Details for the upcoming season will continue to be posted as they become available.  Check back again soon for more.  We suggest you check with the chorus directly for possible changes due to changing conditions in the ongoing pandemic.

Assabet Valley Mastersingers, Dr. Robert P. Eaton, Artistic Director
(508) 769-1480 or (978) 562-9838
Open Rehearsals – Fall Season (concert date October 30, 2021)
–UPDATED INFORMATION–
Monday, September 13, 2021
All Rehearsals from 7:30-9:45 pm (as every Monday thereafter), located at
Robert E. Melican Middle School
145 Lincoln Street
Northborough, MA
AVM offers a choral experience in a community of welcoming, inclusive, respectful, collegial and talented vocalists who value high artistic standards.
Preparation will begin for the first concert—Songs of Unity—with orchestra and soloists on Saturday, October 30, featuring Unity in Diversity by Cynthia Lee Wong, commissioned by AVM in honor of its 40th anniversary; LUX: The Dawn From On High by Dan Forrest, exploring ancient liturgical chant, scripture, and modern secular love poetry; Oliver Caplan’s We Exist, the lyrics of which respond to the 2017 violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, honoring all races, faiths and all genders.
Come early so that you can meet the Membership chair, Deb Wallace and section leaders, and get music prior to rehearsal. AVM believes individuals perform best when working together in a supportive, encouraging, and non-competitive environment.
The AVM COVID protocol has been updated. Masks are now required at all rehearsals and performances. AVM looks forward to performing for all in the near future.
www.AVMsingers.org

Master Singers of Worcester, Ed Tyler, Artistic Director
(508) 842-1349
Open Rehearsals – (concert date November 21, 2021)
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Open Rehearsals – (concert date February 12, 2022; snow date February 13)
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Open Rehearsals – (concert date May 15, 2022)
Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Rehearsals are 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. located at
Salem Covenant Church
215 E. Mountain St.
Worcester, MA
To attend an open rehearsal, we require vaccination or that the person wears a mask and adds a face shield when singing. We have room for social distancing in the church sanctuary.
www.mswma.org

Westford Chorus, James Barkovic, Director
info@westfordchorus.org
Open Rehearsals – Fall Semester (concert dates January 29, 30, 2022)
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Open Rehearsals – Spring Semester (concert dates May 20, 22, 2022)
Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Rehearsals are 7:15-9:30 pm (may be shortened TBD), located at:
Parish Center for the Arts
10 Lincoln Street
Westford, MA
Currently we will be requiring that all singers be able to show proof of vaccination and wear a mask during rehearsals.
www.WestfordChorus.org

Sounds of Stow Chorus & Orchestra, Barbara Jones, Artistic Director
info@soundsofstow.org or 978-707-9887
Open Rehearsals – Fall Season (concert date November 21, 2021)
Monday, August 30, 2021
Monday, September 6, 2021
Monday, September 13, 2021
First Parish Church
353 Great Road
Stow, MA
Open Rehearsals will begin at 7pm to allow time for registration and meeting other singers. Subsequent rehearsals will start at 7:30. Singers must be fully vaccinated and wear a mask. We will monitor all applicable Covid guidelines and make adjustments as indicated. Please email info@soundsofstow.org if you plan to attend an Open Rehearsal. The program will include Ola Gjeilo, Sunrise Mass; Adolphus Hailstork, I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes; and Christoper Tin, Sogno di Volare.
www.SoundsofStow.org

Acton Community Chorus, Lisa Cooper, Director
First In Person Rehearsal – Winter Season (concert date TBD)
Monday, September 13, 2021 7:00-9:30 pm
All other rehearsals from 7:30-9:30 pm on Mondays
Faith Evangelical Free Church
54 Hosmer Street
Acton, MA
Our upcoming Winter Season will feature songs to express “This is Why We Sing”. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to our start time. The Acton Community Chorus is requiring that all singers be able to show proof of vaccination and wear a mask during rehearsals. Visit our website below for more details.
www.ActonCommunityChorus.org

Salisbury Singers, Bradford T. Dumont, Music Director
Return to Singing / Open Sing
Saturday, September 11, 2021
9:30 am – 12:00 pm
We are greatly anticipating our return to singing in the Fall and with that in mind we are asking all singers, new and returning, to hold the date for a morning open sing and breakfast potluck on Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church. This open sing will introduce the music for our first concert of the fall and kick off our season.
First Rehearsal – Fall Season (first concert November 7, 2021)
Monday, September 17, 2021

Rehearsals are at 7:15 p.m. located at
Trinity Lutheran Church
73 Lancaster st
Worcester, MA
www.salisburysingers.org

Shir Joy Chorus, Nan AK Gibbons, Director
ShirJoyMA@gmail.com
Open Rehearsals – Winter Season (first concert February 6, 2022)
Sunday, October 3, 2021
Sunday, October 10, 2021
All rehearsals are held Sunday evenings 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at:
Congregation B’nai Shalom
117 E. Main St.
Westborough, MA
Shir Joy Chorus of Massachusetts is excited to begin a new season on October 3. Singers interested in joining the group are welcome to our first two rehearsals on October 3 and 10, which will be open for all new and prospective members. All singers must provide documentation of COVID immunization or a waiver signed by their physician.
Rehearsals are currently planned to take place indoors with all singers masked. However, COVID safety may require us to sing in an outdoor space, from our cars in the parking lot with wireless microphones or remotely on Zoom (as a last resort in inclement weather). Shir Joy successfully utilized all of these techniques throughout the pandemic last year, even maintaining its 2020-2021 concert schedule with virtual choir recordings and livestreaming. Performances are currently planned for February 6 and June 26, 2022. These will be held live or with virtual chorus recordings (on Zoom) if necessary for the safety of chorus members and the audience.
Shir Joy Music Director Nan AK Gibbons is looking forward to the new season. “We’re prepared to adapt rehearsals and performances however we need to in order to keep singing. Covid protocols may direct how and where we sing, but not whether we sing.”
www.ShirJoyChorus.com