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iCal 2:00 PM. Monadnock Chorus [NH]: Outdoor Mini-Concert. Choral music celebrating NH and our community, including songs by Edward McDowell and from the Canterbury Shaker Community. For more information, call 603-513-8818 or email monadnockchorus@gmail.com. Putnam Park, Grove St, Peterborough NH 03458 (View flier)

iCal 7:00 PM. Pioneer Valley Symphony [online]: Fauré Requiem: A Community Tribute. A virtual event marking a year of collective grief, resilience and hope. Listen, sing or play along with the Requiem, interspersed with video stories from local community members reflecting on the tragedy and triumph they have experienced during the pandemic. Tickets are $15/device or free with a family pass at any of more than 30 local libraries in the Pioneer Valley. For more information, call 413-773-3664 or email sarah@pvso.org. Online (View flier)

iCal 2:00 PM. Monadnock Chorus [NH]: Outdoor Mini-Concert. Choral music celebrating NH and our community, including songs by Edward McDowell and from the Canterbury Shaker Community. For more information, call 603-513-8818 or email monadnockchorus@gmail.com. Town Green, Jaffrey NH 03452 (View flier)

iCal 3:00 PM. Ensemble Lyrae [online]: Music She Wrote: Songs By and About Women. Songs by female composers from around the world, featuring a diverse group of ten talented singers, including Broadway/film/TV star Kerry O’Malley. With a special appearance by Pulitzer-Prize winning opera creator and librettist Cerise Lim Jacobs, founder of White Snakes Projects. Tickets for viewing through June 9 are available for a $10 donation. Net proceeds support Rosie’s Place Women’s Shelter in Boston. For more information, email EnsembleLyrae@gmail.com. Online (View flier)

iCal 4:00 PM. Brattleboro Women's Chorus [online]: Virtual Mother's Day Singalong. As we finish our 25th anniversary year, the chorus will be singing songs led by Director Becky Graber and some guests as well! Some of the songs are very easy to join along with, and Becky will teach a song or two to all. Singalong-goers can register online via Zoom and pay for a ticket using the links on our website. Singers will be muted, though we will hear harmonized vocal tracks, so feel free to sing along in the comfort of your homes, if you wish. Our concert (called a singalong this spring) is usually a significant part of our income, so we are asking you, our audience, to pay the cost of a ticket to help keep our budget healthy this year. Tickets cost $10-$25 and can be purchased at https://www.brattleborowomenschorus.org/concert-tickets-spring. You must also register for the Zoom link via our website. Feel free to invite anyone you think would like to join! For more information, call 802-254-8994 or email info@brattleborowomenschorus.org. Online (View flier)

iCal 8:00 PM. Emmanuel Music [online]: Handel - La Resurrezione. Filmed under the direction of Nathan Troup in Emmanuel Church. Carley DeFranco, soprano (Angelo); Kristen Watson, soprano (Maddalena); Christopher Lowrey, countertenor (Cleofe); Omar Najmi, tenor (San Giovanni); David McFerrin, baritone (Lucifero); Nathan Troup, director; Ryan Turner, conductor. For more information, call 617-536-3356 or email music@emmanuelmusic.org. Online (View flier)

iCal 3:00 PM. Community Chorus at South Berwick [online]: A Whole New World: Exploring Optimism & Utopia. A live-streaming concert presenting works by Haydn, Walker, Thompson, and Thomas. Singers will be outside, distanced, and masked, making a statement of hope and connection in our community and the world. (Rain Date May 24, 7:00 pm). For more information, email ndosman@ccsb-sing.org. Online

iCal 7:30 PM. The Spectrum Singers [MA]: The Promise of Living. Gerald Finzi: My Spirit Sang All Day; Maurice Duruflé: Ubi Caritas; Virgil Thomson: Rose Cheek’d Laura, Come; Matthew Harris: O Mistress Mine; Norman Dello Joio: A Jubilant Song; Aaron Copland: The Promise of Living. Talkback/Q&A with music director and selected performers after the concert. Admission is free, donations are encouraged (you must reserve your ticket in advance). For more information, call 617-492-8902 or email info@spectrumsingers.org. Cambridge MA 02138 Online (View flier)

iCal 8:00 PM. Musica Sacra [online]: Songs of Renewal: Music for a May Evening. A virtual performance of music by Duke Ellington, Samuel Barber, Maurice Duruflé, Dolly Parton, and arranger Robert Shaw, plus pieces from our performance archive by Yehudi Wyner, Charles Villiers Stanford, and Norman Dinerstein. Free performance. For more information, call 617-349-3400 or email info@musicasacra.org. Online (View flier)

iCal 3:00 PM. Ensemble Lyrae [online]: Songs of Hope and Resilience. A 30-minute, virtual concert live streamed from The Shirley Meeting House. Suggested Donation: $10. Proceeds will be given to Together Rising (https://togetherrising.org/) For more information, email EnsembleLyrae@gmail.com. Online (View flier)

