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Towns listed are in Massachusetts, unless otherwise noted.
Singers interested in joining groups to sing in these concerts can look at Open Rehearsals, or the individual member group websites for information about open rehearsals or auditions.
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  September

September 10, 2017 4:00 p.m.
Shir Joy Chorus, Nan AK Gibbons, Director
Belmont A.M.E. Zion Church, Worcester
Songs of Hope: A Musical Expression of Hope, Endurance & Triumph.
WORCESTER BLACK-JEWISH ALLIANCE.  Also: Jewish Fed. of Central Mass., Worcester Black Clergy Alliance, & Worcester NAACP.
www.shirjoychorus.com

September 23, 2017 3:00 p.m.
Shir Joy Chorus, Nan AK Gibbons, Director
Bay State Commons, Union St., Westborough
Arts in Common Festival.
 www.shirjoychorus.com

  October

  November

November 11, 2017 8:00 p.m.
Assabet Valley Mastersingers, Dr. Robert P. Eaton, Artistic Director
Congregation B’Nai Shalom, Westborough
Praise from the Royal Courts:  Let God Arise, Chandos Anthem #11 — Handel; As Longs the Hart, Chandos #6 — Handel;  Te Deum — Charpentier with Orchestra and Soloists:  soprano Jessica Cooper; mezzo Catherine Hedberg; tenor Charles Blandy; and baritone Thomas Jones.
www.AVMsingers.org

November 12, 2017 4:00 p.m.
Joint Concert with John Daly Goodwin as the guest conductor, Dr. Christopher Shepard, Conductor
Worcester Chorus, Dr. Christopher Shepard, Artistic Director
Salisbury Singers, Dr. Michelle Graveline, Music Director
Sounds of Stow Chorus and Orchestra, Barbara Jones, Artistic Director
Master Singers of Worcester, Ed Tyler, Artistic Director
Mechanics Hall, Worcester
Benjamin Brittens War Requiem Op. 66: After years of planning, the choruses of Central Massachusetts and Music Worcester are thrilled to present a choral collaboration, the likes of which Worcester has never seen, to perform Benjamin Brittens War Requiem at historic Mechanics Hall.  With Orchestra and Worcester Childrens Chorus.
www.salisburysingers.org
www.soundsofstow.org
www.musicworcester.org
www.mswma.org

  December

December 2, 2017 8:00 p.m.
Worcester Chorus, Dr. Christopher Shepard, Artistic Director
Mechanics Hall, Worcester
Annual performance of Handels Messiah with soloists and Festival Orchestra.
www.musicworcester.org

December 3, 2017 2:30 p.m.
Nashoba Valley Chorale, Anne Watson Born, Music Director
First Parish Church, Groton
Messiah Sing, benefitting Loaves and Fishes: Bring your own score or borrow one of ours; come to sing or to listen!
www.nashobavalleychorale.org

December 9, 2017 7:00 p.m.
December 10, 2017 3:00 p.m.
Westford Chorus, Jim Barkovic, Music Director
December 9 – United Methodist Church, Westford
December 10 – Trinity Lutheran Church, Chelmsford
Songs for the Season – Mark your calendars for our holiday concert!  You wont want to miss our Songs for the Season!  Our December concert will be a classical holiday concert with music for chorus, brass quartet, and organ from composers including Giovanni Gabrieli, Benjamin Britten and Daniel Pinkham.
www.WestfordChorus.org

December 9, 2017 7:00 p.m.
December 10, 2017 2:00 p.m.
Joyful Noise, Matthew Johnsen, Director
December 9 – UU Church of Worcester, Worcester
December 10 – TBD
“This Shining Night”: Featuring the works of Lauridsen, Whitacre, Arnesen, Rutter, Scott and others. Regional premiere of work by Paul Gallagher.
www.joyfulnoise.site

December 10, 2017 2:00 p.m.
Salisbury Singers, Dr. Michelle Graveline, Music Director
Worcester Art Museum, Worcester
Holiday Concert at Worcester Art Museum: Salisbury Singers usher in the holidays with their annual Holidays at WAM concert.
www.salisburysingers.org

December 10, 2017
4:00 p.m.
Greater Gardner Community Choir, Diane Cushing, Director
First Congregational Church, Gardner
Rutter’s Gloria and other seasonal pieces and brass accompaniment.
www.ggcchoir.org

December 17, 2017 3:30 p.m.
Assabet Valley Mastersingers, Dr. Robert P. Eaton, Artistic Director
First Church Congregational, Marlborough
Messiah Sing — An annual holiday tradition with audience participation.  Join AVM members in singing the Christmas portion of Handel’s oratorio and the “Hallelujah Chorus”. With professional vocal soloists and accompaniment by Organist Brett Maguire.
www.AVMsingers.org

  January

January 13, 2018 8:00 p.m.
Acton Community Chorus, Jennifer Cooper, Director
Location TBD
Winter Lights: We’ll be singing the Rutter Requiem as part of a tribute Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary of  his tragic death.
www.ActonCommunityChorus.org

