Event Schedule

Updated April 18, 2017

Wednesday, April 19

Harmony Heritage Chorus will lead a free harmony performance and workshop at the William Hall Library on 1825 Broad Street in Cranston, RI.  Members of the audience will be invited to try out the parts and to sing selected songs with the chorus. For more information, visit www.harmonyheritage.org or call Barbara-Ann MacIntosh at 401-560-0073 or at joyhi@cox.net or Mary Levasseur at 508-336-6956 or at marylevasseurc21@comcast.net.  This program is free and open to the public. 6:15-7:45PM

This activity is made possible in part by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.


Saturday, April 22.

  • The Chorus of Westerly will present An Evening of Music with Brian Cheney, a unique benefit event taking place in George Kent Performance Hal. The evening will feature a cocktail hour, dinner, raffle prizes and performance by the critically acclaimed tenor, Brian Cheney. All proceeds will support the Chorus of Westerly’s artistic and educational programs. Tickets are $40 and include dinner and the concert. Visit www.chorusofwesterly.org, call 401.596.8663, or visit the Kent Hall Box Office, 119 High Street, Westerly. 6PM

Sunday, April 23

  • Dr. Edward Markward, director of the RI Civic Chorale & Orchestra, will present a lecture entitled “Stravinsky/Diaghilev: The Political Climate and Three Ballets.” (Firebird, Petrouchka, The Rite of Spring)  Redwood Library and Athenaeum, Newport, RI. Lectures are free and open to the public, though space is limited. Please call 401-847-0292 for reservations. 3PM

Saturday, April 29

  • The Rhode Island Civic Chorale & Orchestra will hold a gala event to mark RICCO’s 60th anniversary and Edward Markward’s 30th season as music director. Dinner, dancing, and silent auction to benefit the Chorale. $100 per person, black tie optional. Contact Steve Miller for more information at 401-477-9316 or email stevenmiller@gmail.com. Quidnesset Country Club, North Kingstown, RI. 6PM cocktails, 7PM dinner.
  • Daniel P. Ryan directs Sine Nomine choral ensemble in Pain, Pleasure, Passion and Resurrection, a concert exploring the depths of the human experience as expressed through centuries of a cappella choral music. Works by Pärt, Palestrina, Schütz, Casals, Bach and more. Sine Nomine is an auditioned chamber choir dedicated to performing early music within diverse and innovative concert programs designed to share a passion for choral music with a wide audience. Unitarian Society of Fairhaven, 102 Green St., Fairhaven, MA. Admission $20. Senior and student discounts available at the door with ID. www.sinenominechoir.org  7:30PM

Sunday, April 30

  • Daniel P. Ryan directs Sine Nomine choral ensemble in Pain, Pleasure, Passion and Resurrection, a concert exploring the depths of the human experience as expressed through centuries of a cappella choral music. Works by Pärt, Palestrina, Schütz, Casals, Bach and more. Sine Nomine is an auditioned chamber choir dedicated to performing early music within diverse and innovative concert programs designed to share a passion for choral music with a wide audience. St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 399 Hope Street, Bristol, RI. Admission $20. Senior and student discounts available at the door with ID. www.sinenominechoir.org  3:00PM
  • The Newman Congregational Church Choir,  Geoffrey Greene director, presents “Amazing Grace and Other Amazing Spirituals,” in a variety of styles including call and response, New Orleans, country, traditional, and rock ‘n roll. This concert will feature songs by Sweet Honey in the Rock, special arrangements for the Newman Choir by Matthew McGarrell, and Amazing Grace as arranged by The Blind Boys of Alabama. Guest musicians include the band The Phunky Autocratz and fiddler Cathy Clasper-Torch. 100 Newman Avenue, Rumford, RI. Suggested donation $10. Tickets and info: 401.434.4742. 3PM
  • The Grace Church Choir and Choristers join with Collegium Ancora to present Vivaldi’s Gloria and Purcell’s Te Deum and Jubilate with chamber ensemble. $10 suggested donation. Grace Church, Providence. 5PM

Friday, May 4

  • The Greater Middletown Chorale (Middletown, CT) will perform Sarah Meneely-Kyder’s Letter from Italy, 1944, an oratorio commissioned by the GMChorale and premiered in 2013. This work explores the problem of PSTD through the story of one soldier in music, art, and theater. The performance will be fully staged with professional soloists, orchestra, visual projections, and theatrical lighting. The Hartford Chorale and Hartford Symphony Orchestra will join the GMChorale at the Bushnell in Hartford. Joseph D’Eugenio, conducting.  Visit www.gmchorale.org for more information. 7:30PM