iCal 7:00 PM. Brattleboro Women's Chorus [online]: 25th Anniversary FInale - Guest Conductors Galore! This year, the Brattleboro Women’s Chorus celebrates 25 years of singing with online musical events on the 25th day of the month. All singers (not just women!) are welcome to join us on Zoom. Director Becky Graber welcomes a number of guest conductors connected to the BWC in some way to come lead a song in honor of our 25th anniversary year. Artists include Peggo Horstmann Hodes, Peter and MaryAlice Amidon, Kristen Carmichael-Bowers, Andy Davis, Jane Lowey, Lisa McCormick and Julian McBrowne. For more information, call 802-254-8994 or email info@brattleborowomenschorus.org. Online (View flier)

iCal 6:00 PM. Classical Uprising Youth Choirs [ME]: I Dream a World. Songs by African American and women composers celebrating the dream of unity, freedom, and peace, performed by three youth choirs, grades 2–12 (Skylarks, Bella Canta, and the Iris Ensemble). Featured composers include Andre Thomas, Victor Johnson, Rollo Dilworth, Moses Hogan, Barbara Wesley Baker, Audrey Snyder, Elizabeth Poston, and Amy Bernon. (Venue is subject to change). For more information, email music@classicaluprising.org. Thompsons Point, Portland ME 04102

TBD. Keene Chorale [NH]: Handel's Messiah (selections). For more information, email keenechoralesingers@gmail.com. TBD, Keene NH 03431 (View flier)

iCal 1:00 PM. Voices of Concinnity [CT]: From Silence to Song. A live concert outdoors "in plein air" of part-songs and madrigals from Elaine Hagenberg, Reena Esmail, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Cheryl Engelhardt, and more on themes of love, singing, nature, and the promise of spring. One performance (June 26) will be a SUMMER SING where the audience is invited to sing with Concinnity on a number of the selections. For more information, email consonare.sing@gmail.com. Florence Griswold Museum, the Artists' Trail, 96 Lyme St, Old Lyme CT 06371 (View flier)

iCal 7:00 PM. Boston Saengerfest Mens Chorus [online]: Open Sing (Online with Zoom). Featuring “I’m Gonna Sing,” a new Saengerfest commissioned medley of African-American spirituals by Jerry Noble. Basses, Baritones and Tenors are all invited to enjoy an evening of reading and singing music written or arranged especially for male voices. We provide the music and good company! Zoom invitation will be sent to registrants prior to the event. For more information, call 781-789-9054 or email info@saengerfest.org. Online

iCal 4:00 PM. Amare Cantare [MA]: Spring Into Summer. Orlando di Lasso: "O occhi, manza mia"; John Bennett: "Weep, O mine eyes" John Farmer: "Fair Phyllis I saw"; Jacob Arcadelt: "Il bianco e dolce cigno"; Thomas Morley: "Now is the gentle season"; Thomas Morley: "The fields abroad"; Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: "Sicut cervus"; Hans Leo Hassler: "Halleluja – Laudem dicite"; Felix Mendelssohn: Frühlingsahnung; Stephen Paulus: "The Road Home"; Kevin Siegfried: "Vum Vive Vum"; Moses Hogan: "Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit"; Admission is free — just bring your own lawn chair and mask. Amare Cantare’s first full-group live concert in over a year and a half! Al Capp Outdoor Amphitheater, 8 Mill Yard, Amesbury MA 01913

iCal 7:00 PM. Amare Cantare [NH]: Spring Into Summer. Orlando di Lasso: "O occhi, manza mia"; John Bennett: "Weep, O mine eyes" John Farmer: "Fair Phyllis I saw"; Jacob Arcadelt: "Il bianco e dolce cigno"; Thomas Morley: "Now is the gentle season"; Thomas Morley: "The fields abroad"; Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: "Sicut cervus"; Hans Leo Hassler: "Halleluja – Laudem dicite"; Felix Mendelssohn: Frühlingsahnung; Stephen Paulus: "The Road Home"; Kevin Siegfried: "Vum Vive Vum"; Moses Hogan: "Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit"; Admission is free — just bring your own lawn chair and mask. Amare Cantare’s first full-group live concert in over a year and a half! Rotary Arts Pavilion in Henry Law Park, 28–34 Henry Law Avenue, Dover NH 03820

iCal 6:30 PM. Voices of Concinnity [CT]: From Silence to Song. A live concert outdoors "in plein air" of part-songs and madrigals from Elaine Hagenberg, Reena Esmail, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Cheryl Engelhardt, and more on themes of love, singing, nature, and the promise of spring. One performance (June 26) will be a SUMMER SING where the audience is invited to sing with Concinnity on a number of the selections. For more information, email consonare.sing@gmail.com. Hill-stead Museum, 35 Mountain Rd, Farmington CT 06032 (View flier)

