Auditions are open for Metropolitan Chorale. See the auditions page for more information.
August 14, 2021 (Saturday)
4:00 PM. Pioneer Valley Symphony [MA]: Summer Sing: Music in the Park. Sing or play along to Brahms's German Requiem, live, in person and outdoors! Conductor and scholar E. Wayne Abercrombie will lead this Sing. Rain date: Sunday, August 15, 2021, 4 PM. For more information, call 413-773-3664 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Millside Park, 2 Ferry Street along the Manhan Rail Trail, Easthampton MA 01027 (View flier)
November 21, 2021 (Sunday)
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
- Boston Singers' Resource: Choirs Come Back. A panel discussion with James Liu, M.D.; Lisa Graham, Music Director of the Metropolitan Chorale; Meyer Chambers, the Director of the Archdiocesan Black Catholic Choir and Director of Music at St. Katharine Drexel Parish; and Mark Mummert, Assistant Director / Accompanist of The Worcester Chorus and tenor with CONCORA, Connecticut Choral Artists. The panel will review the latest science regarding safe singing, and describe what New England choruses are doing and planning to do to resume operations - and will answer questions from those attending. Use the link to register for the event. A Zoom link will be sent to attendees prior to the event. [7/22/2021] Visit archive
- Ensemble Altera: 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. [7/21/2021] ⓘ Visit archive
- Jubilate Chamber Choir with El Dorado Viol Consort [MA]: Cries and Ballads of London. Secular early music, centering on “The Cries of London” by Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625), which reflects cries of street vendors selling their wares, as well as songs by Morley, Marenzio and Byrd. Tickets are $20. In-person space is limited, and strict COVID-19 protocols are in place; the event will be streamed on Facebook Live (via “Church of Saint Andrew”) and recorded by Salem Access Television for future broadcast. [6/20/2021] Marblehead MA Visit archive
- Metropolitan Chorale: Home - Virtual concert including world premiere. This virtual presentation will feature the world premiere of a suite of four new pieces by Steven Sametz, with some old and new favorites. This project is a self-portrait; a snapshot of our year together in a virtual space, and the newfound significance of “home.” Members took part by contributing their own reflections on the concept of home over the past year, which then served as text for these new works, making this concert especially personal and unique for us. The concert will also feature works by Brahms and Stephen Paulus. [6/15/2021] ⓘ Visit archive
- Ourania: Renaissance n' Chill. Are you that early music nut who blasts Monteverdi while on your morning jog? What about listening to Weelkes when you’re powering up some punches in your cardio kickboxing routine? You’re not alone--we do it too! We've come up with a playlist for your every mood. Looking for a rom-com? "When Amyntas met Phyllis" is the category for you! Crazy in love and need some inspo? "Mad About Thee" can help. And if you just want some raunchy fun, check out "Fa La La Land". All of these stories are set by some of your favorite composers: vocal trios by Weelkes, Marenzio, Wilbye, Palestrina, and others offer the ultimate escape to your musical desires. Performances are free (donations encouraged). Presented by the Society for Historically Informed Performance. [7/7/2021] Visit archive
- The Cambridge Chamber Singers [MA]: Sweet Sounds of Spring! The fully vaccinated Cambridge Chamber Singers welcomes the return of spring, of singing, of live concerts, and of audiences! Featured works include moving Italian madrigals by Monteverdi and Rore, exciting English madrigals by Byrd and Purcell, and a selection of English Romantic Songs of Farewell by Charles H. H. Parry. No tickets or reservations required. Donations are welcome. The concert will also be live-streamed. [6/19/2021] Boston MA ⓘ
Other Choral Calendars—Not Choral Arts New England
- CT: Association of Connecticut Choruses (ACC)
- MA (Boston): Greater Boston Choral Consortium (GBCC)
- MA (central): Central Massachusetts Choral Consortium
- RI: ChoirNews.org: Rhode Island calendar, directory, and further links.
- NH: The Choral Arts Foundation of the Upper Valley
- Greater Boston: Boston Singers' Resource Vocal Music Calendar