Saturday, May 6

  • Jamestown Community Chorus will present Songs Americans Sing at the Jamestown Recreation Center, 42 Conanicus Ave., Jamestown, RI. The program will include music by Aaron Copland, Irving Berlin, Leonard Cohen, Stephen Foster, and music from the African-American and Native American traditions.  3PM
  • The Falmouth Chorale will present I Hear America Singing, a concert of American music ranging from Woody Guthrie to Aaron Copland.  John Wesley United Methodist Church, Falmouth, MA.  4PM
  • North Kingstown Community Chorus will present Love Is Here to Stay at North Kingstown High School, 150 Fairway Drive, North Kingstown, RI 02852. The program will include music by Dave Brubeck, Freddie Mercury, One Republic and George and Ira Gershwin. Visit www.nkchorus.org for more information. 7PM

Sunday, May 7

  • South Coast Community Chorale (SCCC) will join the Fall River Symphony Orchestra for Movies & More, a concert of popular music from movies and television. Bristol Community College, Margaret L. Jackson Arts Center, 777 Elsbree St, Fall River, MA. 3PM
  • West Bay Chorale presents “Let Freedom Ring“- An Evening of Patriotic Favorites featuring American Mass, selections by Copland, stirring songs and Americana folk tunes. $12 Admission. Edgewood Congregational Church, 1788 Broad Street, Cranston, RI. For more info, visit www.westbaychorale.org. 3PM
  • North Kingstown Community Chorus will present Love Is Here to Stay at North Kingstown High School, 150 Fairway Drive, North Kingstown, RI 02852. The program will include music by Dave Brubeck, Freddie Mercury, One Republic and George and Ira Gershwin. Visit www.nkchorus.org for more information. 3PM
  • Jamestown Community Chorus will present Songs Americans Sing at the Jamestown Recreation Center, 42 Conanicus Ave., Jamestown, RI. The program will include music by Aaron Copland, Irving Berlin, Leonard Cohen, Stephen Foster, and music from the African-American and Native American traditions. 3PM
  • The Falmouth Chorale will present I Hear America Singing, a concert of American music ranging from Woody Guthrie to Aaron Copland.  John Wesley United Methodist Church, Falmouth, MA.  4PM
  • Brown University Chorus, Frederick Jodry, director, will present music of Rachmaninoff, Rheinberger, Copland, Berger, and Chatman. Tickets $10 / $3. Sayles Hall, Main Green, Brown University. 5PM

Saturday, May 13

  • The Aurea Ensemble joins the Providence Singers to perform music of Scandinavia and Baltics. The concert features six works by Ola Gjeilo, including the world premiere of a work for chorus, piano and string quartet commissioned by the Providence Singers through its Wachner Fund for New Music. Dr. Christine Noel, conducting. Congregational Church, Providence. reception follows the concert. 7:30PM

Sunday, May 14

  • The Aurea Ensemble joins the Providence Singers to perform music of Scandinavia and Baltics. The concert features six works by Ola Gjeilo, including the world premiere of a work for chorus, piano and string quartet commissioned by the Providence Singers through its Wachner Fund for New Music. Dr. Christine Noel, conducting. St. Mary’s Church, Bristol, RI. . 3PM

Friday, May 19

  • The Newport Navy Choristers will present “Proudly We Sing”, a concert to benefit the Edward King House Senior Center. Included in the program will be songs that have been historically associated with our nation’s wars and armed conflicts from Revolutionary times to the present. Tickets are $10 for Adults and $5 for Seniors and Children, and can be reserved by calling the Edward King House at (401) 846-7426. Tickets will also be available at the door on the evening of the performance. St. Lucy’s Church in Middletown, RI.  7:30PM

Saturday, May 20

  • The RI Children’s Chorus High School Honor Choir presents their Spring Concert at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul (30 Fenner St., Providence.) Dr. Christine Noel, Founding Artistic Director, conducting. Accompanied by Michael Galib. 7:30pm. $10 at the door. No children under 4.
  • The Chorus of Kent County will present “All You Need Is Love”, to be held Saturday May 20, 2017 @ 7:30 and Sunday May 21, 2017 @ 2:30. This concert will feature contemporary hit songs by Billy Joel, Elton John, Foreigner, the Beatles and many others. West Warwick High School, 1 Webster Knight Drive, West Warwick, RI  7:30PM
  • The South Coast Community Chorale (SCCC) will present a concert of classical works and popular movie tunes. Selections include Mozart’s Regina Coeli, KV 276 and works by Haydn andMendelssohn.  Popular tunes include music from “The Lion King,” Harry Potter’s “Double Trouble,”  and  Music of M-G-M. For ticket information please visit http://sccchorale.com/tickets/ . St. Bernadette’s , 529 Eastern Ave., Fall River.  7:30PM

