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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.
Events are updated during the season, so check back again for any updates.

Keep the Music Coming!

  August



August 21, 2023 7:30 p.m.
Assabet Valley Mastersingers, Dr. Robert P. Eaton, Artistic Director
Congregation B’nai Shalom, Westborough, MA
Summer Sing: Dona Nobis Pacem by Vaughan Williams
The Assabet Valley Mastersingers are thrilled to announce their highly anticipated Summer Sing event. Music enthusiasts and choral aficionados are invited to join this beautiful evening of harmony. The featured work for this year’s Summer Sing is Ralph Vaughan Williams’ masterpiece, “Dona Nobis Pacem.” This stunning choral composition promises to captivate the audience with its rich harmonies and emotive storytelling. Under the skillful direction of conductor Robert Eaton, the Assabet Valley Mastersingers will showcase their remarkable talent, alongside professional soloists, while inviting the public to sing along. Bring your own score or borrow one at the door! The Mastersingers warmly welcome music lovers of all ages to experience the transformational power of choral music in the heart of Westborough. We hope to see you there!
www.AVMsingers.org


August
23, 2023 6:00 p.m.
Master Singers of Worcester, Ed Tyler, Artistic Director
Salem Covenant Church, Worcester
Master Singers of Worcester’s 9th Annual Summer Sing-Along
The Master Singers of Worcester welcome everyone, from the professional to the curious, to sing or listen to selections from “Considering Matthew Shepard”
Doors open 6:00
Rehearsal 6:30
Ice Cream 8:00
Scores will be provided
Here’s your opportunity to sing one of the newest pieces in the modern masterworks repertory!
www.mswma.org

 

September

 

September 30, 2023 3:00-7:00 p.m.
Master Singers of Worcester, Ed Tyler, Artistic Director
Salem Covenant Church, Worcester
Paint Night Fundraiser
Everyone is an artist at heart! Join Master Singers of Worcester at our paint night party, and let your creativity soar! With the gentle guidance of our wonderful instructor, you can bring out the artist inside while she teaches you step by step to create your own work of art! Bring your friends, you family, and some goodies for munching and support the arts all while participating in the arts! Registration includes paint, use of brushes and easels and a 12×16” Canvas to paint and bring home with you!
www.mswma.org

October

November

November 12, 2023 3:30 p.m.
Assabet Valley Mastersingers, Dr. Robert P. Eaton, Artistic Director
Pilgrim Church, Southborough, MA
Choral Tapestry
This concert presents a choral mosaic of treasures and smaller masterpieces from the European and American traditions.
www.AVMsingers.org

November 18, 2023 7:00 p.m.
Master Singers of Worcester, Ed Tyler, Artistic Director
Salem Covenant Church, Worcester
A Woman’s Voice
This fall, we present a concert of music by women composers, going all the way back to Hildegard von Bingen! Along the way, we’ll hear from Fanny Mendelssohn, Lili Boulanger, Florence Price, local composers Amy Bernon, Gwyneth Walker, and Ellen Gilson Voth, and many others. This program is as varied and interesting as the women who made it possible.

www.mswma.org

November 19, 2023 2:00 p.m.
Sounds of Stow Chorus and Orchestra, Barbara Jones, Artistic Director
Littleton High School, Littleton
Beauty in Birdsong
We will present the area premiere of Christopher Tin’s important new work The Lost Birds, as well as more familiar avian-inspired pieces by Vivaldi, Saint-Saens, Lowe and other. In collaboration with the Mass Audubon Society.
www.soundsofstow.org

December

 


December 3, 2023 2:30 p.m.
Shir Joy Chorus, Nan AK Gibbons, Director
Worcester Art Museum, Worcester
Chanukah Concert
www.ShirJoyChorus.com


December 17, 2023 3:30 p.m.
Assabet Valley Mastersingers, Dr. Robert P. Eaton, Artistic Director
First Church in Marlborough, Marlborough, MA
Messiah Sing
www.AVMsingers.org


December 1
7, 2023 3:00 p.m.
Greater Gardner Community Choir, Diane Cushing, Music Director
Bethany Baptist Church, Gardner.
A Classics to Carols Christmas Concert
www.ggcchoir.com

 

January

February

 


February 4, 2024 7:00 p.m.
Shir Joy Chorus, Nan AK Gibbons, Director
Congregation B’nai Shalom, Westborough
Winter Concert
www.ShirJoyChorus.com

