Announcements

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Somerville Community Chorus 2020 Choral Composition Competition

The Somerville Community Chorus in Somerville, Massachusetts, announces a special choral composition contest in honor of the 35th anniversary of its founding. The winner of the composition contest will receive a $1000 prize. The selected composition will be premiered by the Somerville Community Chorus on May 31, 2020 in Somerville in our Spring Concert, entitled "The Sung and the Spoken Word," which will be conducted by music director David Giessow. Travel expenses to the premiere are the responsibility of the prize recipient.

Eric Whitacre Leads Connecticut's "Voce"

The Hartford, Connecticut professional choral ensemble Voce welcomes Eric Whitacre as Conductor and Composer-in-Residence for their 2019-2020 season with a "Prelude" concert on October 22, 2019, where Whitacre and Voce perform some of Whitacre's best-known works, including Lux Nova, Cloudburst and Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine, as well as five movements of Sacred Veil, which was premiered earlier this year. The event partially benefits Choral Arts New England's grants program.

Chorus members sought for Beethoven's Ninth Symphony

On Sunday, October 20, 2019, Monadock Music will celebrate the life of founder James Bolle with a Memorial Concert at the Peterborough Town House in New Hampshire. The concert will feature Beethoven's 9th Symphony, performed by a professional orchestra, conducted by Artistic Director Gil Rose. The chorus will be prepared by Wayne Abercrombie.

We are seeking a field chorus of 120 members from the region for the Memorial Concert performance - 30 members for each voice type - first come first serve.

Heritage Chorale seeks Music Director

Heritage Chorale, a highly-regarded SATB adult chorus of about 80 members based in Framingham, Massachusetts, is seeking a Music Director & Conductor to begin rehearsals in September 2020.  We are an auditioned chorus of talented amateur singers from MetroWest dedicated to performance of fine choral music.  Rehearsals, with a professional accompanist/assistant conductor, are held weekly from September to May to prepare for three concerts a year (late fall, mid-winter, late spring).  Two concerts feature classical repertoire and one is based on a range of popular, folk, Broadway, or jazz genres.

Ethnic Identity and Choral Singing: A Conversation

Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 7:30 pm, Hebrew College, 160 Herrick Rd., Newton. Free Admission (pre-registration suggested). Zamir Chorale of Boston and Hebrew College’s School of Jewish Music will present an informal round-table panel discussion exploring issues related to ethnic identity and choral singing. Visitors are welcome to listen in to the conversations and will have the opportunity to ask questions and interact with the participants.

BEMF 2019 Choral Workshop: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Magnificat

The Boston Early Music Festival offers a free choral workshop on Monday, June 10, 2019 from 2:00–4:30 pm at Harvard University Memorial Church. This open reading session will focus on C.P.E. Bach’s Magnificat (Wq 215). All are welcome to sing in the chorus, which will be joined by soloists Deborah Selig (soprano), Mary Gerbi (mezzo soprano), Gregory Zavracky (tenor), and Christopher Talbot (bass); accompanied by John Robinson and conducted by Edward Elwyn Jones.

Solo Audition and $500 Cash Scholarship for High School or Undergraduate Students

South Coast Community Chorale is looking for high school and undergraduate college students who love to sing classical music! We are auditioning soprano, alto, tenor, and bass soloists for Mozart’s Solemn Vespers and to sing in our concerts this spring. Each student who auditions will automatically receive 2 free tickets to 1 of our concerts on either May 18 or May 19th, 2019. If you are selected as a soloist you will receive 4 free tickets as well as a $500 cash Scholarship.

ChoralArt's Sixth Annual New England Carol Contest

The Portland, Maine chorus ChoralArt seeks new Christmas carols from composers with a New England connection (born in, current resident of, or composer currently studying at a college, university, or conservatory in one of the six New England states). The winning entry will be premiered during the 2019–2020 holiday season. Entries must be a cappella or keyboard accompaniment settings for SATB chorus (divisi up to SSATB) of an English text, with a duration of about three minutes. The winning composer will receive a $750 cash prize. There is no cost to apply. The deadline for submissions is August 15, 2019.

New Hampshire Master Chorale Singer Retreat

The New Hamshire Master Chorale is hosting its second annual singer retreay, called "All of Us", on Saturday, March 30, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Concord Community Music School, 23 Wall St., in Concord, N.H. The event includes professionally-led breakout sessions on movement, creativity and expression, and vocal technique, as well as a full-group singing session led by Master Chorale Music Director Dan Perkins.

Participation fee is $100, and includes lunch.

Registration (at nhmasterchorale.org), is mandatory and closes on February 28. Participation is limited to 100 people.

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