The Choral Arts Foundation Calendar welcomes announcements for all choral events in our community. If you know the dates, even tentative ones, for future concerts, please let us know.
Spring 2015 Season
Saturday May 16, 8 pm, Spaulding Auditorium, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H.
The Handel Society, under the direction of Robert Duff, presents Verdi’s Requiem with soloists Othalie Graham (soprano), Michaela Martens (mezzo soprano), Brian Cheney (tenor) and Kyle Albertso (bass). Operatic in its earth-shaking intensity, Verdi’s Requiem is an unforgettable concert experience, from its terrifying and justifably famous “Dies irae” to the tender and peaceful choral moments. It has it all: the drama of an opera, the colorful contrasts of a symphonic masterwork and virtuosic solo moments that will leave you breathless. The nation’s oldest town-gown choral society performs this work with a full orchestra and a quartet of top-flight soloists heard in concert halls across the U.S. and abroad.
Saturday May 16 & Sunday May 17, 5:30–10 am, Post Mills Airport, Post Mills, Vt.
Join the chorus & fiddlers of Summer Revels for an Experimental Balloon Launch and Pancake Breakfast! Those who wish to join the Summer Revels, the first rehearsal is during the Sunday Breakfast at 9 am. Fiddlers may come to a preliminary run-through at 10:15 am. All ages and abilities are invited. For more information about the rehearsal schedule, and to register, visit the Summer Revels website.
Friday, May 22, 7:30 pm, Bradford Congregational Church, Bradford, Vt.
Saturday, May 23, 7:30 pm, Lyme Congregational Church, Lyme, N.H.
Full Circle, conducted by Jennifer Yocom and accompanied by Scott Smedinghoff, celebrates friendship. Music from the 1500s in France to Disney. Donations accepted at the door; the Saturday night concert benefits Community Care of Lyme.
Friday May 29, 7:30 pm & Saturday May 30, 7:30 pm
ArtisTree Community Arts Center & Gallery, Woodstock, Vt.
Jarvis Green and Cantare Con Spirito are thrilled to present An Evening of Opera and Spirituals in collaboration with ArtisTree Community Arts Center at ArtisTree. The audience is invited to a pre-performance reception at 6:00 pm on Friday May 29. The group performs Soave il Vento (Cosi Fan Tutte) by Mozart, Bella Figlia Dell’Amore (Rigoletto) by Giuseppe Verdi, Au fond du temple saint (Les pêcheurs de perles) by George Bizet, Brindisi (La Traviata), by Giuseppe Verdi, Old Time Religion, arranged by Moses Hogan, Ain’t Got Time To Die, words and music by Hall Johnson, Swing Low, Swing Chariot arranged by Moses Hogan, and Ride on King Jesus, arranged by H.T. Burleigh. For more information about the performance and the singers, visit www.jarvisantoniogreen.com or www.artistreevt.org or call 802-457-3500.
Saturday June 6, 7 pm, Springfield High School, Springfield, Vt.
The Springfield Community Chorus, directed by Ken Olsson, presents The Creation by Joseph Haydn with full orchestra. Soloists include soprano Julie Olsson, tenor James Anderson, and baritone Steve Curylo. Composed between 1796 and 1798 and considered by many to be Haydn’s crowning achievement, The Creation commemorates and celebrates the creation narrative found in the book of Genesis and John Milton’s epic poem, “Paradise Lost.” The concert features a multi-media presentation that shows the text of the oratorio along with artwork by local artists appropriate to the creation story. The concert is free and the high school is handicap-accessible. Free-will donations are greatly appreciated.
Friday & Saturday, June 26 & 27, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H.
“Gather at the River”, a 2-day workshop, sponsored by the Vermont/New Hampshire Chapter of the Ameican Choral Directors Association, is for singers and conductors. There will also be a performance of the Requiem by Maurice Durufle. Reduced registration fee for this event is available through May 15. For more information, click here.
Saturday December 12, 7:30 pm, Sunday December 13, 4 pm
Both concerts at United Methodist Church, Lebanon, NH
Bel Canto Chamber Singers present their December concert. Program TBA. Admission: $15, students $10, age 12 and under free
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