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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.

Master Singers of Worcester, 02/22/2020 Heritage Chorale, 02/23/2020 Voices of Concinnity, 02/23/2020

 

Other, non-Choral Arts New England choral calendars are linked at the bottom.

Date of latest submission(s): 2020-02-19 (Metropolitan Chorale)


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6 events, 5 unique (CT = 1, MA = 5).

iCal 7:00 PM. Cappella Clausura [MA]: Hildegard von Bingen's "Ordo Virtutum." What Director LeClair calls the very first opera, written around 1150 by Abbess and now St. Hildegard von Bingen, fully staged for modern audiences with 18 women and men lending gender fluidity to the various ancient roles; with Na'ama Lion, flute, Nancy Hurrell, harp, Laura Jeppesen, vielle, and Mike Williams, percussion. Tickets: $35 adult, $30 senior, $20 student. For more information: email aleclair@clausura.org or call 617-993-0013. Eliot Church Of Newton, 474 Centre Street, Newton MA 02458 (View flier

iCal 7:00 PM. Master Singers of Worcester [MA]: Broadway Bound. Broadway favorites, from the Golden Era of the Broadway Musical to today’s new and innovative works. An extended post-concert reception features a sweet & savory buffet and gift basket raffle. Tickets: $30 adult, $25 student/senior; $5 discount in advance. For more information: email info@mswma.org or call 508-842-1349. Salem Covenant Church, 215 Mountain St, East Worcester MA 01606 (View flier)

iCal 3:00 PM. New England Philharmonic / Metropolitan Chorale [MA]: Together & Apart. Judith Weir: Moon and Star (featuring Metropolitan Chorale); John Adams: The Chairman Dances; Bernard Hoffer: Violin Concerto No. 2, “Decapod” (World premiere; Danielle Maddon, violinist); Bela Bartok: Kossuth (First Boston performance). Richard Pittman, conductor. For more information: email admin@metropolitanchorale.org. New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St., Boston MA 02115 (View flier)

iCal 4:00 PM. Heritage Chorale [MA]: A Musical Kaleidoscope. A world of color, including songs such as Mood Indigo, White World of Winter, A Red, Red Rose, Bluesette, Blackbird, Fields of Gold, and more. Before and after the concert, enjoy the Chorale's 3rd Annual Silent Auction. Tickets: $25 adult, $20 student/senior, $10 ages 6-17. For more information: email webmaster@heritagechorale.org or call 508-270-3999. Joseph P. Keefe Technical High School, 750 Winter Street, Framingham MA 01702 (View flier)

iCal 5:00 PM. Voices of Concinnity [CT]: Choral Evensong with Voices of Concinnity. Choral settings by Richard Ayleward (1626-1669) and Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839-1901), framed by organ music by Henry Walford Davies and Louis Vierne. Sarah Kaufold, director; Scott Lamlein, organ. The ancient and beautiful service of Choral Evensong at St John’s Episcopal Church is presented on the fourth Sunday of selected months at St. John’s, with choral music presented by the choirs of St. John's or by guest choirs from across the region. The service, to which all are welcome, lasts 35-45 minutes. For more information: email concerts@reddoormusic.org or call 860-523-5201. St. John's Episcopal Church, 679 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford CT 06119 (View flier)

iCal 5:00 PM. Cappella Clausura [MA]: Hildegard von Bingen's "Ordo Virtutum." What Director LeClair calls the very first opera, written around 1150 by Abbess and now St. Hildegard von Bingen, fully staged for modern audiences with 18 women and men lending gender fluidity to the various ancient roles; with Na'ama Lion, flute, Nancy Hurrell, harp, Laura Jeppesen, vielle, and Mike Williams, percussion. Tickets: $35 adult, $30 senior, $20 student. For more information: email aleclair@clausura.org or call 617-993-0013. St. Paul's Church, 15 St. Paul Street, Brookline MA 02446 (View flier)


Other Choral Calendars—Not Choral Arts New England

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.

Choral Arts New England Award Ceremony Honors Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Marguerite Brooks and Fifteen Recipients of Alfred Nash Patterson Grants

Choral Arts New England will hold its 35th annual awards ceremony and reception on Sunday, November 3, 2019, honoring our 2019 Alfred Nash Patterson grant recipients and our Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Marguerite Brooks. The ceremony will take place at 3:00 pm at Old South Church, in Copley Square, Boston, with a reception to follow. The event is free and open to the public. All are welcome.

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.

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