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.
Fall 2014 Season
Friday 5 December, 7:30 pm, First Congregational Church,
Saturday 6 December, 7:30 pm, Wells River Congregational Church, Wells River, Vt.
Sunday 7 December, 2:30 pm, North Congregational Church,
St Johnsbury, Vt.
North Country Chorus presents its 67th Annual Christmas Concert with a performance of The Messiah by George Frideric Handel. Alan Rowe directs the chorus, soloists and a nine-piece orchestra. Vocal soloists are soprano Julie Drown, alto Maria Weber Lamson, tenor Phil Brown, and bass Gary Moreau. Tickets are available in advance from Catamount Arts ($10 adults/$5 students) or at the door ($12 adults/$5 students).
Saturday December 6, 7 pm, & Sunday December 7, 3 pm, First Congregational Church. Woodstock, Vt.
Freelance Family Singers, Woodstock’s community chorus presents its annual holiday concert. Under the direction of Ellen Satterthwaite, the chorus presentS seasonal sacred and secular pieces in choral, small group, solo, and instrumental formats. Choral pieces include “Gloria in Excelsis” from Vivaldi’s “Gloria,” the Appalachian folk song, “Jesus, Jesus Rest Your Head,” and the choreographed “Jingle Bells Through The Ages.” Refreshments follow the family friendly concerts. Sponsored by the Woodstock Recreation Department and other local supporters, the concerts are free, with a donation of an item for the community food shelf suggested.
December 6, 7:30 pm, First Baptist Church, Chester, Vt.
December 7, 3:00 pm, First Congregational Church UCC, Springfield, Vt.
The Springfield Community Chorus, directed by Ken Olsson and accompanied by organist William McKim, presents the Christmas portion from the best-known masterwork by G. F. Handel, “Messiah.” Composed in 1741 and first performed in Dublin, Ireland, in 1742, Handel’s renowned choral work has since been performed countless times and thrilled audiences worldwide. With a moving accompaniment, the performance is sure to awe and inspire both the audience and the performers. The concerts are free; donations are accepted.
Saturday December 13, 3:00 pm, Lebanon United Methodist Church, School Street, Lebanon, N.H.
Sunday December 14, 2:00 pm, North Universalist Chapel, Church Street, Woodstock, Vt.
Bel Canto Chamber Singers, with new music director Jane Woods and accompanist Pierre Fournier, presents a festive program featuring Vivaldi’s Magnificat, as well as works of Britten, Rutter, Hassler, Scarlatti, and others. Admission: $12, students $6, age 12 and under free.
Sunday December 14, 4 pm, Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph, Vt.
The Randolph Singers, directed by Lindsey Warren, present their holiday concert, which features American holiday traditionals and favorites including everything from Elvis and Irving Berlin to William Billings, spirituals and Vermont composer Kathy Eddy. Admission is free; free-will donation accepted, Information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winter and Spring 2015 Season
Friday, January 23
Saturday, January 24
Sunday, January 25
Cantabile presents their winter concert. Program, times, venues TBA.
Saturday, May 2
Sunday May 3
Cantabile presents their spring concert. Program, times, venues TBA.
May 2, 7 pm, location TBA
May 3, 3 pm, First Congregational Church UCC, Springfield, Vt.
The Springfield Community Chorus, directed by Ken Olsson, presents its spring concert. Program TBA.
Saturday 2 May, 2015, 7 pm, Lebanon United Methodist Church, 18 School Street, Lebanon, New Hampshire
Sunday 3 May, 2015, 4 pm, North Universalist Chapel, 7 Church Street, Woodstock, Vermont
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