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iCal 8:00 PM. Musica Sacra [MA]: Victoria: Missa o magnum mysterium; du Caurroy: Missa pro defunctis.. First Church Congregational, 11 Garden St, Cambridge MA

iCal 7:00 PM. Musica Sacra [MA]: G.F. Handel: Messiah (Part I). With soloists of Exsultemus: Brenna Wells, Thea Lobo, Matthew Anderson, and Ulysses Thomas. First Church Congregational, 11 Garden St, Cambridge MA

iCal 8:00 PM. Musica Sacra [MA]: Baltic Inspirations: Choral music from Northern Europe. First Church Congregational, 11 Garden St, Cambridge MA

iCal 8:00 PM. Musica Sacra [MA]: A New Birth of Freedom: Music celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the Gettysburg Address. With improvisational pianist Jacqueline Schwab. First Church Congregational, 11 Garden St, Cambridge MA

iCal 8:00 PM. Musica Sacra [MA]: A Tudor Legacy: The Heydey of English Sacred Music. William Byrd: Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis; Thomas Morley: First Service (selections); motets by Tallis, Weelkes, and Gibbons. First Church Congregational, 11 Garden St, Cambridge MA 02138

iCal 8:00 PM. Musica Sacra [MA]: Felíz Navidad: A Spanish Christmas. Conrad Susa: Carols and Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest; plus villancicos, carols, and motets from the New World and the Old; followed by carols for all to sing. First Church Congregational, 11 Garden St, Cambridge MA 02138

iCal 8:00 PM. Musica Sacra [MA]: Bach and Martin: Passionate Expressions of Faith. J.S. Bach: Jesu, meine Freude; Frank Martin: Mass for Double Chorus. First Church Congregational, 11 Garden St, Cambridge MA 02138

iCal 8:00 PM. Musica Sacra [MA]: The Course of True Love Never Did Run Smooth: Choral Music on Love and Marriage. Samuel Barber: Reincarnations; Benjamin Britten: Ballad of Little Musgrave; Lady Barnard; Maurice Ravel: Trois Chansons; Gabriel Fauré: Madrigal and Pavane; plus works of Schumann, Dallapiccola, Sjolund, and others. First Church Congregational, 11 Garden St, Cambridge MA 02138

iCal 8:00 PM. Musica Sacra [MA]: From the Ardent Pen: Choral music of the Romantic Era. Charles Villiers Stanford: Magnificat in B-flat for Double Choir, Op. 164; Edward Elgar: Weary Wind of the West and Evening Scene; Gabriel Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine; Camille Saint-Saëns: Calme des Nuits; Johannes Brahms: Five Lieder, Op. 105; others. First Church Congregational, 11 Garden St, Cambridge, MA 02138

iCal 7:00 PM. Musica Sacra [MA]: An American Christmas. Spirituals, folk songs, and hymns from the American tradition; Daniel Pinkham: Nativity Madrigals; followed by carols for all to sing. First Church Congregational, 11 Garden St, Cambridge, MA 02138

iCal 8:00 PM. Musica Sacra [MA]: J.S. Bach: Mass in B Minor. Teresa Wakim, soprano; Douglas Dodson, countertenor; Sumner Thompson, tenor; Bradford Gleim, baritone. Celebrating Musica Sacra’s 55th Anniversary. First Church Congregational, 11 Garden St, Cambridge, MA 02138

iCal 8:00 PM. Musica Sacra [MA]: The Song of Songs: Sensual texts from the Bible’s raciest Book. The texts of the Song of Songs, set by composers as ancient as Gombert and Palestrina and as modern as Daniel Pinkham, Pablo Casals, Ivo Antognini, René Clausen, and Wolfram Buchenberg. For more information, call 617-349-3400 or email ariesenfeld@musicasacra.org. First Church Congregational, 11 Garden St, Cambridge MA 02138 (View flier)

iCal 8:00 PM. Musica Sacra [MA]: Dulce Dolor: Hauntingly Beautiful Renaissance Music from the Iberian Peninsula. Tomás Luis de Victoria: Requiem II for 6 voices (1605); Alonso Lobo: Lamentationes Jeremiae Prophetae; works by Morales, Peñalosa, Cardoso, and Correa. First Church Congregational, 11 Garden St, Cambridge, MA 02138

iCal 7:00 PM. Musica Sacra [MA]: Born Today! New Music for Christmastime. Arrangements of Christmas carols by Ola Gjeilo and music by Morten Lauridsen, John Tavener, Eric Whitacre, Judith Weir, Frank Ferko, and others (including Alexander Dmitriev: I Sing of a Maiden; Arvo Pärt: Magnificat). With carols for all to sing, followed by a free reception for all. For more information, call 617-349-3400 or email info@musicasacra.org. First Church Congregational, 11 Garden St, Cambridge MA 02138 (View flier)

