22, 2022 7:30 p.m.
Assabet Valley Mastersingers, Dr. Robert P. Eaton, Artistic Director
Congregation B’nai Shalom, Westborough
Summer Sing, with soloists
Excerpts from Elijah by Mendelssohn. Bring your music score or borrow one. Erin Smith, soprano; Natalia Sticco, Mezzo Soprano; Christopher Eaglin, tenor, Anthony Garza, bass; accompanist Mark Bartlett.
www.AVMsingers.org

August 24, 2022 6:00 p.m.
Master Singers of Worcester, Ed Tyler, Artistic Director
Salem Covenant Church, Worcester
Master Singers of Worcester’s 8th Annual Summer Sing-Along
The Master Singers of Worcester welcome everyone, from the professional to the curious, to sing or listen to Highlights from Fauré Requiem.
Doors open 6:00
Rehearsal 6:30
Ice Cream 8:00
Bring your own score or borrow one from us. 
We will sing in the sanctuary to practice social distancing
www.mswma.org

September

October


October 2, 2022 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Shir Joy Chorus, Nan AK Gibbons, Director
Congregation B’nai Shalom, Westborough
Community Sing Along
Please arrive 15 minutes early.
www.ShirJoyChorus.com

November

November 4, 2022 8:00 p.m.
November 6, 2022 4:00 p.m.
Nashoba Valley Chorale, Anne Watson Born, Music Director
Durgin Hall, U. Mass Lowell, Lowell (November 4)
Kresge Auditorium, MIT, Cambridge (November 6)

Requiem, Guiseppe Verdi
This concert is a collaboration with Jonathan Richter and the UMass Lowell choir and the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra, Cynthia Woods, Conductor.
www.nashobachorale.org

November 19, 2022 7:00 p.m.
Master Singers of Worcester, Ed Tyler, Artistic Director
Salem Covenant Church, Worcester
Protest, Affirmation, Hope
We live in a time in desperate need of understanding and healing. We need our voices and our stories to be heard, and to bring them all together to reforge our community in song. Join us as we offer up music that will challenge, uplift, and heal. We will be featuring works by Craig Hella Johnson, Rosephanye Powell, Alexandra Olsavsky, and Ola Gjeilo. Join us – bring an open mind and an open heart, and let us lighten your burden and lift your spirits.
www.mswma.org

November
20 2022 2:00 p.m.
Sounds of Stow Chorus and Orchestra Barbara Jones, Artistic Director
Littleton High School auditorium, Littleton
Dona Nobis Pacem: Four Visions
The program repeats the Sounds of Stow’s 2003 response to 9/11 and is equally timely today. This most heartfelt of texts concludes the traditional mass setting, and the program compares and contrasts those final settings in four great works, composed in different artistic eras and representing very different philosophical approaches to the text.
www.soundsofstow.org

 

November 20, 2022 3:30 p.m.
Assabet Valley Mastersingers, Dr. Robert P. Eaton, Artistic Director
R
obert. R. Jay Performing Arts Center, Saint John’s High School, Shrewsbury, MA
Celebrate Peace
The Assabet Valley Mastersingers will present
Celebrate Peace, a collection of four pieces of work entitled Dona Nobis Pacem from four different composers, with soloists Soprano Mary Johnston Letellier and Baritone Philip Lima, along with the orchestra and ensemble.
The traditional Dona Nobis Pacem, often attributed to Palestrina or Mozart, is a short prayer for peace from the Agnus Dei of the Latin Mass. In the round for three parts, it is sung twice in every line. The melody has been passed orally. Keane Southard’s setting is a short unaccompanied work written in 2014. The composer indicates the primary themes evolved over the several years and only upon completion did he realize that the opening and closing sections are in the form of a canon as is the traditional. Latvian composer, Pietris Vasks, incorporates elements of Latvian folk music into a contemporary idiom. The emotional content of his setting is reflected in his masterful use of color and texture which holds our attention on this one single phrase, Dona Nobis Pacem, for 12 minutes. R. Vaughan Williams had witnessed war in France 1914-1918. This powerful work, his setting of Dona Nobis Pacem, vividly proclaims the harshness and cruelty of war, the intense and somber burial of a father and son, the anguished cry for peace, and a final message of good will and peace toward men. Dona Nobis Pacem. Give Us Peace.

www.AVMsingers.org

 

 

December


December
11, 2022 3:00 p.m.
Greater Gardner Community Choir, Diane Cushing, Music Director
Bethany Baptist Church, Gardner.
Light Beyond Shadow: A Christmas Celebration
Join the Greater Gardner Community Choir as they celebrate this holiday season with performances of Camille Saint-Saëns’ Christmas Oratorio, “Light Beyond Shadow” by Dan Forrest, and other seasonal pieces both new and familiar.
www.ggcchoir.com


