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CHORAL CONCERTS & EVENTS
led by ACDA members
Here are concerts we know about!
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Onion River Chorus
Larry Gordon, conductor
Saturday, May 12, 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 13, 7:30 pm
Unitarian Church, Montpelier
In celebration of its fortieth anniversary year, Montpelier’s Onion River Chorus presents Mozart’s great C Minor Mass and Haydn’s achingly lyrical Salve Regina. With chamber orchestra and featured soloists: Mary Bonhag and Sophie Michaux, sopranos, Adam Jacob Simon, tenor, and John Harrison, bass.
The 65-member chorus is joined by soloists and a select chamber orchestra of strings, oboes, bassoon, brass, tympani and organ. Founded in 1978, ORC has consistently presented high quality performances of rarely performed masterpieces ranging from Renaissance to contemporary.
Admission: $15/$12 at the door
more info: Onion River Chorus website
Aurora Chamber Singers present “Heavenly Love”
David Nieweem, conductor
Sunday May 13, 4:00 pm
College Street Congregational Church
Aurora Chamber Singers, the continuation of Oriana Singers of Vermont, are pleased to announce their spring concert, Heavenly Love.
Heinrich Schütz. Cantate domino canticum novum; Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes
J.S.Bach. Cantata 2: Ach Gott vom Himmel, sieh’ darein
Randall Thompson. Fare Well (de la Mare)
Johannes Brahms. Liebeslieder Waltzer, Book 1
With its theme of Heavenly Love, Aurora Chamber Singers’ first concert honors Mother’s Day. The concert starts with a salute to Oriana’s past, with baroque music by Bach and Heinrich Schütz. Randall Thompson’s Fare Well is a very emotional and dazzling setting of Walter de la Mare’s great poem on loss and transformation. And of course the Liebeslieder Waltzes evoke the swirling, charming pleasures of a Viennese drawing room.
Tickets $25, $10 for students, will be available from FlynnTix starting mid-April
Counterpoint and Peter Yarrow
Nathaniel Lew, director
Saturday May 12, 8:30 pm
Ohavi Zedek Synagogue in Burlington
Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul and Mary fame) will perform a benefit concert. Peter’s songs will mostly be drawn from of the trio’s iconic repertoire including Puff, the Magic Dragon, If I Had a Hammer, Blowing in the Wind and Light One Candle as well as some of Peter’s recently written songs. Peter promises that almost all the songs will be sing-alongs, assuring us a joyous evening of family togetherness and fun.
The concert will also be a tribute to Vermont’s beloved and greatly-missed Robert De Cormier, who was Peter, Paul and Mary’s Musical Director for over 25 years. Peter will be singing a portion of the evenings songs with Counterpoint. The evening will also include some shared information about an exciting project that Peter is associated with, the creation of Peace University, centered in Vermont and focusing on reconciliation and healing around the globe.
We are pleased to offer special VIP tickets that include front section seating for the concert, a private after-concert party, a photo opportunity with Peter Yarrow and a signed copy of Peter’s illustrated Puff the Magic Dragon book, on which Peter will write a personal dedication to party attendees.
Tickets available — must be purchased in advance — at this link.
Bella Voce Women’s Chorus of Vermont: Sing Creation’s Music”
Dawn Willis, director
Saturday, May 19, 7:30 pm
Stowe Community Church, Main St, Stowe
Sunday, May 20, 3:30 pm
McCarthy Arts Center Recital Hall, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester
Join Bella Voce this May in a musical celebration of spring and the beauty of creation! Vermont’s premier women’s chorus is headed to Scotland this summer so they have some wonderful music from the British Isles to share with you including a Gaelic carol and an annual, familiar tune by beloved Scottish poet “Robbie” Burns. Fans of the Outlander series will recognize the Skye Boat Song. You’ll hear a Northumbrian folk song and Cantiamo will perform the playful English Madrigal Fair Phyllis. But not only songs of Scotland and England: You’ll hear music from Italy, Spain, and a robust Hebrew song of praise, Mi Chamocha. Closer to home, there will be American Folk songs as well as music by Vermont composer Gwyneth Walker and 3 stunningly beautiful pieces by Richard Stoehr, an Austrian-born composer who lived and taught here in Vermont at Saint Michael’s College in the last half of the past century. Bella Voce is thrilled to welcome guest artists Laura Markowitz, violin and John Dunlop, cello, who will be featured on many of the pieces to be performed at this concert.
Tickets at the door: $18 general admission/$15 Seniors and Students. Advance tickets available from Flynntix.
Village Harmony opportunities 2018
Larry Gordon, co-director
Village Harmony invites your singers to consider participating in one of its two or three week traveling singing camps this summer, either in New England or abroad. These camps focus on studying and performing traditional polyphonic singing from many parts of the world, including especially South Africa, Corsica, Georgia, Lithuania and the Balkans. Each of the camps is led by a trio of directors with particular expertise is in one or more of these genres. The small, communal camp groups of 28 singers or fewer and the 8-12 days of concert touring foster intensive and committed music making of the highest order. Camp participants repeatedly tell us that their Village Harmony experience has changed their lives.
see description of summer workshops and tours at
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