iCal 5:00 PM. Voices of Concinnity [CT]: From Silence to Song. A live concert outdoors "in plein air" of part-songs and madrigals from Elaine Hagenberg, Reena Esmail, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Cheryl Engelhardt, and more on themes of love, singing, nature, and the promise of spring. One performance (June 26) will be a SUMMER SING where the audience is invited to sing with Concinnity on a number of the selections. For more information, email consonare.sing@gmail.com. Downtown Storrs (Plein Air Trail), Storrs CT 06268 (View flier)

iCal 2:00 PM. Voices of Concinnity [CT]: From Silence to Song. A live concert outdoors "in plein air" of part-songs and madrigals from Elaine Hagenberg, Reena Esmail, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Cheryl Engelhardt, and more on themes of love, singing, nature, and the promise of spring. One performance (June 26) will be a SUMMER SING where the audience is invited to sing with Concinnity on a number of the selections. For more information, email consonare.sing@gmail.com. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum (Gengras Court), 600 Main St, Hartford CT 06103 (View flier)

iCal 8:00 PM. Ensemble Altera [online]: Jewels of the English Renaissance. Six vocalists perform one-to-a-part works by Byrd, Tallis, Taverner, and others ranging from the intricacies of the Eton Choirbook to the elegant simplicity of the early Reformation. The program includes a mixture of forms such as the pitch spiral of a double perfect canon and cantus firmus settings as well as simpler homophonic language. Textual themes vary from Advent to Nativity, Lent to Easter, and liturgical contexts range from a mass setting to a penitential psalm to a Vespers responsory. Filmed at the Aldrich Mansion in Warwick, RI. Free, but donations are encouraged. For more information, call 401-575-8504 or email ensemblealtera@gmail.com. Online (View flier)

iCal 3:00 PM. Family Folk Chorale [MA]: One Voice Together. Singer-songwriter and producer Martin Sexton appears in this 20th anniversary concert. The chorale will be performing the winning song from our Annual Songwriting Competition. The concert benefits Mothers Out Front, as well as the continuation of the Bill Meikle Visiting Artist Fund. For more information, email Info@familyfolkchorale.org. Cary Hall, 1605 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington MA 02420 (View flier)

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Archived Online Events

  • Andover Choral Society: Voices Diverse and Beautiful: Music of the Merrimack Valley. A virtual concert with a dozen participating choral groups showcasing the richness and diversity of the arts community in the Merrimack Valley. Singers will perform American songs including "How Can I Keep From Singing?" and "You’ll Never Walk Alone". [5/2/2021] Visit archive
  • Carduus: Orpheus Fragments. An online premiere-event for a multimedia piece that Carduus wrote together. The piece was rehearsed and recorded remotely by the members of Carduus, and our final product features video art by the artistic duo maya + rouvelle. The event begins with a pre-concert talk at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89081600828, followed by the performance on YouTube and Facebook, ending with a Q&A session with the composers, performers, and artists at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83940711832. Free admission. [4/16/2021] Visit archive
  • Choir Matrix Women's Ensemble: Panel Discussion, "We the the Stories: women's voices marking 100 years along the broader path to universal suffrage." When we are singing together as a choir, we feel and know the importance of every voice. However, our history has taught us that some voices are amplified while other voices have been silenced. We have an opportunity to illuminate all stories through our music. Come listen to this panel of five professional musicians who have a story to tell. [3/21/2021] Visit archive
  • Choir Matrix Women's Ensemble: Premiere of New Work: "Witch-Wife" by Melissa Dunphy. This commissioned work by Melissa Dunphy on a poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay was scheduled to be performed live March 2020. However, we are now releasing it as a virtual performance. [3/28/2021] Visit archive
  • Farmington Valley Chorale: "Music in Response" panel: Choral Music and the Path Ahead. How does choral music-making move forward as a positive force for good, as we emerge from the crises of the past year? A "Music in Response" event with illustrious guests Reginald Mobley and Pearl Shangkuan in conversation with Artistic Director Ellen Gilson Voth. [4/25/2021] Visit archive
  • Gloriae Dei Cantores [MA]: Lenten Concert at the Church of The Transfiguration (Livestreamed). Francis Poulenc: Four Motets for the Season of Lent; Gregorio Allegri: Miserere Mei, Deus; and other works by Tallis, Byrd, Gabrieli, Esquivel and Merulo. Livestreamed from the Church of The Transfiguration, Orleans, MA. [3/13/2021] Orleans MA Visit archive
  • Gloriae Dei Cantores [MA]: Easter Concert at the Church of The Transfiguration (Livestreamed). Ralph Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem; Gabriel Fauré: Requiem; and other works. Free of charge. Gloriæ Dei Cantores (Singers to the Glory of God) celebrates a rich tradition of Sacred choral music from Gregorian chant through the twenty-first century. [4/3/2021] Orleans MA Visit archive
  • Kearsarge Chorale: Spring Virtual Concert. Eric Whitacre: "The Seal Lullaby"; Daniel E. Gawthrop: "Sing Me to Heaven"; Paul Simon, arr. Kirby Shaw: "Bridge Over Troubled Water"; Kim Andre Arnesen: "Flight Song". Program available on the chorus website. [4/25/2021] Visit archive

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