Sunday, May 21

  • The Chorus of Kent County will present “All You Need Is Love”, to be held Saturday May 20, 2017 @ 7:30 and Sunday May 21, 2017 @ 2:30. This concert will feature contemporary hit songs by Billy Joel, Elton John, Foreigner, the Beatles and many others. West Warwick High School, 1 Webster Knight Drive, West Warwick, RI 7:30PM
  • Dr. Edward Markward, director of the RI Civic Chorale & Orchestra, will present a lecture entitled “J. Brahms, A German Requiem” as a preview of the RICCO concert on June 3.  Redwood Library and Athenaeum, Newport, RI.  Lectures are free and open to the public, though space is limited. Please call 401-847-0292 for reservations. 3PM
  • The South Coast Community Chorale (SCCC) will present a concert of classical works and popular movie tunes. Selections include Mozart’s Regina Coeli, KV 276 and works by Haydn andMendelssohn.  Popular tunes include music from “The Lion King,” Harry Potter’s “Double Trouble,”  and  Music of M-G-M. For ticket information please visit http://sccchorale.com/tickets/   St. Jude the Apostle, 249 Whittenton St., Taunton. 3PM
  • The Chorus of Westerly’s Symphonic Series. Johann Sebastian Bach – MASS IN B MINOR.
    Tickets on sale now: (401) 596-8663 or chorusofwesterly.org. George Kent Performance Hall, 119 High Street, Westerly, RI. 4PM
  • The Greater New Bedford Choral Society, directed by Gerald P. Dyck and accompanied by Dwight Thomas, will present its spring concert, which will be the final concert of  Director Dyck’s  43-year tenure. The program includes compositions he has written for the Choral Society: “Line from Milton’s L’Allegro and Il Penserosa,” a dramatic setting of Vachel Lindsay’s “Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight,” and two shorter and lighter works: “The Lobster Quadrille” and A “Humoresque Parody.” The chorus will be joined by a chamber orchestra and a quartet of vocal soloists. Tickets are $15 ($5 for children 12 and under) and are available from any chorister or at the door. A farewell reception follows the concert. First Unitarian Church of New Bedford. 7:30PM

Tuesday, May 30

  • Providence Singers will host a Community Sing at the Carter Center (RI Philharmonic Music School) in East Providence from 7-9:30PM.  Doors open at 6:30PM.

Friday, June 2

  • The Providence Gay Men’s Chorus, under the direction of Kim Kuda, presents The Rat Pack is Back!” This tribute to three of the coolest cats of all time–Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Dean Martin–celebrates their achievements as a group and as individual entertainers. Greenwich Odeum Theatre, East Greenwich, RI. Tickets are $25 and available online at www.provgmc.org and at the door. 7pm

Saturday, June 3

  • The Providence Gay Men’s Chorus, under the direction of Kim Kuda, presents The Rat Pack is Back!” This tribute to three of the coolest cats of all time–Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Dean Martin–celebrates their achievements as a group and as individual entertainers. Greenwich Odeum Theatre, East Greenwich, RI. Tickets are $25 and available online at www.provgmc.org and at the door. 7pm
  • The Rhode Island Civic Chorale & Orchestra presents Glorious Brahms, a Requiem for the Living.  Johannes Brahms’ Variation on a Theme of Haydn and Ein Deutches Requiem.  For more information, please call 401-521-5670 or visit www.ricco.org. The Cathedral of Saints Peter & Paul, Providence. 7:30PM

Sunday, June 4

  • The Providence Gay Men’s Chorus, under the direction of Kim Kuda, presents The Rat Pack is Back!” This tribute to three of the coolest cats of all time–Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Dean Martin–celebrates their achievements as a group and as individual entertainers. Greenwich Odeum Theatre, East Greenwich, RI. Tickets are $25 and available online at www.provgmc.org and at the door. 4pm

Saturday, June 24

  • SUMMER POPS 2017. The Chorus of Westerly and The Pops Festival Orchestra. Free and open to the public in Wilcox Park, downtown Westerly, RI. 8PM