iCal 8:00 PM. Musica Sacra [MA]: Strings and Voices: Music for Chorus and Quartet. Eric Whitacre: 5 Hebrew Love Songs, Arvo Pärt: Fratres, Thomas Oboe Lee: Minnelieder an Gott; and works by Charpentier, Gandolfi, Tarik O’Regan, and others. With members of the Alcyon Chamber Ensemble. First Church Congregational, 11 Garden St, Cambridge, MA 02138

iCal 8:00 PM. Musica Sacra [MA]: The Joke’s On. . . Choral Music to Tickle Your Funny Bone! P.D.Q. Bach: The Seasonings, Jaakko Mäntyjärvi: Pseudo Yolkand El Hambo, Charles-Valentin Alkan: Funeral March on the Death of a Parrot; Rossini: Duet for Two Cats; music by Pärt, Pinkham, Banchieri, and others. First Church Congregational, 11 Garden St, Cambridge, MA 02138

iCal 8:00 PM. Musica Sacra [MA]: In Music Is Such Art: Choral Music Celebrating Shakespeare. Works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Frank Martin, Jaakko Mäntyjärvi, and Matthew Harris. For more information, call 617-349-3400 or email info@musicasacra.org. First Church Congregational, 11 Garden St, Cambridge, MA 02138

iCal 7:00 PM. Musica Sacra [MA]: Clear and Bright: Festive Sounds of Chorus and Brass. Baroque Christmas music by Gabrieli, Handel, Prætorius, Scheidt, and others; plus a modern take on the style with Gregg Smith’s A Mary Trilogy. For more information, call 617-349-3400 or email info@musicasacra.org. First Church Congregational, 11 Garden St, Cambridge, MA 02138

iCal 7:00 PM. Musica Sacra [MA]: George Frideric Handel: Israel in Egypt. With professional soloists and orchestra. For more information, call 617-349-3400 or email info@musicasacra.org. First Church Congregational, 11 Garden St, Cambridge, MA 02138

iCal 8:00 PM. Musica Sacra [MA]: A Choral Bestiary. Manuel Oltra: Bestiari; Peter Willsher: Everyone Suddenly Burst out Singing; Charles Stanford: The Bluebird; Benjamin Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb. Discounted parking available. Tickets: $50 reserved ($45 advance), $30 general ($27 advance), $15 senior/student, $15 each for groups of 5 or more. For more information, call 617-349-3400 or email info@musicasacra.org. First Church Congregational, 11 Garden St, Cambridge MA 02138 (View flier)

iCal 8:00 PM. Musica Sacra [MA]: Shade and Light: Musical Expressions of Grief and Joy. Manuel Cardoso: Requiem Mass; J.S. Bach: Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied. Tickets: $27 general admission; $45 reserved; $10 student/low income. For more information, call 617-349-3400 or email info@musicasacra.org. First Church Congregational, 11 Garden St, Cambridge MA 02138

iCal 7:00 PM. Musica Sacra [MA]: Mother for the World: Songs of Mary. Works by Tavener, Clemens, Britten, Verdi, Morales, Rachmaninoff, and others. Tickets: $27 general admission, $45 reserved, $10 student/low income. For more information, call 617-349-3400 or email info@musicasacra.org. First Church Congregational, 11 Garden St, Cambridge MA 02138

iCal 7:00 PM. Musica Sacra [MA]: Double Takes: One Text, Two Perspectives. Revealing comparisons of Dixit Dominus by Handel and Monteverdi, Drop Down Ye Heavens by Judith Weir and Josef Rheinberger; Ubi Caritas by Maurice Duruflé and Ola Gjeilo; and Like as the Hart by Palestrina and Herbert Howells. Set for chorus, soloists, and strings. For more information, call 617-349-3400 or email info@musicasacra.org. First Church Congregational, 11 Garden St, Cambridge MA 02138 (View flier)

iCal 8:00 PM. Musica Sacra [MA]: Music for a May Evening. Morten Lauridsen: Les Chansons des Roses; Benjamin Britten: Choral dances from Gloriana. Tickets: $27 general admission, $45 reserved, $10 student/low income. For more information, call 617-349-3400 or email info@musicasacra.org. First Church Congregational, 11 Garden St, Cambridge MA 02138 (View flier)

iCal 7:00 PM. Musica Sacra [MA]: A Baroque Christmas. Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Messe de Minuit; Francesco Durante: Magnificat; and motets by Heinrich Schütz. With singing of carols and a reception for all following the concert. For more information, call 617-349-3400 or email info@musicasacra.org. First Church Congregational, 11 Garden St, Cambridge MA 02138