December 11, 2022 3:30 p.m.
Assabet Valley Mastersingers, Dr. Robert P. Eaton, Artistic Director
First Church Congregational, Marlborough, MA
Messiah Sing
COME! SING! LISTEN! A joyful opportunity to participate in singing
MESSIAH. The Christmas portion of Handel’s oratorio in addition to the “Hallelujah Chorus” will be sung. Dr. Robert Eaton, Founder and Artistic Director of the Assabet Valley Mastersingers will direct soloists Kelly Hollis, Soprano, Vanessa Moya-,Mezzo Soprano, Francesco Logozzo, Tenor, Thomas Valle-Hoag, Baritone, the chorus and audience with organ accompaniment by Brett Maguire. A limited number of scores will be available to share if participants do not have their own.
www.AVMsingers.org

December 17, 2022 4:00 p.m.
Nashoba Valley Chorale, Anne Watson Born, Music Director
Mechanics Hall, Worcester
The Nashoba Valley Chorale will sing George Frideric Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus and Adeste Fideles in the Worcester Youth Orchestra’s Holiday Concert, conducted by Jonathan Brennand.
www.nashobachorale.org

 

January

February


February 4, 2023 Time TBD
February 5, 2023 Time TBD
Nashoba Valley Chorale, Anne Watson Born, Music Director
Acton Congregational Church, Acton (February 4)
Performing Arts Center at Middle School South, Groton (February 5)
Nashoba Valley Chorale Concert, featuring composers from historically marginalized communities: Wake Up, My Spirit, by Adolphus Hailstork, Missa Abreviada, by Jose Maria Nunes Garcia, Psalm 61, by Zanaida Robles, Chariot Jubilee, by Nathaniel Dett.
www.nashobachorale.org

February 11
, 2023 7:00 p.m.
Snow Date: February 12, 2023 4:00 p.m.
Master Singers of Worcester, Ed Tyler, Artistic Director
Salem Covenant Church, Worcester
A Night At The Opera
Our February concerts are usually lighter fare, but that doesn’t mean we can’t also dust off our finest tail coats and ball gowns and GO TO THE OPERA! Not only will we present some of the greatest choral movements from the operatic world, but we will also hear from several of our soloists in featured arias. We will be joined by guest artists from the Opera Program at the Hartt School of Music! Join us for some powerful performances!
www.mswma.org

 

February 11, 2023 Time TBD
Shir Joy Chorus, Nan AK Gibbons, Director
Congregation B’nai Shalom, Westborough
Winter Concert
www.ShirJoyChorus.com

  March

 


March 5, 2023 3:00 p.m.
Nashoba Valley Chorale, Anne Watson Born, Music Director
Immaculate Conception Church, Nashua, New Hampshire
Requiem, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, in collaboration with the Nashua Choral Society and Symphony New Hampshire Orchestra, conducted by Roger Kalia.
www.nashobachorale.org

 

 

 April

  May

May 13, 2022 7:00 p.m.
Master Singers of Worcester, Ed Tyler, Artistic Director
Salem Covenant Church, Worcester
Gabriel Fauré – “Requiem” and the premiere of “Le Lac” by Stephan Barnicle
We close our season with a mainstay of the choral repertoire, Gabriel Fauré’s healing “Requiem.” This sumptuous work, now one of the most popular of our time, was a departure from the traditional Requiem Masses, with their depictions of a fiery Judgment Day. Instead, Fauré wanted his Mass to be a time for reflection, healing, and peace. We pair this work with the premiere of a new piece by MSW member Stephan Barnicle, a setting of “Le Lac,” by Alphonse de Lamartine.

www.mswma.org


May 20
2023 7:30 p.m.
Nashoba Valley Chorale, Anne Watson Born, Music Director
Sounds of Stow Chorus and Orchestra Barbara Jones, Artistic Director
Groton Hill Music Center, Groton
The voices of Lyricora, Nashoba Valley Chorale, and Sounds of Stow, plus children’s choruses, and soloists Liz Baldwin and Philip Lima will combine with the Vista Philharmonic Orchestra (formerly the Orchestra of Indian Hill) to perform Te Deum, by Antonin Dvorak, and On Music’s Wings, by Peter Boyer. We will be conducted by Bruce Hangen in the new 1,000 seat concert hall that will open in January in the orchestra’s new home in Groton.
www.nashobachorale.org
www.soundsofstow.org

June


June 25, 2023 Time TBD
Shir Joy Chorus, Nan AK Gibbons, Director
Congregation B’nai Shalom, Westborough
Spring Concert
www.ShirJoyChorus.com