February 17, 2024
7:00 p.m.
Master Singers of Worcester
, Ed Tyler, Artistic Director
Salem Covenant Church, Worcester
If Music Be the Food of Love
The Master Singers are not just noteworthy for their music – we can put together great receptions, too! Sadly, we had to put the receptions on hold during the past few years, but it’s time to welcome them back – and the best way to do that is with a concert celebrating food, love, and the love of food. As always, February brings out our members as soloists. So pull up a chair and join us for this musical feast!
www.mswma.org


February 24, 2024 1:00-8 p.m.
Salisbury Singers, Bradford T. Dumont, Music Director
Mid-Winter Choral Residency with Dr. Jace Kaholokula Saplan
Led by Dr. Jace Kaholokula Saplan, Salisbury Singers will host a one-day choral retreat for community singers from across the region. Jace will curate music repertoire that singers will prepare to come together for an afternoon and evening of rehearsal and dinner, finishing the day with an informal concert for all involved. This event will serve as an excellent opportunity to connect with other singers in the community and as a fundraiser through registration fees and donations while providing a fun experience for all.
Join Salisbury Singers and Dr. Jace Kaholokula Saplan for a one-day mid-Winter choral residency for community singers across the region. The hope for this event is to create a joy-filled singing experience to connect deeply with a wide variety of music selected by Jace, representing various styles and traditions. Singers will be asked to prepare some music loosely in advance while some music will be learned on-site.
The day will include time to meet singers from across the New England region who attend and will culminate in an informal concert.
Registration required. Reserve now: https://salisburysingers.org/tickets/
www.salisburysingers.org

 

 

 

  March


March 10, 2024 3:30 p.m.
Assabet Valley Mastersingers, Dr. Robert P. Eaton, Artistic Director
St. John’s High School, Shrewsbury, MA
Voices of Light: The Passion of Joan of Arc (Oratorio & Silent Film)
Voices of Light is a unique musical experience, pairing live choral performance with Carl Dreyer’s classic silent film “The Passion of Joan of Arc.” The concert, under the expert direction of Dr. Robert Eaton, featuring the Worcester Children’s Chorus as the Voice of Joan, promises to captivate audiences with its powerful music and compelling storytelling. Joan of Arc, the legendary French heroine, is brought to life through a breathtaking combination of arresting choral harmonies and cinematic artistry. As the Assabet Valley Mastersingers weave the musical tapestry, the audience will enter into the heart of Joan’s journey, witnessing her unwavering courage and unyielding faith. Pre-concert Talk with John Michalczyk, Director of Film Studies Program, Boston College.
www.AVMsingers.org

 

 April

 

April 28, 2024  4:00 p.m.
Salisbury Singers, Bradford T. Dumont, Music Director
All Saints Episcopal Church, Worcester
50th Season Finale Concert
The finale concert of our 50th Season will feature a new 15-minute commission for choir, organ, and strings by Worcester-based composer Leonardo Ciampa featuring texts reflective of the Worcester community. Alongside this work, we will perform several pieces that reflect the history of Salisbury Singers and other composers of the Worcester community. We will also take requests from the chorus to have a section of pieces of Salisbury Singers favorites that we can prepare together!
— Leonardo Ciampa: The Worcester Cantata Commission for Choir, Strings, Organ, and Soloists
— Cassius Clement-Stearns: Mass in A or Vespers in G
— Gwyneth Walker: All Things Wonderful and The Road to Freedom (Salisbury Singers Commissions)
— Robakiewicz: Air, Fire, & Earth from Elements of Love and Death
— Golijov: Selected Work for Strings
— Choir Favorites:
— Parker: Hark! I hear the harps eternal
— Kirchner: I’ll Be On My Way.
www.salisburysingers.org

May


May 11, 2024 7:30 p.m.
Assabet Valley Mastersingers, Dr. Robert P. Eaton, Artistic Director
Algonquin Regional High School, Northborough, MA
Brahms Requiem
www.AVMsingers.org


May18, 2024
7:00 p.m.
Master Singers of Worcester
, Ed Tyler, Artistic Director
Salem Covenant Church, Worcester
Considering Matthew Shepard
In October of 1998, Matthew Shepard, a young gay man, was abducted, beaten, and left tied to a fence in the hills overlooking Laramie, Wyoming. His death became an international call for tolerance and inclusion. Craig Hella Johnson’s fantastic new work is bound to be considered one of the great pieces of the 21st century; please join us to share this compelling message of love and acceptance.
www.mswma.org

June

 


June 9, 2024 7:00 p.m.
Shir Joy Chorus, Nan AK Gibbons, Director
Congregation B’nai Shalom, Westborough
Spring Concert
www.ShirJoyChorus.com