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Collegiate Choral Music during the Coronavirus Pandemic

The National Collegiate Choral Organization is holding a Webinar Series on “Collegiate Choral Music during the Coronavirus Pandemic” from March 24 through April 2 (and possibly beyond). Each event features members of the NCCO National Board; all events are free and open to the public.

Webinar #1: Tuesday, March 24, 3 p.m.: Running Choir “Online:” Strategies for adapting our choral curriculum to remote instruction

Financial assistance to individual singers affected by COVID-19

One of the major consequences of the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak has been the cancellation of many performances, costing many singers an important part of their livelihood. The Boston Singers' Relief Fund (BSRF) was founded 10 years ago to help singers in time of need. As an immediate response to the current situation, BSRF is offering one-time grants to compensate New England-based classical singers for some or all of the income they lost due to COVID-19 related cancellations.

The application and full information are on the BSRF website. Available funds are limited (and donations are being accepted).

GMChorale seeks General Manager

The GMChorale has become one of New England’s finest and most engaging choruses since its founding in 1977 as The Greater Middletown Chorale. The 80-voice Chorale performs a  widerange of choral repertoire, from masterworks to newly commissioned pieces. The chorus is currently seeking a General Manager and Deputy to the Executive/Artistic Director (E/AD), to support the GMChorale’s artistic mission and vision by developing and implementing effective strategies to achieve the organization’s goals and objectives.

Highland Glee Club Seeks Musical Director

The Highland Glee Club is seeking a new music director as our current director is retiring after 15 years of service.

The Highland Glee Club has been in existence since 1908. We perform four part men's choral arrangements ranging from classical to traditional folk to show tunes. There are two main concerts per year, one in Needham and one in Newton. We rehearse in Needham on Monday evenings for two hours twenty six weeks a year. The music director shall have an extensive background and experience in choral conducting.

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.

Highlights of the 2019–2020 Season in New England

The New England choral community continues to grow, and many great performances are scheduled throughout the coming year. Listed below are just a few highlights for the season that starts in September 2019. Currently, about 480 performances are listed on the Choral Arts New England events calendar through June 2020; that number will certainly grow substantially by the end of the year. See the online calendar for complete, up-to-date listings.

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.

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