iCal 8:00 PM. Musica Sacra [MA]: Stories in Song: Choral Settings of Tales Familiar and New. Aaron Copland: In the Beginning; Benjamin Britten: The Ballad of Lady Barnard and Little Musgrove; and everything in between! For more information, call 617-349-3400 or email info@musicasacra.org. First Church Congregational, 11 Garden St, Cambridge MA 02138

iCal 8:00 PM. Musica Sacra [MA]: Voices from the Village: Folksongs from Around the World. Guillaume Dufay: L'Homme Armé; Christian Hollander: Innsbruch, ich muss dich lassen; Arnold Schönberg: settings of German folk songs; and other composers' settings of Irish, British, American, Slavic, and Indonesian songs. For more information, call 617-349-3400 or email info@musicasacra.org. First Church Congregational, 11 Garden St, Cambridge MA 02138 (View flier)

iCal 8:00 PM. Musica Sacra [MA]: The Vespers of 1610. Claudio Monteverdi: Vespers of 1610. Janet Ross and Agnes Coakley Cox, soprano; Jason Sabol and Max Blum-Campo, tenor; Tevan Goldberg and Ulysses Thomas, bass. Tickets: $30, $50. For more information, call 617-349-3400 or email info@musicasacra.org. First Church Congregational, 11 Garden St, Cambridge MA 02138 (View flier)

iCal 7:00 PM. Musica Sacra [MA]: Welcome Yule! British carols, from the Medieval era to the Tudor era of Byrd, the Baroque era of Phillips, the Victorian era of Parry, and the modern era of Britten and beyond. For more information, call 617-349-3400 or email info@musicasacra.org. First Church Congregational, 11 Garden St, Cambridge MA 02138 (View flier)

iCal 8:00 PM. Musica Sacra [MA]: Blissed Out Baroque. Heinrich Schütz: Musikalische Exequien; Gregorio Allegri: Miserere; Maurice Greene: Lord, let me know mine end; Jean-Baptisate Lully: O dulcissime Domine. Tickets: $30, $50. For more information, call 617-349-3400 or email info@musicasacra.org. First Church Congregational, 11 Garden St, Cambridge MA 02138 (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)

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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
  • Cantemus: Bach Again: New Body, Old Soul. A 60-minute video in which Artistic Director Jane Ring Frank guides us through the world of J. S. Bach’s chorales and their influence on music across the centuries. Premiered on 18 pubic access TV stations. [4/25/2021] Visit archive
  • Community Chorus at South Berwick: 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). [5/22/2021] Visit archive
  • Emmanuel Music: 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. [5/15/2021] 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Nashoba Valley Chorale: Light at the End of the Tunnel Concert. A free virtual concert with music by Tallis, Morley, Bach, Mendelssohn, and Handel, and including live conversations about the Chorale and the music ith Music Director Anne Watson Born and Chorale President Todd Shilhanek.] [5/23/2021] Visit archive
  • Saint Paul's Choir of Men and Boys [MA]: Songs of Springtime Concert Film Premiere. A socially distant and safely recorded performance, "Songs of Springtime" instills hope through angelic chorister voices performing a thrilling and diverse hour-long program in Saint Paul’s Church’s sublime acoustic setting. The performance is conducted by Saint Paul’s Choir School Director of Music and Choirmaster James Kennerley, with Maks Adach, pipe organ. and Jonathan Woody, bass-baritone. Program includes Francisco López Capillas: Alleluia, dic nobis, Maria; Manuel du Zumaya: Quien es aquella; Josef Rheinberger: Ave Maria; Elizabeth Maconchy: "There is no rose of such virtue"; R. Nathaniel Dett: Ave Maria; Ralph Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical Songs. Contributions to stream the film begin at $25. [5/28/2021] Scituate MA Visit archive
  • Zamir Chorale: Kolot Nashim: Jewish Music by Women Composers. Part I of a year-long celebration of the many roles of women in Jewish music, featuring Artistic Director Josh Jacobson and Zamir alumna Lidiya Yankovskaya as co-hosts, and interviews with composers Nurit Hirsh, Alice Parker and Meira Warshauer with video performances of their works, including the world premiere virtual performance of Warshauer’s “Place These Words.” [11/17/2020] Visit archive
  • Zamir Chorale: Kolot Nashim: Jewish Music by Women Composers. Part II of “Kolot Nashim” is hosted by Josh Jacobson and Amy Lieberman and includes interviews with composers Achinoam Nini (aka Noa), with a new performance of her and Mira Awad’s “There Must Be Another Way”; Benjie Ellen Schiller, with a performance of her “Harninu” (Psalm 81); Elena Kats-Chernin (Sydney, Australia), with a US premiere performance of her Psalm 23; and Kirsten and Ken Lampl (Canberra, Australia), with a performance of their “Dirshu.” No charge; donations appreciated. Registrants will be sent a link to the event. [5/25/2021] Visit archive

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