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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 March 28, 4 pm, Our Savior Lutheran Church, Hanover, N.H.

The second annual Bach Birthday Marathon invites all singers to join an open rehearsal of Bach’s Magnificat. Whether you have sung the Magnificat in the past or you would like to read it at sight, this is an opportunity to sing with an orchestra. Ellen Frye, conductor of the Bach Study Group, is directing the rehearsal. A vocal score can be downloaded from the IMSLP Petrucci Music Library. The Marathon runs all day. Singers who would like to perform Bach works as soloists or ensembles, are encouraged to sign up for a ten-minute slot at http://bit.ly/2015-bach-marathon. Instrumentalists are also welcome to sign up for a performing slot. For more information, please contact either Ellen Frye (ellenfrye@myfairpoint.net) or Margaret Gilmore (mouxgie@gmail.com).

Sunday March 29, 5–6:30 pm, St. Barnabas Church Parish Hall, Main Street, Norwich, Vt.

The Evergreen Singers invite you to a get-together for singers who are interested in knowing more about Evergreen’s musical work. Come meet our new music director, Anna Alden. We are a group who offers songs for comfort and healing to people who are seriously ill or nearing the end of life. Our selections range from quiet and restful harmonies to spirited gospel music, traditional spiritual pieces, shape note songs, folk songs, hymns, and old favorites. The preferences of families guide our selection of songs. Evergreen rehearses twice a month, Sundays, between 4 and 6 pm, in Norwich. We sing at local nursing homes once a month on Tuesdays or Thursdays, and we are on call in smaller groups for bedside sings. For more information about Evergreen Singers, please visit Evergreenvt.weebly.com. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Kathleen Shepherd, kkshepherd447@gmail.com or 802-649-5152

Saturday May 2
Sunday May 3

Cantabile presents their spring concert. Program, times, venues TBA.

Saturday May 2, 7 pm, location TBA
Sunday May 3, 3 pm, First Congregational Church UCC, Springfield, Vt.

The Springfield Community Chorus, directed by Ken Olsson, presents The Creation by Joseph Haydn. Considered by many to be Haydn’s crowning achievement, the oratorio, composed between 1796 and 1798, commemorates and celebrates the creation narrative found in the book of Genesis and John Milton’s epic poem, “Paradise Lost.” Accompaniment is provided by an ensemble of instrumentalist, and the performance features numerous solos as well as choral pieces.

Saturday May 2, 7:30 pm,North Universalist Chapel, Woodstock, Vt.
Sunday May 3, 4 pm, United Methodist Church, Lebanon, N.H.

The Bel Canto Chamber Singers, with Music Director Jane Woods and Accompanist Pierre Fournier, presents a spring concert, “Mystics and Merrymakers.” Featured works include Mozart’s festive Te Deum, composed when he was only 16 years old. The concert also includes madrigals and spirituals, works by Lauridsen and Fauré, the 2012 Be Not Afeard by Etna, N.H., composer Travis Ramsey, and other selections sure to touch your heart and tickle your fancy Admission: $12, students $6, 12 and under free.

Saturday May 2
Sunday May 3

The Freelance Family Singers of Woodstock, Vermont, present their spring concert. Program, times, venues TBA.

How to List Your Event

Please send your listings to info@choralartsuv.org. Include the name of your group, date, time, location of performance plus a brief description of the music, ticket information, and contact telephone and/or email.


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