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
Sunday April 26, 3 pm, Sawyer Center Theater, Colby-Sawyer College, 541 Main St., New London, N.H.
The Kearsage Chorale, under the direction of David Almond, presents SONGS OF SPRING: This Have I Done for My True Love. The program includes Magnificat by Ralph Vaughan Williams featuring Paula Rockwell, mezzo-soprano, and Nicole Densmore, flute; excerpts from The Seasons by Franz Joseph Haydn; Liebeslieder Waltzes by Johannes Brahms; Trois Chansons by Maurice Ravel; This Have I Done for My True Love by Gustav Holst; Ave Maria Virgo Serena by Josquin Des Prez; and Easter Hymn from Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni. General admission – no ticket necessary. $10 donation requested.
Friday May 1, 7:30 pm, First Congregational Church, Littleton, N.H.
Saturday May 2, 7:30 pm, Bradford Congregational Church, Bradford, Vt.
Sunday May 3, 3:00 pm, South Congregational Church, St. Johnsbury, Vt.
North Country Chorus, in collaboration with St. Johnsbury Academy Hilltones and St. Johnsbury School Chorus, presents Carmina Burana by Carl Orff and other short works. Tickets are available in advance from Catamount Arts: adults $11, students $5.50 (incl. service fees). Admission at the door: adults $12, students $5. Details at North Country Chorus.
Saturday May 2, 4 pm, Norwich Congregational Church, Norwich, Vt.
Sunday May 3, 4 pm, Lyme Congregational Church, Lyme, N.H.
Cantabile presents their spring concert, Sing We and Chant It.
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, 7 pm, First Congregational Church, Woodstock, Vt.
Sunday May 3, 3 pm, First Congregational Church, Woodstock, Vt.
Spring into the joy of the long awaited season by attending the annual, family friendly Freelance Family Singers spring concert. The chorus, directed by Ellen Satterthwaite, performs a variety of music including classical (Mozart’s “Sanctus”), spirituals, songs from musicals, and a unique piece entitled, “The Duct Tape Madrigal.” The concert will also feature soloists, small ensembles, and instrumental music. The concerts are free with refreshments served afterwards. Donations of non-perishable food items for the community food shelf are suggested.
Saturday May 2, 7:30 pm, United Church, Strafford, Vt.
Friday May 8, 7:30 pm, North Universalist Chapel, Woodstock, Vt.
Sunday May 10, 4:30 pm, First Congregational Church, Thetford, Vt.
The Thetford Chamber Singers, under the direction of Kevin Quigley, present “Holding on through Hard Times.” The program includes Poulenc, Mendelssohn, American folk songs and spirituals.
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 June, 7 pm, Springfield High School, 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. In addition, a multi-media display features work of local artists that relate to the theme of the piece.
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.
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