January 20, 2018 7:00 p.m.
Snow date: January 21, 2018 7:00 p.m.
Shir Joy Chorus, Nan AK Gibbons, Director
Congregation B’nai Shalom, Westborough
Winter Concert: Songs of Hope and Peace.
www.shirjoychorus.com

January 27, 2018 8:00 p.m.
Nashoba Valley Chorale, Anne Watson Born, Music Director
Littleton High School, Littleton
Missa in tempore belli (Paukenmesse) by Franz Joseph Haydn; Lux aeterna by Morten Lauridsen. With members of the Orchestra of Indian Hill.
www.nashobavalleychorale.org

  February

February 14, 2018 7:00 p.m.
February 16, 2018 7:00 p.m.
February 17, 2018 7:00 p.m.
Joyful Noise, Matthew Johnsen, Director
Locations TBD
“Love, Loss and Justice”:  Music of Whitacre, Taylor, Runestad. Featuring regional premiere of “I have a dream” by John Maas in honor of the 50th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King.
www.joyfulnoise.site

  March

March 11, 2018 3:30 p.m.
Assabet Valley Mastersingers, Dr. Robert P. Eaton, Artistic Director
Pilgrim Church, Southborough
Choral Gems for Romantic Organ and Choir:  Mass in f minor — Rheinberger; Missa Choralis — Liszt;  Solemn Mass — Vierne With Organist Brett Maguire in a unique program featuring three rarely-heard short masses specifically written for organ and chorus by some of the Romantic era’s greatest masters of choral music.
www.AVMsingers.org

March 25, 2018 3:00 p.m.
Sounds of Stow Chorus and Orchestra, Barbara Jones, Artistic Director
Hale School, Stow Center
Franz Schubert, Grand Mass in E-flat; Aaron Copland, Quiet City for solo trumpet (Charlie Anderson), English Horn, and orchestra; Ralph Vaughan Williams, The Lark Ascending, for solo violin and orchestra.
www.soundsofstow.org

  April

April 7, 2018 7:30 p.m.
Salisbury Singers, Dr. Michelle Graveline, Music Director
Trinity Lutheran Church, Worcester
Bach Is Back!  Salisbury Singers will present a celebration of cantatas 17, 93, and 111 by J. S. Bach, accompanied by the Bach Consort of Worcester, which will also perform Bachs famous concerto for oboe and violin. Trinity Lutherans newly renovated sanctuary will provide the beautiful setting for these most glorious works!
www.salisburysingers.org

April 20, 2018 8:00 p.m.
Worcester Chorus, Dr. Christopher Shepard, Artistic Director
Mechanics Hall, Worcester
Mendelssohns arrangement of Bachs masterpiece St. Matthew Passion (the  second U.S. performance of Mendelssohns arrangement of this work).
www.musicworcester.org

April 21, 2018 8:00 p.m.
Nashoba Valley Chorale, Anne Watson Born, Music Director
Littleton High School, Littleton
In windsor Forest by Ralph Vaughn Williams with Symphony New Hampshire. Also, a piece arranged for us by Katie McNally.
www.nashobavalleychorale.org

  May

May 6, 2018 3:30 p.m.
Assabet Valley Mastersingers, Dr. Robert P. Eaton, Artistic Director
Jay Performing Arts Center, St. John’s High School, Shrewsbury
40th Anniversary Concert:  Requiem in d — Mozart;  Song for St. Cecilia’s Day — Clifton Noble with Orchestra and Soloists:  soprano Andrea Ehrenreich; mezzo Pamela Dellal; tenor Matthew Anderson; and baritone John Salvi.
AVM opens a year-long 40th anniversary celebration with the Mozart Requiem performed at its first concert in May 1978.  Noble’s Song for St. Cecilia’s Day was commissioned by AVM for its 20th Anniversary in May 1998.
www.AVMsingers.org

May 11, 2018 7:00 p.m.
Worcester Chorus, Dr. Christopher Shepard, Artistic Director
St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Worcester
Fundraiser Auction and Concert.
www.musicworcester.org

May 19, 2018 7:30 p.m.
Salisbury Singers, Dr. Michelle Graveline, Music Director
Tsotsis Family Academic Center Performance Hall, Assumption College, Worcester
A Tribute to Bernstein and Sondheim: The collaboration of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim produced West Side Story, a Broadway classic.  Musicals such as Company and A Little Night Music cemented Sondheims reputation as a master songwriter and lyricist.  Salisbury Singers presents a tapestry of the songs from these musicals and others, in a splendid evening of classic Broadway melodies.
www.salisburysingers.org

  June

June 10, 2018 7:00 p.m.
Shir Joy Chorus, Nan AK Gibbons, Director
Congregation B’nai Shalom, Westborough
Spring Concert.
www.shirjoychorus.com